CallING all p3-6 Parents!

Is your child one of those who seem to fall prey to INCOMPLETE answers in the Science exams?

Do you know what is MISSING in your child’s answer?

Is your child STUMPED by more difficult questions or easily TRICKED by non-routine ones?

One parent said this to me the other day, 

“Science is so broad. It seems like just about anything can come out in the exam.

Yet the Science textbooks are so thin and the guidebooks sold in the market are so thick…why is this so?

And what is really required?”

 

Here Is What You Stand to Benefit from this Parent Workshop:

In this parent workshop, I will share exclusively with you…   

* How to not be overwhelmed by the vastness of the Science syllabus and unlock the Critical Code to A* Success.

* An eagle’s eye view of the more important themes/topics that bear heavier weight in every Science paper and where to “zoom in”.

*The common misconceptions and blind spots that affect 90% of the students and sometimes, even hit the best 5%. 

*Connect linkages between upper and lower block topics following latest PSLE trends

* My *Critical Concept Mastery* Approach to conquer tough/non-routine questions and developing a successful strategy for PSLE Success before it’s too late! 

“the Workshop that UNravels the major misconceptions

that stumble 90% of students!”

registRAtion is OPEn now!

LIMITED CAPACITY OF 20 PARENTS PER SESSION

$40/PAX

DATE: 15 SEP 2019, SUNDAY

TIME: 2-4 PM

VENUE: ANG MO KIO LIBRARY, LEVEL 2 MEETING ROOM

 

Note: As this is a highly popular workshop and due to space constraints, seats are limited.

Do take action fast and sign up for the workshop early to avoid disappointment! 

**Kindly read and refer to our Terms and Conditions stated below

TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

1. This workshop is for parents only.

2. Germinate Training & Consultancy (UEN: 53362105D) is the billing entity for all talks/workshops organised by Science Dad Sg.

3. Science Dad Sg reserves the right to change the venue and timing for the events.

4. Fees paid are STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE unless talk/workshop is cancelled by Science Dad Sg. Kindly check to confirm your personal schedule BEFORE signing up for talks/workshops.

5. If the talk/workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances or if the minimum quorum is not reached, all workshop attendees will be informed via email or SMS 3 working days beforehand. Full refund of fees will be made.

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DEAR PARENTS… 

What if I told you that many parents and students are MISSING THE POINT in their approach to mastering PSLE Science?

3 Common Myths:

  1. They have been led to think that PSLE Science can be mastered through gathering more content and knowledge
  2. They assume “the more the merrier” principle — thick revision science notes and guides. The thicker, the better. 
  3. They study model answers and templates in an attempt to regurgitate and reproduce answers to “similar” spotted questions.

3 Blunt Truths:

  1. Much of such thick notes/content is to put it plainly—overteaching. Exposure to science should not be confused with what the PSLE Science exam really demands. 
  2. PSLE Science is only 1/3 based on knowledge BUT 2/3 application of knowledge and process skills. 
  3. This means, just knowing facts well is NOT enough. In PSLE, a student won’t go far if he’s not good at applying them! 

Hi, this is Jayce Or, Principal of Germinate and a PSLE Science Specialist.

Over my 17 years teaching Primary Science and as a former experienced PSLE marker, I have understood…

THE PAINS of filtering down this process.

I have sifted out the chaff and cut to the CORE of what mastering PSLE Science requires: 

A key principle to achieving **PSLE Success** in Science is 

Developing strong conceptual understanding of Critical Concepts in the PSLE Primary Science Syllabus and knowing how to apply them across questions well. 

 

1. Differentiating between critical concepts and not so critical ones, cuts through hours and hours of ineffective drilling and pounding through assessment books with no good effect.   

2.  Students need to be able to distinguish the CONCEPTS from the CONTENT. Yet, it is clear time and again, that students must incorporate the SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS CLEARLY within their answer.

3. While content refers to a broad sprectrum of facts on a given topic, CONCEPTS are the crucial scientific characteristics/functions/ processes/ relationships that underpin the deeper understanding and applications behind the Science Topic.

4. Students must also be aware of what concept they are being tested on. Having a weak understanding of concepts will lead to misconceptions in their answers.

 

Knowing these Critical Concepts gives my students THE EDGE to answer science questions strategically and confidently.    

Every year, when I teach it to my students at my Premier Concept Mastery Masterclasses, many of them easily improve by 1 or 2 grades! 

Bottom line, the approach WORKS. EFFECTIVELY. 

This August, I am going to share all this in a special parent workshop for 20 fast-acting parents who are committed to learn how to approach PSLE Science in a proven and strategic way to help their children!   

 

 

We’ve reached out to hundreds of parents in the past year!

Here’s what some parents have said after the workshop: 

 

“Before attending this workshop, I was clueless on how to help my child. Attending this workshop gives the keys to unlocking the 1/2-1 precious marks for tackling Science questions! I learnt about the C-C-E method and how to use superlatives, which were all very helpful!

– Mrs Lynn Toh

“The session gives me better understanding on the requirements for science paper to help my child. Not only did it help me to identify my child’s area of weakness, it also provided me the critical steps to help my child tackle the questions. The workshop by Teacher Jayce is easy to follow and is insightful. I’d definitely recommend this to all parents.

– Mrs Kerine Au

“Mr Jayce Or gave greater details into what and how the students would be tested in PSLE than the session I attended given by the primary school. It was good experience to attempt the exam questions and learn to understand what the question were asking and how to answer. I believe after this session, I am better equipped to help my children in their science subject.” 

-Mrs Tay Wee Nee

“Teacher Jayce is able to break the concepts down to parts that are easily understood. He takes time to help point us to the essentials of what students need to know and learn for PSLE. Great with kids – patient and believes in them!”

– Mrs Sharon L

 

Here Is What You Stand to Benefit from this Parent Workshop:

In this parent workshop, I will share exclusively with you…   

* How to not be overwhelmed by the vastness of the Science syllabus and unlock the Critical Code to A* Success.

* An eagle’s eye view of the more important themes/topics that bear heavier weight in every Science paper and where to “zoom in”.

*The common misconceptions and blind spots that affect 90% of the students and sometimes, even hit the best 5%. 

*Connect linkages between upper and lower block topics following latest PSLE trends

* My *Critical Concept Mastery* Approach to conquer tough/non-routine questions and developing a successful strategy for PSLE Success before it’s too late! 

 

Instructor Profile

Jayce Or, PSLE Science Specialist,

M Ed, PGDE (Pri), B Eng

Mr Jayce Or is a seasoned educator and curriculum designer for Science, with at least 17 years of teaching and training experience in MOE schools and in various large tuition centers across the island. A graduate of the prestigious Melbourne Graduate School of Education, ranked the Number 1 Graduate School of Education Worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015), Jayce is known for his specialist knowledge in Science and Environment Education and is a thought leader in modern pedagogical trends and instruction.

An experienced Science Curriculum Specialist and PSLE Science marker, Jayce is well-versed in coaching students in the challenges of PSLE Science Answering Techniques. He has developed his own P.E.A.K™ method of Science Heuristics in accordance with MOE’s Primary Science syllabus, which has proven to help students decode the strategies to achieve confidence and significant improvement in their grades.

Jayce is also a skillful PSLE coach who has conducted many Science enrichment workshops including whole day P5 and P6 workshops, Science Process Skills workshops for parents and Science exploratory excursions to Singapore Science Centre. In the two primary schools that he was teaching previously, he played a key role in establishing strategic partnerships with external partners such as NEA, Panasonic, South East CDC, Tetrapak Singapore. He has led a team of teachers to win the MOE Outstanding Contribution Award (Team) for Environment Education in 2013 and a student team to win the NEA-Panasonic Eco-Champions Project Competition (ECPC) 2011. Jayce also possesses a robotics training background from the Singapore Science Centre.

His passion is to help every child learn to appreciate and use science concepts in their everyday situations and achieve better results in the process.