SMJK Chung Hwa Tenom, Sabah
Anuthra Sirisena is a Chemistry Teacher in SMJK Chung Hwa Tenom, Sabah. In 2017, she ventured into the world of robotics alongside her friend by training 24 students for the Young Innovators Challenge. This then grew into the Tenom Innovation Centre which involves 12 teachers and 40 mentors from various secondary schools. To date they have conducted more than 40 workshops and training sessions and have upskilled more than 2000 teachers and students.
SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak
Aishah binti Mohamed Hamdan is an English Teacher in SMK Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Perak. A proponent of project-based learning, Cikgu Aishah facilitated student projects such as “Sing to the Dawn” a musical theatre production for an audience of 4000, a waste management campaign with the Department of Environment and a “Pitch Your Product” project with Parkson. These projects led to an increase in student engagement and an improvement in her school’s English subject average grade (GPMP). Cikgu Aishah also shared her expertise in project-based learning and gamification in district-wide teacher Professional Learning Communities.
SMKA Perempuan Alawiyah, Perlis
Khairil Azmir Ahmad is a Visual Arts Education teacher in SMKA Perempuan Alawiyah, Perlis. He is extremely passionate in the arts and works diligently in providing support for his students to take up Visual Arts Education for SPM by teaching outside of schooling hours. His students also contributed in designing and producing 20 murals in the Kangar Street 2.0 program which is now an important tourist attraction of Perlis.
SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional Merbok
Kumaresan Muniandy is a vocational special education teacher in SM Pendidikan Khas Vokasional Merbok, Kedah. He works tirelessly to ensure that his students with special needs are able to secure working opportunities after graduation by engaging their parents and the community. For example, in one of his projects called “Hello School to Work”, he collaborated with the hotel industry to provide his students with real work experience during the school holidays which then paved the way for them to work in the industry post graduation.
SK Seri Samudera, Perak
Shahril bin Othman is the principal of SK Seri Samudera, Perak. Besides his administerial duties as a principal, he is also an active instructional leader especially in the field of Mathematics. From diversifying his classroom practice through inquiry based learning and using technology, he actively shares his teaching practices through seminars and workshops to teachers and even parents in order to help them support their kids at home. He also provides free online classes on Mathematics which involves over 400 students.
Keningau Vocational College, Sabah
Cikgu Anita Md. Yasin is a baking and pastry vocational teacher in Keningau Vocational College, Sabah. Her award-winning teaching tools and techniques enabled her students to win medals and prizes in skills competitions and also opened cake businesses. Cikgu Anita’s community project “Sprout” enabled her students to engage with the community via workshops and aid programs where they use their skills to prepare food for the community. Cikgu Anita aims to change public perception of vocational colleges as centres for problematic youths to institutions that provide technical skills for career success.
SJK(C) Chi Seng 2, Perak
Goh Kok Ming is a Mathematics Teacher in SJK(C) Chi Seng 2, Perak which is also a low enrollment school (SKM) that has around 22 students. Realising that there is a large digital gap in his students, he started by exposing his students to technology by integrating Minecraft and other applications besides providing them with coding classes beyond school hours. He also actively collaborates with Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) to share his experience in teaching in a combined classroom with students from multiple years and the context of a SKM.
SMK Syed Ibrahim, Kedah
Tan Shi Min is an English Teacher in SMK Syed Ibrahim, Kedah. One of her crowning achievements is her award winning innovation called the ‘Wheel of Learning’ a colourful multi-layered graphic organiser that aids the organisation of ideas and vocabularies about feelings to help my students who have very poor English language proficiency in story writing which helped her school achieved the highest passing grade in English in the past 5 years. She is also the founder of the Inspire Teringai project which conducts community service at Kampung Teringai Laut, a remote village in Sabah, Malaysia.
SK Klang, Selangor
Wan Mu’adzam bin Wan Abidin is a special education teacher in Sekolah Kebangsaan Klang, Selangor whose mission is to shine light on students with disabilities and demonstrate their talents and abilities to society. He invented a device called Caballus Rafvi which helps students with visual impairments to run and even to train them in track and field. He is currently collaborating with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to further improve his innovation and he hopes that it will be of benefit to visually impaired students all over Malaysia.
SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab, Perak
Dr. Shyielathy Arumugam is a special education teacher in SMK Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab, Perak. Her interest lies in inclusive education for students with special needs and to that end she started an entrepreneurship pedagogy for low-functioning students with special needs in 2019. One of her projects under this innovation is Authoring & Illustrating Children’s Picturebook in which students’ illustrations were collected and later transformed into the characters of the picture books based on the titles. As a result, 4 books have been published under this project.