The public schools in Guatemala which are currently running a semi-presential modality, will be ending the school year towards the end of October. Although there are many challenges, teachers are putting in a lot of effort to support in the best possible way the learning of so many Guatemalan girls and boys.
Our local consortium in Guatemala is pleased to see that around 30,000 teachers are very engaged each week with our manual of the 1st phase of the 4-year school improvement program. There is a dedication to improve themselves, which we can see in the many pictures that are uploaded each week in the private Facebook group of our project. In a creative way, teachers are learning in their small roundtable meetings, generating a fertile ground for their further capacity development in the coming years.
Deepening the knowledge
The consortium is currently also busy developing the second manual for year 2 of the program. This will build on the first manual but will deepen the knowledge of the teachers and also introduce a lot more peer to peer feedback. This will help teachers prepare for the third year where there will be more external feedback sessions as well with teachers.
Additionally, as we are coming to the end of the school year, we are working on an extensive evaluation process of the first year, which will be done from the perspective of an outcome harvesting methodology, through different surveys, interviews and focus group sessions. This will provide us with very useful information as to how the manual this year has affected the teachers and what we can improve for the coming years! So, busy weeks ahead!