Presentation on theme: "Briefing and Sharing Session on DLG Key Issues in Gifted Education Programmes."— Presentation transcript:
Briefing and Sharing Session on DLG Key Issues in Gifted Education Programmes
Fact sheet 143 schools applied for the grant Aided (116) Caput (2) DSS (15) Government (7) Special (3)
Your Questions Answered What kinds of document/report/proposal should be submitted? It is desirable to have a 3-year plan Could be in the form of an annex to the schools annual plan Uploaded onto the schools homepage before the end of November 2010.
Your Questions Answered What are/were the most popular ways of using the DLG for Gifted programmes? 4 main kinds of programmes School-based Pull-out programme by external service provider School-based Pull-out programme by alumni School-based Pull-out programme by school teacher Subsidies students to enroll on external enrichment/extension/acceleration/credit-bearing programmes
Your Questions Answered How do we define gifted programmes? Criteria: Clearly defined student selection mechanism With the development of core gifted education elements: creativity. Higher order thinking skills, personal and social competence With tangible student products Enrichment (breadth), Extension (depth) or Acceleration (pace)
Your Questions Answered What should be the class size of the gifted programmes ? To achieve maximum effectiveness, class size should not be big nor extremely small: 15-20 are desirable In case different cohorts of students are involved, the cost should be shared on a pro-rata basis Schools are required to keep separate ledger accounts for each cohort
Your Questions Answered How do we pay partial subsidy to enroll students on external gifted programmes? Scenario Student A is nominated to an external gifted programme which costs $1000 School intends to subsidise student A of $300 and Student A needs to pay $700
How do we pay partial subsidy to enroll students on external gifted programmes? For Aided Schools Student pays $700 to school School saves money in Subscription A/C School issues a cheque of $1000 to pay the course provider
How do we pay partial subsidy to enroll students on external gifted programmes? For Government Schools Student pays $700 to school School saves money in ECA A/C School issues GF220 together with the course invoice from the course provider to Finance Division Finance Division sends back to the school a cheque of $300 payable to the course provider School makes payment for the student with the $300 cheque from Finance Division and a cheque of $700 from the ECA A/C
Your Questions Answered Can the DLG be used to subsidise the cost of exchange programmes to the Mainland? Absolutely
Your Questions Answered Can the DLG be used to pay the Easy Access Bus services for the physically disabled? Absolutely Payment should be made to the service provider directly Reimbursement to students is not allowed
More solutions to your possible questions Appendix I of EDB CM No. 13/2010 Tel: 3698 3473 ( WONG Chung-po )
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