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STEM in ECE Experience Sharing Session: Good Practices at A Glance

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Jockey Club ‘CoolPlay’ Project Introduction
With the fast changing world and progression to a new digital era inundated with information, incorporation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in early childhood education (ECE) via living inspired learning through play mode is crucial in inspiring children’s STEM interests and exploration in their early years. These preliminary concepts are the key to unleashing their full potentials in nurturing a new generation of STEM talents and professionals in the 21st century to foster the local development.

Jockey Club ‘CoolPlay’ Project is a three-year project funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and co-organised by Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (YCCECE) and the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), a member of the Vocational Training Council Group (VTC). Launched in October of 2020, the project aims to lead the industry in implementing STEM pedagogy in ECE by offering schools and parents the best-possible STEM teaching and learning resource kits – the JumpStarter (School version and Home version), as well as forming a Home-School-Community supporting network to set benchmarks of quality early childhood STEM education. Through this project, early childhood educators and parents will be able to skill up themselves into STEM education talents who are well trained in assisting the very young to explore and learn about STEM concepts based on self-initiated topics of interest.

STEM in ECE Experience Sharing Session: Good practices at A Glance
In order to provide a platform for local ECE educators to exchange early STEM education information and experience, Jockey Club ‘CoolPlay’ Project is going to hold an online seminar to foster communication between schools and teachers.

Renowned professors from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong are invited as keynote speakers to share practical experience and insights in early STEM education. In the exchange sessions, the project team will share some tips of teacher training, curriculum development and parent education for participants to take reference.

 


Online Seminar Schedule


Notes for Registration

  1. Participants who have successfully registered will receive a confirmation email two weeks before the seminar
  2. Quotas are limited with priority given to kindergarten principals, in-service and pre-service teachers
  3. The seminar schedule is subject to change without notice
  4. By registering, you agree the organisers take photos and/ or videos during the seminar, edit and use such photos and/ or videos for publicity and promotional purposes
  5. The information the organisers collected from you will only be used for the seminar and communication purposes of the future activities organised by Jockey Club ‘CoolPlay’ Project. If you wish to access or correct your personal data, please contact us
  6. For enquiry, please contact Jockey Club ‘CoolPlay’ Project Team (tel.: 3977 9843)
Date:

15 May 2021 (Saturday)

Time:

Morning session: 09:30 – 12:45
Afternoon session: 14:30 – 16:15

Target audience:

Kindergarten principals, pre-service and in-service teachers, ECE educators, industry experts and education professionals

Fee:

Free

Format:

Online seminar

Registration:

Register in advance and a confirmation will be sent to you

Organisers:

Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education
Vocational Training Council

Co-organiser:

Research Office, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education

Funded by:

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

Enquiry:

Hotline: (852) 3977 9843 or email: coolplay@yccece.edu.hk

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