WITH support from YTL Foundation, SK Seri Nilam in Sentul is the latest school to launch its Frog Classroom.
SK Seri Nilam’s Frog Classroom is fully funded by YTL Foundation and part of its programme to transform classrooms throughout Malaysia into 21st Century learning spaces that promote technology-enabled, student-focused learning.
Every Frog Classroom is a space for students to learn creatively and also serves as a Frog Hub, a space for teachers in the community to learn and share new classroom experiences.
YTL Foundation programme director Datin Kathleen Chew Wai Lin launched the Frog Classroom.
“With the transformation of regular classrooms to Frog Classrooms, students are empowered to learn from each other more easily and improve interaction.
“Teachers too are able to benefit from these classrooms, as it encourages them to be more creative with their teaching approaches,” she said.
In SK Seri Nilam, the Frog Classroom will also have access to 4G Internet to ensure speedy access to the cloud-based Frog Virtual Learning Environment (Frog VLE) learning platform. It is also equipped with the programme’s hallmark curved tables, designed to create more opportunities for peer-led learning and interaction.
SK Seri Nilam headmaster Mohd Sukardi Abd Ghafar and five other teachers are taking part in the Global School Leaders Malaysia (GSL Malaysia) programme, a two-year continuous professional leadership development programme for school leaders. It is where the school head and senior assistants will attend monthly workshops followed by coaching sessions. Schools in this programme will be able to learn and employ new strategies for improving student learning and teaching practices.
To date, there are 280 classrooms that have been transformed into Frog Classrooms nationwide. Any school can apply to have a Frog Classroom, with selection based on a list of criteria.