Preparing engaging and active lessons for primary students – A new approach to teaching and learning
Primary Curriculum Writers attended a three-day professional development workshop to strengthen their active teaching and learning curriculum writing skills
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First national “Symposium on Multi-Grade Teaching and Learning” hosted by the Research Institute for Educational Sciences on January 23, 2020
In preparation for the implementation of the new Grade 2 curriculum and commencement of Grade 3 writing, education stakeholders convene to discuss how to address multigrade teaching in primary school
First impressions from teachers and trainers who piloted the new Grade 2 curriculum orientation training
Last month, a group of 3 Master Trainers and 25 Grade 2 teachers participated in the trial of the Grade 2 curriculum orientation training to learn about and test the new Grade 2 teaching and learning resources that will be used nationwide starting next school year
New training videos released on the ວິດີໂອສໍາລັບການພັດທະນາຄູ Teacher Development Videos YouTube Channel
The new videos focus on the core Lao Language techniques of the new Grade 1 curriculum
BEQUAL Education Innovation Fund (BEIF) Learning Workshop
Actors from the education sector are convening today to discuss results, learnings and next steps from fifteen innovative pilot projects
“Pre-service Curriculum Development workshop – Assessment” from 9 to 13 December 2019
In September 2019, the training of all Year 1 teacher trainees in the 8 Teacher Training Colleges started with the new pre-service curriculum. As the end of the first semester approaches, the pre-service curriculum development teams are preparing for the new end of Semester 1 assessment to evaluate teacher-trainees’ understanding, knowledge and skills after this first period of teacher training.
A new Spoken Lao Program for non-Lao speaking Grade 1 students being piloted in 4 provinces
During the last 2 weeks, a selection of Grade 1 students underwent an “Early Grade Lao Language Assessment” (EGLA) test that will serve as a baseline reference for the pilot.
New Grade 2 textbooks and teacher guides to be approved for school year 2020-21
As Grade 1 students have just started the school-year with the new curriculum, the Committee for Approval of Curriculum and Instructional Materials (CACIM) is meeting this week to approve the Grade 2 materials.
Preparing the training teams for the new Grade 2 curriculum
In July and August, a team of nearly 700 Master and Provincial Trainers trained every Grade 1 teacher, primary principal and pedagogical advisor in the country. The Department of Teacher Education is now organising a two-days’ workshop to share the lessons learned and to review the training teams in preparation for the training of Grade 2 curriculum training to be implemented next year.
Australia supports more Lao children in remote areas get to better access to education
Vientiane – Australia in partnership with the European Union, through the Basic Education Quality and Access in Lao PDR (BEQUAL) Program, and the Ministry of Education and Sports have completed construction of new classrooms and provided water and sanitation facilities in 582 schools in nine provinces.
Districts getting ready to intensify through-semester support to help Grade 1 teachers applying the new curriculum.
32 target districts attending a series of 5-day Primary Curriculum Implementation Support Workshops from 16th to 27th September.
Celebrating Literacy Day – Focus on the new Spoken Lao Pilot Program to support the development of literacy for non-Lao speaking students.
A program to help non-Lao native speakers with spoken Lao Language will be piloted in Grade 1 classes in four provinces in Lao PDR during the 2019-20 school- year
News Scoop on the new primary curriculum and Learn Together, the new TV educational program
Watch the exclusive reportage from IMC that was broadcasted on Tuesday 27th August on Lao Channel 1
Early results from monitoring the new Grade 1 in-service teacher training
Since July, all Lao Grade 1 teachers, Primary School Principals, and pedagogical advisors nationwide are being trained on the new Grade 1 curriculum; monitoring teams have been deployed across all districts to observe and provide support and feedback.
This Sunday 11th August don’t miss the first episode of Learn Together, the new exciting edutainment series 100% made in Laos!
Learn Together is a fun and innovative educational TV program specially designed to support the learning of Grade 1 Lao children.
All new Grade 1 materials delivered at the districts!
Districts will now liaise with the primary schools to distribute the new materials to all Grade 1 classes before the start of the new school year.
Science and environment curriculum writers reflect on the teaching of scientific skills in primary classes.
While the delivery of the new Grade 1 textbooks is underway, the curriculum writers are continuing to develop the curriculum for the next four primary grades. The Research Institute for Educational Sciences in collaboration with the BEQUAL technical advisers has recently reviewed the contents, scientific skills, and designed textbooks and teacher guides mapping Science and Environment for continuity in the content across Grades 1-5.
Handover ceremony for 122 student teachers from remote communities
122 local student teachers just completed their studies at Teacher Training Colleges. They will join the 209 local teachers who graduated last year and are already deployed and teaching in their remote communities!
National training of teachers for the new Grade 1 curriculum training has begun
Prior to the beginning of the new school year, more than 16,700 Grade 1 teachers, primary school principals and pedagogical advisors are being trained nationwide during July and August on new teaching practices and how to use the new Grade 1 curriculum materials.
Deliveries of new Grade 1 materials completed for seven provinces!
All the districts in Savannakhet, Luang Prabang, Phongsaly, Oudomxai, Bokeo, Xekong and Attapeu provinces have received the new Grade 1 materials to be distributed to public primary schools.
Teachers to receive training for new national curriculum
Teacher of Grade 1 in primary schools across Laos will be trained to teach the new national primary school curriculum, Article written by Keoviengkhone Bounviseth, Vientimes Times Home news
First deliveries of new Grade 1 materials arriving in the districts!
Nga district (Oudomxay Province), Nalae district (Luang Namtha Province) and Met district (Vientiane Province) were the first three districts to receive the new Grade 1 materials on 13th and 14th of June.
Vice-minister of Education and Sports announced the official launch of the new national primary curriculum, starting with Grade 1 in September 2019
H.E. Associate Professor Dr Kongsy Sengmany, Vice-minister of Education and Sports of Lao PDR officially announced the launch of the new National Primary Curriculum, with Grade 1 commencing in September 2019
Filming crew in the Lao primary schools to produce Teacher Development videos
The production of a series of short videos to help primary teachers use the new curriculum and active learning techniques has just started.
Launch of the in-service training for the new Grade 1 curriculum
In September 2019, all Grade 1 students will start the school-year with a new improved curriculum. The massive series of trainings needed to get all Grade 1 teachers equipped with the skills and techniques needed to implement the new curriculum in their classroom has just started.
New animation series to support learning by Grade 1 children
On May 3rd, Vientiane Times interviewed Katie Smith, The First Secretary of the Australian Embassy to Laos and Souliya Phoumivong, Director of Clay House Studio , on the Learn Together” Article written by Visith Teppalath
Last teachers’ consultation on the new Grade 2 curriculum
The Research Institute for Educational Sciences (RIES) undertook a 2-day consultation on 2nd & 3rd of April with Grade 2 teachers, Pedagogical Advisors and representatives from the provincial and district educational offices in four provinces to support the revision of the new Grade 2 textbooks and teacher guides.
Approval of the in-service training materials for new Grade 1 curriculum
In July 2019, more than 16,000 Grade 1 teachers, primary principals and pedagogical advisors will start their training on the new Grade 1 curriculum. The training and self-study materials are now being finalised and approved