Leave a Nest Malaysia is pleased to announce that we will organise a GREAT TEACHER SEMINAR 2020 (GTS) on 21st November 2020 with the theme of “Let’s Make STEM Education Great Again”.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education has been recognised as a foundation for a country’s growth and has thus received continuous attention from ministries of education as well as all the STEM supporters in the world. However in the last decades, the number of students taking up STEM subjects has been declining. This indicates that we needs progressive steps to increase the number of students in taking STEM subjects. Besides that, the issues related to  science teachers’ exposure and training for continuous professional development is a concern. Therefore, Great Teacher Seminar 2020 will be a great platform for teachers and parents to discover effective and innovative approaches to enhance STEM education.

We invited speakers from local and international organisations to discuss and share on their expertise and knowledge that will give teachers and parents effective ways to encourage the students to be interested and want to pursue STEM Education. Last but not least, the seminar also aims to celebrate great teachers and parents that puts efforts beyond mandate to nurture our young generation.

Through GREAT TEACHER SEMINAR 2020, we hope teachers and parents will acquire following benefits:

  • Understand what will be the potential career paths for STEM students so they could share with the students and encourage them to take the next STEM education paths.
  • Learn innovative methodology of teaching STEM to the students and kids.
  • Get to know the useful technologies and tools that can support in teaching STEM education.
  • Get network with common-minded teachers and parents to exchange ideas and knowledge.


Details of Great Teacher Seminar 2020:

Theme: Let’s Make STEM Education Great Again
Dates : 21st November 2020
Time: 10:30-17:00 (Malaysia time), 11:30-18:00 (Japan time)
Platform: Online Platform Using Zoom

Teacher/Parents: RM20 
Corporate (Audience) : RM 50

Targeted participants :
– Parents
– School teachers



Highlights in Great Teacher Seminar 2020:

No Session Description
1 Panel Discussion 1 : “The Importance of STEM education for Future Career”  Overview

The number of students that choose STEM education continue to decrease year after year according to data produced by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. If this trend is to continue, it will affect our country’s development as well talent supply for the industry in the future. This panel session will discuss what will be the future of STEM education. It will also touch on the importance of preparing the right talents for future career opportunities. We hope teachers and parents will understand the importance of STEM education and encourage students to choose STEM-related subjects in the future.


  1. To discuss the overview of STEM education in Malaysia
  2. To share the future career path for students in STEM streams.
  3. To propose for teachers or parents to encourage their students and children to take STEM subjects.


Targeted Panelist :

  1. Mrs. Lee Saw Im, Teacher, SMK Seri Bintang Utara, (Honoured 2019 Global Teacher Award)
  2. Dr. Othman Talib, Faculty of Education at UPM
  3. Mr. Kamarulazman Mohamed, Founder and Group CEO, Aerodyne Group


Moderator :

Ms. Idarahayu Ayob, Director, Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

2 Workshop 1: “Enhancing Teaching and Learning Science through Integrated STEM and Inquiry-Based Learning” Overview

Rapid change and technology advancement requires further understanding by teachers and parents on the need to embrace STEM education and get the future talent to be ready. This special workshop will enhance teachers’ and parents’ understanding on STEM education and the integrated approach with regards to technology related to IR4.0. It will also highlight the inquiry-based learning as a tool to support STEM education. By joining this workshop, teachers and parents will be equipped with the knowledge and know-how to improve their teaching method and make the learning process for the students more exciting.


  1. To share about integrated STEM education concept.
  2. To share the experience and method to teach STEM education in class.


  1. Prof Madya Ts. Dr. Mohamad Sattar Rasul, STEM Enculturation Centre, UKM
3 EdTech Startups Presentation Overview

This session will give exposure to teachers and parents on the available products/platform and services from the Education technology (EdTech) startups that could help in nurture the students and kids towards STEM education. 


  1. To give exposure to teachers and parents of the examples of products/platforms that will help teachers/parents to educate students and kids about STEM.


Presenters :

  1. Life is Tech Inc.,Japan
  2. My Conceptual Robotics Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia
  3. CV Indobot, Indonesia,
  4. Garastem, Vietnam
  5. Wela Online Corporation, Philippines
4 Panel Discussion 2: “The Roles of Companies and Organisation in Supporting STEM Activities” Overview

Educating students with knowledge of STEM is not only teachers responsibility but also the community and private sectors as well. This discussion will highlight the roles of non-profit organisation and private sectors in adding value to STEM education. It will also reveal how schools can collaborate with non-profit organisation and private sector in order to give bigger impact on students. 


  1. To discuss how corporate or organisation should involve in empowering STEM education in Malaysia.
  2. To give exposure to teachers and parents of the examples of products, platforms or services that will help teachers and parents to educate students and kids about STEM.


Targeted Panelist:

  1. Mr. Darween Reza Sabri, Founder and CEO My Conceptual Robotics Sdn. Bhd.
  2. Mr. Ramesh Pillai, Secretary General, MACRI



Mr. Abdul Hakim Bin Sahidi, Managing Director, Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

5 Workshop 2: “Turning Everyday's Wonder into Scientific Adventure” Overview

Have you ever thought that a curry can be a meaningful research topics ? Yes, everything around us can be a great subject for research. At Leave a Nest, we believe that by doing research, it will create Waku-waku or excitement to the students which will lead into the exploration and understanding about science. To start the research, students need to identify their own big question and curiosity from their surrounding and get the answer by conducting the research. With support from the teachers, students can create research project from the question. Teachers and parents need the knowledge and skill to trigger students to find their own big question and support the research project. This workshop will guide teachers and parents to bring waku-waku moment to students.



  1. To share about teaching approach that can help to spark student interest towards science.
  2. To share on how to make STEM education more interactive in class.

Speaker :

  1. Dr. Satomi Maeda, Education Research Center, Leave a Nest Co.,Ltd.



Program Schedule on 21st November 2020:
(Malaysia time)

10:30-11:00 Opening Ceremony
11:00-11:50 Panel Discussion 1: “The Importance of STEM education for Future Career”
11:50-12:00  10 minutes break
12:00-13:00  Workshop 1:”Enhancing Teaching and Learning Science through Integrated STEM and Inquiry-Based Learning”
13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 Ed-Tech Startup Presentation
14:30-15:20 Panel Discussion 2: “The Roles of Companies and Organisation in Supporting STEM Activities”
15:20-15:30 10 minutes break
15:30-16:30 Workshop 2:”Turning Everyday Wonder Into Scientific Adventure”
16:30-17:00 Closing Ceremony


We are so excited to meet with all great teachers and parents during this program.

For further information, please email to [email protected]  addressed to Mr. Zaim and Mr. Hakim


See you at the event!

First Great Teacher Seminar report Mar. 2018