Dear Teachers in Rwanda, TCOP has been great tool since its launch. From the great ideas and the way you use TCOP, we keep watching, learn and come up with new innovative ideas that can make TCOP great and useful to all Rwandan Teachers and other educators.
This year 2018, TCOP is reserving a lot for all Rwandan Teachers, Schools, Educators and all partners in Education. Here are some interesting activities reserved for you and with your support and commitment, we will make it:
1.Expand TCOP to many Teachers
TCOP platform was created for all Teachers in Rwanda, with the aim of connecting them to their peers and have access to quality resources from Rwanda Education Board and other partners in education operating in Rwanda.
As mentioned in the ICT in Education Policy, this is year a big number of teachers have join TCOP and use it. The Government of Rwanda through MINEDUC and REB is putting in place Smart Classroom with Internet, and some other schools have internet, so TCOP team wishes every teacher to benefit from TCOP features. And we will need already members of this community to contribute in assisting peers at school to join and use TCOP.
2.Increase number of Community Champions
We have incredible Teacher community champions who are great in making the TCOP active and useful. This year 2018, we will collaborate strongly with existing champions to be more active and to contribute in encouraging other teachers to join and use TCOP. As the community grows, we will need many more champions.
3.Teachers individual Profiles on TCOP will be upgraded.
This community is for teachers and other educators, and all of them have very strong profiles, you are getting different trainings and professional courses. The current profile is only displaying general information about members such as names, schools and location.
The upgraded profile will introduce BADGEs, where your profile will display badges awarded to you, for example if you are acting as a Mentor, Teacher Trainer, Sector Based Mentor, etc…. All those categories will have their respective badges which will describe your responsibility.
So you will have an option to share your profile in your CVs or Social media.
4.The Best practices from your schools will be promoted
As Community of Practice we believe in learning from each other, and we would like to appreciate those who are doing great. Teachers and schools are doing great, and not all of us know what is going on over there, yet we can learn from them. This year 2018 we are going to make school visit and collect best practice stories that can help our community members, learn from it and apply it in schools.
Teachers and school’s visibility will be increased as this will be shared to big number of audience.
Be ready to share your great work you are doing over there.
5.TCOP E-Newsletter will be launched
E-Newsletter is a great way of sharing news or information and what is happening in sector. All the work we mentioned above need to be shared to large audience. E-Newsletter will be used to spread that information in Education Sector and this will be useful to all of us to know what is happening. This will need regular information and you will play a big role in this.
6.Education Events will be regularly updated
In a year, lot of education events are happening, and the TCOP Events feature is available as central education events, that can keep informing us what is happening in sector. This year we will regularly update the events and will encourage other partners to share the events so that all the community members are informed about the events.
Those are few among others, and we would be happy to hear from you on whatever you would wish to see on TCOP.
YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE MOST WELCOME.
Wish you a wonderful and productive YEAR 2018