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Teachers trained on coding in 4 counties in Kenya

School Based Coordinators for the African Digital Schools Initiative (ADSI) Programme are undergoing on Computational Design Thinking which they will expose to their students who should be able to come up with coding projects.

17th January, 2020; Nairobi, Kenya: GESCI in collaboration with iEARN Kenya has conducted a three-day training on coding for teachers coordinating the ADSI Programme in 80 secondary schools in the counties of Kiambu, Nyamira, Taita Taveta and Narok in Kenya.

The training is expected to cover the following areas:

  • Minecraft one hour of Code
  • Block based Coding Using Scratch
  • Exposition to Arduino Integrated Development Environment ()IDE) Software for Text Based Coding

The School Based Coordinators will facilitate training of other teachers at school level and later on introduce students to the coding technology to enhance 21st century Skills (critical thinking, problem-based learning, collaboration & communication).

GESCI has since 2016 trained over 1200 teachers on 3 cycles of training on use of ICT in STEM teaching and learning.This aims at transforming secondary schools into Digital Schools of Distinction through whole school integration of ICTs.

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