Building STEM Teacher Capacity through the Practical Education Network – Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 1400 GMT/UTC

Investing in teacher development is crucial to addressing the global education crisis where over 250 million children are not learning basic skills (UNESCO, Global Monitoring Report, 2013/14).

The Practical Education Network (PEN) improves learning outcomes by building teacher capacity in West African schools. The teacher training program PEN is infused with MIT-style learning-by-doing to enable hands-on science regardless of resource constraints.

On Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 1400 GMT, Dr. Heather Beem, MIT graduate and CEO/Co-Founder of the Practical Education Network, will deliver a presentation on how PEN empowers teachers to engage their students in hands-on science projects. PEN’s materials blend constructivist learning with design training to allow participants to discover key concepts and harness them to engage in projects relevant to their daily lives, all within the structures of traditional education programs. Within the presentation, Heather will weave in a few examples of how her faith and her role as Engineering Faculty at Ashesi University also feed into this work.

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