Summer Institute is an intensive 6-week training program for Teach For Armenia Fellows, and a fun, free-of-charge high-level learning program for 200 Armenian children from rural communities. The objective of the Institute is to effectively train our Fellows for their two-year teaching commitment, and to invigorate students from rural communities to benefit from such educational advantages.
Many rural schools shut down during the winter, leaving children with limited educational opportunities. We can help children accelerate their learning by giving them an opportunity to practice their knowledge during their summer-break. Through enjoyable and thorough learning children will be able to retain their knowledge and take ownership of their learning. The challenge, therefore, is to give children the necessary knowledge tools in order to be successful in school.
Summer Institute is designed to optimize the academic activity and ability of students. Our Fellows will be required to teach students attending Institute and set well-defined goals for them in order to ensure that they overcome knowledge gaps from the prior academic year, equipping them for the upcoming one. The Institute will afford students with a learning opportunity they would not otherwise obtain, allowing them to maintain a more confident attitude toward learning.
Teach For Armenia believes that by investing in a generation of passionate and dedicated teachers we are not only impacting classrooms and schools today, but also building the foundations for self-motivated learners and education leaders in the future. We believe that the knowledge that children will gain during Institute will make them more driven and committed students for the upcoming school year, and beyond, as they become members of an effective, productive community.