Launched by GIZ in partnership with UNESCO, the Future Teacher Kit has been entirely co-designed with over 1500 teachers. The result? An in-service teacher training solution that taps the advantages of mobile phones and messenger systems such as WhatsApp and Telegram. The goal? Provide teacher training at a global scale.
The Future Teacher Kit equips teachers with foundational and 21st-century teaching skills. Tapping the potential of scaled low-tech such as mobile phones and messenger systems, it facilitates an individual learning process and gives teachers access to collaborative communities of practice (CoP). Teachers receive on their preferred messenger system monthly training packages incl. resources and activity challenges, allowing them to acquire and implement new skills “on the go”.
The Future Teacher Kit has been designed from the start to be
- Scalable: it builds on the use of scaled and accessible technologies
- Effective: the solution triggers all phases of learning
- Adaptive: it takes into consideration teachers’ financial and time constraints
The ‘Future Teacher Kit’ is a messenger-based tool for teachers that was piloted in Jamaica and will soon be rolled out in Botswana. It helps teachers learn new, digital skills in minimal time, is low tech, easy to access, adaptable to lock-down situations and easy to scale. The kit also allows teachers to connect, collaborate and share knowledge. It covers topics such as how to teach in hybrid settings, gender inclusion, breaking down stereotypes, the climate crisis and how to foster critical thinking.