July 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Our First Two Days in Nanyuki, Kenya. July, 2014

Maureen, Noble and I travelled to Nanyuki, Kenya to be part of a Trainer Workshop. Trainers, both experienced and new, were gathering to be part of a joint district (Gilgil, Naivasha and Laikipia)  workshop for the first time. We flew to Nairobi from Arusha on a quick…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 29, 2014 at 5:43 — No Comments

Student Leadership Workshop

Today is our last day of Education Beyond Borders workshops in Tanzania and we are wrapping up by holding a student leadership seminar. We have twenty six students attending: four students from four of the five secondary schools (Form 1 - Form 4 or grades 8-11) and 9 class or grade 7…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 19, 2014 at 9:08 — No Comments

School Visits in Leguruki Ward, Tanzania

Yesterday we finished two and a half days of school visits. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the teachers that we had worked with in workshops and visit their schools. It also gave us an opportunity to meet school heads and thank them for supporting their teachers in attending…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 19, 2014 at 5:00 — No Comments

Last Day of Teacher Workshops

Today is the our last day of teacher workshops before we spend two and a half days visiting schools.  In the last seven days we've had 38 teachers from 11 schools in Leguruki Ward attend workshops. Some of the teachers are people we've gotten to know better than others for many…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 15, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Market Day in King'ori

Each day we walk back and forth between Rafiki House and CKC Centre for our teacher workshops. We usually walk through town but we have also been taking different paths through a maize crop, across a soccer pitch, through a back path between small farms and see new things every day.…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 11, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Learning Styles & Differentiated Instruction Workshop: Facilitator Profile 2014

The Education Beyond Borders' Learning Styles & Differentiated Workshops ran on Monday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 8th at the CKC Centre in King'ori Tanzania. We had worked with facilitators last week to prepare and practice the workshops and that was our opportunity to work with the new Tanzanian facilitators to deliver a workshops. For me the best part of the experience was having the opportunity to work with Yustina, a primary teacher from Nkoasenga Primary School. …

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 — No Comments

Teacher Workshops Opening Day Monday, July 7th, 2014

Monday was our opening day of teacher workshops in King'ori, Tanzania. We had a small amount of teachers for the opening day but that number has grown to 36 teachers from schools throughout Leguruki Ward. The teachers are from a variety of primary and secondary schools: Sinai Primary School,…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 10, 2014 at 7:30 — No Comments

Last Day of Facilitator Workshops in King'ori, Tanzania

Working on Carousel and moving between as animal families. Great fun!!!!

Today is our last day of facilitator workshops in King'ori before we begin the larger teacher workshops in Leguruki and Nagaronuki next week.

We've worked with teacher facilitators to develop…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 6, 2014 at 2:07 — No Comments

Facilitator Workshops in King'ori, Tanzania

We have now finished day three of the facilitator workshops in King'ori, Tanzania. We are now working in three small groups to design workshops on differentiated & collaborative learning along with inquiry learning. We are beginning to develop relationships with our Tanzanian colleagues and also beginning to learn their needs as workshop participants. We, as Canadians, worry that we're delivering too much information in too short of a time, are we speaking too quickly or not clearly…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 4, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

King'ori, Tanzania 2014

On my first morning in Tanzania I was woken by the sound of talking and laughing from my colleagues, many of whom I would be meeting for the first time face to face. This was our first morning of facilitator workshops in King’ori for teachers from Leguruki and Ngarenynuki…

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Added by Kimberly Brown on July 4, 2014 at 3:30 — No Comments

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