TSC CBC Training 2023 for Secondary School Teachers
So far, the Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has trained 60, 000 teachers on the new Competency Based Curriculum set to be rolled out in January 2023 at junior secondary school level.
President William Ruto made it clear that junior secondary school will not be rolled out in secondary schools as earlier indicated.
According to the latest education news, junior secondary school will be domiciled in primary schools.
The only paradigm shift will be the construction of an extra classroom and a laboratory to enable efficient learning.
The 60, 000 secondary school teachers who have been trained on the new competency based curriculum are expected to handle the first cohort of 1.2 million junior secondary school learners who will transition to grade 7 in January 2023.
The teachers’ employer reported that it has trained a total of 229, 000 primary school teachers on CBC.
The next TSC training on CBC will be conducted between March and April 2023.
“Additionally, all field officers and CSOs have been trained on CBC to understand the curriculum and be able to give instructional support during the implementation of the competency-based curriculum,” said Ms Macharia in a speech read on his behalf by Dr Julius Olaya, TSC director of human resource and management.
The employer told the 10,000 teachers attending the annual conference in Mombasa that the commission will also retool teachers who will be deployed to teach Grade 7 to ensure that they meet the expected standards.
“The 21st Century lesson is learner-centred and requires teacher creativity to have the core competencies of CBC embedded in all the learning areas. Creativity is a very wide concept which includes going beyond the curriculum and exploring learning approaches that can help develop the imagination, innovation, critical thinking and problem-solving of the learners while making them happy and willing to learn,” she said.
She urged teachers to employ learning experiences that ignite the urge of the learners to acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies.
Even though a good number of teachers today are tech-savvy, the TSC boss said most are still learning to integrate Information, Communication, and technology (ICT) in the learning and teaching within the CBC.
Through CBC training programmes, the commission said it is committed to continuously supporting teachers in ICT integration, for them to effectively implement the new curriculum.
This comes as the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) announced that Grade 7 curriculum designs were ready.
KICD director Prof Charles Ong’ondo said the Grade 7 curriculum designs will be in school by January 23 next year.
Headteachers were urged to expose teachers qualified to teach JSS and those assigned Grade 7 to the curriculum designs once they are sent to the respective schools.
Ms Macharia said the commission, through its remote learning programme, has trained 63,398 teachers on the use of different online platforms for teaching and learning to enable them to access content online and deliver lessons remotely.