1. How will SES benefit my school
This programme has many hands-on sessions help make coding accessible
to students and teachers alike. It mostly utilises the Student Initiated
Learning (SIL) hours to foster self-directed learners, develop students’
computational thinking and creative problem solving through basic coding
on the iPad. It is a perfect opportunity for the students to learn design-thinking
principles and other skills high sought for in the digital marketplace.
Participants can also gain e-certificates and CCA points if they have
performed well in the SES. Accompanying teachers, Teacher Coding Champions
(TCC), can also attain Professional Learning certificates upon completion
of SES coding workshops.
2. How will be the content covered?
The outline of content for the programme is available on SLS as well as
www.swiftexplorers.sg. Please contact us at email@example.com if you need
3. Is there any registration fee or other cost to participate in the program?
The programme is free. There is no registration fee for the program. Schools
will need to provide iPads installed with the Swift Playgrounds app if
students do not have their own personal device. If schools do not have
iPads, they can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and arrangements
can be made.
4. Do I need a device to participate in this programme?
Students will need to have an iPad that is updated to iPadOS 16.2 or later
to run the latest version of Swift Playgrounds and Freeform.
A full list of compatible devices can be found below:
5. How can I find out which iPad my school has?
You may log onto the iPad, go into Settings >> General >> About. You
should be able to see the model name as well as the software version installed
in your device.
6. What are the apps that the students need on the iPad in order to participate in SES?
7. What is the role of the Teacher Coding Champion (TCC)?
The Teacher Coding Champion (TCC) will be the main coordinator between
CGS SES team and the participating school. The lesson materials (e.g. lesson
plans and SLS packages) will be shared with the TCC for assignment to participating
students. While the activities are design to support Self-Directed Learning,
TCCs are required to set milestone check-ins with participating students
and to select the team for the SES Showcase and SES Graduation.
During the course of SES 2024, there will be briefing sessions and training
workshops for TCCs. Teachers do not need any coding or computing knowledge
to be eligible for the role of TCC.
8. What is the role of the Student Coding Champion (SCC)?
The Student Coding Champion (SCC) will be the main student leader responsible
for making sure that his/her team is on track with tasks.