Sabre Education, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and Right To Play organized a five-day training for national trainers on the national kindergarten (KG) In-Service Education and Training manual in Accra.
The training was attended by the National Director for Early Childhood Education at the Ghana Education Service (GES), Barbara Ntow, and other officers from Sabre Education, Right To Play, and IPA.
The training aimed to update and refresh the content received by the trainers in November 2021 and equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver INSET content to KG teachers across different districts in Ghana.
Also, the training covered areas such as classroom behavior management, teachers’ role in play-based learning, understanding and delivering the Standards-Based KG curriculum, and creating teaching and learning resources.
The February 2023 training focused on developing early literacy and numeracy skills and engaging parents and communities positively.
The national trainers were taught the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to accommodate the needs and abilities of all learners. The national trainers were made up of a diverse group of GES staff, including KG classroom teachers, education officers, training officers, regional and district training officers, regional and district ECE coordinators, and School Improvement Support Officers (SISOs).
Sabre Education, IPA, and Right To Play collaborated to create and test a unified national teacher kindergarten training program that could be scaled across Ghana, and the national trainers were used to cascade the training.
The three organizations harmonized the content with other early childhood education (ECE) NGOs, creating a pool of resources used to help roll out the training nationwide.