Sekhukhune project drives teacher professional development
The goals of the project were twofold: firstly to demonstrate and gain improvement in the number of teachers attaining good results in Mathematicas, Physical Science and English; and secondly to create a strong pool of learners that could pursue science and engineering studies at university. To reach these goals, the focus of the intervention was on Grade 10-12 teachers.
Sangari SA condusted a baseline assessment of teacher needs to identify content gaps. Using the data collected, Sangari SA developed and conducted teacher professional development workshops. Over the duration of the project teachers engaged in monthly workshops.
Sangari SA utilised their experienced specialists for the implementation of the programme and to provide classroom support for school visits. The learning specialists were based in Sekhukhune on a full time basis.
During the classroom support visits, the facilitators supported and mentored teachers in the classroom. In addition, facilitators conducted one-on-one mentorship sessions for project teachers.
A total of 31 Mathematics, Physical Science and English teachers completed the project.
In six months, Sangari SA was instrumental in increasing the number of distinctions and…
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