Thursday, November 15, 2012

PS21 ExCEL Awards Best Ideator 2012

Yes, i am awarded this honor in 2012 thanks to the Open Source Physics community. I have always acknowledged the passionate contributions of Francisco Esquembre, Fu-Kwun Hwang and Wolfgang Christian for their ideas and insights in the co-creation of interactive simulation and curriculum materials. They are the real heroes in Physics Education, my source of inspiration for being an educator  :)
PS21 ExCEL convention 2012 Wee Loo Kang MOE Best Ideator GOLD

Date: 15 November 2012 (Thurs)
Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome (Jubilee Hall)


08.00 am – Registration of Nominees and Awardees
PS21 ExCEL convention 2012 Wee Loo Kang MOE Best Ideator GOLD, envelope with book $200 SGD vouchers, useful for my kids reading needs, thanks to the organizers and Kinokuniya Bookstores

stage
using galaxy note2

08.30 am – Briefing to Nominees and Awardees (and dry run if time permits)
PS21 ExCEL convention 2012 Wee Loo Kang MOE Best Ideator GOLD, testing my Note 2 photo front camera

09.15 am – All Nominees and Awardees to be seated
10.00 am - Arrival of Guest of Honour, ceremony commences
ME6 Teh C.A. my AJC and NUS course mate

PS21 ExCEL convention 2012 Wee Loo Kang MOE Best Ideator GOLD

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151157619032956&set=t.731464494&type=3&theater photo shared by thomas Hunkprasom Chaktiwangcai


12.20 am – End of Awards Ceremony. All are invited to visit the exhibition hall
01.00 pm – Adjourn to Lunch Reception



free photo shot by the organizers with Walter, lookang and chong ann.










Best Ideator aims to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions in the areas of ideation and suggestions for improvement. A total of 16 nominees were selected for the award. 2 GOLD and 1 Bronze was awarded in 2012

I also like to thank Latha setting up my nomination, Yew Meng and Seau Yoon for vetting, Victor of the impact section beefing up.
And Ms Chan for setting a path way for me to ideate and impact education and Dr Cheah for his words about "motivating people by aligning their objectives with the goals of the organization".

I truly believe in this fundamental idea of organizational excellence through Management by Objectives approach so i acted on it using Easy Java Simulation and Tracker.



My advise is go forward and better education the way you see fit, instead of doing organizational or other peoples' project, you have to own it for it to work, you have to believe in what you do, or else it will never work out. Remember that.

Background info:
The PS21 ExCEL Awards are given out every year to recognise innovative ideas and outstanding initiatives by individuals and teams which have had significant impact within and beyond their organisation. This year, each Ministry was invited to nominate deserving individuals in 3 award categories:


  1. Best ideator - to recognise individuals who have made significant contributions in the areas of ideation and suggestions for improvement. A total of 16 nominees were selected for the award.
  2. Outstanding Activist
  3. Best PS21 Project

These awards will be presented to when they attend the PS21 ExCEL Awards Ceremony on 15th November 2012, 10.00am at Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome Function Space. The Awards Secretariat will contact award recipients separately regarding the administrative details.


reference for the writeup:
http://weelookang.blogspot.sg/2012/07/nomination-for-ps21-excel-awards-best.html
http://excel2012.sg/PS21-ExCEL-Convention-2012
http://www.excel2012.sg/PS21-ExCEL-Convention-Forum-Awards

mass media coverage:
http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/awards-public-sector-projects-20121115
http://app.psd.gov.sg/data/HCS%20Peter%20Ong%20Speech%20at%20PS21%20ExCEL%20Awards%202012.pdf

 PS21 ExCEL Awards 2012, ideator 



http://www.excel2012.sg/PS21-ExCEL-Convention-Forum-Awards