ABOUT NURTURING THE NURTURER 2020
We are in an era where Education is an inevitable part of our daily lives. With increase in learning penetration in Africa, there is a glimmer of hope that Africa won’t be left out. It is rather appropriate that Africa doesn’t lag behind in the innovations of the educational sector, today and the trends of tomorrow.
The term “21st century learning” has been used to refer to abilities students must master, such as problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and digital literacy. Some refer to it as the ability to collaborate, communicate, and demonstrate skills that will ultimately help students navigate their way in the future.
Many nations around the world have undertaken wide-ranging reforms of curriculum, instruction, and assessments with the intention of better preparing all children for the higher educational demands of life and work in the 21st century.
WHAT ARE THE SKILLS YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD AND WHAT COMPETENCES DO EDUCATORS NEED TO EFFECTIVELY TEACH THOSE SKILLS TO THEIR STUDENTS???The question that arises from this is, of course, what teacher preparation programs are needed to prepare Educators who are ready to teach well in a 21st-century classroom. This question is, however, still difficult to answer with available comparative evidence.
Over the past several decades, there has been increased demand for formal education to include the development of generic skills as well as traditional academic subjects, i.e., to include competencies for ways of thinking, ways of working, tools for working, and skills for living. These skills for today’s rapidly changing society, such as communication, problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking, are being acknowledged increasingly all over the world. The big challenge, however, is knowing how to support and teach these skills in schools and classrooms.
In the absence of well-established, evidence-based approaches that demonstrate how to teach the skills and show how students have benefited from the process, countries are selecting a variety of paths to explore optimal models. For example, the “NURTURING THE NURTURER MASTERCLASS” adopts a value-centric framework that incorporates 21st century competencies, including civic literacy, global awareness, and cross-cultural skills; critical and inventive thinking; creativity, communication, collaboration and information skills; as well as social and emotional competencies and guiding principles for the variety of teaching approaches that educators can implement to enhance learning.
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT
BisUch Consults in alignment with the SDG ( sustainable development goal) has identified quality education which ranks number four on the SDG to be achieved by 2030, as the foundation to creating sustainable development across nations.
The reason for the demise of quality education are due to lack of adequately trained teachers which is the focus of Nurturing The Nurturer master class among others. For quality education to be provided to children of poor and average families, investment is needed in not just infrastructure and educational scholarships but also teacher training workshops in order to better teach the children deploying 21st century skills that will in turn prepare and equip them for the future.
In making this happen, BisUch Consults have partnered with London Professional Training Centre who’s professional trainings are in alignment with providing quality education as part of the SDG. The Londonptc will be awarding the certificate of completion for this master class.
Nurturing The Nurturer was hosted in 2019 and had about a 100 participants comprising of teachers and school owners which was a huge success as the goal of the training was achieved.
The theme of this training for 2020 is CREATIVITY FOR INNOVATION which is an initiative of BisUch Consults a talent development and human resource hub that helps individuals live fulfilling lives. The training will be facilitated by a variety of industry leaders who will share invaluable insights into the latest career development, Learning solutions, and industry trends. Nurturing The Nurturers Masterclass is a hands-on practical and physical class that is scheduled to hold on the 6th of June 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria, and we have conscientiously selected some of Nigeria’s finest Industry experts and leading career coaches in education as our facilitators for the training.
To equip and train the educator on the 21st century techniques of teaching and learning in order to better prepare the children for the global world
To show the educator how to explore teaching and learning using fun and play
To expose the educator to the different learning style of children so they can better prepare their lessons to cater for every child
To train the educator on how to harness critical thinking from their students
To train the educator on how to reduce rote learning but rather embrace creativity to stimulate the students imaginative thinking capabilities that would help them create solutions to world problems.
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MEET THE TRAINERSDoris Leo-Okorie is an enthusiastic professional with over ten years experience working in the education management industry.She is a dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. Doris is skilled in Training Facilitation, Curriculum coordination, Event Management and Administrative skills. She has a Master’s degree focused in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos; a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE). Worked in: International Schools in Nigeria like Greensprings School Lekki, Lagos, Norwegian Int’l School, Port Harcourt – with national and international curricula, including PYP, CIPP (Cambridge International Primary Programme) and the English National Curriculum –with the responsibility of being the Curriculum Coordinator in her current school. She enjoys the child-centered teaching and learning style – which gives the learner the opportunity to be part of the learning process. Doris is an advocate for continued professional development among teachers.
MEET THE TRAINERSDavid Wilson has a stunning personality and a brilliant presence. A former investment analyst, now a mental maths teacher and brain development coach with deep love for children and a broad smile to buttress the attitude. He is a killer PowerPointer, an inspirational speaker and one of the few Physicists in the field of educational research and creativity classroom. With his constellation of talents, originality, creativity and the excellence with which he does things, he has carved a niche for himself in the education sphere. He developed the passion to use mental maths and physical activities in developing Machominds and raising best brains. He is the Founder/CEO of Machomind Abacus; a unique brain and skill development maths centre that provides maths enrichment programmes for children using the Japanese Abacus. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and he is successfully trained as a Cambridge Professional educator by Cambridge University. He has been involved in national and international education for the past 15years and he currently renders support services to schools and organizes skill development workshops for teachers. He is a Certified Emotions Coach, Brain Gym Educator and Abacus Maths teacher. He is a doer with a difference and his personal mantra is to raise best brain students, teachers, parents and professionals. David Wilson hopes to become a global educational service provider, one of the brains behind the stabilization of Africa’s educational system who will become a minister of education and an adviser on global educational matters. By statistical forecast, Africa is the next cynosure of all eyes. Hence, David Wilson is in the preparation phase of duplicating himself by training other best brains to get set to maximize the enormous opportunities ahead of us.
MEET THE TRAINERSNneka Nwabunike is an Educationist and a passionate Montessori Directress, a graduate of English Language from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, who holds two Post Graduate Diplomas in Montessori (Early Years 2.5-6) from North America Montessori, Canada and Greensprings Montessori Center, Lagos Nigeria. Her Cambridge International Certification in Educational Leadership from Cambridge University of Cambridge has contributed to her effectiveness as an educational leader. A passionate teacher with over 15years experience in teaching children from ages 2-16yrs, Nneka Nwabunike has served in different leadership capacities, as a middle manager, and presently as an assistant principal in Greensprings School Lagos.
MEET THE TRAINERS - ConvenerBeeCee Ugboh is a certified Life Coach from Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy Nigeria. A graduate of Political Science and also bags an International Diploma in Monstessori Education. She has worked with children for over five years and specializes in Personal Development, Relationships, Career Development and Self Esteem and Confidence Coaching. She works with clients from across the country, helping them achieve their goals in different areas of life. BeeCee Ugboh is the creator of a teacher training initiative tagged Nurturing D Nurturer which holds yearly with the sole aim of developing the next generation educationers to build future ready learners. She’s also the woman behind BeeCee and Brains Book Club ensuring that members read at least a book a month with weekly chapter reviews in order to foster personal development of individuals across nations. A rapper, actor and producer, radio host and cohosts Nigeria’s no 1 breakfast tv show Your View.