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!

June 2019

 

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.

  • 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