Cambodian Teacher Training Model

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This is an idea for how we can work to improve the teacher training models which are currently being implemented in Cambodia, and many other places around the world.

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Cambodian Teacher Training Model

  1. 1. BREAKINGTHE PATTERNTeacher TrainingSupporting Motivated TeachersAnd Promoting Impact
  2. 2. THE PROBLEM
  3. 3. THE PROBLEMAlmost every NGO andTeacher Training Programin Cambodia is…
  4. 4. PAYING $$$people to attendtrainings
  5. 5. RIGHTNOW:
  6. 6. RIGHT We are PAYINGNOW: $
  7. 7. RIGHT We are PAYINGNOW: $ zzz Even if they don’t pay $ ATTENTION
  8. 8. RIGHT We are PAYING NOW: $z zzz SCHOOL Or USE the Even if they training don’t pay $ ATTENTION
  9. 9. And if they don’tuse the training,we STILLpay them andgive moretraining!
  10. 10. Current Pattern:
  11. 11. Current Pattern:BENEFIT
  12. 12. Current Pattern: (Don’t)BENEFIT LEARN
  13. 13. Current Pattern: (Don’t) (Don’t)BENEFIT LEARN DO
  14. 14. We need toCHANGE thispattern.
  15. 15. A model based on IMPACT:
  16. 16. A model based on IMPACT:LEARN
  17. 17. A model based on IMPACT:LEARN DO
  18. 18. A model based on IMPACT:LEARN DO BENEFIT
  19. 19. What might thismodel look like?
  20. 20. It would need to benefitand motivate all parties:
  21. 21. It would need to benefitand motivate all parties: Teachers
  22. 22. It would need to benefitand motivate all parties: Teachers Administrators
  23. 23. It would need to benefitand motivate all parties: Teachers Administrators The District Office Of Education
  24. 24. It would need to benefitand motivate all parties: Teachers Administrators The District Office Of THE STUDENTS Education
  25. 25. Imagine:A learning center forMOTIVATED TEACHERS
  26. 26. A schedule of classes ofmany different levels
  27. 27. REMEMBER:MOTIVATEDTEACHERS ONLY!
  28. 28. The teacher would ONLYbe able to join if theyhad 90% attendance orhigher for the 3 monthsprior to the class.
  29. 29. If a teacher wasaccepted intoa course  
  30. 30. If a teacher was We wouldaccepted into provide aa course substitute teacher   for the class
  31. 31. If a teacher was We wouldaccepted into provide aa course substitute teacher   for the class These would come from our Child to Child Educators and community members, trained by our Teacher Trainers  
  32. 32. If a teacher was We wouldaccepted into provide aa course substitute teacher   for the class These would comeTeachers must also from our Child to Childattend a 1 day Educators and“how to prepare community members,for a substitute trained by our Teacherteacher” class Trainers  
  33. 33. The teacher wouldattend the classAND GET NOPER DIEM  $
  34. 34. Each teacher would havea card which statedhow many kilometerstheir house is from thetraining center.
  35. 35. AFTER the days class,the teacher could go tothe Teacher Gas Pump
  36. 36. AFTER the days class,the teacher could go tothe Teacher Gas Pumpand be given asmall amount ofgas equivalent tothe gas used tocome/go fromtheir home(excluding the first 2km, so those livingwithin 2km would not receive gas)
  37. 37. IN ORDER TO PASS,TEACHERS MUST DOTWO THINGS
  38. 38. #1:  ATTEND ALL CLASSESIN THE SERIES.
  39. 39. #2:  HAVE A TEACHERTRAINER EVALUATETHEIR IMPLEMENTATIONOF THEIR LEARNING INTHE CLASSROOM.
  40. 40. IF A TEACHER PASSEDTHE CLASS, THEY GETTHREE BENEFITS
  41. 41. #1:  THEY GET A CERTIFICATE.In Cambodia, certificatesare important.
  42. 42. #2:  THEY GET PAID.This could be the same amount as the perdiem, thereby just deferring our payment toreflect the impact. Or the equivalent of lostincome from days in training.Payment might increase slightly based onclass level.
  43. 43. #3:  THEY GET POINTS.Each "motivated teacher" would earn a specialcard after taking their first class.  Each classwould be worth a number of points (eg. level 1classes = 1 point, level 2 classes = 2 points, etc). Once a teacher has received 10 points, theymove up a level.
  44. 44. Higher Level Cards =Higher Level Benefits.
  45. 45. TWO Typesof Benefits
  46. 46. TWO Types of Benefits Personal & CommunitySocial Benefit
  47. 47. TWO Types of Benefits Personal & Educational Community MaterialsSocial Benefit
  48. 48. Higher level cards can buycertain items from the TeacherStore at a discount:
  49. 49. Higher level cards can buycertain items from the TeacherStore at a discount:(potential examples)LEVEL ATEACHERS(teachers with1-9 points) Buy a helmet or a bed net at a 20% discount
  50. 50. Higher level cards can buycertain items from the TeacherStore at a discount:(potential examples)LEVEL A LEVEL BTEACHERS TEACHERS(teachers with (teachers with1-9 points) 10-19 points) Buy a helmet or a Buy a water filter bed net at a 20% or foot pump discount system at a 40% discount
  51. 51. Higher level cards can buycertain items from the TeacherStore at a discount:(potential examples)LEVEL A LEVEL B LEVEL CTEACHERS TEACHERS TEACHERS(teachers with (teachers with (teachers with1-9 points) 10-19 points) 20-29 points) Buy a helmet or a Buy a water filter Buy a laptop bed net at a 20% or foot pump computer discount system at a 40% discount
  52. 52. Other Benefits AvailableTo Well-trained TeachersWould Be…
  53. 53. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:
  54. 54. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:LEVEL A & BTEACHERSUse of the room &all materials
  55. 55. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:LEVEL A & B LEVEL CTEACHERS TEACHERSUse of the room & Use of the room &all materials all materials
  56. 56. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:LEVEL A & B LEVEL CTEACHERS TEACHERSUse of the room & Use of the room &all materials all materials Borrow resources from the library
  57. 57. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:LEVEL A & B LEVEL C Level C LEVEL DTEACHERS Teachers TEACHERS TEACHERSUse of the room & Use of the room & Use of the room &all materials all materials all materials Borrow resources Borrow resources from the library from the library
  58. 58. Access To TheTeacher Resource Room:LEVEL A & B LEVEL C Level C LEVEL DTEACHERS Teachers TEACHERS TEACHERSUse of the room & Use of the room & Use of the room &all materials all materials all materials Borrow resources Borrow resources from the library from the library Request photocopies
  59. 59. & Higher levels would havethe ability to start a savingsplan for university
  60. 60. & Higher levels would havethe ability to start a savingsplan for universitywhich we would match in part
  61. 61. + Access to other trainings
  62. 62. + Access to other trainingsSuch as English and computer classes
  63. 63. ABUSE OF THE SYSTEMWOULD RESULT IN:
  64. 64. ABUSE OF THE SYSTEMWOULD RESULT IN:Removal ofthe teachers"motivatedteacher card”(for a period of timeor permanently)
  65. 65. ABUSE OF THE SYSTEMWOULD RESULT IN:Removal ofthe teachers"motivated ORteacher card”(for a period of timeor permanently)
  66. 66. ABUSE OF THE SYSTEMWOULD RESULT IN:Removal of Suspension ofthe teachers the teacher"motivated OR from allteacher card” trainings for X(for a period of time period of timeor permanently)
  67. 67. Principals would benefitfrom the system too.
  68. 68. Principals would benefitfrom the system too.There would be administrator trainingoptions which also gain benefits + theywould get money to use to support theirschool, variable depending on the numberof teachers in their school and principalswho were part of the program could gainaccess to the teacher supplies as well.
  69. 69. Principals would benefitfrom the system too.There would be administrator trainingoptions which also gain benefits + theywould get money to use to support theirschool, variable depending on the numberof teachers in their school and principalswho were part of the program could gainaccess to the teacher supplies as well.Principal leadership and participation in the training design/implementationschedule/etc will be necessary for success!
  70. 70. School support committees andthe students could also benefitfurther from more trainedteachers, besides just betterclasses.
  71. 71. School support committees andthe students could also benefitfurther from more trainedteachers, besides just betterclasses.Schools that had X% of Level C teacherscan have a higher maximum amount ofsupport available to them through ourschool support committee budgets.
  72. 72. District Office of Educationemployees would benefit asthey would co-teach with ourteacher trainers.
  73. 73. District Office of Educationemployees would benefit asthey would co-teach with ourteacher trainers.They too would earn points forclasses they taught.  
  74. 74. If a teacher went throughall levels on one subject:
  75. 75. If a teacher went throughall levels on one subject:They couldapply to be
  76. 76. If a teacher went throughall levels on one subject: A TeacherThey could Trainingapply to be Assistant
  77. 77. If a teacher went throughall levels on one subject: A Teacher And later aThey could Training Teacherapply to be Assistant Trainer
  78. 78. GOALS
  79. 79. #1:  Give motivated teachers access tohigh quality training and rewardthose teachers who put theirlearning to use
  80. 80. #2:  Developing teacher trainers forthe continuation of the program
  81. 81. #3:  Motivating positive impacts andbreaking the cycle of being paidto "show up"
  82. 82. Lets supportmotivated teachersto support motivatedstudents to improvetheir communities.
  83. 83. Motivated TeacherTraining Program

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