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Published in CEMASTEA News Written by February 05 2016

The Kenya ICT Competency Framework for Teachers (KICT-CFT) is a 15-week long online course designed to train teachers to effectively deploy ICT into their teaching, school administration and lifelong professional learning. The main sponsor is UNESCO, in collaboration with Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST). In order to be successful in the course the teachers need to be familiar with the tools required to study online using Moodle platform. Therefore a three day face-face workshop was organized from 19th to 21st January at CEMASTEA to start off the course. This was the second cohort of the training; the first cohort completed in August 2015.

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by November 16 2015

Global Partnership in Education (GPE) Primary Education Development (PREIDE) Project (2015-2019) is a MoEST project with two objectives:

  1. Improve Early Grade Mathematics Competencies among Learners
  2. Strengthen Management Systems at School and National Levels

 

Centre for Mathematics Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) will be actively involved and particularly in the Project Development Objective 1: Improve Early Grade Mathematics (EGM) competencies among Learners

This objective will be achieved through Component 1: Improving the foundations of learning by enhancing early grade mathematics under the following sub-components

1.1: Improving teacher competencies for developing EGM numeracy (Class 1 & 2)

1.2: Providing Classroom Instructional Materials

1.3: Enhancing Teacher Pedagogical Supervision

1.4: Mainstreaming EGM Methodologies in Pre-Service Teacher Education

1.5: EGM Management and Coordination

 

Towards the support of this important project, CEMASTEA has seconded Mr. Joseph Ogwel to work full time and currently he is the Deputy Coordinator leading component 1 of the project where he is making immense contribution to the project as observed by the Project National Coordinator Madam Martha Ekirapa. In addition Messrs. George Kiruja, Joseph Kuria and John Odhiambo have been nominated to the national technical team under the project. The launching and commissioning of the technical team was presided over by the Principal Secretary on 5.11.2015 at the MoEST headquarters.

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by November 05 2015

DATE: 2ND-6TH NOVEMBER 2015

VENUE: MERICA HOTEL, NAKURU

 

Introduction

CEMASTEA, held ASAL Cluster Trainers’ INSET in 3 PTTCs which are SMASE Regional INSET Centres from 11th to 17th January 2015. These centers include Egoji, Kilimambogo and Shanzu. A total of 100 CTs were trained which was inadequate to reach teachers at the cluster level. Consequently selected 36 County Trainers (PTTC Tutors) were inducted to conduct cluster INSET at selected regional centres in May and June 2015 and 2250 teachers were trained.

Workshop Objective

The objective of the workshop is to finalise the compilation of Cluster Trainers’ INSET and Cluster INSET conducted by National Trainers and County trainers respectively.

 

Expected outputs

  1. ASAL Cluster INSET Report
  2. ASAL Cluster INSET M&E Report
Published in CEMASTEA News Written by October 08 2015

Theme: Changing Lives through eLearning/Mobile Education

The Core Goals for the conference were:

  • Enrich how individuals and organizations learn  across all platforms and sectors
  • Provide a rich networking and collaboration space for like-minded individuals for professional growth
  • Encourage innovation, growth of ideas and their publication through this initiative and other publication tools e.g. Slide Share

CEMASTEA had an opportunity to participate in the 3rd Annual elearning Innovations Conference held at KICD from 28th Sept to 2nd October, 2015. The staff had an opportunity to present papers on the following topics:

  • Using WhatsApp in enhancing pedagogical competencies: the lesson study model by Waibochi Paul and Mrs. Nyambura Esther
  • Improving teaching and learning through teacher developed digital content (TDDC) that link schools and the world of work by Mrs. Njeri Mburu and Mr. Kuria Joseph

There were other presentations from various organizations and presenters under the following topic:

Changing Lives:   - Mobile Education & Tools Across the sectors

                                - Mobile Education making Waves Across the sectors  

                                - For disadvantaged audience

                                - Teaching Professions

There were great Innovations like kytabu application, Melimu, Learning Managemnt System (LMS) and so on. eLearning/Mobile education is being adopted by various institutes, companies and individual which is a great way to innovate our process and make learning easy and fun.

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by October 05 2015

A brief on CEMASTEA 2015 Stakeholders’ Workshop

Introduction

 CEMASTEA is mandated to offer In-service Education and Training (INSET) in Education for teachers at both primary and secondary level. In addition, sensitisation workshops are conducted for other stake holders to support INSET activities. In the 2015/2016 FY, the sensitization workshops will be conducted in two 2 cohorts. Cohort 1 will be composed of 216 stakeholders namely: INSET Centre Principals’ Representatives (8), KESSHA Regional Representatives, Sub- County Directors of Education (47), Sub county QASOs (47), County Trainers Representatives (47), TSC Sub-County Directors (47), TAC Tutors Representatives (12) while Cohort 2 will be composed of 166 stakeholders namely: MoEST Headquarters (6), TSC, Director Teacher Management (1), KICD Director (1), KNEC Secretary (1),  KNUT Secretary (1), KESSHA National Chairman (1), KEPSHA National Chairman (1), CDEs (47), TSC CD (47), CQASOs (47) and KTCPA (3).

The theme of the workshops is to enhance the quality of SMASE Programmes management at the County and Sub-County levels.

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Share experiences on management of SMASE Programmes  at county and sub-county levels
  2. Establish mechanisms for sustainable management of SMASE programmes
  3. Develop a clear understanding of the funding, budgeting and accounting for SMASE  funds
  4. Appreciate your role in the implementation of INSET activities and school-based teacher capacity development programmes

 

Expected Outcome

It is expected that the workshop will produce workable guidelines on effective management of SMASE Programmes at both Secondary and Primary education levels.

Duration and Venue

The workshops will be held for 2 days each in 2 cohorts at Gelian Hotel- Machakos

Workshop dates

The proposed dates for the workshop are

Cohort 1: 1st – 2nd October 2015 & Cohort 2: 6th – 7th October 2015

 

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by September 14 2015

National Conference on Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

 

By Joejames, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and

Dr. Grace Orado, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) held its first national conference on mathematics and science education. The conference brought together academicians, education practitioners and researchers who will share their experiences and ideas on ways of promoting innovative pedagogy in mathematics, science and technology education.  The theme of the conference was;

 Innovative Pedagogy through Continuous Teacher Capacity Building

The conference took place on Tuesday, 15th to Thursday, 17th September 2015, at Kenya Commercial Bank Leadership Centre in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi. A number of exhibitors were present at the venue. They included: Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF), Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), School Equipment Production Unit (SEPU), Oxford University press, and Oriflame. The conference received generous support from the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and National Council for Science, Technology and Innovations (NACOSTI).

The Chief Guest during the opening ceremony was Dr. Belio Kipsang, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MOEST), State Department of Education while the  keynote address was delivered by Professor Gerald Kimani of University of Nairobi.

During the three days conference the paper presentations were touching on the following subthemes:

  1. ICT integration in teaching and learning
  2. Consideration of learners' ideas in teaching and learning
  3. Enhancement of process skills in teaching and learning
  4. Assessment, performance and achievement in teaching and learning
  5. School-based teacher and learner capacity development initiatives (i.e., Lesson study, Peer-teaching and Mentoring)
  6. Contemporary issues in Education

 

The conference ended on Thursday, 17th September 2015 with Mrs. Margaret Murage,  Director Field and Other Services (DFOS), MOEST, State Department of Education presiding over the closing ceremony .

The conference provided a good learning opportunity for all. Specifically CEMASTEA who learnt a lot from this conference and hopes to draw on the proceedings to drive its agenda in teacher capacity development in mathematics, science and technology education. Educators and members of the general public are encouraged to attend. For details on how to register visit www.cemastea.ac.ke

 

 

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by September 09 2015
This is the African component of the SMASE programme sponsored by JICA and implemented by MOEST through CEMASTEA.The programme is being attended by 60 participants from 9 countries in Africa.These countries are Tanzania,Zanzibar,Lesotho,Swaziland,Zimbabwe,Namibia,Malawi,Uganda and Rwanda.The occassion was also graced by representatives of high commissioners from Malawi and Zimbabwe as well as JICA Kenya.
Published in CEMASTEA News Written by September 02 2015

CEMASTEA SERVICE DELIVERY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION WORKSHOP IN NAKURU 30TH August -4TH SEPT 2015

Objective:

 

"To review the service charter with a view to improving the service delivery and making the customers more satisfied with the services"

 

Published in CEMASTEA News Written by September 02 2015

The  Director CEMASTEA Mr. Stephen M. Njoroge and Mr. Patrick Kogolla  in a discussion session of ADEA Planning Meeting at the African Development Bank Headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d'Voire

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CEMASTEA, being mandated to provide continuous professional development of mathematics and science teachers for effective delivery of curricula, affirms its commitment to providing quality In-service Education and Training (INSET) and related services to its customers and stakeholders in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

CEMASTEA commits to continually improve its quality management system and meet the legal and ISO 9001:2015 International Standard requirements.

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