Friday, 4 April 2014
CFSU STAFF SUPPORTS TEACHERS IN KABAROLE DISTRICT
Computers for Schools Uganda (CfSU) carried out On-site support from Feb-April 2014. The support offered was in form of site visits to the project schools in Kabarole district. Staff from CfSU offered both pedagogical and technical support to the teachers of English in St. Leos College, Ruteete secondary school, Kyebambe girls’ school and Canon Apolo Core PTC. During the site visits, a total of 22 teachers (9 Female, 13 Male) of English were reached and 8 tutors (3 Female, 5 Male) were helped improve their skills in teaching English language using the computer. Of the 8 tutors, 3 were centre coordinating tutors and they guided on how to pass on the skills learnt to the teachers using their centres. Some teachers were also guided on how to trouble shoot simple technical problems and how to deal with them take for example how a teacher could tell software problems on the laptop, how to properly connect a projector to the computer and simple computer security (anti-virus updating and creating user accounts).
To get the students more involved, CfSU has supported teachers to focus more on the students by giving them research projects and asking them to present them later in plenary sessions in the classrooms. This method has increased learner activeness, participation and collaboration as they are tasked to accomplish some of the projects groups.
Figure 1; A teacher of Kyebambe girls Mr. Jeff teaching poetry using the projector and laptop