Do you have students that don’t like summer reading? Try this alternative… Excerpt: The literacy specialists at Walnut Ridge Elementary wanted to keep their kids excited about reading over the summer. To do that, they’ve started sharing a weekly read aloud on Facebook. One teacher each week will be volunteering to read a book of their […]
Thanks to everyone who attended – participants, speakers, NESTA competition winners and our sponsor! The theme of this year’s NESTA professional development workshop is “Flexing in the Classroom: Brain-based and Technology Tools for Teachers.” Dr Anson Chen, Managing Director and Principal Trainer of Institute of Brain and Mind Education (IBME) will offer some brain-based strategies […]
Using Augmented Reality Apps for Transformative Learning Tablets can be transformative when learners use them to interact with content in new ways and take part in learning activities that were previously inconceivable. Augmented reality apps have the potential to transform the way learners interact with content. In this practical workshop, participants will try out a […]
An awesome group of teachers came to the EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre to attend the NESTA professional development on Saturday 28 April, 2018. There were two sessions with great guest speakers. The first was Using technology in a low-resource context with Dave Gatrell, and the second was Teaching intercultural learning on the primary […]
Saturday 28 April was the big day for the prize winners of NESTA’s Pop-up book competition. A big thank you for all the wonderful submissions, and congratulations to the amazing winners! A special thank you to Scholastic for supplying the great prizes.
Form 4 students paired up to read aloud to each other, and develop a love of English reading. Low-level books for primary grades 2 to 4 were used to ensure low frustration and high enjoyment. 🙂
So many great submissions! A BIG thank you to all the schools and students that took part in this wonderful competition.
On 12 January 2018, the NESTA Executive gathered at the Sai Ying Pun Conference room to attend the first NESTA GM of 2018! Many topics were discussed and voted on by the members in attendance. Thank you to all who came out! 🙂
In January, the EDB held a workshop on puppetry. Attendees were all able to make their own puppets and practice performing with them. Later, some attendees’ students used simple paper puppets to bring to life a short drama in class! Very exciting stuff! 🙂
Halloween is a great time to engage your students in authentic English and have fun too!