There is a well documented need to improve mathematics and science education in Sub-Saharan Africa. Last week World Bank released a report on the impact of the Progressive Science Initiative and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PSI-PMI) in The Gambia. Click here to read the full report.
In conjunction with this report, NJCTL was invited to the World Bank offices, along with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), to present the PSI-PMI model of in-service teacher training to 20 English-speaking and Francophone countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of World Bank's Mathematics and Science in Schools for Sub-Saharan Africa (MSS4SA) initiative. Bob Goodman presented on the PSI-PMI approach and Rosanna Satterfield taught a demo lesson from PSI Algebra-based Physics that highlights the use of student polling to tie together social constructivism and direct instruction. The response from participants was very enthusiastic, and NJCTL will conduct an initial training at WPI in spring 2017.