TRAINING OF JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN COMPETENCY BASED CURRICULUM AND COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENT
The Teachers Service Commission has planned the training of Junior Secondary School teachers in Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) and Competency Based Assessment (CBA) with effect from 25th April to 13th May 2022.
The cascade model of training requires that the Master Trainers train the Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) and thereafter offer professional support during the face to face teachers training in the county and sub county.
The cascade model of training will be as follows
- The Master Trainers train the Trainers of Trainers (TOTs) physically for 4 days.
- The TOTS train teachers face to face with strict adherence to MOH COVID 1 9 prevention protocols for 4 days.
- The Master Trainers offer professional support during teacher training at the County and Sub-County.
The target group for the training will be all the teachers handling grades 7, 8 and 9 from both public (regular and SNE) and private schools.
The first level of training will target teachers of Languages, Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Technical subjects.
The teachers will be clustered according to departments. Secondary schools will each nominate 6 teachers drawn from Languages, Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Technical subjects to participate in the training.
The target Teachers will be grouped as follows;
i. Languages – English, Kiswahili, Foreign and Indigenous Languages and Kenya Sign Language.
ii. Pure Sciences -Integrated Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Health Education.
iii. Applied Sciences – Agriculture, Home science and computer studies iv. Mathematics.
iv. Humanities – Social Studies (Citizenship, Geography, History) Religious Studies, (CRE, IRE, Hindu, HRE and PPI) and live skills.
v. Technical subjects and Creative Arts – Pre vocational and pre career Business studies, music, sports and physical education Home science.
The specific dates for the smart cascade model of training are as follows:
Trainers of Trainers (TOTs)
The Trainers of Trainers will train regular teachers at the Sub County level and the SNE teachers at the county level. The following will participate as TOTS;
- Subject Tutors from teacher training colleges who are subject panelists with KICD (Both regular and SNE).
- Curriculum Support Officers with Bachelor’s degree in Education with two teaching subjects’ combination (Both regular and SNE).
- TSC Sub-County Directors with Bachelor’s degree in Education with two teaching subjects’ combination.
- Secondary schools Teacher Champions drawn from Languages, Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences, Mathematics, Humanities and Technical subjects.
- Secondary school SNE champion teachers.
The purpose of this MEMO is to direct you to:
- Identify and invite the TOTS for both regular and SNE for trainings that will be held at the county level.
- Identify and invite 6 Teachers per school for both regular and SNE using the prescribed criteria above for face-to-face training.
- Invite 6 teachers from private schools and inform the schools to cater for transport and meals expenses (2 teas and lunch) for their teachers. iv. Identify, procure and prepare training venues as follows;
- One training venue for the TOTS training in the County (Preference be given to available TTCs).
- Training venues in each sub county for regular teacher training. (Preference be given to available TTCs).
- One SNE training venue in the county for SNE teacher trainings.
Iv. Ensure the venues are appropriate for strict adherence to MOH COVID 19 protocols
Attached find the Data in Table 1 and Table 2 which will guide on the number of TOTS for both regular and SNE per county.