GES launches ‘TEACHER TAPP’ to improve teaching and learning

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The Ghana Education Service (GES) in collaboration with the Ghana Society for Education Technology (GSET) has launched a teacher survey and learning App dubbed TEACHER TAPP to improve teaching and learning in Ghana.

The Ghana Education Service (GES), said the new innovative app free downloadable at the Google Play Store and Apple Store will help the teachers in Ghana to upgrade their skills in teaching and learning by asking questions, sharing data, and getting the right information to teach.

It added that the mobile survey app when downloaded will ask teachers three questions at the end of each day; provide information on how others have responded to the questions and then provides each teacher with a short piece of professional development reading to help teachers reflect, and improve their classroom practice.

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Ghana Society for Education Technology is the premier professional member association for integrating technology in education to revamp STEM education in Ghana and Africa.

The GSET was officially launched by the Education Minister, Mattew Opoku Prempeh on July 22 2019 at the University of Ghana with Dr. Sam Awuku as it’s Board President.

Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service who launched the app noted that the app is made for all private and public across the country to download and use the readings to inform professional discussions at Professional Learning Community meetings and build their teaching portfolios while eventually points towards CPD units.

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According to him, the teacher’s when downloaded will provide every teacher with free access to world-class professional development materials and resources so that can become world-class practitioners.

Dr. Bempah Tandoh explained that Teacher Tapp will provide additional avenues for the teachers to connect with others and give them a greater sense of community by learning from the experience of their colleagues across the country.

He added that it will also provide the Ghana Education Service and other agencies including policymakers and NGOs real-time data on teaching and learning which will inform the decision they make to improve the school’s learning outcomes.

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“We are launching the Teacher Tapp today when our students from KG1 to Primary 6 are home to allow are hardworking teachers the opportunity to have a full day of professional development to improve their skills all for the benefit of our dear students”, Dr. Tandoh said.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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