We were thrilled to wrap up our latest knowledge-sharing workshop with tutors at the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education (PWCE) in Aburi this week.

This is part of our work in supporting the next generation of teachers currently training at higher education institutions in the Eastern Region. These workshops are an important part of our strategy and a key focus of our pre-service work.

Student teachers spend part of their time at college gaining theoretical knowledge, and part of it getting hands-on experience in kindergarten classrooms. Our aim at Sabre is for all student teachers to graduate as capable and confident teachers, who can provide high-quality play-based education to children across Ghana.

The workshop’s goal was to share knowledge about learner assessment, and how student teachers can use the teacher assessment tool, developed in collaboration with The National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NASIA), as a self-reflective tool in the classroom.

We shared strategies for teaching and learning phonics, with a focus on the phonicsbyphone.mobi approach, a mobile application where KG teachers can access instructions on teaching phonics in the classroom. Sabre trainers also taught PWCE tutors other creative activities to engage learners in the classroom and to help learners express their emotions.

These workshops will strengthen tutors’ capacity to support student teachers by integrating what they’ve learnt into their daily teaching practice.

I wish this workshop would continue with different topics and different themes. I thank Sabre so much for enlightening us on the assessment of KG learners, especially in the use of learner portfolios. Sabre have been very helpful in terms of training pre-service teachers for early grade education.

– Kofi Otchere-Larbi, Tutor at the Presbyterian Women’s College of Education (PWCE)