PED’s Second Annual Collaborative Development Conference brought together teachers from each of our four partner schools and the United States all with one common goal: improving their teaching practice to help students in their classrooms be more successful.
On the first day of the conference, teachers were presented with a quote on the projector: “If learners can’t learn the way you teach, then you ought to teach the way your learners learn.” Throughout the four day conference held at the PED Uganda office, teachers have acquired knowledge on the unique learning styles of students, incorporating activities tailored to these learning styles into their curriculum, and the differences between teacher-centered and student-centered learning.
US teachers and Ugandan teachers also shared the challenges they face within their classrooms, such as lack of adequate resources and working with students of varying skill levels, brainstorming solutions and ways to remain positive for the future and for their students.
Teachers from St. James Primary, Tooro High School, Awach Secondary School, and the Gulu Remand Home left excited to travel back to their schools to share information, resources, and ideas for growth with the rest of their school staff. In the fall, each partner school will host their own conference, inviting teachers from various schools within their communities to learn about best teaching practices and how to incorporate them into their classrooms.