My colleague Hela Nafti offers her thoughts about project-based learning and professional development in Tunisia as supported by the Chris Stevens Youth Network.
On November 10, 2014, The Tunisian Education and Resource Network (TEARN) hosted a workshop for high school teachers participating in the Chris Stevens Youth Network. During the workshop, experienced teachers Nawrez and Nour gave presentations to the participants about their collaborative projects and advice for how to get started. Teachers worked on project planning activities together and explored the Collaboration Centre, iEARN’s online platform, to connect with other teachers around the world.
TEARN Coordinator Hela Nafti reflected on the workshop and her experience with CSYN:
iEARN is indeed a great community and conducting a workshop is always a significant experience. Teachers come to the workshop with doubts about improving their classroom habits. They think it would be hard to motivate their students.The presentation of Project-based learning first helps them acquire new knowledge and appreciation.Then, they are introduced to iEARN website and the Collaboration Center. After a while and when they are asked to register and log…
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