Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.

by Bunmi Adedayo Foundation
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Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Re-train Public School Teachers in Nigeria.
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Keynote Speaker (Week One)
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Keynote Speaker (Week One)

Dear Donor,

We acknowledge your continued support in our drive for raising the bar in providing unrivalled teacher training, especially in the Nigerian public primary education sector. We are also pleased to inform you that, in spite of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector, the Foundation did not relent in its efforts in achieving its goals and in equipping Educators with relevant skills and knowledge beneficial to the education sector both now and post COVID-19.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic posed a huge challenge to education systems not only in Nigeria but all over the globe. Worldwide, governments ordered the closure of schools to help curtail the spread of the virus among pupils and teachers alike. The closure gave rise to a ‘new normal’ in the educational sector. This would mean no more face-to-face interactions between pupils and teachers and a consequent paradigm shift into online teaching and virtual education.

In a bid to ramp up the capacities of teachers to impart knowledge remotely and to adapt seamlessly to the ‘new normal’, Bunmi Adedayo Foundation set out to organize a 7-week Webinar Series for Educators holding on Thursdays, starting from 30th July through 10th September. The theme of the webinar series is centred around “Securing the Future of Teaching and Learning in Nigeria”. The series addresses the following thematic areas, viz:

  • Technology for Teaching and Learning Assessment
  • Advanced Teaching Methodology
  • Subject-Specific Pedagogy
  • Leadership and School Administration
  • Career Etiquettes and Development Tips
  • Curriculum Planning and Development.

So far, we have recorded a total of 1,224 educators who successfully registered for the webinar series, and over 50% attendance in all the sessions from Week 1 to Week 5. However, registration is still open for new participants to also benefit from the concluding parts of the series.

The Foundation engaged the services of key stakeholders and seasoned professionals in the education sector to serve as keynote speakers and to deliver content in line with the aforementioned thematic areas, respectively. Some of the keynote speakers who have graced the Webinar Series include:

  • Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Honourable Commissioner for Education in Lagos State.
  • Mr. Rotimi Eyitayo, CEO Teammasters International
  • Dr. Tunji Abimbola, Principal Partner, TMAB Education Consulting, and
  • Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director General, Office of the Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education

 

SUMMARY OF THE WEEKLY SESSIONS OF THE WEBINAR SERIES FOR EDUCATORS TILL DATE

Week 1

Two seasoned educators, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Da Silva (Lead Trainer, Outstanding Edu-Consult) and Mr. Eshiemokhai D. Ugiomoh (Certified I.T. Professional and Administrator) anchored this week’s session. They spoke respectively on “Effective Assessment and Feedback Management System for Online Learning” and “Deep Dive on Learning Applications Required for Literacy, Numeracy and Basic Science”. 

Week 2

Mrs. Wunmi Tolu-Alalade (Founder, Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skills Educators Forum) and Mr. Louis Ezekiel Olubanjo (Lead Consultant, Global Relevance Education and Development Initiative) taught about “Adapting your School Curriculum to Meet Blended Learning Requirements” and “The Learning Environment Design” respectively.

Week 3

The week’s session featured “Designing a 21st Century Pathway for Careers in Education” and “Etiquettes and Personal Grooming for Educators” delivered by Mrs. Dideolu Adekogbe (CEO/Lead Consultant, Florish-Gate Global Consults) and Ms. Nancy Ekpezu (Lead Consultant and Trainer, Pezu Smith Consulting) respectively.

Week 4

Mrs. Ayopeju Njideaka (CEO, Nurture House Consulting) and Mrs. Tinuola Olufowobi (Lead Education Consultant, StandFirm and Associates) facilitated the topics, “Leadership, Learning and Motivation Strategies for School Faculty” and “Plan and Action Steps for School Improvement: Preparing for the New Normal” respectively.

Week 5

This week featured the topics, “Behavioural Management and Positive Discipline for Learners (In-Class and Virtual)” and “Differentiation in the Classroom (Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence)” as presented by Mr. Akin Benjamin (Education and Personal Development Coach) and Mrs. Dideolu Adekogbe (CEO/Lead Consultant, Florish-Gate Global Consults) respectively.

The concluding two weeks of the webinar series will cover the following topics:

Week 6

“Reflection as a Critical Skill: Tools and Strategies for Teachers” to be facilitated by Mr. Akin Alamu (CEO/Head Consultant, HighRank Curriculum) and “Engaging Scaffolds that Deepen Independent Learning” to be facilitated by Mrs. Olubunmi Adewakun (Early Childhood Specialist and Certified Educational Administrator).

Week 7

“How to Build Reading Skills in Children: For Parents and Educators” to be anchored by Mrs. Diana Omowunmi Ojuola (Expert, Reading Skills Creativity and Handwriting) and “Developing Paragraphs: A Building Block in Creatives” to be anchored by Olufunso Kehinde Fagbohun (CEO/Coordinator, Glowing Stars Learning Centre).

Kindly see below, links to videos showing each of the held sessions on Youtube:

Week Onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3WvwaZVvG4

Week Two - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re_Wqqwe8g8

Week Three - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeMFk3icSSQ

Week Fourhttps://youtu.be/u9FDN2B518U

Week Five - https://youtu.be/KOqY4HMo5ec

Week Six -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VtCH9l0RZo 

Week Seven -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zotaky36sY 

From the foregoing, it is evident that your donations have contributed to the Foundation’s impact on the Nigerian education sector. We therefore encourage and request your continued support.

To partner with us, please call +234 807 549 1110 or +234 807 549 1389 or email us at partnerships@bunmiadedayofoundation.org.

Thank you once again for your matchless support.

We wish you the best of September!

Yours in Development,

Femi Martins

Programme Director, BAF

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Announcement Banner for Webinar Series

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Dear Donor,

We apologize for the delay in sending you a report of our activities lately. We have been swamped with a lot of work and the adjustments required as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been tasking. We have brought you some good news and hope you will find it rewarding as you read through.

This report chronicles the efforts of our project monitoring and evaluation on the ongoing training and development of public school teachers. You will recall that we mentioned, in our last report, that we have developed an evaluation tool to monitor Teacher-performance across the schools we serve. The report below shows the performance of teachers after taking them through three in-class training programme and one mentoring contact. We compared present performance with the findings we made during the baseline assessment.

Using pre-defined criteria (9 key parameters built on the foundation of the 4Cs of the 21st century), teacher competency was graded and categorized into four levels as seen in the chart above. We are glad to see a gradual and reasonable improvement in how teachers are moving from one performance grade to another. The population assessed represents 35% of the beneficiary population.

The learnings from our M&E survey in the past few months suggests to us that if public school in-service teachers are provided with the right mix of training and mentoring, amidst the challenges of infrastructure, there would be a significant improvement in learning outcomes for the pupils.

Although our schools are currently shut, learning continues albeit at a very slow pace, and for some of the community members that we serve, schooling has temporarily stopped until resumption. We, therefore, employ you to stay safe while you continue to support the development of teachers. We are working on a Learning Management System to further support our teachers during these schools' lockdown so that Teachers can continue to get empowered especially on how to deliver virtual classes? We will share updates with you in our next report.

For a comprehensive report on teacher performance based on each parameter measured as well as local government performance, please send us an email at programmes@bunmiadedayofoundation.org.

We thank you for your support and ask that you continue to help us in the pursuit of our mission.

Thank you.

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Participant working with the BAF Training Manual
Participant working with the BAF Training Manual

Dear Donor(s),

Thanks for your unwavering trust and support in Bunmi Adedayo Foundation and the cause that we represent - the re-training of public school teachers towards achieving required competency levels.

A lot has happened since July 2019 when we last posted a project report at the onset of pour school selection project activity. Since then, we have gone on to select 75 beneficiary schools, registered 1300 teachers, screened/selected 1060 of them, developed the BAF Electronic Evaluation Portal (BEEP), flagged-off three intervention projects, held two boot camps for School Heads and their Assistants as well as conducted two in-class workshops for over 800 classroom teachers. 

Kindly see below a calendar-line summary of our events:

  • Flag-Off Ceremony held on 25th September 2019 - Dignitaries at the event include the Lagos State Commissioner of Education Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Chairman of State Universal Basic Education Board Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, the First Lady of Ogun State H.E. Mrs Bamidele Dapo-Abiodun and CEO of Caracal Oil Mr Mayowa Ogunnusi, amongst other partners, stakeholders and 75 School Managers (Head Teachers) of benefiting schools.
  • 3-day Boot Camp for Head Teachers and Government Officials – On the same day as the flag-off, we resumed to a 3-day boot camp for school leaders from 75 schools where we taught them about visioning, emotional intelligence, leadership practice (communications, time management, team building and problem-solving) and instructional leadership. The camp was immersive and each Head Teacher was attached to a Mentor for onward engagement for another 4 months. Meanwhile, we held another 2-day Boot Camp for Assistant Head Teachers between the 17th and 18th of October 2019.
  • Continuous In-Service Training for Public Primary School Teachers (CITPPST) – This training takes place across 5 local government areas for teachers and school leaders from the 75 schools above. We have had 2 sessions with over 80% in attendance. With four trainings left to go till June 2020, we believe this is an opportunity for your organization to tap into.
  • Specialized Training for Teachers – On Thursday 31st October 2019, we gave platforms to 5 topnotch organizations to train teachers in specific areas aside from just the classroom inclined training that we deliver. Topics treated include Emotional Intelligence Pathway for Teachers, First AID and CPR, Special Needs Identification Techniques, Mental Health and Financial Management for Teachers. These pieces of training will be rotated over the next 4 sessions for 2020.

Over the next few months, we shall be taking the SLP programme to the next stage by pairing School Leaders with veteran Educators who will work with them under the BAF School Leadership Mentoring (BSLM) Programme for 20 weeks. During this time, real problems faced by the schools will also be solved through various techniques and methodology to be introduced by the BAF Mentors in creating solutions aside from the Government.

Next, we shall launch the BAF Electronic Learning Platform (BELP) for over 1000 participants to access four learning modules online and through their individual mobile devices. This way, we shall be engaging them even while they are outside the classroom, in addition to a series of WhatsApp engagements.

Within this time also, we shall implement the pre-intervention assessment for the BAF Content Enhancement Programme in Mathematics which will benefit 320 specialized mathematics teachers from the 5 LGEA. This programme will build the capacity of mathematics teachers and enable them to teache better and more effectively. This project requires and would welcome specific funding support.

Also in December 2019, our team of professional and experienced Educators will conduct Monitoring and Evaluation activities through Classroom Observations 30% of the benefiting population.  By January 2020, we shall resume back to in-class training across all location.

So, you see that there is still a lot to be covered and we would be glad to have you support our work as well as speak to more people about supporting Bunmi Adedayo Foundation.

Training Materials at the CITPPST 2.0 (Module 2)
Training Materials at the CITPPST 2.0 (Module 2)
Dr Kadiri Speaking Mental Wellness to BAF Teachers
Dr Kadiri Speaking Mental Wellness to BAF Teachers
CPR and First Aid Training to Teachers at CITPPST
CPR and First Aid Training to Teachers at CITPPST
Dotun Akande Teaching Special Needs Identification
Dotun Akande Teaching Special Needs Identification
Class Activity - Creative Ways to Communicate
Class Activity - Creative Ways to Communicate
Daniels First Scholarship Beneficiary of BAF
Daniels First Scholarship Beneficiary of BAF
BAF Chairman BoT and Ogun First Lady at Flag-Off
BAF Chairman BoT and Ogun First Lady at Flag-Off
Late Bunmi Adedayo - Our Inspiration/Motivation
Late Bunmi Adedayo - Our Inspiration/Motivation

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Our project is still in the preliminary stage and will fully commence in August 2019. However, there are other project activities to execute such as selecting the Local Governments to support, identify the exact schools and a host of other activities. This report will take you through the stages of our work and also update you with current/ongoing activities.

The key stages of our project are summarized below:

Phase One – Beneficiary LGEA and School Selection

Phase Two – Data Capture and Registration of Beneficiaries

Phase Three – Baseline Assessment (40% of Target Population)

Phase Four – Training Delivery & Monitoring

Phase Five – Evaluation & Reporting (40% of Target Population)

We are currently in phase one where we have chosen 5 Local Governments to implement our yearlong training (See attached document). With the help of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), we have nominated 125 schools across different locations and about to select 75 schools from them.

We believe in the influence a leader has on their followers hence we are selecting schools with Head Teachers (or School Managers) who are responsive to the growth of their teachers. This phase of our work will run from 10th June for 3 weeks. It is after this that we will proceed to take the baseline assessment and setting new targets for the project. We will be through with this phase by the end of July 2019.

In the month of May also, we engaged professionals who are currently working on various aspects of content and curriculum for the training. Your donations on GlobalGiving has helped us to secure experts who will write the training programme and train Facilitators, we will need more support to help more children access quality education.

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Global Approval for 2019 into 2020 from Government
Global Approval for 2019 into 2020 from Government

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Location: Victoria Island, Lagos - Nigeria
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Olufemi Martins
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