TVS’ TechLearn programme uses IT technology to support children’s English language learning and introduce children to computers as a learning tool. Training for local teachers is an integral part of the programme.

TechLearn teaches English language through a practical, task-oriented focus on specific topics, such as producing a newsletter about ‘My School’ or writing a ‘My Teacher’ profile. This is complemented and reinforced by supported IT teaching to transfer the content into digital format

Rapid Writing software helps learners with English vocabulary, spelling, grammar and punctuation. (We are grateful to Battle and Langton School, Battle for donating this software.)

The one-year programme is divided into three modules. Each module lasts 5-8 sessions and is supported by detailed lesson plans and learner workbooks. Children are divided into groups of 15 to 20, each taught by a team of two teachers with teaching taking place after school.

During 2018/2019, seven teachers from Tyume schools and communities and TVS’ two IT trainers piloted TechLearn, benefitting from three two-day teacher training workshops. 114 Grade 6 and 7 children from seven primary schools took part.

Maths TechLearn

Maths TechLearn is the continuation programme from Starting Maths, building upon the knowledge and skills previously taught. It is extended to include concepts appropriate for Grade 6 and 7, including applying IT programs to solve maths problems. For example; using and applying excel.
Again, the Tech Learn progamme reflects the aim of TVS to support and develop the teaching skills of our colleagues- emphasising effective lesson planning that includes the use of technology and an interactive, child centered approach. Follow on training enables our teachers to develop their own “TVS “ style of teaching, modelled on the Tech Learn programme.

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