July 23 Jul - 13 Aug 2019
LRTT works with a small number of schools that are spread around the city of Siem Reap. There are many under-resourced schools in the area and this among other factors has led to low completion rates at primary school. Less than 40% of students continue to secondary school so boosting the quality of teaching in Siem Reap is of utmost importance.
The goal is to grow the capacity of teachers in the Siem Reap area so students have access to a better quality education. We deliver the LRTT course to teachers which introduces key areas of pedagogy and how to implement these in lessons. Each Fellow works with a small number of teachers, visits them in their schools, observe their lessons then give coaching on improvements to their teaching.
We work with a number of charities and educational organisations in Siem Reap. These NGOs are aligned to LRTT’s mission and allow us to make our training more sustainable through year-round initiatives in the community and ensures our teacher training reaches the schools that need it most.
The group will receive a cultural introduction to the Cambodian Education system including a crash course in the Khmer language. You will have the opportunity to visit some schools, meet with teachers and also make your baseline observations. Once you have built up a basic understanding of education in the schools, you will carry out two days of teaching and observation in the classrooms before planning two days of teacher training sessions.
Travel to your teachers’ schools on tuk-tuks to conduct observations of their lessons and coaching with them. Followed by the third conference day where you will deliver the teacher training sessions in pairs. This cycle of workshop, observation and coaching will ensure that your teachers can get the most out of your training to enhance their lessons.
Phase three begins with final visits to schools to conduct lesson observations and coach your teachers through the final improvements to their practice. This concludes the training process and you will award the teachers with their LRTT certificates at a graduation ceremony.
The other teachers on the programme were very professional and knowledgeable; testament to a very good selection process. It was amazing to work with the teachers, both Cambodian and other Fellows. Just sharing ideas is amazing.
It massively exceeded my expectations. I had a wonderful time in Cambodia. The combination of the gratification gained from seeing the impact of the training on the teachers, the varied excursions and the group of like-minded people I was with made it the best experience I have ever had.
It's made me really admire the teachers in Cambodia in how they manage to deliver their curriculum with so little. The accommodation and location was brilliant too.
My confidence to speak to a room of professionals has greatly improved. Whilst I do this at work, I already know my colleagues. LRTT pushed me to develop professional relationships with other adults. I learnt so much from others, and by working together we developed some great ideas.
The group stay in an backpackers-style guesthouse in Siem Reap. During excursions, all accommodation is in a similar guesthouses. Facilities are basic with limited access to wifi.
The group is met at the airport from there and all other transport throughout the project is provided in the form of taxis, minibuses and tuk-tuks.
Our Team Leaders are all qualified teachers. They support your training, and planning and lead you during the Fellowship with support from our partners in Cambodia.
FIVE amazing excursions
Includes: Angkor Wat temples, Killing fields, Bamboo railway, Floating village and sunset drinks.
Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.
As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.
If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.
Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.