REACHING MORE TEACHERS || TRAINING TEACHERS ON 21st CENTURY TEACHING
When teachers are given continuous professional training, they can improve their teaching practices However, reaching every teacher for continuous professional development is always not easy. With the proliferation of mobile devices coupled with the access to Internet, governments and stakeholders can extend access to teacher professional development.
Having participated in the Innovating Education in Africa Expose 2019 that was held in Gaborone, Botswana, from August 20-22, 2019, I had a lot to learn from the event and I was inspired by recommendation (v) of the Communique of Innovating Education in Africa 2019 that insists to " Strengthen innovative digital technologies for empowering teachers with the necessary digital literacy and ICT skills. Recognize the efforts made by teachers in promoting ICTs through awards, and strengthen alternative education provision including open, distance and e-learning". It is through training teachers and improving their teaching practices that we can ensure inclusive and equitable quality education while promoting lifelong learning (SDG 4).
We have developed an online course for teachers, educators, tutors and instructors, with emphasis on the African context, to connect, share their experiences and learn from each other. It focuses on transforming the 20th Century Teaching (which is teacher-centred) to the 21st Century Teaching (which is learner-centred), with technology as an enabler.
Please share the link below in your networks with school teachers, educators and instructors to participate in this online course for teachers. https://mwalimuhub.ac.tz
Link to register: https://forms.gle/civ3EEFW7uhuXCnb9