Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia officially launch the training of Grade 4 teachers on the new curriculum in a mix of online and face to face 6-day workshop.
The Master Trainers Training marks the beginning of an extensive series of cascade training to get over 9,000 Grade 4 teachers and pedagogical advisors ready to implement the new curriculum nationwide in September.
Supporting women’s empowerment – a success story from Samuay District, Salavan Province
Australian Government, through its BEQUAL program, works with key counterparts at all levels of the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao PDR to encourage and promote messages of gender equality and opportunities for women in implementation of program activities
Australia and Ministry of Education and Sports acknowledge international volunteer students who supported the production of Grade 4 audio materials
A total of over 100 audio tracks will be available to Grade 4 Lao students and teachers to learn English in an entertaining way while being exposed to the diversity of native accents in English spoken language.
Responding to challenges due to COVID-19, Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia scale up blended learning to all teacher trainers nationwide
The aim of this initiative is to develop trainers’ skills and confidence in using Zoom to participate in and deliver online workshops and provide continuous support using blended online and face-to-face methods
International Women’s Day celebration: Australian Ambassador and Minister of Education and Sports stress the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in teacher education
They congratulated the Department of Teacher Education and the Provincial Education and Sports Services for selecting diverse and more gender balanced teacher training teams
Australia reaffirms its commitment to support Lao Government to improve teaching and learning in Laos, with a focus on disadvantaged areas and inclusive education
Ministry of Education and Sports national and provincial stakeholders and Australia discuss the recent progress and plan for the development and implementation of the new primary curriculum
Ministry of Education and Sports approving new Grade 4 textbooks and teacher guides developed with the support of Australia.
For Grade 4, Australia supports the development, production, distribution, and training of teachers for Lao Language, Science and Environment and English subjects.
Ministry of Education, with support from Australia, reviewing the provincial training teams for the new primary curriculum during a 2-day online workshop connecting representatives from all 18 provinces
This year a gender equality target was identified for each province with the aim of increasing the number of female team members to 50% or as close as possible
Interview of Minister of Education and Sports and Australian Ambassador on the efforts and hard work to complete the new Grade 3 curriculum implementation
Despite the on-going COVID-19 challenges, Grade 3 teachers are trained, and new textbooks and teacher guides are delivered nationwide.
Learn how to communicate without speaking
In celebration of International Day of people with disabilities, the Australian-funded BEQUAL program organized a fun and interactive session to learn basic Lao Sign Language.
RIES curriculum writers, with support from Australia, completed the writing of Grade 4 English lessons despite the lockdown!
The curriculum writers successfully adapted the way they were developing lessons to continue working online in an even more collaborative process.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia congratulate educational staff at national and subnational level for their ongoing efforts to ensure successful implementation of the new primary curriculum despite COVID-19 challenges.
New grade 3 materials are in schools, teachers are trained, grade 4 curriculum is in development. However, concerns were raised about schools still being closed.
Ministry of Education, with support from Australia, doing online training for 28 districts to support teachers with the implementation of the new Grade 3 curriculum
Due to travel restrictions and local lockdowns, training has commenced last week online, taking this opportunity to develop participants’ skills for using online meeting platform.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia release new materials on YouTube to support Grade 3 English teaching and learning.
A new video demonstrating the 21 Grade 3 sounds as well as over 100 English audio tracks have just been released in the ດີໂອສໍາລັບການພັດທະນາຄູ Teacher Development Videos YouTube channel.
Ministry of Education prepares implementation monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the ninth Education and Sports Sector Development 5-year Plan 2021-2025.
This is the first time that the Ministry of Education and Sports has organized a workshop on the implementation of the 9th ESSDP 2021-2025 with participation at central ministry level with support from the Government of Australia.
Ministry of Education and Sports launching a new docuseries “the Role Model Series” with the support of Australia to promote best teaching and inclusive education practices around Lao PDR
The media team from MoES travelled to Luang Prabang to interview the first role model, a passionate teacher and active learning expert who explained how this new practice helps children learn better
Minister of Education and Sports and Australian Ambassador observe the orientation training for Grade 3 teachers on the new improved primary curriculum
9,645 Grade 3 teachers and 366 pedagogical advisors are being trained across the country. The workshops are designed to ensure COVID-19 prevention measures.
Ministry of Education and Sports, with support from Australia, hold the final workshop for approval of the trial results for the Primary Pre-Service Diploma Curriculum.
The Representatives from relevant departments of MoES and Senior Management teams of all TTCs meet to review the development and implementation of each subjects and to approve the results of the Primary Pre-Service Diploma Curriculum trial.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia promoting Phonics method to learn English
A new teacher development video to introduce English Phonics has just been released by the Ministry of Education and Sports, with support from Australia.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia launch the training of Grade 3 teachers on the new curriculum
The delivery of this massive nationwide cascade training was designed to fully ensure COVID-19 prevention measures
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia finding solutions to continue the production of teacher training videos amidst COVID-19 lockdown
When filming and editing studios are relocated at home
Ministry of Education and Sports releasing a new teacher development video with support from Australia
The new video explores different techniques of the new Grade 2 Lao Language curriculum and are for the first time dubbed in Sign Language
Ministry of Education and Australia dubbing teacher development videos in Sign language
All future teacher development videos to train teachers on the new improved primary curriculum and the new pedagogical approach will be dubbed in Sign Language.
Australia training Ministry of Education and Sports teams on how to make video, photography and illustrations more inclusive
Celebrating International Women’s month, the “Inclusive Image in media” workshop explore how to promote gender and inclusive education in the imagery produced by the Ministry of Education and Sports.
Australia supporting the Department of Teacher Education with Continuing Professional Development
The newly established in-service curriculum writers team attended their first writing workshop to produce high-quality teacher learning resources for primary teachers
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia developing a communication campaign to promote textbook care
Last week, the Information and Media Center team was filming a TV spot to remind students and parents to return textbooks on time and in good condition at the end of the schoolyear
Joint monitoring mission to assess the progress of the new improved primary curriculum implementation
Technical staff from the Ministry of Education and Sports will visit a total of 21 districts in 8 weeks.
Ministry of Education, with support from Australia, organising a 2-day virtual online workshop connecting more than 60 Ministry, PESS and TTC staff from 8 locations across Lao via videoconference
The purpose of the workshop is to revise the 18 Provincial Trainer teams responsible for the in-service training on the new improved primary curriculum and continuing professional development support for primary teachers.
Ministry of Education and Sports, with support from Australia, holding a Primary Curriculum Stakeholders Forum with representatives from all provinceso Draft
More than 100 participants gather to share information and lessons learned on the development and implementation of the new improved primary curriculum
Ministry of Education and Sports national and provincial stakeholders and Australia discuss the recent progress and next semester plan for the development and implementation of the new improved primary curriculum
During the meeting, Australia hands over equipment to the Research Institute for Educational Sciences for the layout of curriculum materials and the production of teacher development videos
Australia harnesses international students to record lively English audio files for the new Ministry of Education and Sports Grade 3 English language curriculum materials
The audio material will enable Lao students to learn English in an entertaining way and expose them to the diversity of native accents in English spoken language
Australia training Research Institute for Educational Sciences teams on how to include Sign Language in their video materials
Future teacher development videos to train teachers on the new improved primary curriculum and the new pedagogical approach will be dubbed in Sign Language.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia piloting a new Spoken Lao curriculum for non-Lao speaking grade 1 students in 80 remote primary schools
Grade 1 students from non-Lao speaking backgrounds will receive up to an additional hour of instructions a day to improve their ability to read and write Lao language
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australian Government launching the writing of the revised Grade 4 and 5 curriculum
Curriculum writers received guidance on how to promote active learning and integrate the multigrade strategy in the development of the new teaching and learning materials
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia launching an innovative blended learning pilot to provide ongoing support to primary teachers
Last week, Department of Teacher Education monitored remotely primary classroom observations by provincial trainers and provided live guidance via Zoom conference
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australian Government commit to continue to improve inclusion for children with disabilities in all aspects of education
In a joint event, MoES and Australia reflect on Inclusive Education with a series of testimonies and panel discussions from people living with disabilities and inclusive education experts.
Ministry of Education and Sports and Australia released three new training videos on the “ວິດີໂອສໍາລັບການພັດທະນາຄູ Teacher Development Videos” YouTube Channel
The videos explore different techniques to assess and support students’ learning
Progress in the development of the new Grade 3 textbooks and teacher guides
All curriculum subject teams including writers and layout staff from the Research Institute of Educational Sciences (RIES) attended a weeklong workshop to finalise the editing of the teaching and learning materials.