23 May 2023
We recently held our first face-to-face professional development training event in Kenya since the pandemic began. More than 80 teachers attended the event in Nairobi, Kenya on 1 and 2 April 2023.
Schools in East Africa were thrilled to return to in-person events, with some delegates travelling from neighbouring countries such as Uganda and Tanzania. The training covered a range of subjects, including Cambridge Primary Science, Cambridge IGCSE Art & Design and Mathematics.
A month after attending the training, a Cambridge Primary Mathematics teacher from Galaxy International School Uganda, Grace Nakalembe, tells us how she has implemented what she learned: 'Thanks to the training, I have adjusted some elements in my teaching. These include more critical thinking and reasoning tasks to enable students to think and work mathematically. I am working on specialising and generalising, conjecturing and convincing, characterising and classifying as well as critiquing in my lessons.'
Galaxy International School Uganda (GISU) is a co-educational school just outside Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. They offer the full Cambridge Pathway.
'The training enabled me to get the best method of checking students' understanding of the concept covered. It also helped me understand how to use collaboration to boost critical thinking – I was using this method before but am now putting more emphasis on it. I’m also using less words and more visuals with critical thinking questions,' concludes Grace.