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Teachers’ training for Reading Skills Development

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 16:49
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Teachers’ training for Reading Skills Development

The Baacha Khan Trust Educational Foundation organized a five days teachers’ training workshop at the BKTEF head office from April 03, 2018 to April 07, 2018.  A total of 21 teachers attended the training. The training aimed at equipping the teachers with basic tools, techniques and skills to apply those techniques in class.

Teachers of Baacha Khan School Charsadda, Baacha Khan School Nauthia, Peshawar, and Baacha Khan School Mathra , Peshawar, participated in the training workshop. Dr. Khadim Hussain, Ms. Jamila Gilani and Mr. Imran Khan were the resource persons of the training workshop.

The training started with a brief overview of the participants’ expectations from the training and their responsibilities.

The modules of the training included;

  1. Why Reading? Components of Reading.
  2. Phonemic awareness, teaching strategy and assessment.
  3. Phonics, teaching strategy and assessment.
  4. Vocabulary, teaching strategy and assessment.
  5. Fluency, teaching strategy and assessment.
  6. Comprehension, teaching strategy and assessment.
  7. Comprehension, teaching strategy and assessment.
  8. Writing to learn, teaching strategy and assessment.

The training also included activities, presentations and group work at the end of each session. Through this training, the BKTEF aimed to improve reading skills among adolescent girls studying at Baacha Khan School as well as those students studying in the surrounding schools.

By the end of the training, the teachers were well aware of the nature of reading, aspects of reading, components of reading, development of reading habits, development of reading culture, teaching strategies for reading, assessment of reading and the relationship between reading and critical thinking.

The training was ended with distribution of certificates and a vote of thanks by the Managing Director, Dr.Khadim Hussain.

The BKTEF was able to carry out the program with the support of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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