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July 21,
2018

Opinions Matter

Voicing them builds confidence

Facilitated by Magmasoft Pte Ltd

Scheduled as Age 13-15 OM002

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Sat, Jul 21 2018 02:00 GMT -
Sat, Aug 04 2018 09:00 GMT

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Digital devices have opened up the world to us but sadly with it highly distracted minds have become the norm. Are our children maximizing the use of digital technology to build character, confidence and capability? We invite you to Join us online daily to enhance communication skills and more. The goal of our learning circle is to build personal confidence through practice.

Description

When children learn to express their opinions, they will develop into independent thinkers and problem solvers. Good communication skills therefore proved a foundation for our future success.

OPINION WRITING + DAILY PRACTICE + DIGITAL LITERACY = SUCCESS

• Writing is the foundation of communication. Our voice is activated while writing. This helps build a strong base for our speaking skills

• Opinions do matter! Voicing them builds our confidence. The strength of articulation, relevancy, creativity, solution-ing adds weight to our opinions

• Daily practice is needed to build strong habits and hone-in our skills

• Digital literacy is a critical skill needed to navigate and succeed in today's digital economy

CHALLENGES
- Constrained by the teachers, system and time (respectfully)
- Worried about making mistakes
- Too much focus on perfection versus progression
- Highly judgement based


LEARNING ENGAGEMENT
A learning circle is facilitated for four weeks in a month, three days a week (T, W, Th) and 30-45 minutes a day. But, there are no fixed times, you choose the time to engage. We all take moments now and then to appreciate as well as curate the learning from each other. The facilitators jump in to help us all progress to the next level.

BENEFITS
There are many advantages to enjoy and here are just three (1) Singapore-based accredited teacher-facilitators (2) learning at our own time and at our own pace (3) collectively learning with our peers (4) no evaluation, free to evolve (5) progression and appreciation

RENSHU-KENSHU (練習ー研修) SERIES
Renshu-Kenshu in the Japanese language means Practice-Training. The Renshu-Kenshu learning circle series emphasizes learning by doing, facilitated learning (not training), collective learning and digital literacy. Every learning circle is new learning content with a new set of peers. Renshu-Kenshu Learning Circles include (1) Opinions Matter (2) Strength through debate (3) Thinking Out of the BOX

Key Learnings

  • To build a habit of daily practice

  • To enhance communication skills

  • To create digital literacy

  • To appreciate collective learning

  • To stay ahead of the learning curve

Pre-requisites

> PC, laptop, tablet, mobile device plus internet (with a keyboard helpful)
> Internet access
> 45-60 minutes of available time daily for 4 days per week
> 3 Age brackets (8-10, 11-12, 13-15)

Format

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Topics and agenda

  • 1. A Warm Welcome

    Digital On boarding | 15 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    Get all participants on board and do a bit of practice

    To achieve a sense of comfort in our digitally-blended learning environment


  • 2. Setting the context (for parents)

    Contextualizing | 15 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    A series of poll questions to set the context from the parents perspective

    Gaining clarity on the why


  • 3. How it works

    Getting started | 20 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    Overview on the 6 daily steps for the children, includes the overall schedule for parents

    Getting familiarized


  • 4. Roles and responsibilities

    Setting the expectations | 15 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    An overview on the expectations, roles and responsibilities of our stakeholders

    Knowing our role and expectations


  • 5. Principles and concepts

    Knowing the background | 15 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    A set of concepts and principles for your learning circle

    Having clarity on the background for all stakeholders


  • 6. Practice Learning (I)

    Practice | 3 Hours
    By Ms C

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 1

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 7. Practice Learning (II)

    Practice | 3 Hours
    By Ms C

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 2

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 8. Practice Learning (III)

    Practice | 3 Hours

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 3

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 9. Practice Learning (IV)

    Practice | 3 Hours

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 4

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 10. Review and reflection

    Giving feedback | 30 Minutes
    By Ms C

    A place to share your thoughts, ideas and feedback on the learning experience

    To review, reflect and share


  • 11. Background

    Information sharing | 10 Minutes
    By Prashant Jain, CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

    Information on learning circles, our teacher-facilitators and about us

    To gain additional clarity


Professionals

Prashant Jain
CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

PJ is the Chief Architect of Learning Circles and creator of Wiztango.com a Digital Facilitation Technology Platform for Content Originators. He is an American with a global background as an entrepreneur in technology and education management.

In 2002, he founded and for fourteen years successfully managed an in-residence corporate university for Japanese employees of Hitachi Corp, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yokogawa, Panasonic and 30 global Japanese corporations. The Singapore-based company achieved $8.9M revenue at its peak and had 1,000 Japanese graduates from 25 global-skill development programs.

In the past 25 years, PJ has had pioneering leadership roles in the digital transformation of multiple industries including Pre-Press (Israeli-based Scitex Corp), Photography (Boston-based Leaf Technologies), Printing (Dutch-based Indigo Corp) and Advertising (Boston-based Engage Technologies)

Ms C

I am a National Institute of Education (NIE) certified teacher who has taught for six years in secondary schools under the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore. I specialize in teaching English Language at the secondary level, ranging from Secondary 1 to 5. Having prepared my students for the N and O-levels national examinations, I am familiar with the curriculum syllabus and is able to develop strategies to guide my learners to achieve their best.


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Magmasoft Pte Ltd

We are supported by the Lifelong Learning Council and Skills Singapore to pilot 'Singapore Learning Circles' a national initiative on community based learning featuring 'by the community with the community.'

We collaborate with practitioners from all backgrounds to play an active role in shaping the culture of lifelong learning in Singapore!

As part of the initiative, we assist practitioners to create their very own blended (digital traditional) learning agenda and circle. Click on the link below to join an upcoming digital schedule to learn more.