National trainer for training of schoolteachers on distance and blended learning


Title of consultancy:

National trainer for training of schoolteachers on distance and blended learning

Funding Code

WBS 4360/A0/06/884/002/005-Distance Learning and Digital Education Grant- NON-GRANT or education thematic (SC189904)

Type of engagement

 Consultant

 Individual Contractor Part-Time

 Individual Contractor Full-Time

Duty Station:

Ashgabat

Consultant sourcing:

 National   International  Both

Consultant selection method:

 Competitive Selection (Roster)

 Competitive Selection (Advertisement/Desk Review/Interview)

Request for:

   New SSA – Individual Contract

   Extension/ Amendment

If Extension, Justification for extension:

Supervisor:

Start Date:

End Date:

Number of Days (working)

Education Specialist

25 October, 2021

15 December, 2021

20 days

         

 Purpose of Activity/Assignment

Within the framework of the 2021 Annual Workplan of UNICEF and Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan Activity 4.2.4 “Development of distance and digital education platforms in line with the national priorities for distance and digital education” aims at capacity-building in the field of distance and digital education. This activity is also in line with national priorities of Turkmenistan in the field of education, namely Activity 15 “Conducting trainings on distance education and preparation of digital education materials” (2019-2021) in the Plan of implementing the Concept of developing digital education in Turkmenistan.

In this regard, capacity-building activity led by a national consultant-trainer is planned for schoolteachers of Turkmenistan on distance and blended learning platforms. Under the supervision of the Education Specialist, in close collaboration with other UNICEF colleagues, the consultant will achieve the following objectives:

  • Assessment of the state of digital education system in Turkmenistan and determine competency-building priorities of the training.
  • Preparation of a complete training package in Turkmen consisting of (Plan of training, Training slides for PowerPoint, Teaching handouts, Methodological guidelines for trainers on conducting trainings at local levels). The training materials will be prepared based on adaptations from international best practices, including educational materials prepared by UNICEF, UNESCO and within the education system of Turkmenistan.
  • Conducting online Training-of-Trainers course for 25 educational personnel using the training package prepared by the National Trainer. The training will use competency-based approach and will be conducted in line with the adult participatory learning techniques using a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, presentations, role play, hands-on exercises, and discussions.
  • Reviewing and improving the training package based on the feedback received during the training and assessment of the training.

After the integration of the feedback received, the training package will be delivered to the Ministry of Education and the National Institute of Education of Turkmenistan for integration of the training materials to the teacher-training processes at local levels. As a result of the activity, a ready-to-use training package will be created in Turkmen which will be available for conducting the training at district level schools. The National Trainer will work under the supervision of the Education Specialist.

Scope of Work

  • 1. Desk-review based assessment of the state of digital education system in Turkmenistan and determine competency-building priorities of the training.
  • 2. Preparing training package based on international best practices, including adaptations from UNICEF, UNESCO resources and other OER.
  • 3. 4 two-hour sessions of online trainings of the target group conducted under guidance of the Education Specialist.
  • 4. Finalization of the training package based on the feedback from participants and assessment of the training.

Workplan and deliverables

The consultancy duration is 20 working days, covering the period of 25 October 2021 – 15 December 2021. The distribution of days by tasks and corresponding deliverables is suggested below.

 

Work Assignment Overview

 

Tasks/Milestone:

 

 

Deliverables/Outputs:

 

Timeline:

 

Days

 

1. Joint review of the existing state of digital education system in Turkmenistan and determining competency-building priorities of the training

 Agenda of the training, including the list of learning objectives to be achieved

 

25.10.2021-26.10.2021

2 days

 

2. Preparing training package based on national and international best practices, including adaptations from UNICEF, UNESCO resources and other open-educational resources

Training package delivered (General plan of training, Plans of sessions, Training slides PowerPoint, Teaching handouts, Guidelines for trainers on conducting trainings at district level)

 

27.10.2021 – 09.11.2021

10 days

3. Facilitation of online trainings of the target group of 25 trainees under guidance of the Education Specialist

Training delivered online (4 two-hour sessions)

15.11.2021 – 26.11.2021

4 days

4. Revision and finalization of training package used in the training under guidance of Education Specialist

Finalized training package delivered (General plan of training, Plans of each session, Training slides PowerPoint, Teaching handouts, Guidelines for trainers on conducting trainings at district level)

 

29.11.2021-30.11.2021

2 days

5. Provide a draft final report with recommendations for further steps in distance education development. Finalize the report based on the comments from UNICEF and MoE.

Finalized report with recommendations to develop distance and blended learning in Turkmenistan

06.12.2021

2 days

For details, please see the ToR attached as per the link below:

Download File ToR_National Trainer_Distance_Learning.docx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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