Our PLT project this year is the Saya Pelajar A1 Collectibles which we introduce to our graduating class who will be sitting for the Malay Language O Level Examinations in June. We use these collectibles as a teaching resource to invoke our students’ affective domain in order to motivate them to work harder to achieve distinctions in their O Level Examinations for Malay Language.
Details of our journey in coming up with these collectibles can be found here. We documented our journey in the longest ever post we had written. Happy reading! We hope that you gleam useful lessons from our experiences. : )
The above is the first lesson of our PLT project. The lesson is called ‘Cross The Line’. ‘Cross The Line’ focuses on helping students to set targets for their Malay Language O Level Examinations in June, identify possible challenges and solutions to overcome those challenges, and finally learn from alumni who scored distinctions in the previous Malay Language O Level Examinations.
This first lesson is the first of five installments where we will repeat segments of the first lesson again throught the first semester before our students sit for their O Level Examinations for Malay Language in June. We do this so that our students are often reminded of their targets and can track their progress visually. Puzzled? Just check out the video and you can find more details here.
And finally, if you would like to carry out this PLT project with your graduating students this year, do get in touch with us. We would love to learn from you!
Earlier on we shared a post on Souvenir Magenets to show you how Cikgu Maizurah developed in her Secondary 1 NA/NT (SBB) students a precursory oral skill (storytelling personal experiences before an audience) before teaching them oral strategies. Still on the note of developing precursory skills, in the video above Cikgu Maizurah again demonstrated how she taught her Secondary 1 NT students what tone to use as a precursory sms and email skill before teaching them how to write sms and email for a component in their Paper 1 examination.
As educators, we now see the need to identify precursory skills that our NT and NA/NT (SBB) students lack, and develop these skills before teaching the strategies to do well for their Malay Language examinations. We hope that this sharing will inspire us to design innovative, creative and effective lessons for the benefits of our NT & NA/NT (SBB) students.
This is the second series of videos where some of the students who scored distinctions in the June ML O level exams volunteered to share their success recipe. The videos serve as good motivation resources for future graduating students working towards ML distinctions. You can view all the videos here; https://karangkutu.com/pelajar-cemerlang-series/
Wow! We didn’t expect the prototype for our Professional Learning Team (PLT) project next year to look this good. What is our PLT project all about? We will make the announcement when the time is right. You’ll be excited to know what we are working on. For now, let’s keep it under wrap. We will proceed to order 40 sets of this prototype from the Game Crafter for our graduating students next year.
We engage our Secondary 3 Express and Normal Academic (Out of Stream) students to utilize their end of the year holidays well so that they will have a head start when school reopens. These students barely have five months before they sit for their Malay Language O Level Examinations next year. We thought of sharing this with you should it benefit you as well.
Cikgu Maizurah creatively developed precursory oral skills in her Secondary 1 NT/NA (SBB) students by engaging them to create their own souvenir magnets. This is a amazing lesson idea for teachers teaching NT/NA (SBB) classes. Check it out!
Great news! The 70 sets of Tutla that we ordered using our N3 cluster funding have arrived yesterday. We will start distributing them to the N3 secondary schools offering Malay language from next Tuesday. Each school will receive 10 sets of Tutla. We hope students from these secondary schools will have fun and enjoy learning the rules of the Malay language from playing Tutla.
Moving on, we will produce a series of videos in the coming months to share ideas on how to play Tutla. We will place these video here: https://karangkutu.com/tutla/
Do check them out.
How to order Tutla We have received queries from teachers from other secondary schools who would like to purchase Tutla. You can order Tutla directly from the Game Crafter here: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/tutla. The Game Crafter will provide you with invoice for your order.
While we are the designers of Tutla, we engaged the Game Crafter to produce Tutla for us. We do not keep excess stock of Tutla and order new sets from the Game Crafter whenever the need arises.
The Game Crafter is located in the US and we choose the Game Crafter to produce Tutla because it allows us to order Tutla sets in small numbers.
Funding from MLLPC We plan to apply funding to produce 500 sets of Tutla from the Malay Language Learning and Promotion Committee (MLLPC). If the funding is approved we look forward to organize a series of workshops in the coming years to share ideas with teachers how to use Tutla in their classrooms. At the end of the workshops, we will distribute the Tutla sets to the participants for free.
Do pray that we get the funding!
For further queries on Tutla, do drop us an email.
We are pleased to announce of an upcoming workshop for teachers above. In the workshop we will discuss the literary moves in every paragraph of our signature descriptive writing strategy. In addition, we will demonstrate the three-pronged pedagogical approach that we employ when teaching the strategy to our upper secondary classes.
The workshop is primarily organised for teachers who use our books Contoh Karangan Untuk Persiapan Peringkat N & O when teaching our writing strategy. Participants who are selected for the workshop will enjoy better clarity of our strategy and how best to use our resources both the books and videos/worksheets that we provide via the password protected spaces in our website.
We will also be addressing any query regarding our narrative and expository writing strategies during the Q&A session. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Please register early via https://tinyurl.com/registermepls. The maximum number of places is 30. We will close the registration once we have reached this number or by Mon 28 Oct 2019, whichever is earlier. We will inform you via e-mail at least a week before the workshop if you are selected for the workshop.
We look forward to see you at the workshop. Cheers : )
We successfully conducted our sharing on Tutla at Pei Hwa Secondary School this afternoon. Our teachers-audience can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any query as we did not manage to carry out the Q&A session because of time constraint.
As mentioned during the sharing, all N3 cluster secondary schools that offer Malay will receive10 sets of Tutla each by the end of October. We will be contacting the ML teachers from these schools once we have received the Tutla shipment from TheGameCrafter.com.