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This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named...
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  1. 1. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Find the Missing Link: The Evolution of a Program
  2. 2. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Identify the Need: Literacy test 2 Phonics: the relationship between letters and sounds Phonics: the relationship between letters and sounds Spelling: bridges the gap between phonics and literacy Spelling: bridges the gap between phonics and literacy Comprehension: understanding and interpreting the words on the paper Comprehension: understanding and interpreting the words on the paper
  3. 3. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Lao map: literacy scores 3 18%18% 10%10% 45%45% 60%60% 70%70% LPBLPB
  4. 4. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Lao: Literacy Scores 4 Grade Very Rural Rural Semi-Urban/ Urban 3rd Grade 14% 39% 64% 5th Grade 20% 52% 70%
  5. 5. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. In all of our countries the reported national literacy rate is below 75%.(World Bank) In the rural, ethnic minority areas where we work this is often much lower. Example: In Laos, an urban Lao (majority) male has a 95% chance of being literate; a rural Akah (minority) female has a 3% chance of being literate. (Socioeconomic atlas of Lao PDR: Swiss National Center of Competence in Research North-South) The problem: Literacy 5
  6. 6. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Teachers are undertrained, underprepared and not engaging in the classroom. This is resulting in disengaged and low-performing students. (One major indicator of this is the low literacy rates in our schools across the board.) The Problem: Teaching methods 6
  7. 7. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Problem: Conventional behavior 7 Conventional teaching methods: Gov’t trained teachers Conventional teaching methods: Gov’t trained teachers
  8. 8. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Problem: Gov’t teacher 8
  9. 9. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Problem: Gov’t teacher 9
  10. 10. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Solution: Engaging Teachers 10 The goal: Create engaging teachers so that students learn more The pieces: 1.Improve lesson planning 2.Build rapport with students through interactive teaching 3.Support a peer network of teachers 4.Provide teaching and learning materials
  11. 11. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. “Education theory and philosophy suggest that teachers that are skilled in active-child-centered methods of teaching produce better learning results…”(“Determinants of Primary Education Outcomes in Developing Countries” Report – World Bank) The Solution: Interactive teaching 11
  12. 12. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Solution: Well-rounded teachers 12 “Based on research in classrooms, The New Teacher Project outlined key skills teachers must master in order to become effective: •facilitating, organized, student-centered, objective-driven lessons •promoting active participation and high academic expectations •building a positive and respecting classroom environment”(Leap year – Assessing and Supporting Effective First-Year Teachers)
  13. 13. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Solution: Interactive behavior 13 Interactive teaching methods: PoP trained teachers Interactive teaching methods: PoP trained teachers
  14. 14. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Solution: Teacher Training 14
  15. 15. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. The Solution: Model teaching 15
  16. 16. This information is confidential and was prepared by Pencils of Promise, Inc. It shall only be used by the person(s) named and for the purpose(s) intended and is not meant for distribution. Year zero: Test our teaching methodology by teaching in the classrooms ourselves Year one: Support teachers through heavy modeling, lesson planning, workbook / homework creation Year two: Support teachers through light modeling, observe in classroom, support on lesson planning Year three: Follow-up with observations in classroom Ongoing: •Teacher Training Workshops: gathering teachers in a centralized location for training and network building •Material provision The Solution: Four-year plan 16
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