Teacher Training and Support

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Key Information

At Bridge, we train, develop and support both government and community teachers so as they are equipped with everything they need to maximise a child’s learning. Our team analyses pedagogical research, utilises leadership and development experts, and works closely with government bodies to develop the most effective teacher training and support techniques. Our training focuses on creating a truly pupil-centred classroom. Every teacher supported by Bridge is equipped with a device (‘teacher computer’) on which they can download teacher guides for over eight hours of engaging lessons a day—up to two weeks in advance. This frees them from the demands of lesson planning and allows them to focus on what they love the most—teaching! Further, we create positive learning environments by eliminating corporal punishment from the classroom, strengthening teacher-pupil relationships. Bridge trained and Bridge-supported teachers benefit from ongoing training, improved resources, continual support, professional development, and much more. All of this gives them pride in their profession as they see their pupils learning more. We’ve demonstrated that with the right support average teachers can become great teachers, and great teachers can change lives.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Location(s)

South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

India, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program

Years

Not applicable or unknown

Partner(s)

Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Unknown

Funder(s)

Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Quality

  • Teacher training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Empowerment

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Teachers - female, Teachers - male

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Other

School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Educational Technology

  • Digital learning materials/programs

Mentoring/psychosocial support

  • Teachers as mentors

Teaching

  • Hiring more teachers (both men and women)
  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Pre-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased grade attainment
  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased test scores
  • Reduced grade repetition

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms