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Teachers' Resources

Teacher professional development (PD)

We have been working with Pacific Adventist University to develop and trial ways to support PNG teachers to more effectively educate PNG rural children for their future as farmers.

Our action research led to the development of a PD package that can be accessed via SD cards on low cost mobile phones. The package includes resources and materials about culturally relevant teaching and agriculture that give teachers new content knowledge and skills and encourages them to build communities of practice around the PD.

This work is now being fully trialed in New Ireland with the support of the New Ireland Department of Education and the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart international school which has recently been declared the ‘Governor’s School of Excellence’ see https://postcourier.com.pg/olsh-become-governors-school-excellence/

Click here to learn more about how to use the professional development tools

Resources

AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION SHEETS FOR TEACHERS:

Composting fact sheet - Cover cropping fact sheet - Crop rotation fact sheet - Fallowing fact sheet - Insect chili pesticide fact sheet - Making cassava bread fact sheet - Making Kaukau bread fact sheet - Mulching fact sheet - Pig management fact sheet - Poultry management fact sheet - Using manure fact sheet - Weeds fact sheet

LIVELIHOOD VIDEOS (PRODUCED BY UNITECH):

THE MARIA'S FAMILY BOOKS [go to page]

THE MARIA'S FAMILY BOOKS POSTERS:

Family Teams - Budgeting and saving togetherFamily Teams - Earning and saving togetherFamily Teams - Selling at the market

Family Teams - Looking after your chickens posterFamily Teams - Looking after your chickens brochure 
 

TEACHING VIDEOS AND WRITTEN SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Teaching strategies information sheets

Authentic assessment - Blooms Taxonomy - Creating authentic assessment tasks using GRASPS - Culturally relevant materials and reading - Peer assessment - Rubrics - Skills for a changing Pacific

Teaching videos

Paddle Pop Sticks (also known as 'No Hands Up') - a short video that demonstrates a teaching method designed to engage everyone in learning. Teachers use the tool to ask questions, everyone thinks of an answer, the teacher pulls out a name on the paddle pop sticks and seeks an answer from that student.

Manage Mat - a short video that describes how to use the Manage Mat tool which can be used for organising individual students and managing groups of students to work.

Mirrors and Windows - a short video that includes examples of teachers using local materials to help students understand new concepts. The materials used are those that students can relate to and see themselves and their environment in (Mirror) to help students understand and learn.

Teachers making soap out of laundry detergent, lime and limechalk: