The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to implement the Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP) by organizing a Differentiated Learning (DL) programme for all teachers in the 10,028 selected basic schools across the country. This was revealed in a press statement sighted by listengh.net’s news team.
According to the statement, the differentiated learning pedagogy is to teach to the level of the learner through a remedial intervention that seeks to explore new approaches that have the potential of improving learning outcomes. It will however enable teachers from B1-B6 to teach to the level of the learner. The pupils in the targeted schools are expected to be supported in acquiring foundational skills to enable them to perform at the class level in English and mathematics. The intervention will also help build the capacity of the headteacher, B1-B6 teachers, Curriculum Leads, and auxiliary teachers (to teach at the level of the learner), and selected district-level officers to offer support.
However, it is mandatory for training to be completed on or before the 31st of December, 2020 the statement added.
NUMBER OF TEACHERS TO PRESENT FROM EACH OF THE GALOP SCHOOL
Seven (7)n teachers from B1-B6 and one (1) headteacher from each of the GALOP schools are expected to be trained. The training is however non-residential.
SCHEDULE FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME
All teachers in the 10,028 selected GALOP schools are expected to go through a 5-day mandatory training (in cases where there are more schools, the training could be divided into two (2) cohorts). All teachers in GALOP schools are to recalled and are expected to report to the training center by 8:00 am on Monday, the 14th to Friday, 18th December 2020 (First cohort) and from Saturday, the 19th to Wednesday, the 23rd December 2020 (second cohorts).
Each district has eight (8) District Teacher Support Teams (DTSTs) who have been trained and prepositioned for the exercise. Senior High Schools and colleges of Education are recommended training centres where they are available.
According to the statement funds for the training and procurement of Teaching Learning Materials (TLMs) which is pro-rated according to the number of schools in each district have been transferred to the host of the district account.
However, beneficiary districts with fewer schools will be merged and hosted by one district as the ministry’s headquarters will deploy additional monitors and master trainers to support the training at the district level.