“Teachers are the biggest influence on our young population in Africa. If we do not train them effectively, it would be difficult to have a national impact and train the next generation contributory work force that will strengthen the continent’s economy through technology innovation.” – Dr.Unoma Okorafor, WAAW founder & president
Application will open for our 2020 ICT/Computer science and STEM teachers training program by April 15th. Teacher training workshops are planned for Abuja, Lagos, Calabar, Owerri Nigeria, Kigali, Rwanda and Cape Town, South Africa. Follow us on our social media and sign-up on our mailing list to receive updates on our programs.
Teachers who are interested in upcoming STEM teacher training workshop in 2020, complete the application form here.
Training STEM Teachers is a critical component in ensuring that African youth and especially girls are trained in STEM. We focus on GENDER-SENSITIVE curriculum so teachers can help guide and recruit more girls in STEM and prevent gender bias and stereotypes in their classes. We train STEM Secondary Teachers across Africa.
For STEM secondary educators in Africa, we offer our engaging, rigorous teacher professional development model which provides tools to empower teachers and their students and transform the classroom into a collaboration space where STEM content comes to life.
We emphasize hands-on learning away from the blackboard, and Africa-focused integrated curriculum that helps teachers break down the rote memorization methodologies which are prevalent in the African educational system and which stifles creativity. We train http://www.honeytraveler.com/buy-kamagra/ teachers to develop cutting edge STEM curriculum for their classrooms using affordable locally available resources, train in digital literacy and employ technology and free online resources to enhance learning and engagement in their classrooms.
We equip Teachers to organize extra-curricular hands-on activities in STEM to grab their students’ interest at an early age (in secondary school) when career decisions are formed. We provide resources for continued learning for STEM teachers and facilitate communities and networks for peer support, mentoring and continued engagement. We also facilitate STEM competitions that motivate teachers to keep innovating in their classrooms.
GLOCAL CLASSROOM/LEVEL UP VILLAGE
Our teacher training program ties in with our Glocal Classroom/ Level Up Village program. Participation in the teacher training workshop however, does NOT GUARANTEE LUV participation. Participation in this exclusive Glocal Classroom program requires selection as a master teacher and 1 – 2 days of additional training on LUV curriculum.
Our selection criteria ensures that LUV teachers MUST have internet access and show strong commitment to hosting on-going stem clubs, and dedication to completing their paired classes as they cannot leave their US/UK partner teachers hanging. Trained teachers who are selected for this program will be guaranteed LUV classes year round. If selected teachers are unstable, disappoint their partner teachers or do not complete their classes, they are immediately removed from the LUV program.