The Nigerian News Agency reports that the Train-the-Trainer workshop that started in Kaduna on Monday will end on November 25.
Speaking at the event, the Director General of the Institute, Prof. Musa Maitafsir said that the workshop was to train teachers to know how to deliver knowledge in case of eventualities.
”It is a remote learning system for teachers in the country to operate in accordance with existing global trends.
“This is part of our sustained effort to improve the quality of teachers in the country, with a view to empowering them to be diligent in their duties,” he said.
Dr. Zainab Shuaibu, Supervisor, Strengthening Math and Science Education
Also speaking, Dr. Zainab Shuaibu, Supervisor, Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASHE), said, “Since a learning gap was created due to COVID-19, the learning recovery program becomes mandatory for close.
”The learning recovery program seeks to ensure that student learning progresses even in a pandemic, disaster or insecurity situation.
“The training was designed to maintain continuity of academic delivery even at the onset of severe disruption or decreased access to essential school resources or facilities.”
She said the goal was to devise strategies to help teachers and students smoothly embrace the culture of using simple communication tools like smartphones.
Shuaibu said, “Technology is here to stay, so everyone needs to face reality and be relevant in the 21st century school operation.
”The workshop is now training selected teachers from the northwestern and southeastern states.
”The general objectives of the training are to train teachers in the use of audio and multimedia tools, in order to develop micro-learning lessons as open educational resources to broadcast by radio and mobile phones.
”It is also to help teachers use the podcasts developed to achieve learning objectives in different subject areas, as well as encourage teachers to use the podcasts.
“This is to supplement their face-to-face classroom practice to close instructional gaps created by school closures as a result of the pandemic, among others.”
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