Innova Junior College, Centre of Excellence for Digital Literacies (DL), believes that a critical element for success in Digital Citizenship and Cyber Wellness education comes with having youth take ownership of influencing their peers positively in cyber wellness issues. This also closely aligned with the MOE Cyber Wellness value of positive peer influence. Building on our experience in this "for students, by students" approach for our school’s Cyber Wellness programmes and in organising national events such as the Cyber Wellness Student Ambassadors’ Programme (CWSAP Pre-U/Polytechnics/ITEs), we hope to complement the development of student cyber wellness advocates and foster a network of like-minded schools.
Thus, IJC hopes to invite 80-100 Secondary Two to Five students to take part in our inaugural Digital InSight programme on 31 May 2017. This programme seeks to complement digital citizenship education in schools by enhancing Cyber Wellness student ambassadors’ facilitation skills and knowledge, thus allowing them to better carry out Cyber Wellness programmes and projects that will positively impact their peers back in their schools.
- Digital InSight comprises a one-day workshop
and learning journey on 31st May 2017 with the following objectives:
- Providing a platform for Cyber Wellness student ambassadors to share their experiences on facilitating Cyber Wellness lessons or campaigns
- Developing participants' facilitation skills with regard to running campaigns/events on core Cyber Wellness issues
- Broadening participants' perspective of key Cyber Wellness issues involved in the regulation and maintenance of social media platforms
- The overall theme of the event is “Be the Change: Positive Cyber Citizenship”. This is closely aligned to the Upper Secondary Cyber Wellness Syllabus, with a strong focus on the topic of “making responsible and discerning choices as a cyber community.”
- The event will comprise two distinct segments, a workshop on promoting and facilitating Cyber Wellness issues in the morning, and a learning journey to the Singapore office of a major media company in the afternoon.
- 1) Facilitation Skills Workshop: Building on the COE DL’s experience in running student-led Cyber Wellness campaigns, civics lessons and national events, this workshop will be conducted by the IJC Cyber Wellness advocates who will share their experiences and work with participants to develop their facilitation skills. Based on the topic of “making responsible and discerning choices as a cyber community”, participants will be guided on the unpacking of relevant issues, followed by the translation of online videos or real-life cases into learning materials that could be adapted for campaign booths or civics lessons.
- 2) Learning Journey: To deepen the participants’ insights into the ethical and social complexities involved in online interactions and spaces, the afternoon programme will involve a learning journey to Facebook APAC HQ office. Given youths’ frequent participation on social media platforms, the parameters within which safe, responsible and meaningful interactions with others and engagement with digital citizenship issues can take place are matters into which they could have greater insights. It is hoped that knowing the perspective of a social media organization such as Facebook on such issues would enable them to better advocate digital literacy and citizenship in their communities.
- The proposed programme outline is as follows. Please note that participating school teachers-in-charge are required to attach the info-sheet in Annex A to the school’s consent form.
|0830 - 0900H||Registration|
|0900 - 0915H||Opening Address|
|0915 - 1215H||Breakout Sessions|
|1215 - 1300H||Lunch|
|1300 - 1500H||Breakout Sessions|
|1500 - 1600H||Travel to Learning Journey Venue|
|1600 - 1800H||Learning Journey @ Facebook APAC HQ office|
- Each school may register up to three teams of 3-5 Secondary Two-Five participants (maximum of 15 student participants).This complimentary event for up to 100 participants that includes lunch, snacks, resource materials and one-way transport from Innova Junior College to the Facebook APAC HQ office.
- Schools interested in participating should complete the online registration form (click on the registration button above) by 5th May 2017. Do register early as limited slots are available.
- The teacher-in-charge from the secondary schools will be required to facilitate the registration and liaison prior to the event and liaison with the parent (should the need arises) on the day of the programme. While the presence of the teacher-in-charge is not compulsory, we strongly encourage the presence of the teacher-in-charge so that they can better support participants in applying what they have learnt back in their respective schools.
- We ask for your understanding that to minimise the wastage of resources, teachers-in-charge are strongly encouraged to offer the registered spot to another student should any registered student require to withdraw from the event. Please keep us informed as early as possible for withdrawal or replacement cases.
- Please register by 28 April 2017. Click on the registration button above to register.
- As lunch and snacks will be provided for the student and teacher participants, please indicate any special dietary requirements in the form above. Participants with medical conditions are advised to bring along their medication with them.
- Should you have further enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Mindy Wong at 6398 3427 or Mr Jasper Goh at 6398 3482, or email us at email@example.com.