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Spotlight on Faustina Yankson: Newly-Qualified Teacher from OLA College of Education and former T-TEL/TTAG Intern
Faustina narrates how she excelled in college, graduated with First Class Honours and also emerged as the Best Graduating Student in ICT. In her words, “I am bent on breaking barriers and look forward to being a transformative teacher”.
“I wanted my students to feel a sense of ownership in their learning. By involving them in the creation of alphabet cards, they discovered the joy of exploring and mastering the building blocks of literacy.”
Last year Tie realized that she was struggling with some of the subjects, especially English and Mathematics. She found the lecture method of teaching used by her teachers to be difficult to
understand at times. She also felt shy and insecure to ask questions in the classroom, fearing that her classmates would laugh at her. In fact at times she felt like giving up on her education because of her low academic performance.
Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL) holds its 3rd Annual General Meeting to review progress on collaborative efforts towards education reform
The AGM provided the opportunity for Board Members, T-TEL Subscribers, Key Advisors and Senior Management toreview the organization’s operations in 2022/23, to celebrate successes and strategize as to how to overcome challenges going forward.
Ghana Education Service to roll out Professional Learning Community sessions across all Senior High Schools and Senior High Secondary Technical Schools
GES has piloted the use of weekly PLC sessions in 12 SHS and SHTS since January 2022, using structured Handbooks developed in partnership with the National Teaching Council (NTC). A recent evaluation found that these weekly sessions had a significant impact on improving teaching and learning in these 12 schools, providing a strong evidence-base for the national scale-up of this approach.
Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and their agencies join T-TEL to visit schools in Lambussie District to observe progress made on the Communities of Excellence Programme
These visitors included such distinguished educationists as Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah (Board Chair of T-TEL), Patty Assan (GES’s Director of Schools and Instructions), Professor Mohammed Salifu (Director-General of GTEC), Nana Baffour Awuah (MoE’s Director of Pre-Tertiary Education) and Michael Yaw Acheampong (NaSIA’s Deputy Inspector General).
Empowering District Education Officers: Ghana Education Service organizes training workshop on Effective Classroom Observation and Professional Learning Community Sessions
The training was a response to a monitoring exercise conducted by GES in the districts to observe how the district officers were effectively observing teachers during lesson delivery and to assess the extent to which they were adhering to and applying the National Teachers’ Standards during teaching and learning.
PRESS RELEASE Transformation in Ghanaian Teacher Education: First Batch of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) students to graduate from Colleges of Education (CoEs)
For the first time in the history of our education system, Ghana will produce its first Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) cohort from our 46 public Colleges of Education. The beginning teachers graduating from the B.Ed. meet the National Teachers’ Standards and are well prepared to deliver the standards-based curriculum which was rolled out nationwide in 2019.
T-TEL PARTNERS WITH THE TEACHER TRAINEES’ ASSOCIATION OF GHANA (TTAG) TO OFFER INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENT TEACHERS
The internships, which are offered to student teachers twice a year for four weeks during College of Education vacation periods, provide the opportunity to gain practical work experience and also understand how T-TEL collaborates and works with the Ministry of Education and government agencies both nationally and sub-nationally.
Ghana Education Service and T-TEL organise Communications Training for district communicators under the Communities of Excellence Programme￼
The training, which took place at the T-TEL Office in Accra on 15th and 16th August, was aimed at empowering the teams so that they can develop robust communications plans and equipping them with effective and appropriate tools to communicate with stakeholders.
The Colleges of Education Weekly Journal (CoEWJ) recently organised a two-day National Dialogue on Initial Teacher Education at the Bediako Hall, GNAT Headquarters in Accra.
The dialogue took place on Wednesday and Thursday, 27th and 28th July 2022, under the theme “4-years into the transformation of Colleges of Education into Degree Awarding Institutions – Realities and the way forward”.
T-TEL Speaks: 64th World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) 2022.
The conference, under the theme “Building Creative Global Teacher Education Communities Post-Pandemic: International Research-Based Collaboration” served as a platform to share relevant ideas and findings to foster interactive dialogues to improve teacher education globally.
T-TEL held its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Accra on Saturday, 23rd April 2022.
The AGM enables Board Members, T-TEL Subscribers, Key Advisers, Consultants and Senior Management to discuss how T-TEL is run and ensure that the organization remains true to its vision, mission and values.
With a mission to “practicalise science for students”, Gregory and Christoffer Akeploo, a science tutor from St. Francis College of Education, have been exploring ways to support schools and Colleges of Education, to encourage more practice-based science in the classroom.
Integrating ICT into teaching and learning: lessons from St. Monica’s and Mampong Technical Colleges of Education ￼
In 2018 the Government of Ghana introduced a new Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Initial Teacher Education for all new entrants to the teaching profession who want to teach in basic schools. This B.Ed. is very practically focused and incorporates ICT as one of its cross-cutting issues, meaning that ICT must be integrated across all aspects of teaching and learning.
Managing for Learning: Building collective action to improve senior secondary schools in Ghana. A case of Tatale E.P Agric Senior High School.
‘Managing for Learning’ is a new approach which is being implemented by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Ministry of Education in 12 secondary schools across the country as part of the Secondary Education Transformation Programme (SETP) supported by T-TEL and the Mastercard Foundation.
Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning (T-TEL) facilitated a one-day research training workshop for the newly constituted Research Desk of the Colleges of Education Weekly Journal (CoEWJ) on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at the T-TEL head office in Accra.
T-TEL collaborates with Accra College of Education to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Accra College of Education through its Teaching and Learning Resource Centre, collaborated with Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL) to commemorate International Day of Women and Girls in Science (IDWGS) 2022. The day aimed to recognise the role of women and girls in science and the need to support, encourage and empower more women and girls to pursue science as a career.
I have often been asked why a female like me finds interest in teaching Science and Mathematics. I shrug and say they are like any other subjects. I have always loved Science and Mathematics and find them to be extremely easy subjects. My goal is to change the perception that boys are better at Mathematic than girls; I have a strong conviction that women and girls can equally do well in all endeavours if they put their minds and efforts to them.
The Journal celebrated its third anniversary on October 29, 2021, and invited T-TEL to join them on a College Tour to Gambaga College of Education in the North East Region. The tour aimed to highlight the College’s achievements and build a relationship between the College and the media.
“We saw a significant increase in the number of students who participated in lessons as the asynchronous mode enabled learners to learn at their own pace.”
In fulfillment of the Companies Act, T-TEL has held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Accra, Ghana.
Third Transforming Senior High School Education, Teaching & Learning Quarterly Planning Meeting held by T-TEL
Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning (T-TEL) held the third Quarterly Planning Meeting for the Mastercard Foundation supported Transforming Senior High School Education, Teaching and Learning programme on Monday, August 2, and Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The meeting took place on zoom and in-person…
”We are changing the way we look at education in this country”- Robin Todd Addresses Gambaga College of Education
The National Teachers’ Standards, which guides teacher preparation and practice in the country, tells us what a good teacher in Ghana must do…
T-TEL supports four Universities and Colleges of Education to write Professional Development Handbooks
Professional Development (PD) sessions are an important way to ensure effective implementation of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Initial teacher education and the National Teacher Education Assessment Policy (NTEAP)…
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) inaugurates Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Committee
On Tuesday, July 6, the Faculty of Educational Studies (FES) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) inaugurated a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Committee to support …
Diana Dasu is a teacher from the Upper West Region of Ghana who got admission to Tumu College of Education to study for a Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECE).
On this special occasion marking the first Anniversary of T-TEL (Transforming Teaching, Education & Learning), I send this message to acknowledge and commend everyone who has contributed to make this one year such a great success and the anniversary worth celebrating.
So far we have made great progress towards achieving our vision and mission. We set out to be a truly Ghanaian company operating in the area of education. T-TEL is fully Ghanaian owned, and the excellent technical personnel are all Ghanaians.