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-FEEL Targets 100 Mathematics Teachers
One Hundred Mathematics Teachers are expected to benefit from a special training under the sponsorship of the Foundation for Equity and Excellence in Education in Liberia(FEEL) INC.
The disclosure was made by FEEL’s Executive Director, Professor Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawoloin a dispatch from the United States of America dated June 1, 2018. According to the dispatch, the workshop would be held from August 17 – 23, 2018 for the one hundred (100) junior high school mathematics teachers. The workshop which is named “the Mathematics Institute” will be held at a location in the Paynesville-Johnsonville area, Montserrado County.
Participants for the Mathematics Institute will come from Margibi and Montserrado counties. The dispatch said, the workshop would be the second in the series of workshops for mathematics teachers conducted by FEEL, Inc.
In August 2017, FEEL held a week-long interactive workshop for 42 teachers in Kakata, Margibi County. The group, according to the dispatch, intends to conduct the workshop annually across the country, adding that each participant will receive fifty United States dollars ($50.00)as an incentive. The Mathematics Institute will be held under auspices of the Liberian Open School Initiative of FEEL, Inc.
FEEL’s Executive Director, Professor Isaac Saye-LakpohZawolo, is expected to serve as the Chief Facilitator. Professor Zawolo is an award-winning educator based in the United States of America.
Prof.Zawolo has vast experience in teacher development and mentoring and has served as a consultant to the George Washington University Center for Equity and Excellence in Education, CEEE.
He is a former public school teacher and instructor of the University of Liberia; the Liberian educator Zawolo is currently an adjunct professor of mathematics at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland and Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, the United States of America.
Prof. Zawolo is also the Chairman of the Mathematics department at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, Virginia, USA.
Meanwhile, participants of the workshop will receive training on mathematics methods for teaching junior high school students; the workshop will focus on the psychology of the junior high school child, pedagogy, and overview of junior high school mathematics, and preparing the junior high school student for the WAEC mathematics exam.