Basic and Refresher Trainings
LEARN organizes several basic and refresher trainings to teachers in different clusters. The basic trainings generally last for 10 days and the refresher ones, for six days. The 70 project implemented schools have been divided into 5 clusters, i.e. Rima, Ghara, Tatopani, Pakhapani and Rakhu. Different need based trainings have been organized in each cluster every year. The training programs focus on classroom management, child friendly learning strategies, students’ evaluation, ICT in education, subject based training (English, Nepali, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Arts and Crafts), ECED and the best practices in teaching and learning.
LEARN’s approach in training ensures that the training:
- addresses the participants’ requirements
- engages participants in various MI based and cooperative learning activities
- focuses more on practice right in the training hours
- ensures that the participants evaluate their learning and provide feedback of the program so that LEARN can conduct it in a better way next time
- is active, fun-based and goal-oriented
Lead Teachers’ Network
LEARN establishes a network of lead teachers to ensure effectiveness of in-school support activities, which, LEARN believes, results in the sustainability of the project. The organization conducts different types of capacity building activities and exposure visits to lead teachers for their profession development as well as to institutionalize their personal abilities and skills.
Resource Support Program
Teaching learning resources play a vital role in the overall development of school education. Realizing the fact that it is difficult to get some of the teaching learning resources in the remote schools of Myagdi and teachers are facing the problems in developing such materials from locally available, LEARN provides school supply resources to each school. The resources mostly include materials for instructional activities, lab materials, library books, music and IT equipment, etc. Those materials are mostly handed over to the schools at the end of the training / refresher programs so that the schools can use them right from the beginning of the session. In the same way, LEARN provides school infrastructures items to needy schools.
In-school Support Program
LEARN believes that the necessary support and feedback should be provided to school administration and teachers in real classroom situation for its better outcomes. For the same, a team of trainers and experts visits the schools in the middle of the session during the school days. The team interacts with teachers, students, PTA/SMC members, Representatives from rural municipalities and the head teachers and discusses the successes and challenges for the improvement of the overall existing conditions of those schools. During the interaction, the team also witnesses the classroom environment and teaching learning activities. Hence, the main objective of this program is to assess the effectiveness of the program, appreciate the changes and provide instant support to teachers and schools, and integrate feedbacks/suggestions too to improve LEARN’s programs in the days to come.
Dynamic Learning Circle
LEARN encourages to form a group of specific subject teachers, named Dynamic Learning Circle, to support one another in their difficulties while teaching any specific compulsory subject. Teachers teaching a specific subject within a cluster form a group and conduct regular meetings to share successes they have achieved and challenges they have faced in real classroom situation. They also establish various social networking groups to regularly exchange learning resources among them and to collectively reach a solution if any problem occurred.
LEARN coordinates different monitoring visits by Social Welfare Council, Center for Education and Human Resources Development, representatives from district and municipal level and other government line agencies to different program impact schools. The major objective of these visits is to objectively measure the effectiveness of the projects and provide suggestions and feedbacks for their improvement.