Teacher Training | LEAP Science and Maths School
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After 6 weeks preparation and 1.5 weeks in-country, the team successfully helped increase teachers' efficiency. The teachers were empowered to use multi-media PowerPoint presentations to teach their lessons; they immediately applied their Excel skills to analyze their learners' results; and they were excited to use a wide range of educational software such as Google Cardboard to inspire the youth. When one of the teachers traveled to Dubai with Virtual Reality YouTube video, he said, "our school is transforming! When the school inspector comes next time, instead of handing a textbook about Dubai to him, I'm going to put a Google Cardboard to let him experience Dubai. He's going to be floored that this is a school for black South Africans."
While a few volunteers were working with teachers, other volunteers worked with learners on a wide range of educational software. LEAP 6 learners created music through Makey Makey, their own website through WordPress, Android applications through Scratch, and learned how to use individualized learning software such as IXL and KA Lite.
In addition, two additional workshops were added to the project after listening to the learners' needs and desires during the focus group. One workshop was teaching all learners how to apply for scholarships for tertiary education, and the other was a one-week course on how to build your own business. At the end of the one-week entrepreneurship class, five groups of students created products and services to sell during their graduation ceremony, of which two groups earned R800 (USD 60)!
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