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Schedule of Events and Submission of Deadlines

Schedule

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Mid-September 2020

 

Invitation to attend the

‘Time to Talk’ briefing session

Email/fax from the NET Section

  24 September 2020

  3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Online Briefing session

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification/online application 

(Course Code: CDI020210867)

12 November 2020

 

Workshop for teachers: Competition Series: Speaking with Purpose – From Public Speaking to Teaching Public Speaking (Refreshed) (Online)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification/online application (around 1 month before event)

30 November 2020

 

 

Deadline for submission of entries

‘Time to Talk’ Competition Entry Form

December 2020 to March 2021

Round 1 to be held in schools

 

12 March 2021

 

21st Century Literacy Skills Series: Developing Effective Oral Communicative Skills in English Classes with a Diverse Range of Learning Needs (New)

EDB Training Calendar System

(TCS) notification/online application (around 1 month before event)

(Course Code: TBC)

29 April 2021  

Public speaking workshop for teachers – 21st Century Literacy Skills Series: Mastering English Public Speaking (New)

EDB Training Calendar System (TCS) notification/online application (around 1 month before event)

(Course Code: TBC)

On the day of the competition session

Submission of ‘Permission for the Use of Image’ form and ‘Pledge and Team Name List’ form

‘Permission for the Use of Images’ form and ‘Pledge and Team Name List’ form

  May, 2021

Competition and
prize-giving ceremony

Email from the NET Section, CDI, EDB, to notify schools of the confirmed date(s)

 

Expectations

Schools:

  • are strongly encouraged to send one or two English teachers to attend the competition briefing session on 24 September 2020;
  • are strongly encouraged to send one or preferably two English teachers (one of whom may be the NET) to attend the professional development workshop on public speaking on 12 November 2020;
  • send one or two teacher(s) to escort students to the competition finals in May 2021 (date TBC).

Teachers will need to:

  • attend the briefing session on 24 September 2020;
  • hand out and collect parental consent forms for the NET Section to take images of students for later possible use for educational purposes and for uploading to the Internet;
  • participate fully in all public speaking activities at the professional development workshop;
  • use what they have learnt to prepare their students for the competition;
  • organise to meet the RNC at their school for school support;
  • organise a Round 1 at their schools (or between schools); and
  • ensure that students are escorted to, and supervised at, Rounds 1 and 2 of the competition.

Students will need to:

  • participate fully in any training sessions organised by their teachers in preparation for the competition;
  • participate in Round 1of the competition at their school (or between schools);
  • take part in the competition by giving a public speech, in a team, for 3 – 5 minutes on one date in mid-May 2021 (date TBC, not at the weekend).
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