-Aide et Action, Cambodia-
Over 35 school teachers, of whom 25 were female, from four pre-schools and early primary schools in S’Ang district, Kandal province, undertook a new round of two-day ICT training on May 5-6, 2016 in the district’s Office of Education Youth and Sports.
Organized by Aide et Action (AEA) in collaboration with S’Ang District Office of Education Youth and Sports, and with funding support from Atlassian Foundation, the training focused mainly on how to make use of electronic and digital devices connected to Internet for their further teaching capacity development that include learning reading and writing and to promote children’s reading.
The training began with a review of children development and intervention intended to guide the participating teachers to effective use of library by children. It was then followed by a series of training on how to use a tablet connected to Internet to access a number of learning programs and applications namely, the Khmer Library, Khmer Reading and Khmer Writer… that have been developed by AEA with the aim of promoting reading, writing and learning through digital system.
“This training course is very important, particularly for Grade 1 teachers, since primary education serves as the foundation of further education; secondary and higher,” said Ms. Preap Sok Huong, Deputy Chief of Kandal provincial department of education during the opening of the training course. “AEA has been providing up-to-date equipment and facilities including the tablets that would not only make it convenient for digital learning but also appealing to children to play with them and use them for learning at the same time especially in the library,” she added.
Participating teachers were also given practical assignments during the training. “I am very happy to attend this training as it helped me to understand better how to use the tablet and ICT to get access to reading materials in my library”, said KHOEUNG Sam Ol, from Angkaram primary school during the training.
The training course was part of a series of training activities under a one-year pilot project implemented by AEA and funded by Atlassian at four schools in Kandal. It includes setting up electronic libraries that are equipped with Internet connection and tablets and TV sets, which children and teachers can use to access reading and learning materials, and some educational applications. The project could be expanded to many other places, and possibly country-wide in the future.
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