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Storifying the MOE Workplan Seminar

Posted on: September 13, 2012

I messed around with Storify’s iPad app right after the morning session of the MOE WPS to get my perspective of the story out.

Back in the office, I tried the export-to-WordPress tool at the main Storify website. This is what it looks like.

It does a very good job of keeping tweets intact and including my footnotes. Even a comment and likes are included. Too bad the URLs were not automatically created as hyperlinks.

I wish ‘live’ tweeting and backchannelling were a cultural norm at events like these.

Hmm, a National Conversation about this national “conversation” perhaps?

  1. ashley
    On the long, extremely crowded ride to the MOE Workplan Seminar at Ngee Ann Poly. Will be crowded there too, Iike every year.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  2. ashley
    Maybe MOE might consider NOT giving door gifts for folks to manipulate once & throw away later. Just saying.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  3. acroamatic
    RT @ashley: Maybe MOE might consider NOT giving door gifts for folks to manipulate once & throw away later. Just saying.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 18:27:03
  4. ZakariaZainal
    RT @ashley: Maybe MOE might consider NOT giving door gifts for folks to manipulate once & throw away later. Just saying.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 18:29:40
  5. Footnote: This was a jigsaw that could be flat or a box. I saw a few folks abandon them on the floor or chairs as they made their way out.
  6. ashley
    Review video of the last 15 years (and 4 Ed ministers) seminars.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  7. ashley
    So many slates in use. Saw this over someone’s shoulder: “Touching hearts. Engaging minds. No change since.” Everyone’s a comedian!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
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  8. Footnote: No wonder there was no backchannelling!
  9. ashley
    One tag line at WPS: “Every parent, a supportive partner”. As a parent I choose not to be merely supportive. I choose to be involved!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  10. ashley
    Ed minister invited outgoing Ed SMS & PS (Ed Dev) on stage to say a few words.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  11. ashley
    Ed minister back at lectern. SG textbooks used in 30 countries. How about our apps? Oh, wait…
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  12. ashley
    Ed minister on igniting the joy learning: “Notice how we speak of smart kids and not spunky kids?”
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  13. ashley
    Ed minister reiterated kindergarten curricular standards so parents resist hot housing kids.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  14. ashley
    More reiterations of multiple pathways like Crest Sec, ITE to poly, poly to other higher Ed.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  15. ashley
    Paraphrasing Ed minister: Knowledge & skills become outdated; character & values last a lifetime.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  16. krenentertainer
    RT @ashley: Paraphrasing Ed minister: Knowledge & skills become outdated; character & values last a lifetime.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 19:40:40
  17. pea
    RT @ashley: Paraphrasing Ed minister: Knowledge & skills become outdated; character & values last a lifetime.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 20:37:48
  18. ashley
    Examples of CCE from Punggol Pri, Yuan Ching Sec & Telok Kurau Pri. Temasek Sec to involve parents with home CIP.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  19. Footnote: Temasek Sec already does this. Tweeted in haste.
  20. ashley
    Temasek Sec also conducts Circle Sharing in which kids share personal family stories, eg, hardship & personal loss.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  21. ashley
    Ed minister: from this year, we will abolish banding by absolute academic results!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  22. ashley
    Several school performance measures struck off the list. Audible oohs from audience.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  23. ashley
    No more cookie cutter schools. With Hougang Pri as eg using outdoor adventure education.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  24. ashley
    $55mil for every school to develop its own niche area.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  25. Footnote: Not $55 mil per school. That is the total for the schools that do not have a niche area yet.
  26. ashley
    Ed minister on nurturing caring teachers: Care for teachers 1st by having more human policies.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  27. ashley
    Smaller class sizes require more teachers. Ed minister suggests students help teach each other. More teachers does not mean more quality.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  28. ashley
    Teacher-Student ratio in SG is 1:15 in Pri and 1:18 in Sec. On paper!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
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  29. Footnote: Who else is tired of hearing these stats? Numbers don’t tell the whole story. Even the amusing story during the WPS does not tell the whole story.
  30. ashley
    25% of SG teachers are less than 30 yo and have less than 5 years of teaching experience.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  31. ashley
    On to parents as partners. $60 haircut woman cited. Message: Help yourself if you want to be helped.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  32. ashley
    Ed minister: “We must take a firm stance against unreasonable demands.”
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  33. ashley
    Ed minister on parents pushing kids too hard academically eg tuition, but mollycoddling them eg, carrying their bags.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  34. ashley
    @krenentertainer Try again. I had to try a few times. Maybe it’s being hit so much by so many folks here it seems like a DOS attack!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  35. Footnote: DOS = denial of service
  36. ashley
    Ed minister points out that the largest section in our bookshops tends to have assessment books. Says everything!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  37. hychan_edu
    RT @ashley: Ed minister points out that the largest section in our bookshops tends to have assessment books. Says everything!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 19:49:26
  38. ashley
    Ed minister: How to maintain rigorous standards & provide optimal stress?
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  39. ashley
    On homework: Ed minister highlights project boards and handbooks. How about things like Edmodo?
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  40. ashley
    Paraphrasing Ed minister: Don’t give homework for its own sake.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  41. ashley
    Ed minister: Excessive tuition does not help our children.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  42. Genevieve_ELIS
    RT @ashley: Ed minister: Excessive tuition does not help our children.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 19:58:08
  43. pea
    RT @ashley: Ed minister: Excessive tuition does not help our children.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 20:34:44
  44. ashley
    Assessment standards must be appropriate. Don’t set tests to “wake students up”.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  45. hychan_edu
    RT @ashley: Assessment standards must be appropriate. Don’t set tests to “wake students up”.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 19:56:23
  46. ashley
    Ed minister: Let us take a step back & ask ourselves what really matters to our kids. Kids with heart & hope.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  47. pea
    RT @ashley: Ed minister: Let us take a step back & ask ourselves what really matters to our kids. Kids with heart & hope.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 20:34:19
  48. ashley
    Inspiring story at end of Ms Liaw, 50yo woman who lost her husband to cancer & took care of I’ll father-in-law for 16yrs…
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  49. ashley
    Ms Liaw is now enrolled in ITE for hospice care. Bravo! She received long, rapturous round of applause from audience.
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  50. ashley
    Break time started at 1105. We have to return by 1120! Long lines for food. Even longer lines for the loo!
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 12:44:06
  51. krenentertainer
    @ashley I thought He just said something along the line of care for educators. :p
    Tue, Sep 11 2012 20:08:24

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