Think Creative Spring 2022


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Teacher and School Director Training:

• Cascading training model • Training included topics on bilingual education approach and teaching methodology as well as addressing general pedagogical & classroom management gaps • Continuous professional development through coaching, mentoring, and via WhatsApp

L1 and L2 Teaching & Learning Materials:

By the Numbers Vamos Ler!

• Implementation of a new approach to developing TLMs • Grades 1 – 4 teaching and learning materials available in Emakhuwa, Echuwabo, Elomwe and Portuguese • Attention to aspects of gender and inclusion

Vamos Ler! /Let’s Read!, a bilingual education program funded by USAID, began working with the Government of Mozambique in 2017 to improve early grade literacy rates by investing in the expansion of a national bilingual education program. During the five-year program, Creative worked with the Ministry of Education to train more than 14,000 teachers and school directors and distributed some 12 million local-language teaching and learning materials (TLMs) across the two provinces, reaching nearly 2,000 schools. The project trained and coached school directors and teachers to increase and strengthen school and classroom management and pedagogy to leave a lasting and sustainable systemic improvement in the country’s bilingual education instruction. n

Community Involvement:

• Bilingual education strategy campaigns • “Go to school” campaigns • Implementation of “let’s talk” • Reading clubs • Radio listening sessions • Community theater

Photos by Erick Gibson; Leesa Kaplan (top center)

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