We believe teachers are the solution to the Global Learning Crisis, not the problem. Teachers for Teachers brings the expertise of teachers together to improve learning in Ugandan classrooms. Volunteer teachers collaborate with Ugandan teachers to practice instructional techniques and assessment practices they are learning in our teacher training program. While volunteer teachers have a lot to share, we believe they will build relationships with their Ugandan colleagues and learn in ways that will impact their own practice. Learn about the phases of our program below, from Learning, to Co-Teaching, and Planning.
Volunteer in Uganda with us.
INSIDE THE CLASSROOM
1] LEARNING We believe our partner teachers know their context and their classroom best. Volunteers start by immersing themselves in the classroom and gaining an understanding of the challenges and strengths of the community they are serving. There is a lot to learn from the incredible work teachers are doing here with few resources. This time also allows volunteers and teachers to build relationships and learn about each other.
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
PANGEA COMMUNITY CENTRES host literacy programming for students and families after school and on weekends and holidays. Work alongside our staff on our adult literacy, Sodas & Stories, or Weekend Learning programs at our Twesomese Community Centre in the Wakiso District near Kampala and our Community Centre in Fort Portal.
2] CO-TEACHING We compliment our year-long teacher training sessions with this immersive volunteer program in the summer. Volunteers co-teach with Ugandan teachers, aiming to develop effective practices in literacy instruction that work within their classrooms. Volunteers will have the chance to teach classes as they model best practices from their own classrooms and support Ugandan teachers by serving as their classroom aids.
MOBILE LIBRARIES are a library service on wheels aimed to bring more reading materials into homes to develop a culture of literacy. Join our staff as they deliver books and work with parents on building and strengthening home literacy practices as part of our Pangea Publishing project. Forewarning: the hills are many and the bicycles are heavy.
3] PLANNING Volunteers and Ugandan teachers will develop specific, constructive goals on both content and practice and create actionable steps towards achieving these goals. Volunteers aim to build collegial relationships that empower and encourage teachers to work together to continue growth. Our staff will take this action plan and continue to use it to support teachers throughout the rest of our partnership.
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