Guyana Fellowship

Lead teacher training in Guyana

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 Upcoming Dates

June/July  18 Jun - 9 Jul 2018

 Context in Guyana

Although some training is available, there is no requirement for teachers to be qualified and over 60% come straight into the profession after leaving secondary school. As well as being under-resourced, the teaching profession is not held in as high regard as it should be.

Our objective

In Guyana, we work alongside the Ministry of Education to complement their existing efforts in improving education. We aim to build on our previous Fellowships to empower teachers by sharing modern teaching techniques that bring classrooms to life and improve student outcomes. We will use a workshop-based approach to allow the teachers to think about applying LRTT techniques in their own schools for their own students.

Fellowship Overview

Partner: School of Nations

By working in partnership with Guyana’s School of Nations and the District Education Office, we design our programs to support national priorities in education by both training teachers within the system and building local capacity for professional development.

Understanding the context

Starting in the capital, Georgetown, you will receive introductory sessions learning about Guyanese culture and its education system. Teaching in schools helps you better understand the context. After getting to grips with the status quo the group head off to explore the rivers and creeks of Guyana’s tropical rainforest.

Delivering Conferences

The team will deliver a series of group workshops designed to introduce Guyanese teachers to a series of teaching skills and strategies that put the learner at the heart of the lesson. Fellows facilitate sessions in pairs for small groups of Guyanese teachers, with a strong emphasis on peer-observation and practise.

Observations and Coaching

After the workshops have taken place, the Fellows will conduct a number of follow-up lesson observations and share feedback to the Guyanese teachers through coaching sessions. After a closing ceremony, the group will head out to the virgin rainforest on the Kaieteur Falls Trek.

Fellow experience

Tom

Guyana 2016

Guyana is like nowhere I’ve ever been. The country is a melting pot of South American and Caribbean culture, inhabited by a fascinating mix of people, rich and poor. It was a real privilege to spend time with so many teachers and learn more about this charming and often overlooked country from the people who call it home.

Megan

Guyana 2016

The feedback we received from the teachers was extremely positive. They were so receptive to the themes and ideas we presented to them and I feel the teachers in the community really benefitted from us being there.

Simon

Guyana 2016

There was a great team spirit during the trip and it was brilliant to be around other like-minded teachers for the month. Amazing excursions!

Jen

Guyana 2016

The training sessions we had in Guyana on how to teach adults were so beneficial and gave me much more confidence going into the conferences.

Savanna

Guyana 2016

Developing partnerships was so important to me to build a learning community where we all worked together. I shared my email address so that our group could also ask for further support and we can share what's working and I’ve already had emails!

What's included?

Included

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All transport in Guyana
  • Team Leaders
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • LRTT conference costs
  • 24hr support in Guyana
  • Pre-departure training

Not included

  • Flight to Guyana
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry and exit Visas
  • Vaccinations and antimalarials

Accommodation

In Georgetown, the team will stay in a local hotel with modest facilities and limited wifi. In the countryside, we stay in a local guesthouse. On excursions, it ranges from hammocks under the stars to guesthouses on mountain tops.

Transport

Our team will meet you at the airport. From there, all transportation in Guyana is included in the form of hired minibuses and taxis.

Our staff

Your team leaders are qualified teachers with experience of LRTT. Their role is to support your training and planning and lead you during the Fellowship with close support from our partner.

Experience Guyana

Kaieteur Falls

"The world's tallest"

Sloth Island Resort

"Guyana's nature at its best"

Horse Cart Tour and River Birding Tour

"History and conservation"

Guyana package

THREE amazing excursions

Includes Kaieteur falls, Sloth Island nature resort, Mangrove horse-cart tour and Mahaica River Birding Tour.

What's next?

Our selection process

Apply online

Once you've submitted your application you can expect to hear from one of the team leaders within 48 hours.

Speak to our team

As part of our commitment to high-quality teacher training, we conduct 30-40 minute phone interviews with all applicants.

Confirm your place

If successful, you'll receive a congratulatory phone call or email from a team leader, with 7 days to confirm your place.

Join the team

Once we have received confirmation of your place, you will be welcomed onto the team via email and facebook.

Apply for LRTT Guyana

One of our team will call you within 48 hours

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