A joint committee is organized by the Advisory Group, and both members of the Elementary and Junior High subgroups meet on a regular basis to have a professional discussion about the current teaching practices between these two stages. The main idea of this meeting is for all the members to have a chance of exchanging teaching ideas and techniques regarding some of the frequently asked questions, like the Bipolar Distribution phenomenon, Remedial Teaching, Multiple Assessment, the Washback Effect, etc, that we usually encounter when meeting teachers on the front line.
It was also our honor today to be able to see the former Head of the Education Bureau in person and be given some useful advice in terms of valuable practice of the Group. With the concise and to the point briefing by Mr. Cheng, now the principal of Wagor High School, we had a better understanding of the fundamentals of this emerging senior high school. What’s more, the school also boasts some of the most cutting-edge facilities, like the overhead interactive projectors and topnotch venues and equipments that are qualified to hold a national cooking competition.
On top of that, some important decisions were made at the meeting as well. For example, a new city-wide English Speech Contest is on the way so that students will have an extra chance of demonstrating what they can do with the language in public. Also, the Group is planning a field trip to the most remote area of Taichung City, Li Shan, and have a variety of professional activities, such as teaching demonstrations and a professional dialogue with English teachers there, hoping that the Group can also contribute to the innovation of English teaching strategies for the neighboring schools.