The lack of STEM exposure makes it difficult for in-service science teachers to promote STEM education and digital literacy amongst students in their local schools. WAAW Foundation, after a decade of promoting STEM education for Africa girls, resorted to complement its effort by training in service public school science teachers in hands on STEM lessons. This is the basis for the WAAW Foundation annual STEM teacher training.
Science teachers need to regularly update their teaching method, curriculum, classroom activities and assessment approach required for continual motivation of their students. We train science teachers so that they have STEM skills to impact their students and share knowledge with fellow teacher within their community. WAAW teacher training is beyond the usual one-off certificate program, but an on-going professional support providing consistent development required for low income science teacher teachers to measure up with quality education requirements.
During the past summer, WAAW conducted its Abuja STEM teacher training with huge success. After the successful STEM teacher training program in Abuja, WAAW Foundation, in an attempt to scale impact replicated the program in Lagos, training additional 50 public school teachers in Robotic, Renewable energy, Web design, Critical thinking activities and classroom management skills.
WAAW Foundation has impacted 110 teachers from the 36 states of the nation with its curriculum within two years. Lead teachers are impacting several hundreds of other teachers within their local communities in addition their impact on students particularly in their local schools and other institution of learning.
This is no doubt one of the expected outcomes however in the next decade, WAAW STEM teacher training is expected to become the foundation for a functional STEM education syllabus in many public schools in Africa. WAAW Foundation prides itself as a leading STEM teacher training provider and seeks your partnership towards a quality education system in Africa.