T-TEL CHALLENGE FUND

T-TEL Challenge Fund

Under the challenge fund program, T-Tel invited public Colleges of Education/organizations that are interested in piloting innovations in teacher education, to express interest by writing a proposal that must contribute to improved teaching and learning in pre tertiary teacher education in Ghana.

Wesley College expressed interest in the fund by writing a proposal to implement innovative strategies in the college’s teaching practice program.

 

Title of project:

[Strengthening College-School Partnership; a new Approach to Quality Initial Teacher Preparation]

The project title was based on the findings of a based line survey conducted within the College and our partner districts.

Wesley College was fortunate to be selected among other colleges to be given a grand to pursue the proposed innovation in its teaching practice activities. In September 22, 2016 the College won a grant of Sixty thousand Four Hundred and fifty Ghana cedis (GH₵ 60,450.00). The project estimated to last for eighteen months period has been divided into six quarters.

The first quarter ended on 31st December 2016 and the second quarter also ended on 31st march 2017.

On December 20, 2016, the college launched the project with all stakeholders involved in the college teaching practice program.

The college has since embarked on the implementation of series of activities regarding the project objectives. Training workshops have been organized for all college tutors on clinical supervision of trainee teaching practice. The mentors from Ejisu-Juabeng municipality, our pilot District have also been trained on modern skills of mentoring and coaching.

 

SUMMARY OF THE PROJECT INTERVENTIONS AND INTENDED OUTCOMES 

Wesley College of Education 

Problem Tree

 

 

NoISSUEEXPECTED OUTCOME/RESULT ACTIVITY/STRATEGY/TASK
1Inadequate Supervision and Mentoring Skills of college tutors and school mentorsSupervision, Mentoring and Objective Assessment of mentees practicum in partner school effective1. Organise consultative meeting
with college council and management
2. Organise a briefing session for
college staff on the project
3. Train Mentors on Mentoring and
coaching ( What is mentoring and
coaching, expected roles and
responsibility of both mentors and
mentees)
4. Design Mentorship and Teaching
Practice Policy Guide
5. Provide Orientation for Tutors and
Mentors on the standard format
of Lesson notes
6. Train tutors on modern techniques
and approaches in effective clinical
supervision
7. Organise a pre peer-review
meeting with ST. Louis college
management and staff
8. Develop supervisors and mentors
Manuel to guide for the project
9. Undertake a peer-review /
supervision with St. Louis College
supervisors
10. Undertake college teaching
practice supervision
11. Undertake end of teaching
practice student portfolio
assessment
12. Design mentors assessment
material
2Weak collaboration between WESCO and District Education Stakeholders (DAs, DEOs/Traditional Authorities)Teacher trainee practicum well supported by district education stakeholders1. Organise Inception Meeting
with Key Stakeholders ( DEO,
DA, TA,Partner Schools)
2. Launch project at district level
with Key stakeholders
3. Organise orientation for
stakeholders on their roles
and responsibilities on the
practicum process
4. Sign MOU on Collaborative
Partnership with Key
Stakeholders
5. Prove orientation for circuit
supervisors on the practicum
process and the need for their
involvement
6. Design a tool to Evaluate
Mentees and Mentors on
completed annual teaching
practice cycle
7. Engage DA social services
subcommittee on the need to
support the practicum process
of Wesco
8. Organise mid-year stakeholder
Feedback session on practicum
process
9. Prepare and share progress
report of project with stakeholders
10. Institute Non-monetary reward
scheme for mentors and key
individual stakeholders

 

Project Objectives:

  1. To enhance Supervision and Mentoring Skills of WESCO Tutors and Partner School Mentors
  2. To build a strong partnership between WESCO and District Education Stakeholders for effective Teaching Practice

Overall Outcome:

Improved Quality Teaching Practice with Strong Stakeholder Participation

 

 

Target groups for the project

  1. College Tutors
  2. Mentors of partner school
  3. Teacher Trainees
  4. District Assembly
  5. Traditional Authorities
  6. District Education Offices