October 30, 2016

The highly successful Teachers First Program which is changing teacher behaviours has just celebrated its 1 year anniversary.

550 schools are now part of this pioneering program but Dr Tarek Shawki, Secretary General, Presidents Specialised Council for Education wants more to sign up to benefit from the positive impact it is having on teaching and learning. “I believe that this program is crucial to the development of teachers across Egypt. By being part of it teachers have the opportunity to improve the life chances of their students “

Hanan Radwan, a teacher from Alsayeda Aesha Secondary School in Cairo is also encouraging schools to apply and she tells us why. “Teachers First had an obvious effect on my professional behaviors as a teacher as it made me believe in collaborative work. We became “WE” instead of “I” and sharing experiences became the basis of my practice. Teachers First also puts us in a continuous state of professional development through self, peer and assessor evaluation”

The deadline for expressions of interest is 4th December 2016. Although currently the program only has a limited number of places it is hoped that as the project grows, more schools will have the opportunity to be part of it. Schools can express their interest in participating in the program by clicking on http://bit.ly/tfround2 by visiting teachersfirstegypt.com and completing the application form.

About the project:

Teachers First is a program run by Imagine Education (UK) Ltd together with the Specialised Council for Education and Scientific Research as part of the Egyptian Learning Society Program. This program aims to involve at least 10,000 teachers who use a prototype of Point of Learning called Lengo, a unique digital system developed by Imagine Education that aims to improve the quality of education. Imagine Education (UK) Ltd is an education consultancy with an award-winning history of providing e-content, strategic consultancy and training initiatives across the globe.