Date:
12 APRIL 2019
 
Title:
Symposium on STEM Education (New)
 
Venue:
School Hall, Lok Sin Tong Yu Kan Hing Secondary School, 3 Fu Yue Street, Wang Tau Hom, Kowloon
 
Description:
The promotion of STEM education in schools is a development focus in the Policy Addresses of recent years. It aims to unleash students’ potential and develop their capacity to innovate by enhancing their interest in learning Science, Technology and Mathematics, as well as ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across the related disciplines. By doing so, we believe that we can nurture a versatile pool of talents with different sets and levels of skills to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong.

In the past few years, EDB has been actively promoting STEM education. Most schools have started to implement STEM education as one of the focus of school-based curriculum development with the aim to enable students to become effective lifelong learners in response to the macro changes in the 21st Century.
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Date:
2 MAY 2019
 
Title:
Latest Development in Drone Applications and Programming (New)
 
Venue:
Mu Kuang English School, 55 Kung Lok Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The main contents include:
1. The latest development and history of the drone industry, and drone safety design
2. Flight principle of the aircraft, operation rules and ethics in using drones
3. Drone flight skills and hands-on operation
4. Apple Swift and Scratch programming teaching exercises and group flying concepts
5. Practical operation and teaching of a programmable drone obstacle competition
Remarks: Teachers are advised to bring their own iPad.
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Date:
3 MAY 2019
 
Title:
Drone Programming with Python and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applications (New)
 
Venue:
HKSKH Bishop Hall Secondary School, 82, Hiu Kwong Street, Sau Mau Ping, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The main contents include:
1. The latest development and history of the drone industry, and drone safety design
2. Flight principle of the aircraft, operation rules and ethics in using drones
3. Drone flight skills and hands-on operation./br> 4. Python programming teaching exercises
5. Drone AI application – video image transmission and object recognition system
Remarks: Teachers are advised to bring their own laptop computers
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Date:
23 MAR 2019
 
Title:
STEM Conference 2019
 
Venue:
Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, N.T.
 
Description:
To enrich the professional support for teachers on STEM education, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) will organise STEM Conference on 23 March 2019 (Saturday).

Rundown:
1. Keynote Topic 1: Transforming Education Technology: How Can Teachers Implement AI and STEM in the Curriculum?
Speaker: Professor Rose Luckin, Learner Centred Design, University College London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom

2. Keynote Topic 2: “How Scientists See the World? STEM in Everyday Life”
Speaker: Professor Michael Lam Hon Wah, Associate Dean (Education) of College of Science and Professor of Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong

3. Sharing Session: STEM Education in Other Regions”- Experience sharing by STEM teachers from overseas
Mexico: MSc Nuria Renata Roldán-Bretón, Bosques International School
Republic of Korea: Dr. Youngmi Kim, Korea Science & Engineering Fair
Singapore: Mrs. Sow Yoke Keow, Lead Teacher/Chemistry and Research, Hwa Chong Institution

4. Chit-chat Session:“Implementation of STEM Education at Schools in Hong Kong: Challenges and Strategies”- Chit-chat by experienced STEM teachers
Moderator: Mr. Chu Tsz Wing, Chief Headmaster, St. Hilary’s Primary School and VNSAA St. Hilary’s School

Event Details
Online Registration

Date:
7 MAR 2019
 
Title:
STEM Education Series cum Smart City Project Programme Series: Seminar on Knowledge Enrichment for Teachers on STEM Related Areas (New)
 
Venue:
Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
Knowledge is expanding at a faster rate than any time before. Fostering students’ abilities to connect knowledge from different disciplines and apply them in new and unknown contexts are considered important in education in the 21st century. Integrating knowledge and skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to solve problems in authentic contexts are widely promoted around the world. In light of this, the promotion of STEM education in schools is a major focus in Hong Kong’s curriculum development,with the aims to strengthen the Science, Technology and Mathematics Education to nurture diversified talents in the science and technology fields for enhancing the international competitiveness of Hong Kong. This seminar is one of the highlighted events in the promotion of STEM education where participants will be enriched with the pioneer development in STEM-related fields in academics and industries.

This seminar is also part of the Smart City Project Programme Training Series.
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Date:
28 MAR 2019 – 1 APR 2019
 
Title:
Workshop on using CNC milling machine for prototyping (New)
 
Venue:
Maker Space, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon City
 
Description:
Objective:
● To enhance participants’ understanding on the correct and effective use of CNC milling machine
● To facilitate participants to promote STEM education in schools through prototyping
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Date:
22 Mar 2019 – 9 Apr 2019
 
Title:
Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (II) (Refreshed)
 
Venue:
Room E418,4/F, East Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
STEM Education Centre, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The programme aims to:
● To enhance participants’ pedagogical knowledge in using a visual programming language tool (such as App Inventor) to develop students’ computational thinking and coding skills;
● To share experience on teaching coding to develop students’ computational thinking.

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Date:
5 Mar 2019 – 30 Apr 2019
 
Title:
Workshops on Computational Thinking – Coding Education for Primary Schools (I) (Refreshed)
 
Venue:
Room E418,4/F, East Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
STEM Education Centre, 1/F, Arts & Technology Education Centre, 145 Junction Road, Lok Fu, Kowloon
 
Description:
Objective:
The programme aims to:
● To introduce the draft “Computational Thinking – Coding Education : Supplement to the Primary Curriculum”;
● To enhance teachers’ pedagogical knowledge in using visual programming language tools (such as Scratch) and programmable physical object (Micro:bit) to develop students’ computational thinking and coding skills.

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Date:
8 Mar 2019 – 9 Mar 2019
 
Title:
Unleash! Design Thinking Forum
 
Venue:
The Wave, Level 9, 4 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong
 
Description:
The inaugural Unleash Forum to be held on March 8 and 9, 2019 will convene industry leaders, business professionals, design thinking practitioners, educators, non-profits and public sector organisations eager to explore new ways of thinking, working and collaborating.

Over two days of plenary talks, breakout sessions, networking activities and co-creation workshops, participants will learn best industry practices and emerging trends in design thinking.

Day 1 will focus on applications of design thinking in the commercial, public, and non-profit sectors. The afternoon workshops will examine how design thinking can catalyse digital transformation in a human-centric way, support employee engagement and enable business model innovation.

Day 2 will look into how design thinking can help equip students with the essential 21st century skills. Participants will discuss how design thinking can support student-centric, enquiry and project based learning; as well as STEM education and career and life planning. The afternoon workshops will give participants a taste of design thinking and how school leaders can go about introducing design thinking into the classroom.

On both days, participants can also join a Designing Your Life workshop in the afternoon, learning how to use design thinking to find one’s passion and purpose in life. The workshop is suitable for educators as well as mid-career professionals and retirees in search of their life path.

Event Details
Online Registration

Date:
8 Mar 2019
 
Title:
The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Award 2019 (Hong Kong)
 
Description:
Objective:
The Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Award 2019 (Hong Kong) is organised by Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association (HKNETEA) and supported by the Education Bureau, Innovation and Technology Bureau as well as Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. It aims to enhance students’ creativity and innovation, and recognise young STEM talents for their efforts. Details of thecompetition are available at http://www.hknetea.org.

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EDB Circular Memorandum (Annex 3)