Active teacher participation is vital, thus WESC is sharing its innovative methodologies and conducting teacher-training workshops. These sessions show how to use WESC strategies to provide environmental science learning opportunities for students that are challenging, participatory, hands-on, experiment-based, and child-centered.
We challenge teachers to discover ways to utilize collaborative industry field trips and youth community actions into an overall holistic education strategy.
EgyptianEnvironmental Education and Outreach Program (E3OP)
The E3OP is a USAID project aimed at empowering Egyptian teachers in tools, know how and experience in delivering environmental education and outreaching to the community at large in a sustainable manner. WESC was subcontracted in this project to deliver teacher trainings in 4 governorates, Cairo, Alexandria, Fayoum and Beni Suef, working with over 100 teachers in each location and more than 200 schools.The implementing partners for E3OP are Education Development Center Inc. (EDC), the Academy for Educational Development (AED), Research Triangle Institute (RTI), and the Wadi Environmental Science Center (WESC).
Training of Trainers In partnership with the British Council, and the Field Studies Council, which is a pioneering educational charity committed to bringing environmental understanding to all, we have selected 15 teachers from 6 governorates around Egypt to participate in a 5 days training of trainers program. The training carried the theme of education for sustainable development (ESD), aiming at enhancing the teachers’ skills and knowledge about ESD and training skills.
EFG Hermes Funded Teachers Training:
Through a programme funded by EFG Hermes Foundation, WESC has developed a full teachers’ training curriculum that got accredited by the Egyptian Teachers’ Academy. The training aimed at fostering the leadership and teaching strategies of teachers in the public school of El Makhzan, Qena. The training was successfully delivered in 2017 in Luxor for 35 school teachers.