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Train the teacher Project

      Train the Teachers Project

 

In underdeveloped countries like Sierra- Leone, Ghana, Afghanistan where approximately 60% of public school teachers have never finished high school and 90% have never received any formal training.

 

Our multi-method teacher training approach utilizes a 5-step cycle that has proven to be effective in successfully preparing both experienced and new teachers to excel in the classroom.

 

  1. Computer Training - Basic to advance level

  2. Distance Learning qualifications – through our and partner organisations online education platforms.

  3. Seminars – that introduce teaching philosophies and methodologies.

  4. Modeling– observing experienced and highly-competent teachers in the classroom.

  5. Co-teaching – with EFA teacher trainers or experienced teachers in the classroom.

  6. Independent teaching – while being observed and evaluated by EFA teacher trainers.

  7. Development – led by our teacher trainers, establishing individual development plans and periodic coaching.


              EFA Foundation was one of the first organizations in Pakistan and Afghanistan to provide basic standards of teaching performance through distance learning that all teachers must consistently demonstrate if they are to successfully complete our rigorous program.


Because our teachers tend to be more knowledgeable and skilled (and as such, a great resource for students), EFA works hard to seek funds to offer these teachers stipends to compliment their salaries and provide them with on-going opportunities to learn new subjects and support their continuing education.


 Program Includes:

  • Ability to develop and communicate learning goals.
  • Ability to develop lesson plans based on goals.
  • Ability to utilize appropriate teaching methodologies in the classroom.
  • Ability to physically set-up and arrange the classroom in a manner conducive to learning.
  • Ability to identify and utilize appropriate materials and aids that enhance the learning experience.
  • Ability to understand the psychological factors that contribute or hinder student learning and adjust teaching as necessary.
  • Ability to effectively manage student behaviors in the classroom in ways that facilitate a safe, nurturing, and productive learning environment. 
  • The ability to accurately evaluate student progress and performance using a variety of evaluation tools, instruments, and methods.
  • A strong grasp of subject matter knowledge (i.e. mathematics, science, history, language, religious studies, the arts).
  • A strong working knowledge of the educational system in underdeveloped countries and its goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver a high degree of professionalism (i.e. professional dress and manner, being on-time, being organized, leadership) in the classroom.