At Dignitas, we know that investing in teachers is investing in children. We have seen various reports indicating that children are not leaving schools with the skills they need to succeed in life. World Bank declared a global learning crisis. In Kenya, only 39% of teachers can prepare lesson plans, 33% can assess student ability, and 29% can evaluate student progress.
We address this gap by equipping educators through training and coaching so they can take the lead in transforming their schools. Today, we highlight key areas of our program model, so you get to see the ways in which our team supports schools to thrive!
What does a one-year partnership with Dignitas look like for our schools?
Our leadership academies introduce ideas and concepts that empower educators to be inspiring leaders and excellent teachers. The aim is to shift beliefs, attitudes, and values so that educators see the potential in their schools and students. We focus on three pillars: Instructional Leadership, Classroom Culture and Learner Engagement. Trainings are conducted three times in a year during school holidays- April, August and November.
Our workshops provide targeted professional development for both school leaders and teachers and build more complex knowledge and skills on top of the foundation created in the leadership academies. All our professional development workshops are practical ensuring that educators are able to practice what they are learning and receive feedback from their peers and their coaches.
Our dedicated team of Leadership Coaches provide individualized, classroom-based mentoring and support for the growth and development of educators. We ensure that concepts learned in training are implemented in the classroom. This is a critical step to producing long term improvements.
Professional Learning Communities
Professional Learning Communities help educators to routinize sustainable reflective practice towards whole school improvement. Fellows are grouped throughout the program experience to foster a community of learning and ensure sustainable professional growth and development continues after the program concludes.
Alumni Association enables ongoing learning and growth and offers graduates the opportunity to support the professional development of other educators, while driving systemic change.
These areas guide how we partner with each school so we can create vibrant places of learning. We know that access to education is most meaningful if that education is quality. Our program model targets a whole school transformation. We heavily invest in our school leaders because we know the importance of quality education.
You are partnering with us to deliver this unique model to our schools and from data collected, we see that schools improve learning outcomes for students and develop a positive school culture that supports learners to thrive. Please reach out to us if you'd like to learn more about our program. Email: email@example.com. You can also follow us on social media to stay updated on all our projects!