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Kenya Projects

This group will look at the planning, collaboration and implementation of current & future projects in Kenya.

Members: 65
Latest Activity: May 4, 2017

Background

Developing materials, resources and ideas to create a set of workshops using the latest pedagogical strategies to facilitate professional development for our Kenyan colleagues based on their English, Math and Science curriculum. We will springboard from our previously designed workshops that focused on teaching strategies around learning styles, study/organisational skills, theme/objective-based learning, assessment strategies, collaborative learning models, and creating a professional development community.

Discussion Forum

Back to the classroom, practicing what we preach... 1 Reply

Started by Steve Fairbairn. Last reply by Noble Kelly Sep 29, 2010.

www.explorelearning.com and chemistry 11

Started by Mirjan Krstovic Mar 22, 2009.

Math Science in Kenya 2 Replies

Started by Dennis Kuzenko. Last reply by Betty Anne Kiddell Jan 11, 2009.

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Comment by Steve Fairbairn on September 2, 2009 at 23:19
On the 2009 experience, what can I say. First of all, let me try to define why I 'signed up'.

For the personal professional development opportunity. For the opportunity to share with fellow teachers from Kenya. To learn and to grow. To offer my skills to Kenyan teachers so that they may increase the number of tools and tricks in their personal repertoire of tricks and techniques. To make more friends.

How did I do? Well, it was an excellent personal professional development activity. I have learned so much from my colleagues: Canadian, American, and Kenyan. Yes, I shared with my Kenyan colleagues. I most certainly learned a lot - and I believe that I have grown personally and professionally from the experience.

We shared many new techniques and approaches with our Kenyan colleagues. I believe we have guided them in their search for answers (their own answers, not ours) to at least some of the issues they face in their schools and classrooms everyday.

Finally, I have made some new friends.

The experience was successful, it was worthwhile - I think we did a fine job. I think we have made a difference.
Comment by Mary-Anne Neal on August 25, 2009 at 18:06
Teachers Without Borders is fulfilling the goal of closing the educational divide by building capacity in African teachers. Being part of the 2009 team was humbling and inspiring.
Comment by Kari Hall on May 24, 2009 at 11:03
Hello everyone! I am Kari Hall and currently work as a special education teacher/consultant. I am very interested in joining and learning about future endevors with this group. My work involves teacher mentoring and I am interested in the global aspect that I can grow into.
Comment by Steve Fairbairn on April 23, 2009 at 13:14
Hello everyone, Steve Fairbairn here. You'll (hopefully) see my photo soon. I am very busy at work - as we all are - and I promise to work hard to get myself up to sped sooner rather than later. I am looking forward to this adventure, both the 'work' part (really my favourite way to travel and experience life) and the other things.

I am, asking in advance for your patience as I ask questions that I should know the answers too, and as I put my foot in it (as it were) while I try to get on an even keel ..... I am a fully-released local union president who has a varied background in teaching - many subjects, many settings, (mostly junior secondary), a number of 'overseas' development/teaching teacher experiences (including 5 weeks in SA working with SADTU) ... I live to laugh. Oh yes, my world is the Southeast Kootenay region of British Columbia. Small town/rural outdoorsy stuff.
Comment by ROSEMARY SKUCE on April 21, 2009 at 20:35
Hi ... I just joined this project. I am a Special Ed teacher working in a specialized treatment program. I lived in Kenya and love the people and the country.
Comment by Mirjan Krstovic on March 22, 2009 at 21:34
Hi Everyone,

I just joined this group! I am looking forward to contributing my professional knowledge and sharing my experiences. I am a Science/Chemistry teacher in Brampton, Ontario, and I am very interested in global education initiatives.
Comment by Anita Hahoe on February 23, 2009 at 22:13
Very encouraging to read Thananga Ng'ang'a's comments re: literature circles. I'm so glad people are finding it helpful.
Comment by Anne Beamish on February 4, 2009 at 20:11
Have you considered using collaborative learning strategies to help students review course material? It is effective and fosters interdependence and communication skills. Of course the activities must be well structured and the students must be supported at first, but once in place they do get a lot out of it.
Comment by Thananga Ng'ang'a on February 3, 2009 at 12:44
Hi Konrad,
Hope you got my comments about the 2009 work shop in Kenya. I not, here are my views.
1. Ours being a very highly exam oriented education system, I know many teachers would welcome innovative ways to handle student revision especially as the national exams approach. These should be group oriented where large volumes of the syllabus are shared and the students research and present to others.
2. The biggesst constraint to implementation of the work shop ideas is resources. So as you plan think of ways to source material such as the ersable manilas, graphic organoizers and any other resources that will help teachers in day to day classroom implementation.

By the way, i shared the literature circles material to teachers in a national school and they have reported wonderful progress with their students. Hope to hear from you soon. Thananga.
Comment by catherine ing'ahidzu musera on February 3, 2009 at 10:12
I am glad to be part of group. Looking forword to offer my support in way.
 

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