Fun time for 119 teachers


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Sep 2003

SUBANG JAYA: A total of 119 teachers from the Klang Valley were treated to an exciting one-day workshop in conjunction with the Star-Newspaper in Education's (NiE) sixth anniversary celebrations held at Sheraton Subang Hotel and Towers here yesterday. 

From telematches to choral singing, creating imaginary communities to scavenger hunts, teachers were kept at a fast pace as NiE trainers George Kelly and Lucille Dass walked them through a series of eye-opening easy-to-do exercises. 

“There is always something in the newspaper for every kind of learner,” said Dass, adding that teachers should use visuals that were representations of the world around them. 

Giving an example of creating a current context for learning, Kelly said Shakespearean themes like crossed lovers, romance and jealousy could be found in the newspapers. 

Attending the Star-NiE conference for the first time, teacher Lee Pek Huaw from SMK Bandar Utama enjoyed the many hands-on activities at the workshop. 

“This workshop made me realise the many fun activities I could create using The Star,” she said. 

Returning for the second year in a row, Chandrika Nair of SMK Seksyen 19, Shah Alam, said the Star-NiE activites “worked wonders” for her Form Four class. 

Another 120 teachers are expected to attend today's Star-NiE workshop in Subang while another two one-day workshops will be held at Shangri-La's Golden Sands Resort in Penang on Thursday and Friday. Places have all been filled. 

The workshops are to thank teachers for their support of Star-NiE programmes  

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