Strengthening Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (SIPSE)
GESCI, in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation and the government of Kenya came together to spur innovation through the integrated use of technology in teaching and learning at the secondary education level. The SIPSE project was initiated with a goal of improving student performance in the critical subject areas of Science, technology, English and Math (STEM).
The 20 schools participating in the SIPSE project worked on student-teacher project-based learning in STEM subjects. A team of two officials from the ICT4E unit in Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and GESCI staff visited schools to assess teachers’ progress on SIPSE’s project-based learning. Schools in Kenya included Bahati PCEA Girls School, Jomo Kenyatta High School and JM Kariuki Memorial High School in Nakuru county, and Mumbuni Boys High School and Vyulya Girls High School from Machakos county.
Teachers and students in the SIPSE programme carried out educational projects in Biology, Math, English, Chemistry, Physics and ICT. During the visits, the students presented their projects and teachers peer-reviewed each other’s projects.