Teacher Training Begins!
2015 Delegation, Entry #5: 9/16/15
After over 25 hours in the air, around 12 hours of layovers, and one day of delay in Juba, the delegation has finally arrived! We joined 48 teachers, Bishop Philip, the Deputy Director of Education for Bor County, and two newspaper reporters. Katie’s welcome speech was punctuated by bursts of applause as she said things they found particularly encouraging. The Deputy Director of Education for Bor County also gave an opening address, and officially kicked off the training.
We are here not as experts, but as partners in education learning together. The teacher training curriculum highlights the importance of experiential learning. As such, we have adopted this approach for our teaching, often inviting teachers to participate in the same activities they can bring back to their students.