AiTLE Highly Recommend : Samsung Smart School Citizenship Project

Dates: 03/06/2014

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Samsung Electronics H.K. Company, Ltd. (Samsung) aims to enable students in Hong Kong to enjoy better education by creating new learning possibilities through various education programs. Capitalizing on the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Fourth Strategy on IT in Education, Samsung is joining hands with Hong Kong EducationCity (HKEdCity) and Association of I.T. Leaders in Education (AiTLE) to launch a new education initiative in June 2014 – Samsung Smart School Citizenship Project (“Project”), which enables teachers to bridge the digital gap by building better e-learning environments with the latest technologies.

By participating in the one-school-year Project, teachers and students will have a chance to setup classrooms with Samsung electronic devices and solutions to take learning to a new digital height. With electronic devices and solutions provided at no cost, schools can keep pace with state-of-the-art technologies, offer a brand-new e-learning experience to digital natives and connect them to infinite learning possibilities.

APPLY on / before 27 June 2014 !

All primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong are eligible to apply for the Project. Please fill in the application form that will be provided by the co-organisers and NGO partner, and submit it to Weber Shandwick, the public relations agency of Samsung, via [email protected] by 5:00pm, 27 June, 2014. An assessment panel composed of experienced education professionals will scrutinize all applications and select 60 to 80 schools to participate in the Project.

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Below is the detail of the project :

  • About the project
    • Samsung will make available 30 to 40 Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) with Samsung School Solution, one printer (altogether called “Samsung e-learning set”), as well as provide product training and service support to every participating school for 2014/15 school year*.The Project aims to support a total of 60 to 80 primary and secondary schools in need of e-learning solutions.
  • Objectives of the project:
    • Support the HKSAR Government’s education policy in e-learning development to prepare students for the information era and transform schools into dynamic learning institutions
    • Fill the gap between the necessary use of technology during classes and the lack of resources in schools
    • Develop I.T. capabilities and promote e-learning among principals and teachers
    • Build an e-learning community in Hong Kong via various platforms such as experience sharing, training, forums and so on
  • Selection Criteria
    • Financial status
    • E-learning readiness
    • Commitment to e-learning
  • “Giving Back”
    • Participating schools (and the teachers responsible) are expected to complete the following activities which we call “Giving Back” in the 2014/15 school year.  They are designed for teachers to share their experience so as to build a better e-learning community:
      • Attend at least five out of six monthly teachers’ sharing sessions;
      • Conduct a 15-minute presentation on e-learning insights at one of the monthly teachers’ sharing sessions, or act as facilitators in small group discussions during the monthly teachers’ sharing sessions;
      • Submit monthly simple sharing on e-learning tips;
      • Submit monthly photos of usage and implementation progress of the Samsung e-learning sets in class.
    • * The e-learning sets will be owned by the schools at the end of the project if they can fulfill all the “Giving Back” activities.

Samsung aspires to join hands with education institutions to create tailored solutions for the needs of our schools in Hong Kong. Wish to work with outstanding institutions like yours to bring better education to the future generation.

Look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.

For enquiry, please contact Abby Lauor Ava Lau of Weber Shandwick at 2533-9992 or 2533-9928.

For detail, please click here

How to get the application form :

  • Application form will send out through AiTLE & HKEDCITY by email
    • For AiTLE
      • For AiTLE members, AiTLE will send out application form to members through email
      • For non-AiTLE members, please use your email to send request to [email protected]
        • Please mention school name, teacher i/c name, post in school, mobile and email

How to Submit the application form :

  • The form itself is a fillable form and all fields are required. Please enter information accordingly and tick as appropriate.
  • To submit application,
    • Step 1: Click “Submit Form” button at the top right corner of the form
    • Step 2: Print out completed application form to be signed and chopped at the last page
    • Step 3: Scan and email the entire completed application form with signature and school chop to [email protected] on or before 5:00pm, June 27, 2014. No late submissions will be accepted
  • Received applications will be confirmed by email within 72 hours. Please call Abby Lau at 2533-9992 for any enquiries.