The resourceful teachers’ workshop organized by Sharebility Uganda on the 29th of April, 2023, was an event to remember. With an attendance of teachers from various schools across the country, the workshop focused on the competence-based curriculum, projects, and the world of work assessment in the new curriculum. The event was held at Jinja Senior Secondary School, located in Jinja district, Busoga Sub-region.
The event was aimed at providing teachers with the necessary skills and resources to handle new curriculum classes with even more confidence. With the new curriculum, teachers are required to assess students using different approaches that are in line with the NCDC’s latest guidance on reporting learner achievement in the revised lower secondary curriculum. Additionally, teachers are expected to guide and assess students’ projects and prepare them for the DIT World of Work Assessment.
The workshop was well-organized, with a clear and concise program that began at 8:00 am and ended at 5:00 pm. The day kicked off with arrival, registration, and distribution of resource DVDs to attendees. The DVDs contained a compilation of the latest resources, including new curriculum books, sample assessment items, sample projects, DIT ATPs and catalogues, workshop presentations, and software tools.
The event’s keynote speaker was Mukalele Rogers, the CEO of Sharebility Uganda, and a Master Trainer, who provided an overview of school-based assessment and reporting learner achievement. During his speech, Rogers emphasized the importance of preparing students for the world of work through the new curriculum, which aims to produce learners who are self-reliant and possess relevant skills for the job market.
One of the highlights of the event was the practical session that allowed teachers to practice using different software tools to prepare end-of-term report cards that conform to the latest NCDC guidance. The teachers learned how to use readily available, low-cost Excel software to prepare report cards for the new curriculum, old curriculum, A-level, and even those for Primary and Nursery schools.
Teachers were also guided on their role in guiding and assessing students’ projects. The practical session was aimed at equipping teachers with the necessary skills to handle the new curriculum’s project-based approach effectively. During the session, teachers were divided into groups, and they worked together to develop sample projects and assess them according to the new curriculum’s guidelines.
Another highlight of the event was the session on preparing S3 students for the DIT World of Work Assessment. The session was aimed at providing teachers with the necessary skills and resources to prepare students for the world of work through the new curriculum’s work-based approach. Teachers learned how to prepare students for the DIT World of Work Assessment and the importance of integrating work-based skills into the curriculum.
The workshop was also an excellent opportunity for teachers to network and share ideas. During the breaks, teachers engaged in lively discussions on different topics, including how to improve the new curriculum’s implementation in their schools. The event also provided an opportunity for teachers to learn from each other and share experiences.
In conclusion, the resourceful teachers’ workshop organized by Sharebility Uganda was an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn and acquire new skills. The workshop equipped teachers with the necessary skills and resources to handle the new curriculum’s project-based approach effectively. The event was a great success, thanks to the efforts of Mukalele Rogers, the CEO of Sharebility Uganda, and the Master Trainer, who provided valuable insights and guidance throughout the event. The workshop was the last in a series of workshops held in term one 2023, and it is expected that the knowledge gained by the teachers will be applied in the classroom to prepare learners for the world of work.
Mukalele Rogers, Director of Sharebility Uganda, has made it his mission to improve the quality of education in Uganda. As a master trainer and organizer, he has been at the forefront of providing vital training and resources to both teachers and students across the country. His passion for education has been the driving force behind Sharebility’s many initiatives, including workshops, seminars, and online platforms for sharing educational resources.
Through these initiatives, Mukalele has been able to provide teachers with the tools they need to better engage their students and deliver quality education. The workshops that Sharebility organizes, like the one held at Jinja Senior Secondary School, are designed to give teachers access to the latest resources and information on the new curriculum, assessment, and reporting learner achievement. These workshops are not just informative, but also practical, allowing teachers to learn hands-on skills like using Excel software for report card preparation. By empowering teachers with these skills and resources, Mukalele is helping to improve the quality of education in Uganda, and ultimately, the future of the country.No tags for this post.