Fit-13 ta’ Marzu, il-Kulleġġ tagħna kien irrepreżentat waqt attivita’ organizzata mill-Ife – Il-Benesseri fl-Iskejjel (Be Well Campaign). Attendew rappreżentanti tal-Kulleġġi – studenti mill-iskejjel Primarji, Medji u Sekondarji, kif ukoll edukaturi. Il-ġurnata infetħet b’diskors tac-CEO is-Sa Joanne Grima. Warajha tkellem ukoll il-Ministru tal-Edukazzjoni l-Onorevoli Clifton Grima. Attendiet ukoll il-Kummisarju tat-Tfal is-Sa Antionette Vassallo.
L-istudenti tal-iskola Medja u Sekondarja kienu nvoluti fi grupp tal-Arti, filwaqt li l-istudenti tal-iskejjel Primarji kienu involuti fi grupp taż-żfin. Matul il-ġurnata l-istudenti kienu involuti ukoll f’workshops fejn dawn setgħu jiddiskutu il-Benesseri (Well-Being) fl-iskejjel tagħhom. Kellhom anke l-opportunita’ li jagħtu preżentazzjoni dwar dak li tkellmu fuqu.
Skola Primarja Rabat – Leah Zammit, Gabriel Vella Cassia, Lisa Buhagiar
Skola Medja Rabat – Thea Sammut, Neil Grima
Skola Sekondarja Dingli – Emilee Camilleri, Charlotte Smith
Deborah Montebello – Assistent Kap, Skola Primarja Mtarfa
Suzanne Camilleri – Kap tad-Dipartiment, Skola Medja Rabat
The National STEM Community Fund is an initiative of the STEM Engagement Working Group chaired by Esplora Interactive Science Centre on behalf of the Malta Council for Science and Technology. This scheme aims to bridge the gap between science and society by allocating funds to eligible organisations to carry out community-based STEM-related projects. Funded organisations need to engage with a researcher or STEM professional throughout the process of project development and execution. The Fund provides local communities with an opportunity to become more actively involved in STEM for the wellbeing of the community.
Schools and Resource Centres are eligible for this Fund. For the purpose of this Fund, STEM subjects are understood as life sciences, physical sciences including earth sciences, health science and environmental science, IT and computer science, engineering and mathematics. A community does not necessarily need to be defined by geographical location but is rather understood in the broad sense as a group of people sharing the same values and working towards the same goal.
Bħala parti mill-inizjattivi biex jinħolqu riżorsi edukattivi animati bil-Malti, id-Dipartiment tal-Malti jixtieq jgħarraf lill-għalliema tal-primarja li fis-sit elettroniku https://malti.skola.edu.mt ittellgħu għadd ta’ riżorsi marbuta mal-filmati animati tas-sensiela popolari Id-Denfil.
Dawn il-filmati, barra li jistgħu jintużaw għal skop ta’ rikreazzjoni u divertiment, għandhom iservu wkoll bħala riżorsa għat-taħriġ tal-istudenti f’għadd ta’ ħiliet fil-Malti. Għalhekk inħolqu kampjuni ta’ riżorsi u qed jingħataw ideatu suġġerimenti kif l-għalliema jistgħu jużaw dawn il-filmati animatifil-lezzjonijiet tagħhom biex jgħinu lill-istudenti jilħqu għadd ta’ kisbiet differenti tal-Malti skont is-sillabi tar-4 u 5 sena tal-primarja.
The Friendship Cards (FC) were developed by the Relationships are Forever Foundation (RAFF) together with the EO PSCD, counsellors, educators, and artists. The FC tool is designed to create a context where children and adolescents feel safe to express their emotions, understand those of others and thus respond appropriately to different situations in different environments and to deal with conflicts in a constructive way.
The Science Centre (Pembroke) within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is inviting educators to participate in the 2ndedition of Breakfast STEM PD sessions. These professional development sessions aim to bring together educators and parents/guardians to explore themes relevant to the respective education sector and to provide a networking opportunity. The Breakfast STEM PD sessions are being held as part of X’hemM? Għal Kulħadd (ref. Letter Circular DLAP 017/2023) initiative and will be held at the Science Centre, Pembroke (Malta) and Creative Hub, Għarb (Gozo) between 08:30 a.m. and10:30 a.m. as per information in the table below:
Interested applicants are kindly requested to read through the programme and register their interest to participate on one or more of the dates by accessing the following LINK. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. The Breakfast STEM PD initiative is supported by Scientix 4.For further clarification kindly contact Ms Melanie Casha Sammut (Primary Mathematics) on email@example.com or Ms Isabel Zerafa, Education Officer (Primary Science) on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Language Policy for the Junior Years in Malta and Gozo was launched on the 10th of January, 2023. The Policy follows on The Language Policy for the Early Years in Malta and Gozo. It offers a clear direction for the use of languages in the Junior Years (ages 7-11) and promotes the teaching and learning of Maltese and English, within a rich, multilingual environment. It also provides recommendations for the agency of children, parents , caregivers, teachers, school management teams, and teacher educators.
The Policy was compiled by Lara Ann Vella, Charles L. Mifsud and David Muscat on the basis of the recommendations presented by the Language Policy in Education ministerial Committee and following wider public consultation. The document can be accessed online following this link:
For any queries please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on email@example.com. For any information about professional development sessions for educators and parents on The Language Policy in the Junior Years, please contact Dr Lara Ann Vella on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 25983328.
Unlocking the Power of AI is a new EU Code Week MOOC that aims to provide teachers with a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potentials and challenges in education. Through the four modules of the MOOC, we will examine AI resources, tools and technologies that can be safely implemented in your daily teaching practice to enhance teaching and learning. We will explore the use of educational data and how it interacts with teaching and learning. We will reflect on ethical implications of AI’s use in the classroom. At the end of the course, the participants will prepare their own AI-related learning activity, ready to be put into practice. This MOOC will be organized around the concept of blended learning with onsite study-groups working alongside the online course.
Join us and unlock the power of AI together with peers from the EU Code Week community and beyond. Engage in meaningful discussions about the benefits, potentials and risks of the use of AI in the classroom and experiment with new AI tools and resources.
You can follow the course at your own pace. We will open one module at the beginning of each week, but there are only a few deadlines you need to pay attention to (those for the quizzes and/or the peer-review activity).
The National Literacy Agency(NLA)is relaunching the initiative ‘Reading Stars / Brillantini tal-Qari’ to promote a love for reading, anytime and anywhere. The aim of this campaign, which is sponsored by Merlin Library, is to present as role models children and adolescents when they read in their free time in public spaces. Schools and educators who would like to nominate Reading Stars are to ensure that parents fill in the consent form that can be found here: https://forms.office.com/e/X6QMWiLNfk
The Reading Stars will be awarded a voucher sponsored by Merlin Library and a letter of achievement by NLA personnel. This will be done when children whose parents have submitted the consent form are spotted reading by NLA personnel. Emails with photos and personal details of children will not be considered and automatically deleted in line with GDPR measures and the rules of this initiative. Further information can be found on the initiative’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/readingstarsmalta.
For further information send an email on email@example.com or call on 25983328 and follow our Facebook page @readingstarsmalta for further updates and list of winners.
Malta Live proudly announces its writing competition for the second year running. This is a creative writing award competition in which all students in Middle Schools in Malta are invited to take part. This year, students are asked to write A STORY, ESSAY, POEM OR PLAY with the following theme in mind: THIS IS ME! The rules for the WRITING AWARD COMPETITION are given hereunder.