An overview of the various strategies and steps that can be look at on their road towards Microsoft Showcase School
in action with EdTech Centre
One of the courses under Microsoft Learning path and modules that focused on supporting tools that help transform education through strategic leadership
1st Place Winner : Cikgu Ilyaa Farhana and Cikgu Teo Pei Ru.
The problem statement that they highlight is that the difficulty to update their 100 hours as they have to refer to their books, calendar and notes.Thus, their proposed solution is by introducing a more efficient way of taking note of the Professional Development attended by using a digital form and linked that to the Excel response.
Their video can be watched here : https://edtech.moe.gov.bn/innovation-challenge/
After 3 weeks joining the APEC E-Learning Training program hosted by IACE Korea. One of EdTech officer, Hj Kairulazhar shared his presentation with the department and the JPP on the development of policy that uses technology within the pandemic.
Delivery of tablets and graphic drawing tablets under the digital classroom initiatives. Followed up by the socialisation on the possible uses and its application with the teaching and learning.
Delivery of tutorial under Digital Classroom initiative. For this particular session, we are focusing on the use of Microsoft OneNote
3 digital signage boards were successfully delivered at 3 schools on the 1st week of March 2021. 1 unit for each levels of education were determined; 2 units in Brunei Muara district and 1 unit in Tutong district. The rational of deploying to 3 different levels of school was to investigate and capture the impression and effect on digital education information and content from different demographics of school’s community. The distant between each school and their connectivity were considered in order to push information from the Public Relation Unit (PRU), MoE to schools. By mid of March, the proof of concept was successful as information can be circulated to the 3 schools in immediate manner. This can be a potential benefit to all schools or MoE’s departments across Brunei.
Facilitated by YM Tuan Shahrizal Bin Hj Emran, Head of EdTech Center. The aim of Activity 1 is to come up with one statement per table for Blended Learning. For each table, participants to log in onto Microsoft Teams and read the definitions that has been provided by other school leaders. Each table to come up with the commonalities. Once Identify the commonalities, each table to come up with ONE statement. For Activity 2 , Facilitator to share the findings of school leaders prework on their rationale of implementing blended learning in classroom.
Facilitated by YM Pg Hj Shaiffadzillah Bin Pg Hj Omaralli, EdTech Center. Pg Dr Shai shares with school leaders the concept of digital transformation leadership in regard to school management. Pg Dr Shai shares the objective of the session: The role of school leadership in transforming the schools we run now into the schools that we envision for the future.
The topics that he will cover in Part 1 are :
- 21st Century learner-centred leadership
- Redesigning the School Design Model for the 21st Century
- Open discourse on Vision
The topics that he will cover in Part 2 are:
- Understanding the online teacher
- Understanding technology-enhanced learning and teaching practices
Around 22 teachers in Sekolah Menengah Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam, SMJA had attended the 1st course under the Digital Classroom initiative. The course focuses on the introduction of Microsoft Teams , effective communications, data management and overall
Other than that, the Education Technology Centre has introduced a competition platform called "Innovation Challenge" for the school's Innovation Team. Through this challenge, teachers are given the opportunity in using the "skillset" that has been learned to introduce digital solution for the problems encountered in school. The winner for the 1st Innovation Challenge was a team by Cikgu Haji Fairul and Cikgu Shamsul with their digital Form to replace the existing school daily log book.
The course aim to lead and model proper use of OneNote to promotes teamwork and collaboration work. Within the course, the participants learnt on how to add custom sections and content to meet digital documentation and data for the school and allowing feedback amongst teachers and staff professionally to achieve school’s objectives
In this course, we look at how to create assignments, giving marks and feedbacks directly to the students.
as a part of the innovation team course. we look at how Microsoft Whiteboard can be used as an effective tool to annotate and act as a substitution tool to replace mahjong paper or to convert regular projector to an interactive content and easily annotate and create remarks for discussion contents. By using Digital drawing tablet, user are able to annotate and scribe on the digital board to discuss and annotate the contents. Skillsets learn includes the use of all the tools in Microsoft Whiteboard, insert pages, documents into whiteboard and annotate it. Export to Teams directly and as images. We also looks at Google Jamboard as similar option as Microsoft Whiteboard do need Microsoft 10 as the minimum requirement and Google Jamboard is a viable options for the technology.
60 educators from SR Lambak Kanan, Jln 49 undergoes a course for the exposure on 21 CTL and reflection on learning design.
The course aims to teach how Microsoft Staff Teams can be used by administrators, leaders, and teachers to collaborate on school initiatives. Parts of the learning objectives around the course are to create own Staff Teams and PLC Teams and built around the needed capacity for immersive and effective communication channel. Create focus and control communication, where projects or other school’s initiatives can be monitored in a channel for effective interaction. To demonstrate how teachers can collaborate and edit files together to achieve a purpose and goal via Team. Finally to strengthen in the area of Communication system (aspect:1.2.2) , ICT (aspect: 1.2.3) and Data Management (1.2.4) on MoE’s Whole School Evaluation’s (WSE) and improve to reach an acceptable conclusion regarding the provision of quality education according to leadership and management domain.
SM SMJA was chosen after going through the school selection process to be involve in the Digital Classroom Initiative. Our head of EdTech Centre gave presentation on the overall overview on the initiative, expectations, timeline, supports and actionable items on the initiatives. The presentation was attended by the school's principal, deputies and innovation team.
A presentation was held at the school on the overview of the initiative by Head of EdTech Centre, Primarily focusing on the timeline, expectations, types of support, actionable items and others. SR Lambak Kanan, Jln 49 was one of the 2 schools chosen to be a part of this pilot initiative.