The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is once again offering training sessions for educators in Middle and Secondary Schools as part of the professional development sessions organised by schools. In this booklet we are pleased to announce a list of the courses that we are proposing, aimed to develop both the soft skills and competences of our educators.
Click on the following link to view our online prospectus:
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in partnership with the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ invites Middle Schools to participate in a new ESD initiative, named IMPATT. This initiative aims to encourage young people in Years 7 and 8 to actively participate in local and national democratic decision-making. During this scholastic year, IMPATT will, hence, provide an opportunity to Middle school students to research historical and cultural heritage pertaining to several Maltese localities, while analysing how the course of time impacted their respective social, environmental, economic and cultural dimensions. This initiative will also require participating students to draft brief proposals encouraging Local Councils to ensure further sustainable development aligned to Malta’s Sustainable Development Vision 2050. In this context, schools are invited to participate in this initiative by nominating a team of between 5 and 8 students and a link educator. IMPATT initiative will unfold as per schedule below:
The annual examinations for both Middle and Secondary Schools will be held from the 8th of June till the 24th of June 2021 (both days inclusive). Click on the following links to access the full timetable for Middle (Years 7-8) and Secondary School Students (Year 9 – Year 11):
The Young Enterprise Malta Foundation (JAYE), in collaboration with the HSBC Foundation, are organising the National Innovation Challenge: Building a Financially Capable Generation. The purpose of this event is to create an innovative environment, as the students will be faced with a financial challenge, to which they have to come up with a solution. They will then present their ideas through a presentation and video to a judging panel.
The event will be held on the 24th of April, from 9:00 – 15:00 on ZOOM online platform, and is open to students aged 12-16Years. Students are encouraged to form groups of 5-10 members, and can register either individually or as a whole team:
The United Nations General Assembly declared that WSW will be held each year from October 4th -10th. These dates commemorate two important milestones in space exploration namely:
4th October 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration.
10th October 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies.
The selected theme for 2021 is Women in Space aiming to inspire young females around the world to pursue STEM studies and future careers in the space industry. The theme also celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of women to science and the space sector. All Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools are encouraged to participate in World Space Week Malta Event (WSWME) by working on any project work that can be conducted both physically and or in digital format preferably relating to the theme above. Teachers can review the suggested list of films below (some of which relate to this year’s theme among many others) that can guide students in their project work/research. The IMDb rating and main elements outlined in each film are also provided: Continue reading →
The National Literacy Agency, through its Literacy and Information Support Unit, will be celebrating World Book Day during the week starting from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd April 2021. To celebrate this annual event, the Literacy and Information Support Unit is organising the following competitions for Middle and Secondary school students:
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, is organising an online German activity – Es war einmal … / Once upon a time …Students in Year 5 and Year 6 as well as students learning German in Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 are invited to participate in this online activity. This is a great opportunity for our students to enter the world of Fairy Tales and Legends in German Speaking Countries and find creative ways to describe them.
All participants will get a certificate of participation and a pack of resources will be given to all schools. The two schools (Primary and Secondary) with most entries will get an extra pack of resources. Interested teachers are kindly requested to send the students’ videos, photos or presentations by Friday 2nd April 2021 to Ms Erica Kawka Armeni on email@example.com. Collaborative work is also encouraged.