Online Training course for Master Trainers on use of the Kenya ICT Competency Framework for Teachers Professional Development

When, local time: 
Monday, 9 February 2015 - 8:30am to Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - 5:00pm
Where: 
Kenya, Nairobi
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will support Teachers Service Commission (TCS) to build capacity of master trainers on the use of an online platform to teach Kenyan teachers ICT Competencies in knowledge deepening. This training will attract the participation of 50 Master Trainers drawn from 47 counties including 3 special needs teachers. The training is a critical component for the successful implementation of the ICT Integration in Primary Education project, equipping teachers with knowledge and skills on ICTs.
UNESCO supports the Ministry of Education Science and Technology and the Teachers Service Commission (TCS) in Kenya to build the capacity of master trainers on the use of ICTs in the classroom.

The face to face training and the 12 week online training are based on UNESCO’s ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. The UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (ICT-CFT) is intended to inform teacher-educators, providers of professional learning and working teachers on the role of ICT in educational reform.

This activity is a direct follow-up to the 2012 World Congress on Open Educational Resources which released the Paris Declaration on OERs calling on Governments to openly license all educational materials produced with public funds. Supported by a generous grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (USA), UNESCO is working with the Governments of Kenya, Oman, Bahrain, and Indonesia to implement dynamic and relevant policies to guide and recognize teachers and learners to find, adapt, use, develop, and share open educational resources.