We have scheduled a series of workshops to run throughout the year. These workshops are stand-alone bite-sized sessions during which a range of topics that are relevant for teaching in the Pre-school, Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Junior College and Adult Education segments would be covered.

Themes range from language-focused workshops such as Fun with Pronunciation to 21st century themes such as Critical Literacy, Visual Literacy and Inquiry-based Learning

Workshops are conducted at our Napier Road Centre unless stated otherwise.

How to register

The 3-hour sessions are open for registration by individuals or groups of teachers from schools. Registrations can be invoiced to institutions, or to  MOE schools by e-invoicing through the IFAAS system.

Send an email to contact@britishcouncil.org.sg stating which workshop you would like to register for, and we will send you the IFAAS form or the company-sponsored form.

Fee

$100 for 3-hour and $200 for 6-hour session per head.

In person

You could also register for these workshops at any of our centres. Payment could be cash, cheque, NETS or credit card.

These workshops are open to anyone in the education field, so there is no need to limit yourself to your own teaching context!

January 2019

 16 Jan - Making Thinking Visible (Primary/Secondary) NEW! - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. - CANCELLED

  • Helps participants understand the necessary conditions for a thinking culture
  • Discusses and illustrates example Thinking Routines
  • Investigates documentation strategies for student learning as evidenced by Visible Thinking

23 Jan - Effective Questioning Techniques (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30p.m.

  • Discusses the reasons why participants ask questions and what makes a question effective
  • Explores how to use different questioning techniques in the classroom
  • Gives participants practice in creating effective questions and dealing with student responses

28 & 29 Jan - Intensive Grammar (All) - Mon & Tue, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30p.m. - CANCELLED

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

 

February 2019

13 Feb - Students Thinking Together: Enabling Deeper Conversations in the Classroom (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30p.m.

  • Examines how conversation and accountable talk in the classroom contributes to the development of content, academic language and key interpersonal skills
  • Lets participants reflect on how to cultivate a culture of conversation and accountable talk in the classroom across subject areas
  • Examines four core conversational skills and discusses how to explicitly develop these skills in various disciplines

20 Feb - Improving Students' Oracy Skills (Pre-Sch/Pri) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Explores the four components of oracy that require explicit instruction: linguistic, cognitive, physical, social-emotional
  • Equips participants with robust strategies to support effective oral communication
  • Provides lesson planning support to teach oracy across the curriculum

 

March 2019

20 Mar - Reading Strategies that Work (Pri/Sec) NEW! - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Explores the reasons why many students struggle with reading for meaning
  • Provides practical, hands-on instructional strategies for reading comprehension that participants could use to help their students achieve independent reading success and improved responses to comprehension prompts
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of these strategies to support reading for meaning, as well as writing with clarity and purpose, and more productive participation in classroom discussions

25 & 26 Mar - Intensive Grammar (All) - Mon & Tue, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

 

 

April 2019

17 Apr - Effective Questioning Techniques (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Discusses the reasons why participants ask questions and what makes a question effective
  • Explores how to use different questioning techniques in the classroom
  • Gives participants practice in creating effective questions and dealing with student response

24 Apr - Students Thinking Together: Enabling Deeper Conversations in the Classroom (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. - CANCELLED

  • Examines how conversation and accountable talk in the classroom contributes to the development of content, academic language and key interpersonal Skills
  • Lets participants reflect on how to cultivate a culture of conversation and accountable talk in the classroom across subject areas
  • Examines four core conversational skills and discusses how to explicitly develop these skills in various disciplines

May 2019

15 May - Teaching Summaries Strategies (Sec) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Examines why summarising is an essential tool for learning
  • Explores how to explicitly teach this highly sophisticated skill
  • Helps participants come up with easy and fun strategies to include summarising as a routine part of their teaching practice

29 May - Exams Skills: Comprehension (Pri) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Helps participants reflect on the difference between exam preparation and exam practice
  • Looks at the challenge for students of tackling comprehension sections of school exams
  • Demonstrates techniques to help students analyse comprehension tasks and use efficient reading strategies in exams

June 2019

10 & 11 June - Intensive Grammar (All) - Mon & Tue, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m. 

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

12 June - Continuous Writing and the New PSLE Challenge (Pri) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Gives participants a platform to share their concerns about the demands of the new PSLE exam
  • Looks at choosing visual prompts for personal response and appropriate text-type production
  • Lets participants devise their own writing tasks from given visual prompts

July 2019

10 July - Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Children's Literature (Pri) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Links our key concerns for the 21st century with the importance of developing children's critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrates how illustrated books can provide a trigger for discussion of values with young children
  • Facilitates the sharing of ideas on exploiting works of children's literature for classroom use

22 & 23 July - Intensive Grammar (All) - Mon & Tue, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.  (Venue: Toa Payoh Centre)

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

24 July - Fun Activities for Teaching and Learning Grammar (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Suggest interesting tasks for presenting and practising grammar in ways that appeal to learners
  • Covers specific grammar points and whole-text work
  • Offers a selection of activities for participants to try out and evaluate

August 2019

21 August - Reading Strategies that Work (Pri/Sec) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Explores the reasons why many students struggle with reading for meaning
  • Provides practical, hands-on instructional strategies for reading comprehension that participants could use to help their students achieve independent reading success and improved responses to comprehension prompts
  • Demonstrates the effectiveness of these strategies to support reading for meaning, as well as writing with clarity and purpose, and more productive participation in classroom discussions

26 & 27 August - Intensive Grammar (All) - Mon & Tue, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.  (Venue: Toa Payoh Centre)

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

September 2019

25 September - Mindfulness for Schools (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Discusses how a focus on mindfulness and enhanced social and emotional competencies allows for more connected, successful and purposeful personal, academic and professional lives
  • Engages participants in activities to help recognise emotions and enhance emotional literacy to support routine mindfulness practice
  • Explores a range of mindfulness practices to support the development of 21st century social-emotional competencies such as self-management, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision-making

October 2019

16 October - Happiness for Schools (All) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Explores the link between happiness, school culture and academic success and examines how schools can promote the well-being of both staff and students
  • Enables participants to explore simple but effective happiness practices
  • Discusses the mental facets of happiness: the power of belonging and social connection, compassion, kindness and gratitude

30 & 31 October - Intensive Grammar (All) - Wed & Thu, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.  

  • Revisit basic terminology and common structures, including parts of speech, modals and conditionals
  • Demonstrate different approaches to present and clarify grammar, incorporating an overview of tenses
  • Give participants practice in dealing with errors in the classroom

November 2019

13 November - A Pedagogic Approach to Cloze Tests (Pri) - Wed, 2.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

  • Raises awareness of limitations and key issues to do with cloze
  • Suggest strategies and broader approaches learners can use to improve performance in cloze tests
  • Gives participants a platform for suggesting and sharing their own strategies