Learning continues despite the challenges that we are now facing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Edenland Centre, in collaboration with our education provider partners / tutors, offers you a range of engaging and interactive online classes.
Lessons will be conducted via Zoom, a web conferencing platform. In order to join our virtual classes, students need to have a computer or laptop with a microphone, webcam and internet access.
Online Art Class
Our Art programme aims to stimulate the children's imagination and foster creativity. It provides a channel for the children to freely express their emotions and thoughts through images and colour. During this time of social-distancing, it is especially important that children engage in artistic activities to relieve stress and anxiety.
Global Thinkers Program
Teaching children to become effective thinkers is increasingly recognised as an immediate goal of education. Studies show that students who were given critical thinking lessons made statistically significant improvements in language comprehension, inventive thinking and IQ (Herrnstein et al 1986).
Our program is designed to teach students:
- how to identify & define critical thinking skills (i.e. Correlation vs Causation, Cognitive Biases, Logical Fallacies);
- apply critical thinking skills through analysis of global issues; and
- construct deductive arguments and present them through persuasive speeches.
Online Debate Programme
Debating is an integral part of a High School education. The ability to produce sophisticated speeches and the confidence to present them is a set of skills that can be honed through quality teaching. This is even more important at this time of social-distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, as students are deprived of the experience of interacting in the physical classrooms.
Our weekly Online Debate classes are conducted by experienced debate trainers from Podium Academy, who have trained over 300 students, including some National Public Speaking and Debate Champions, and 6 bursary holders to top private universities in Malaysia.
Online English English Bookworm Club (Preschool - Year 3)
Our English Bookworm Club is a fun and engaging English programme designed specially for young learners. It is mapped to the Cambridge English Primary Curriculum framework with the aim of helping children develop the love of the English Language through interactive activities such as guided reading, facilitated discussion, role play, storytelling, creative writing and more.
This programme is conducted by Ms Amanda Felix, who has a Diploma in TESOL and Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Amanda has 4 years of teaching experience in an international school in the Klang Valley, 8 years of teaching experience as a Cambridge English teacher in a Cambridge English Centre, and 6 years of experience facilitating speech and drama classes.
Online English Literature Circle (Year 4 - 6)
Literature Circle is a structured Guided Reading session for Upper Primary students to promote a love of reading. Students are engaged in critical thinking and reflection as they read, discuss and respond to the literature that they are reading. They will learn to appreciate the various elements of literature, such as character development, setting and theme. As their vocabulary bank is expanded, and they learn to emulate an author's writing style, their writing skills will improve too.
The Literature Circle is conducted by Mr Eric Voong, an IGCSE teacher with 9 years of teaching experience in various English Academy including British Council.
Online Cambridge & IGCSE English (Year 7 - 11)
Our online English classes are conducted by two Cambridge/IGCSE English teachers via Zoom in an engaging and effective manner by leveraging on various online teaching tools.
Mr Daniel Dusanjh is an IGCSE English & ICT teacher, and a coach to online teaching. He has 10 years of teaching experience in areas such as creating in-house English curriculum, conducted academic & creative writing classes and served as Head Teacher for IGCSE Department. Daniel is a Google Certified Educator and a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator. He regularly provides training to teachers in utilising online tools and resources to enable blended learning and "flipped" classroom systems.
Mr Nigel Amritch is an IGCSE English & History teacher and a Debate trainer. He has 7 years of teaching experience in IGCSE Centre and various English Academy including BlueBricks. Nigel is the co-founder of Podium Academy, a Debate and Public Speaking Academy based in Shah Alam. Over the years, he has conducted many debate and writing workshops for international schools, training the young ones not only on writing skills but also advanced reasoning and critical thinking skills. Nigel also has experience working as assistant editor, columnist and media correspondent.
Online Cambridge / IGCSE Math
Our Math programme follows Cambridge & IGCSE Math Curriculum and custom study materials will be provided. Lessons will be conducted by Ms Carmen Kho, who graduated from Monash University and has 6 years of teaching experience. Carmen is trained to provide effective and engaging online classes through Zoom and various online teaching tools.
Guidance is provided to students through active learning, assessment for learning and reflective practice. Summative assessments will also be carried out at the end of each semester to evaluate the students' learning.
Online Digital Design Workshop
Digital Design cultivates creativity! Students will be guided through the creative process of generating ideas and transforming them into print and digital mediums. They will learn to use Adobe Illustrator, the graphic design industry benchmark in vector creation tools, to create intricate and beautiful graphics! They will also learn the basic elements of Graphic Design and valuable tips on sketching, framing and dimensions. Having a well-rounded portfolio filled with skills like Adobe Illustrator will give them an edge in the future job market!
This workshop is conducted by Ms Deborah Devadas, a graphic designer. Deborah is passionate about sharing her experience and skills to inspire and guide the young ones in the field of Digital Design.
Online Kindermusik SIM Programme
Kindermusik SIM is running weekly online music & movement classes for babies to children under the age of 5. The lessons are conducted by Mrs Teoh, the founder of Kindermusik SIM, and a team of her senior educators.
For more information, visit their Facebook page @ fb.com/KindermusikAtSIM or contact Kindermusik SIM @ 012-6853980.
Online Science Class
Science Bridge Academy has launched their Science@Home online classes for preschoolers to secondary students. The lessons are thematic based and taught using interactive experiments that can be done at home to help illustrate the concepts!
For more information, visit their Facebook page @ fb.com/sciencebridgeacademy
Effective & Engaging Online Teaching
Training Workshop for Teachers and Tutors
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing schools and learning institutions to quickly shift from in-person to virtual classrooms. Many educators around the globe are now facing the challenges of having to teach virtually with little training or support on online teaching.
Mr Daniel Dusanjh, a Coach to Online Teaching and Learning, has designed a Continuing Professional Development (CPD ) programme, ‘𝗘𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗘𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗖𝗮𝗺𝗽’, aim at helping teachers and tutors to transit seamlessly to online teaching. Daniel is a Google Certified Educator, Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Certified in in PC Troubleshooting & Maintenance.
During the workshop, participants will learn some of the key strategies for engaging and effective online teaching, such as:
- Good online classroom management.
- Effective means of monitoring students' work and providing / receiving feedback.
- Effective use of the myriad of key online tools.