Mariano Da Silva, The Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools Project Officer, has recently sent back his report on the successful 5 week “Compact Teacher Training Program” which we ran in conjunction with The Learning Resource Development Centre from Dili.
The first three weeks of the program involved professional development and the fourth and fifth week allowed teachers the opportunity to demonstrate several assessment tasks in the classroom under observation.
12 teachers participated in the program with over 300 students across Yr 2 -Yr 6 levels benefiting. The program was well planned including a parent workshop and the trainers provided ample opportunities for participants to fully participate. The teachers completed an evaluation report and the feedback was positive with 9 of the 12 teachers receiving a certificate of completion.
We are planning to work with the LRDC to deliver a second program in Loi-Huno later this year.