Date : 15 March 2019, Friday
Time : 1215 - 1745 (Afternoon)
Venue : CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel (CHIJ OLGC)
2C Burghley Drive, Singapore 558979
Tel: 6288 6930
Objectives : - To motivate students to read and speak fluently and expressively in English.
- To cultivate a love for the English language through a fun, engaging and immersive way of reading.
Competition Format:
This is a storytelling competition open to all Singapore primary schools. The participants will have to use the Moo-O software to record themselves as story characters, reading their scripts. Please watch the sample video created by students using Moo-O.

Sample Moo-O Video:
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Each participating school will send a team that comprises of three Primary 3 students and one teacher mentor on the competition day. Each participating school can only send one team.

On the competition day, the participants will first learn how to use Moo-O, the immersive digital storybook software. Then, each team will choose a story to be read and recorded for the competition. The produced video will then be submitted to be judged for its reading qualities such as clarity, fluency, pronunciation, expression and creativity. Physical props are not allowed during competition. The top 15 performing teams will be presented with Gold (five teams), Silver (five teams) and Bronze (five teams) Awards accordingly and Merit Awards for the rest of the participating teams.
Guest of Honour:

Ms May Tan Mui Gee
SGEM Committee Member
Academy Principal, ELIS
Ms May Tan joined ELIS as its Academy Principal in December 2018. Prior to ELIS, Ms May Tan was the Principal of Qifa Primary School and Vice-principal at Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary). She completed her postgraduate studies in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London, under the MOE Postgraduate Scholarship. She taught English Language, History and Social Studies in a few secondary schools, and served stints at the Curriculum Policy and Pedagogy Unit in MOE’s Curriculum Planning & Development Division, and Examinations Division.
Judges:

1) Mr Morgan Zhou
Teaching Fellow,
English Language & Literature (ELL) Academic Group,
National Institute of Education.
Morgan is a Doctoral Candidate and a Teaching Fellow at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Prior to his secondment as Teaching Fellow to the English Language and Literature Academic Group in NIE, he was Vice Principal at Anglo-Chinese School (Junior). In ELL, he mostly teaches in the methods courses of the English Language track of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) programme. Morgan’s firm belief is that reading provides long-lasting positive effects that support emotional and intellectual growth in individuals and he is most heartened when he sees children being read to in schools, libraries and communities by peers, teachers and families.

2) Mr Ng Wee Liam
K-12 Math & Science Curriculum Consultant, Asia
McGraw-Hill Education
Wee Liam has eleven years of teaching experience in elementary English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. During this tenure, he took on both teaching and leadership roles. In his leadership role, he has also developed the department curriculum framework to relate students’ conceptual understanding to daily life applications. He has also received many accolades; Ministry of Education (MOE) Teaching Award, MOE Sponsored Training Awards and Outstanding Contribution Awards. A graduate of Nanyang Technological University, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Applied Physics.

3) Mr Jason Teo Chee Keong
Vice Principal
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School
Mr Jason Teo is currently the VP of Ang Mo Kio Secondary School. He has more than 20 years of work experience spanning across human resources, industrial relations and general administrative experience in the banking and education sectors. Mr Teo started out his career with the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) as an industrial relations officer and at the same time, represented NTUC in various tripartite initiatives. He moved to UOB Bank as an Assistant Vice President, HR where he was in charge of the maintaining good tripartite relationships with the three unions within UOB group. He was awarded a MA scholarship by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) to pursue his Masters in the USA. He went on to be an academic staff with the Republic Polytechnic where he taught human resource management modules at the Centre of Innovation and Enterprise. After which he joined the SEED Institute and was responsible for the academic delivery of the Bachelor degree and Master degree courses with Ngee Ann Polytechnic, UniSIM, Deakin University, Australia and Wheelock College, USA.

4) Mr Andrew Ng
Vice Principal
Fairfield Methodist School (Primary)
Mr Andrew Ng firmly believes in the importance of cultivating the love for reading in children in preparing them to learn for life. Currently serving as Vice Principal in Fairfield Methodist School (Primary), he has 20 years of experience in education and has covered different roles in teaching and leadership. He holds a Masters of Arts (Educational Management) and considers working with children and youths a joy and passion.

5) Ms Shalini Doshi
Storyteller
Shalni Doshi is a professional storyteller and highly experienced speech-and-drama trainer. She was a key deliverer of the 2018 Molly pre-school storytelling programme. A trained audio-describer for the vision-impaired audiences, Shalni has performed at both Story Carnival at the Enabling Village events and is a regular at the 398.2 Storytelling Festival.
Registration : Closed. We will be sending an email with more details to registered schools by 20 February 2019, Wednesday. Thank you for your interest and support.
Vacancies Left : 0 (FULL because 45 schools have registered)
Registration Closing Date : 15 February 2019, Friday
No further registration will be accepted once 45 schools have registered or by 6pm on Registration Closing Date, whichever occurs earlier.
Prizes
: Gold Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Gold Medals (for students)
3 x Gold Award Certificate (for students)
3 x Set of 1 bag + 6 pens+ 2 readers (for students)
4 x Moo-O Gold Badges (for teacher and students)
Silver Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Silver Medals (for students)
3 x Silver Award Certificate (for students)
4 x Moo-O Silver Badges (for teacher and students)
Bronze Award (5 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
1 x Team Trophy (for school)
3 x Bronze Medals (for students)
3 x Bronze Award Certificate (for students)
4 x Moo-O Bronze Badges (for teacher and students)
Merit Award (30 teams) -
Each winning team gets:
3 x Merit Award Certificate (for students)
Supported By : Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
Organised By :
  1. CHIJ Our Lady of Good Counsel
  2. Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
Sponsors :
  1. Speak Good English Movement (SGEM)
  2. McGraw-Hill Education
  3. Eng Leong Medallic Industries Pte Ltd
  4. Teevers Pte Ltd (Developer of Moo-O)
Contact : If you have queries, please email us at: support@moo-o.com
Event Timetable:
Time Activity
1230 - 1300 Registration
1300 - 1310 Welcome Address & Safety Briefing
A safety briefing will be conducted before the event to inform participants of the safety procedure in case of an emergency.
1310 - 1410 Hands-on training on Moo-O
1410 - 1510 Recording of story for the competition (each team to record 1 story)
1510 - 1550 Tea-break (will be provided by the Organisers)
1550 - 1700 Storytelling Performance
1700 - 1745 Presentation of Tokens of Appreciation, Announcement of Results, Presentation of Awards