Sessjonijiet Virtwali għall-Istudenti tal-Lingwi

Id-Dipartiment tal-Lingwi Barranin se jorganizza serje ta’ sessjonijiet virtwali lil studenti tal-lingwi tas-7 u t-8 Sena li huma nteressati li jużaw il-lingwi b’mod aktar attiv u li lesti li jiskopru dwar lingwi differenti minn dawk li huma familjari magħhom. L-istudenti li għandhom għal qalbhom xi lingwa jew oħra huma għalhekk imħajra li jinagħqdu ma’ studenti li jitgħallmu lingwi differenti u jattendu għal serje ta’ webinars marbutin mal-lingwi. Dawn il-webinars ser jittrattaw aspetti dwar il-lingwa, l-kultura, l-użu u t-tagħlim tal-lingwa u jipproponu attivitajiet li bihom l-istudenti jistgħu jużaw jew ikabbru l-għarfien tagħhom fil-lingwa barranija partikolari li tkun qed tiġi ppreżentata lilhom. Ser ikun hemm sessjonijiet fuq iċ-Ċiniż, il-Franċiż, il- Ġermaniz, l-Għarbi, it-Taljan u l-Ispanjol, kif ukoll xi lingwi oħra li ma’ jiġux mgħallma fl-iskejjel.

Fis-sessjonijiet l-istudenti ser ikollhom ċans jiżviluppaw ħiliet plurilingwi u jieħdu sehem f’attivitajiet diversi permezz tas-sessjonijiet offruti lilhom. Is-sessjonijiet se jsiru kull nhar ta’ Tnejn, jibdew fit-22 ta’ Novembru 2021, bejn l-4:00 u l-5:00, fuq MS Teams. Wieħed mitlub ġentilment japplika hawn: https://forms.office.com/r/APXYrTEjy6. Għal aktar informazzjoni wieħed jista’ jikteb fuq foreignlanguages@ilearn.edu.mt jew iċempel fuq 25982902.

Sustainable Development Goals Seminar

The Esplora Team would like to advise teachers of Primary, Middle and Secondary
Schools about the Sustainable Development Goals through Creative Arts Concluding Seminar, which will be hosted at the Esplora Planetarium Hall on Tuesday 16th November 2021. Registrations starts at 8:30am.

How can we raise awareness on the importance of quality education, gender equality and life below water using the creative arts? The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Discover a variety of free educational resource packs based on 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals. These were developed as part of the Erasmus+ Project entitled ‘Embracing the Sustainable Development Goals through Creative Arts’. The project focused on the use of Storytelling, Dance and Digital Games to raise awareness on quality education, gender equality and life below water.

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Seven Reading Recovery Teachers Graduate with MA from the University College London

The National Literacy Agency congratulates the seven Reading Recovery teacher leaders Anna Vassallo, Doreen Scerri, Eleanor Vella, Janet Maria Cristina, Roberta Galea, Rosanne Delceppo, and Rosanne Talbot, on their graduation which was organised virtually by UCL (University College London).

Reading Recovery is an evidence-based early intervention for children who are not getting underway with reading and writing after one year in school. Most children catch up to age-expected levels in a short period of time and no longer need extra help. Reading Recovery teacher leaders receive a high level of training (at Masters level) about literacy learning and teaching of young children. Under the aegis of the Agency, they train prospective Reading Recovery teachers.

Culture Pass Programme for Schools

The Directorate for Culture is launching once again the Culture Pass Programme for all schools.  All students attending the Kindergarten, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Post-Secondary Schools can benefit from this initiative. The aim of the Culture Pass is to give all students the opportunity to experience at least one cultural activity/event during a scholastic year.  We would like all students to experience more than once.  We are offering several cultural productions which children and students may enjoy and which are related to their learning experience.  All productions are designed to reflect the desired audience and age group, as well as the school curriculum.

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Course for students sitting for Maltese SEC exam on Maltese spelling rules

The National Literacy Agency, within the Ministry for Education, invites students sitting for the Maltese SEC exam in 2022 to attend a short course in Maltese on Maltese spelling rules. This course is aimed at those students who would like to keep up to date with Maltese spelling and grammar rules. Due to the current situation and the containment measures in place, the course will be held online via Microsoft Teams.

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The Pact for Skills one year on: 450 organisations pledge to reskill over 1.5 million people in Europe

Having the right skills is essential for individuals’ success in a fast changing labour market. The recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the rhythm of change in how we live, learn and work, as well as how we progress in our careers. The Pact for Skills was set up to bring together employers, workers, public employment services, regional authorities and others to identify what skills will be needed in different sectors of the economy to ensure we can flourish in a more green and digital society.

Today, the Pact celebrates its first birthday. A lot has happened in the last year and the strong alliances already built are creating more opportunities for working-age people across Europe to learn new skills and improve their prospects in the labour market and at work.

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Information Sessions about Accounting by the Institute of Accountants (MIA)

The Department of Accounting within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is inviting interested students in Year 11 to participate in an information session about Accounting as an option subject which will be delivered by the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA). The session, which will repeat itself on different days and times, will help students make an informed decision about accountancy as a career path. Studying Accounts can immensely help students by increasing their work opportunities. The #AccountsForYou information sessions will be held virtually after school hours, starting from Wednesday1st December 2021 and will be available in both Maltese and English.

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Read me a Book – Recorded Reading for Pleasure for Children Aged 0-9

The virtual video library of the ‘Read me a Book/Aqrali Ktieb’ programme of the National Literacy Agency offers recorded Reading for Pleasure sessions for children aged 0 to 11 years. These sessions are produced in English and Maltese by the reading animators of the Agency. The virtual library of the Agency is accessible to all educators and parents. Applicants may borrow up to two recorded sessions, one in Maltese and another one in English, every day. These clips, which will be provided free of charge, will be time-barred for a limited period (circa 3 hours).

Parents may choose the clips from the catalogues which can be found at: https://education.gov.mt/en/nationalliteracyagency/Pages/Resources/Lets-Read-Together.aspx. To borrow a video clip kindly send an email to kurt.lee.azzopardi.2@ilearn.edu.mt and please provide the following information:

•Title of video clip;

•Age of child (0-3, 3-7 or 7-11);

•Date and Time for viewing.

The viewing times are as follows: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m. A link and password will be provided through email by Mr Kurt Azzopardi. For more information please call 2598 2994.

Educational Sessions and Competition for Middle and Secondary Schools – SEA MARVEL Project

The project SEA MARVEL joins forces between organizations that, in Sicily and Malta, work to reduce knowledge gaps and promote timely, concrete and feasible actions, research and campaigns to aid nature protection for innovative sustainable development. The geographical position of these islands allows for strategic analyses pertinent to the understanding of Mediterranean risks and challenges caused by climatic and environmental changes. SEA MARVEL aims to raise awareness of the pressures facing our marine life and mitigate the effects of plastic pollution, declining populations of marine species, alien species invasion and climate change effects, in order to enhance biodiversity and protection in Natura 2000 sites. Through SEA MARVEL, challenges shall be set-up to stimulate the participation of the future generations and coastal communities towards the development of sustainable management plans, and will address in integrated way problems linked to marine litter, unknown species abundance and biodiversity resilience in the face of increasing marine human activities. SEA MARVEL is therefore supporting Ministries for Education and the Environment, schools in Malta and Gozo and citizens to scale-up their contribution to reduce the loss of biodiversity. Effective measures through innovative knowledge-based responsible citizenship, shall facilitate the progress in regional valorization and admiration of marine Natura 2000 sites

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Breakfast STEM PD Sessions for Parents and Guardians

The Science Centre within the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is currently launching the 1 st edition of Breakfast STEM PD. These professional development sessions aim to bring together educators and parents/guardians to explore themes relevant to STEM while providing a networking opportunity.

The first Breakfast STEM PD sessions are entitled Science and Maths: It’s all around us! These professional development sessions target educators and parents/guardians of children in the Early Years (0 to 7 years). The sessions will be held on the following dates, as in the table below:

Interested applicants are kindly requested to read through the programme by clicking on this link: Breakfast STEM PD Program Those interested in participating are asked to apply on the following LINK. Applications will be received on a first come first served basis. All COVID-19 measures are adhered to throughout the entire duration of the initiative. For further clarification kindly contact Ms Melanie Casha Sammut (Education Officer, Primary Mathematics) on melanie.casha.sammut@ilearn.edu.mt or Ms Isabel Zerafa (Education Officer, Primary Science) on Isabel.zerafa@ilearn.edu.mt.