Science Centre Singapore, KidsSTOP™ and Omni-Theatre are closed on 6, 13, 27 May and 1 July 2019.

KidsSTOP™ Oceans' Buddies exhibit is closed for upgrading from 8 May and will open in June. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Delve into any of our talks and GET INSPIRED!

 

DAY 1

 

27 July, Saturday sessions: SIGN UP NOW!
  • A = Architecture; Cornerstone of STEAM - Mr Albert Liang

    Synopsis:

    In this VUCA world, the ever changing economy and society calls educators to reform our education framework to better prepare our children for a largely uncertain and complex globalised economy. We realise that the success formula today is no longer a linear equation; it has become a complex function that requires one to learn more than one discipline to solve one single issue.

    As an architectural practitioner who crosses over to be an architectural educator, I begin to see one key connection for making our learning fun, engaging and relevant for our children. That is to introduce a new language to empower our future generation, that is the language of design that has the potential to change and transform the built, natural and cultural environment we live in.

    Architecture has been a multidisciplinary field that requires us to work with multiple disciplines to solve a major need that is all around us. The buildings, schools, malls and houses we live, work and play in provided that framework and bridge to connect the learning we have into the the reality we live in. 

    Join us in this session with Albert Liang, the founder of BEEP Lab to discover how we can be inspired by the Built Environment around us and Make A Difference to Change Our World through the Link between Architecture and Education.

    Date & Time:

    27 July 2019, Saturday @ 2pm

    Venue:

    Mendel @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker2Speaker: Mr Albert Liang

    Company: BEEP LAB Pte Ltd

    Albert Liang, the founder of BEEP Lab Pte Ltd. is a trained architectural designer and a passionate educator in NUS architecture school as well as an Adjunct Design Tutor and a Certified ACTA adult trainer who aspires to bring children and youth to learn more about the beauty of the built and natural environment around them through hands on learning experiences.

    Over the last 4 years, he has collaborated with a diverse range of  local preschools and architectural organisations such as URA & SIA to pilot various types of architectural workshop for children and youth. He has also piloted preschool educator workshops to promote hands on learning and design thinking approaches to support enquiry based projects in schools.

    He believes in building and nurturing the inner character and strength of people through mentorship and design facilitation.

  • Artistic Play - Regina Silva / Kimberly Arriola

    Synopsis:

    In this exciting workshop by Singapore Repertory Theatre, parents and teachers will be able to learn and apply effective arts-based literacy activities from Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts.

    Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts — the flagship education program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts—supports more than 75,000 children and early childhood educators across the United States and around the world.

    Wolf Trap Institute’s professional development empowers infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten teachers to integrate the performing arts into their classrooms. For more than 35 years, Wolf Trap has worked with early childhood educators to provide the training and tools they need to use the arts to teach and inspire.

    Recommended for: Early childhood educators and parents with children from 3 to 10 years old.

     

    Only 10 spaces available per workshop!

     

    Benefits:

    • Explore and discover physical movement
    • Adopt innovative child-centred activities
    • Practice vocal and rhythm exercises
    • Develop parent-child communication

    Date & Time:

    27 July 2019, Saturday

    2pm - 2.30pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    2.30pm - 3pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    3.30pm - 4pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    4pm - 4.30pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    Venue:

    Edison Lab (Editing Room) @ Science Centre Singapore

    SRT LogoSpeaker: Ms Regina Silva / Kimberly Arriola

    Company: Singapore Repertory Theatre (Company)

    Affiliation: Wolf Trap Institute

    Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman and God of Carnage.

    SRT is also very active in the local community with a Learning & Engagement programme that benefits thousands of students, teachers and children and which underpins a substantial investment in audience and talent development for the wider industry in Singapore.

     

  • Creating Sensory Worlds - Ms Samantha Bounaparte

    Synopsis:

    Participants are invited to be part of this workshop to gain knowledge on the concepts and tools that support the world of sensory theatre and storytelling for audiences with diverse needs.
    You will experience first-hand how senses respond through the sensory exploration of everyday materials, engage in introductory discussions about the form and learn practical techniques that can be applied immediately.

    Date & Time:

    27 July 2019, Saturday @ 3.30pm

    Venue:

    Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker4Speaker: Ms Samantha Bounaparte 

    Samantha Bounaparte is an educator and creative who has worked with a wide range of students in a hope of contributing to the creative development of Singapore’s youth today.

    Besides teaching, her passion lies in producing interactive sensory worlds for children’s theatre - something extensively practiced in Australia during her time of study. In recent years she has looked toward inclusive and immersive performances catered specially for audiences and families on the autism spectrum. She has devised numerous performances both in Singapore and Malaysia and is constantly seeking to collaborate and invent new ways of experiencing sensory storytelling through the medium of theatre and design.

    In 2018, she was part of the Artist Professional Development program in the inaugural Big Umbrella Festival at Lincoln Centre, New York – a theatre festival dedicated to children on the autism spectrum. During her training, she had the honour to learn and work alongside renowned international practitioners and companies such as Oily Cart UK and Trusty Sidekick NY.

     

  • Foster critical thinking through STEAM activities - Ms Jacinth Liew

    Synopsis:

    Parents and educators play a crucial role in helping children learn best in their zones of proximal development (a concept theorised by famous psychologist Lev Vygotsky). By scaffolding questions effectively, we can guide children to deeper conversations and encourage critical thinking. Learn about fun and simple STEAM activities and how to use questioning strategies to promote creative problem solving in young children.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @ 3.30pm

    Venue:

    Studio 1 @ Science Centre Singapore

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    Speaker: Ms Liew Meiqi, Jacinth

    Company: Our Little Playnest

    A science teacher turned stay-at-home-mum, Jacinth engages her two children (aged 2.5 and 5 years old) with purposeful play activities that inspire creativity and critical thinking. She believes that young children learn best through play, especially when they develop a close bond with their parents in the process. Through her social media accounts @ourlittleplaynest, Jacinth hopes to support and encourage parents to spend quality time bonding with their children over screen-free, fun and meaningful activities.

  • Fun Science with Children - Ms Jonnansical Boo

    Synopsis:

    How do you make science fun, interesting & intriguing for kids or even adults?

    Do you want to know what kind of things some of our homeschooling children do and are able to keep them looking forward to weekly?

    Come find out & we’ll show you some fun stuffs!

    Date & Time:

    27 July 2019, Saturday @ 2pm

    Venue:

    Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore

    Speaker: Ms Jonnansical Boo 

    Jonnansical Boo is an all rounder STEM/STEAM activities person. She was a dancer, sportsperson, coach, and now a full time sahm homeschooling a child with special needs. She organises weekly inclusive science camps/co-op called Science Explorers where children of all ages and their parents come together to enjoy the freedom of exploring together. She also organises entrepreneurial opportunities for children for all ages and their families, called Kidspreneur for the homeschooling community.

    Jonnansical was also the STEM Fair director at the Homeschool Convention 2019, encouraging children and their families to present the results for their projects to everyone.

  • KIASI ADULTS, GUNGHO KIDS - Mrs Sarah Lee-Wong

    Synopsis:

    Children are born ready and eager to learn, explore and create. They love to push boundaries and pursue new possibilities. But while every child has the natural makings of an inventor, their growth as Creators and Inventors can be obstructed by the Kiasi adults around them. What anxieties and fears might we as parents or educators have that impede their explorations? How can we adults better support our Gung-ho Kids on their creative exploits? In this interactive session, Sarah would like to lead participants on a reflective and practical journey to examine how we as adults better support our children’s innate curiosities and confidence.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @11am

    Venue:

    Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker 6 PLF Speaker: Mrs Sarah Lee-Wong

     Company: BROTHERS IN ANYTHING

    Sarah is an educator and mom of 3 highly curious and creative kids - 11,9 and 2. As an educator, she has worked with a diverse range of learners from across ages. Sarah is passionate about literacy and advocating for inclusive education, especially for those with ‘invisible’ disabilities. As a mom, she runs a daily domestic circus where she is still learning how to be an effective juggler.

     

     

  • Learning by Creating Interactive Games - Mr Moses Sia

    Synopsis:

    Learn how a user-friendly free app for creating interactive learning games can be best leveraged upon for learning, specifically through the process of creating and not just playing games. This is useful for a wide range of topics and subject matters.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @ 11am

    Venue:

    Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore

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    Speaker: Mr Moses Sia

    Company: Pauseability

    Moses is an educator by training and has a special interest in creativity, technology and the arts. He has worked in Singapore and Indonesia and facilitator workshops for a diverse range from pre-schoolers to seniors. Based on his experience of creating interactive learning games, he recently authored “Learning by Creating using TinyTap”.

  • Learning through Adventurous PLAY for Children - Prof Dr Eric Lim

    Synopsis:

    We often hear about PLAY like it belongs exclusively to young children. Yet through the years, we have witnessed the adoption of rigid emphasis of academic skills in many facets of a young child’s world. Society has defined and specified learning goals to basic skills like learning letters, colors, numbers and words. Even, computer literacy has become the pre-occupation of our young ones or their parents. Swiping and tapping away in each little world. Play has diminished, if not, been dead. I raise my bell in this article to rally back the original mode of learning.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @ 11am

    Venue:

    Mendel @ Science Centre Singapore

    Eric Lim Photo Speaker: Prof Dr Eric Lim

     Company: Kits4Kids Special School

    As an educator, clinician and consultant, Prof Dr Eric Lim has established track records in training and education centres in 3 different continents. He is also a strong advocator for social services both in locally and overseas. Being a polyvalent learner, he is constantly discovering new ways and areas to share his findings with students and communities. His relentless efforts have won numerous awards from both private and public institutions for his achievements and successes.

    In addition, he has also taught for over a decade at both the postgraduate and undergraduate level with several renowned Australian and British Universities. Eric has also been providing counselling service and mentoring to both private and governmental agencies since 1999. He is also involved in selected Special Needs committees for private non-profit organizations, piloting the Special Education development in Singapore. He is the Founder of Kits4Kids Foundation, Yayasan Dandika and involved in several international organisations like Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Reynold Centre for Special Education and Kampung Senang Charity and Education Foundation.

     

  • "My child can't draw!" - Ms Ly Yeow

    Synopsis:

    As the owner of art studio, Lyttle Space, and an educator at Temasek Polytechnic, this is something I hear parents say often.

    But we adults may not see what children see. More than mere words, art is a language that allows them to learn through the information they gather, explore their interests, and discover more about the world around them. It is a medium for them to express their reactions, feelings and thoughts about living experiences that words cannot.

    The process of creation is as, if not more, enlightening in connecting with their inner world. By encouraging children to express themselves without limitations or expectations, we are in fact developing their innate skills to internalise, process, and communicate.

    How can we better facilitate this process as parents and art educators? In this talk, I will share about my experiences, and provide tips to accompany your child in his or her journey in art and expression.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @ 2pm

    Venue:

    Studio 1 @ Science Centre Singapore

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    Speaker: Ms Ly Yeow

    Company: LyttleSpace

    Ly Yeow is an art educator and seascape painter. With more than 10 years of teaching experience, she celebrates the act of trying and hopes to build a growing interest in every art practice. Ly strives to treat every child as a respected individual, and focuses on making the process a fulfilling, enriching and fun experience. 

  • S.T.E.A.M. in Early Childhood - Dr Weelai Suwanarat

    Synopsis:

    With rapid technological change, we know that our children need to think across subject or learning domains, engage with real-world questions, and collaborate in creating solutions. S.T.E.A.M. learning offers children opportunities to deal with these real-world issues as they explore, experiment and pursue their curiosities about how the world works.

    Following an introduction to S.T.E.A.M., participants will gain knowledge of the importance and benefits of S.T.E.A.M. approach for future learning. Examples of S.T.E.A.M. experiences will also be explored.

    Date & Time:

    27th July, Saturday @ 11am

    Venue:

    Edison Lab (Editing Room) @ Science Centre Singapore

    Dr Weelai Suwanarat Photo

    Speaker: Dr Weelai Suwanarat

    Company: Jix Sze & Partners LLP

    Dr Weelai is the co-founding partner of training consultancy Jix Sze & Partners LLP. Her experience from 1987 includes preschool management and working with infants to primary school level in student care programmes. She has trained and mentored teachers, centre directors and curriculum specialists from local preschools on centre and education management and also on the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). She is experienced in higher learning, training, OJT, curriculum design and education management. She was programme director of a global preschool, assistant professor of a faculty for ECCE programme at a private education institution and research fellow, and director of professional and education development with a community foundation.

  • Ahoy Full STEAM ahead!- Ms Drizzle Hshieh

    Synopsis:

    Equipping parents with skills and knowledge on how you can optimise STEAM focused learning opportunities at home and in our natural environment. Come gather innovative ideas, experience the pedagogy of forest schools and learn how the outdoor environment can play an integral role as a third teacher to promote executive function skills of focus, self-control, critical thinking and making connections. 

    Date & Time:

    28 July 2019, Sunday @ 11am

    Venue:

    Studio 1 @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker 9 Speaker: Ms Drizzle Hshieh

     Company: Roots and Boots

    Albert Liang, the founder of BEEP Lab Pte Ltd. As a trained architectural designer and a passionate educator in NUS architecture school as an Adjunct Design Tutor and a Certified ACTA adult trainer who aspires to bring children and youth to learn more about the beauty of the built and natural environment around them through hands on learning  experiences.

    Over the last 4 years, he has collaborated with a diverse range of  local preschools and architectural organisations such as URA & SIA to pilot various types of architectural workshop for children and youth . He has also piloted preschool educator workshop to promote hands on learning and design thinking approaches to support enquiry based projects in schools.

    He believes in building and nurturing the inner character and strength of people through mentorship and design facilitation.

  • Artistic Play - Ms Regina Silva / Ms Kimberly Arriola

    Synopsis:

    In this exciting workshop by Singapore Repertory Theatre, parents and teachers will be able to learn and apply effective arts-based literacy activities from Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts.

    Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts — the flagship education program of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts—supports more than 75,000 children and early childhood educators across the United States and around the world.

    Wolf Trap Institute’s professional development empowers infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten teachers to integrate the performing arts into their classrooms. For more than 35 years, Wolf Trap has worked with early childhood educators to provide the training and tools they need to use the arts to teach and inspire.

    Recommended for: Early childhood educators and parents with children from 3 to 10 years old.

    Only 10 spaces available per workshop!

    Benefits:

    • Explore and discover physical movement
    • Adopt innovative child-centred activities
    • Practice vocal and rhythm exercises
    • Develop parent-child communication

    Date & Time:

    28 July 2019, Sunday

    2pm - 2.30pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    2.30pm - 3pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    3.30pm - 4pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    4pm - 4.30pm: maximum capacity of 10 pax

    Venue:

    Edison Lab (Editing Room) @ Science Centre Singapore

    SRT LogoSpeaker: Ms Regina Silva / Ms Kimberly Arriola

    Company: Singapore Repertory Theatre (Company)

    Affiliation: Wolf Trap Institute

    Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman and God of Carnage.
    SRT is also very active in the local community with a Learning & Engagement programme that benefits thousands of students, teachers and children and which underpins a substantial investment in audience and talent development for the wider industry in Singapore.

     

  • Basic Numeracy - Ms Wendy Koh

    Synopsis:

    Studies have shown that children learn best and the most before age 6, thus making this period the best time for them to acquire basic numeracy skills. Given their very short attention span, I will share on how you can engage them with 3 minute lessons. We will cover math language, quantities, basic operations and symbols. Suitable for parents with children aged 1 to 6.

    Date & Time:

    28 July 2019, Sunday @ 2pm

    Venue:

    Studio 1 @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker3 Speaker: Ms Wendy Koh

    Wendy Koh homeschooled her son through PSLE to the IGCSE exams. She is passionate about helping other parents conduct short, productive and fun-filled conversations on math topics with their children that can help them through school. She even wrote a book about it. (https://funfilledconversations.com/sample-page)  

     

     

  • Fun Science with Children - Ms Jonnansical Boo

    Synopsis:

    How do you make science fun, interesting & intriguing for kids or even adults?

    Do you want to know what kind of things some of our homeschooling children do and are able to keep them looking forward weekly?

    Come find out & we’ll show you some fun stuffs!

    Date & Time:

    28 July 2019, Sunday @ 11am

    Venue:

    Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore

    Speaker: Ms Jonnansical Boo 

    Jonnansical Boo, an all rounder STEM/STEAM activities person. She was a dancer, sportsperson, coach, now a full time sahm homeschooling child with special needs. She organises weekly inclusive science camps/co-op called Science Explorers where children of all ages and their parents come together to enjoy the freedom of exploring together. She also organises entrepreneurial opportunities for children for all ages and their families, called Kidspreneur for the homeschooling community.

    Jonnansical was also the STEM Fair director at the Homeschool Convention 2019. Encouraging the children and their families to present the results for their projects to everyone.

  • Is STEAM Education important? - Mr Turner Lam

    Synopsis:

    What do you understand by STEAM Education? Given Singapore’s current education standing in PISA, do we really need to accept the change? Through this talk, I hope to help the participants debunk misconceptions, understand and appreciate the importance of STEAM Education in developing the readiness of our students to be future workers.

    Date & Time:

    28th July, Sunday @ 11am (in english)

    28th July, Sunday @ 2pm (in mandarin)

    Venue:

    11am (in english): Mendel @ Science Centre Singapore

    2pm (in mandarin): Studio 2 @ Science Centre Singapore 

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    Speaker: Mr Turner Lam

    Company: Edu-Aequitas Pte Ltd

    Armed with an Engineering degree from NUS, a PGDE from NIE and a Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University, Turner is currently pursuing a doctorate in Taiwan. As an educator, his experience spans K-12 schools, tertiary and adult learning over several countries; Brazil, Canada, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA. He has also presented extensively; Hong Kong, ISTE Atlanta, Stanford University, Academy of Singapore Teachers, IMS Global Learning Consortium and Bett London. Apart from being Microsoft, Google and Apple certified, he was recently conferred the Edutech Leadership Award by the World Education congress in 2018.

  • The Changeable Brain - Prof Dr Daniel Ansari

    Synopsis:

    How do our brains enable us to learn? Are there critical periods of brain development? When does our brain stop developing and can we still change our brains when we are adults? In this talk, I will provide answers to these and other questions about the human brain and its role in learning and child development. I will show how our brains remain changeable over the course of our lives. I will also discuss what we can do to keep our brains healthy.

    Date & Time:

    28th July, Sunday @ 2pm

    Venue:

    Mendel @ Science Centre Singapore

    Speaker: Prof Dr Daniel Ansari

    Daniel Ansari received his PhD from University College London in 2003. Presently, Daniel Ansari is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Brain & Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory (www.numericalcognition.org). Ansari and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods.

  • Uncovering unplugged coding - Mr Hoon Sze Siang / Ms Low Chan Yan

    Synopsis:

    Coding is the new hype among educators in recent years. Technology is shaping our world and learning to code empowers us to do many things that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to do. Policy makers, parents and educators are looking at how they can leverage on this to give young children a competitive edge to face our current challenging economic world. However, learning to code would also means more screen time for the young ones. For parents and educators who are concerned, we have an attractive alternative – unplugged coding. Come and join us for an interactive session of unplugged coding where we share on the fundamentals of coding. 

    Date & Time:

    28th July, Sunday @ 3.30pm

    Venue:

    Mendel @ Science Centre Singapore

    speaker 10-PLF Speaker: Mr Hoon Sze Siang / Ms Low Chan Yan

     Company: Preschool Market

    Hoon Sze Siang is a seasoned facilitator with years of experience in bringing engaging sessions to learners of all ages. He was one of the facilitators for IMDA’s IMPlaymaker Pilot in 2015-2016. Since then, he has continued to deliver impactful sessions on technology-enabled teaching and learning to children and educators. As the only KIBO Ambassador in Singapore, he believes that age-appropriate technology can play a great role in advancing education.

    Low Chan Yan holds a Bachelor degree in Computing from Monash University, Australia. She began her career as an IT Lecturer in a private computing school. She is currently an IT trainer coaching children from as young as 4 years old to adolescent. She also works with private organisations to develop STEAM curriculum for young children.