Re: [learningfromeachother] Re: Fola -Online community of teachers
Thanks for your passion for education, especially your appreciation of the challenges that an educator in rural Africa faces from time to time. Many initiatives have been made to try go around the problems of access to quality and relevant education, .retention of children in schools and transition from one level of education to another.I am glad about you using some ICT in Education .ICT4ED in education has with it, social and psychological implications and challenges that a modern day teacher would only be happy to try get the best of in a structured manner. May i also reflect that this is about values ,questions ,proactively seeking anwers and what help you can get from fellow peers-in - skill. I especially love the teaching spirit Andrius ,Pamela and Janet have.And Ricardo? He has put more people on the technology path more than I can imagine. He has never been tired doing this in diverse ways.Thank you Ricardo.!That being so, and given that Birds of the same feather flock together! I invite you Fola and to join Teachers Without Borders, a global community of teachers dedicated to bridging the educational divide As a TWB member, you become part of a global community that supports teachers through professional development and mentorship as well as have access to the latest educational innovations across the world.
Raphael Ogar Oko from Nigeria is our Africa regional coordinator rafael@... . I have copied this mail to my friend Rafael who has helped us get started in Kenya .We now have Teachers Without Borders – Kenya .the TWB chapter in Nigeria is very active establishing Community Teaching and learning Centers CTLC’s among other things .For instance, you can take courses e.g. the Certificate of Teaching Mastery (CTM) at the TWB http://courses.teacherswithoutborders.orgDan Andrew Otedo.Program Officer,The African Center for Women,Informations and Communications Technology(ACWICT)Tel :(+254)-020-3862907/107 cell phone :+254720366094.
--- On Tue, 4/28/09, folabisunday <folabisunday@...> wrote:
From: folabisunday <folabisunday@...>
Subject: [learningfromeachother] Re: Teaching and learning in rurals
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 12:34 PM--- In learningfromeachoth er@yahoogroups. com, Thomas Chepaitis <uzheroldas1615@ ...> wrote:
> Maybe I could help you on-line, if you'll state the problems you challenge in the teaching process (misunderstandings or smth. like that)/ I am an independent thinker and like to think about fresh solutions to the problems. Also I am an on-line teacher in literature and languages myself.
> What discipline do you teach? Or everything, since you are the only teacher in the region?
> so, write me, if you'd like directly to my address uzheroldas1615@ ...
> Yours, Thomas
> (from Lithuania and Russia)
> my problems are inadequacy of teaching materials because government has failed to provide them for us and on the part of the pupils they are only moving from the village to school and from school to farm and this has made our efforts to be almost ineffective. i hope to create an album in this group showing my school buildings and environment. i dont want to opt out because the lives and future of these pupils are precious to me. how do i make my teachings meaningful to them and learning proccess possible in this unconducisve environment
- Thanks Dan,
I will like to join the group you forwarded to me especially if I will meet people of like minds and teachers we could share experiences together. However how do I join the group and what does it take to become a member,do I have to pay any subscription fees or anything. Taking the online course will be helpful I hope.