Why do we have the NSS network?
When faced with implementing the NSS, teachers and panel chairs may feel overwhelmed by the amount of material they have to cover and the many new elements involved. Since the curriculum is still so new, there are many areas of uncertainty, especially surrounding assessment. If you are teaching senior forms, you may be feeling stressed and weighed down by the challenges. If you are a panel chair or senior form coordinator, you may be wondering if you are on the right track with your curriculum planning and design. You may feel you are making a lonely journey with little direction. The LLSS believes that reducing teachers’ sense of isolation is one way to build their confidence in facing the challenges of the NSSC. For this reason, we have set up the NSS network to provide opportunities for teachers to share their concerns and gain access to resources and information.
What does the network aim to do?
The aim of the network is to support teachers in the implementation of the NSS by providing opportunities for professional development and sharing of experiences and resources.
What strategies are used?
- Professional development activities are held regularly, covering issues related to the teaching of the Core and Elective Parts of the NSSC. These include informal gatherings which feature sharing of ideas among network members.
- Inter-school visits are arranged from time to time, so that teachers can experience projects or teaching programmes developed by other schools
- An e-group has been set up to enable teachers to raise concerns, inquire about or recommend resources and share teaching ideas.
Teachers share ideas at an informal gathering
Inter-school observation activity
How can I join the NSS Network?
All English teachers in LLSS supported schools can join. Individual teachers can continue to be members when their school is no longer supported by the LLSS. In order to join the Network, teachers from supported schools should fill in the membership form and return it to Ms Joey Lai at email@example.com. If your school is not supported by LLSS and you are interested in joining the NSS Network, please contact Ms Patricia Pang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms Joey Lai at email@example.com.
How can I benefit?
Members are invited to attend our informal sharing sessions and other professional development events, where they can receive information and resources. They can also join the NSS Network e-group to exchange ideas and have access to materials stored on the site and useful links recommended by other teachers and EDB staff.
Can I get resources for teaching the NSSC on this website?
The LLSS has been working with schools for some years on the preparation for and implementation of the NSSC. School cases with video clips, samples of students’ work and materials for download can be found on this website in the School-based Practices section. Lesson plans and teaching materials can also be found in the Resources section.
Where can I get more information?
For further information on the NSS Network and e-group, please contact Ms Patricia Pang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms Joey Lai at email@example.com.
- For enquiries about the services of the Language Learning Support Section, please contact Ms Amy Poon at firstname.lastname@example.org