The Teaching in Action (TIA) teacher training program trains teachers annually in active teaching methods, improving the educational and professional futures of thousands of Tanzanian students.
TIA aims to improve the educational outcome for the thousands of Tanzanian students who fail their national examinations by conducting an annual workshop for secondary school teachers in which they concretely learn how to utilize more student-centered, active teaching methods that engage students’ critical thinking abilities. With greater capacity to think analytically, students are better prepared to pass their national examinations, compete in a scarce job market, and become self-sufficient.
During a week-long workshop, teachers learn how to use active teaching methods through demonstrations, case studies, and group work. They are given the tools to mentor their colleagues in their home schools, thereby reaching thousands of students.
This program could ultimately impact as many as 20,000 Tanzanian secondary schools students in 2009 and 2010 alone, leading to improved educational and professional futures among the next generation of Tanzania's workers and leaders.
My students scored 2nd in the country on their exams & improved their English by at least a full letter grade, all because I am challenging them to participate in a greater way in their own educations - Past TIA Workshop Participant, Paraphrased from 2009 Evaluation
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,048
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $3,952
Total Funding Goal: $5,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).