The award winning Fast-track Transformational Teacher Training project being delivered in the Western Region, recently held a third Intensive Training Workshop. This workshop was for both teachers and head teachers and provided them the opportunity to exhibit their creative skills. This was done to encourage the teachers to help children to use their creative skills acquired both from the home and in the classrooms, and the teachers all shared some very innovative ideas. The teachers also had the opportunity to try out some creative activities such as candle painting, printing and weaving.
The training workshop also allowed the participants to feedback to the Sabre team about the previous themes that were implemented in the classrooms, ‘Handa’s Surprise’ for KG1 and ‘Traditional Tales’ for KG2. The participants enjoyed that these themes were all about books and story sharing and the children loved the new learning centres that they made in their classrooms.
The new themes that the teachers will be implementing for the next four weeks were introduced as part of the training workshops, ‘Water’ for KG1 and ‘Weather’ for KG2. We are looking forward to seeing how the teachers transform their classrooms for the new themes!
Parental involvement and strategies to avoid gender stereotyping were also key focuses of this workshop. A lot of excellent ideas where shared as to how schools can engage parents to support the learning process at kindergarten, for example through holding kindergarten specific Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings, Open Days and Kindergarten Graduations.
There was lots of joint planning and innovative ideas shared to help teachers to teach with ease and effectively run the programme in their classrooms. Congratulations to all of the teachers on completing another successful intensive training workshop and we look forward to following their progress throughout this final term of the school year.