2020 TEACHERS’ ONLINE CEMASTEA TRAINING KICKS OFF
The Centre for Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education in Africa, CEMASTEA has launched the 2020 online teacher training program to impart online teaching skills amidst the covid-19 pandemic.
According to CEMASTEA Director Jacinta Akatsa, 1, 063 tutors who will also serve as key trainers have already enrolled for the first phase of the eight-week course.
Ms. Akatsa further added that the center has developed a programme aimed at facilitating online classrooms to aid teachers in their efforts to work from home.
The programme will enable teachers to teach learners from home.
“ 12 online classrooms have been developed to build teacher’s capacities on how to use Google Classrooms, Competency-Based Curriculum, CBC, online safety for teachers and learners, and specific subject topics,” said Ms. Akatsa.
11, 000 TEACHERS TO UNDERGO 2020 CEMASTEA TRAINING IN PHASE II
During the second phase of the 2020 CEMASTEA training, 11, 000 tutors will have the opportunity to undergo training with the first batch, the 1, 063 staking up the role of online tutors.
The purpose of the 2020 CEMASTEA online training is to strengthen tutors’ capacity to engage in online learning with the aim of extending the same knowledge to their learners.
Once the tutors get trained, they will be able to use Google Classrooms and teach learners in their areas of specialization.
This training is in line with the TSC policy which directs that teachers undergo continuous in-service training to improve learning outcomes.
“This training contributes to the realization of the TSC policy of continuously equipping and improving teachers’ competencies for enhanced learning outcomes in Kenya as well as meeting Kenya Professional Teaching Standard, KEPT requirements for enhancing teachers’ competencies in pedagogical content knowledge,” she added.