Saturday, February 14, 2009

Non Stop Workshop...

(from: Beib's blog)
Assalamualaikum / Good Day....
It was a weekend with a purpose. Being one of the panels for the Kuala Terengganu English Theme Park (ETP), I was asked to attend a workshop held at the Tok Jiring Teacher Activity Centre (PKG).

Joining forces with 10 other committee members, we put our heads together and come up with a program that will help the primary and secondary school students within our vicinity to acquire English Language better. This is done through lots of activities outlined such as art attack, storytelling, book talk and drama classes.

Books that were purchased during our trip to KL last November are cataloged and arranged neatly for the benefit of the learners.

Contributing ideas and creativity towards the development of ETP is one of my job. Its fun and mind stimulating. Taking charge of Art Attack activities, I will try to come up with suitable modules for primary school students. Its not easy to propose activities that will enable learners to create products while using English. One of the best ways is to refer to art books written in English and simplify the instructions. We hoped that learners will be able to comprehend and complete the tasks given.

Two other ETP panels were busy cracking their heads in producing modules for Art Attack. Their commitment and hard work are appreciated.

Other panel members are busy with their tasks. Planning the schedules, creating modules, sketching, decorating, listing down facilities and equipment needed, sketches for the landscape and setting up a blog for ETP.

Cooperation and coordination among panel members would see the ETP programme running as planned. We hope that the objectives of setting up the park will be achieved and the young learners would benefit from ETP.
End of the day, we would be proud to see these learners growing up mastering the language with the help of ETP.
Kudos ETP panel members!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

In the beginning....

At the British Council
Assalamualaikum / Hi...

It started when Cik Juraida from the Educational Technology Division (BTPN), Terengganu called a few of us, Rosidah, Sabri, Habib and Rohaida up for a brainstorming meeting on this English Theme Park. It was somewhere in July 2008.

Activities were discussed and it was decided that art attack, storytelling, book talk and drama class are going to be the main activities.

On 20th November 2008, the four of us started our journey to KL with the objectives of putting together materials to suit the activities and coming up with some kind of networking with the British Council and various book publishers..

Read about our trip to KL as described by Habib here .

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Artist's Mistakes

"I would like to know how you achieved such excellence in your drawing," commentes an artist to a famous colleague.

"Thanks to my eraser" responded the successful artist without a second thought.

Then, after short pause he explained " When I make a mistake, I used the eraser an then I try again until i am satisfied. The quality of my work would never be what is if it were'n for my many errors"