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STEAM (Singapore) 1-day Studio

January 23, 2019

Booking Closed

Workshop title

‘Full STEAM Ahead!’ – science, technology, engineering, and maths taught with the arts and through the arts.


Workshop description

Through practical experiences, this one day, studio workshop will enable a professional learning community to examine the impact of teaching and learning in a multidisciplinary context, through the arts. It will expose teachers to strategies designed to inspire creative learning in science, technology, engineering and maths.


Target audience

The training will inspire primary practitioners to engage with approaches that promote: collaboration, brain friendly learning, oracy, teaching and learning for creativity – in multidisciplinary contexts (with a focus on STEAM). This workshop would also appeal to primary school leaders keen to foster safe and inclusive teaching and learning environments that, in addition to the above, promote social cognition and co-operation in a learning community.


Learning outcomes for teachers

Participants will:
· Examine the difference between teaching creatively and teaching for creativity
· Experience a STEM, multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning through drama and the arts
· Engage with the core principles involved in teaching and learning STEM through the arts and to enhance the arts
· Shape an understanding of how to co-construct imaginary provocations that will inspire problem solving and engage students in hands-on investigations in an area they can relate to; while ensuring students are creating, applying and incorporating mathematics and at least one other content area in their work.


About your workshop leader

Rebecca Bell has over 24 years of teaching experience, ranging from age two upwards. She is a highly regarded leadership coach experienced in both educational and commercial settings. Her ability to galvanize and inspire whole school communities toward a shared vision for innovative pedagogic approaches, make her a hit in the many schools she has worked with. In recent years, Rebecca has developed a reputation in the UK particularly around early years/kindergarten education. Her action research and keynotes have gained her admiration for bringing inquiry, play and imagination together to create meaningful learning experiences for our youngest children. She works frequently with local authorities and education trusts in developing playful, story based literacy curriculum models. As a former associate lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, trainer and coach, Rebecca brings a diverse range of skills and expertise in creative teaching, learning and leadership that can add value to all phases in education.

“Rebecca inspired and enthused everyone who she came into contact with. Students were working at levels far above their everyday attainment while engaged in truly creative learning.”
Corin James, Dulwich College, Singapore



GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
2 Yishun Street 42
Singapore 768039

Tel: + 65 6808 7300

Host school website


ISTA Event Coordinator



This is a one day professional development and learning workshop for primary age range teachers (of any subjecct) who wish to integrate the arts into classroom subjects and upskill on STEAM programmes.


Important information

Information for participating teachers

The workshop begins at 8:30am and finishes at 4:45pm on 23rd January 2019.
Registration is now open.
Registration closes 11th January 2019.

Please note:

Places are limited so please register early.
Teachers should plan to attend the professional development and learning experience in its entirety. If travelling from outside of the host city, please arrange travel accordingly.



Registration fees

Teachers from member schools – GBP £175.
Teachers from non-member schools – GBP £192.50.


ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

Please note:

Fees include lunch and tea/coffee breaks.


Travel and visas

Participating teachers

While we are planning this event primarily for teachers in the host city to attend daily, an invitation is certainly extended to other teachers in the region. If the latter, you will be responsible for booking your own hotel. We suggest a hotel near the workshop venue.

ISTA artists

Your event coodinator will confirm final travel plans/dates with you.
Artist travel plans are due 9th January 2019.
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the studio and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Singapore.



It is envisaged that teachers will attend daily from within Singapore.
For teachers travelling from overseas we recommend that you book a hotel close to the workshop venue.



Participating teachers

Lunch and coffee/tea breaks are provided during the day. Breakfast and dinner is not provided as part of the registration fees.

ISTA artists

All meals for ISTA artists will be provided and/or a stipend given to cover the cost of meals.


Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Wednesday 23 January at 08:30
Finishes on Wednesday 23 January at 16:45


GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
2 Yishun Street 42

Tel: + 65 6808 7321
Host school website


• Aida binte Abdul Rahim
• Alex Hall-Gray
• Belani Khirti Kamchand
• Charmaine Tan
• Chee Boon Koh
• Fa’izah binte Ahmad
• Huey Bin Heng
• Hui Hong Ng
• Kai Xuan Ong
• Keh Lee Shirley Lim
• Meagan daSilva
• Nurul Husna binte Ghali
• Penelope Clark
• Pin Hui Gan
• Siew Lee (Olive) Gan
• Siti Aisyah binte Abdul Nasir
• Theresa Chapman
• Tom Robinson
• Yi Xin Faye Woo


• Rebecca Bell