GSET Founder Awarded Scholarship by Teaching Training Together to Launch a Professional Development Program in Ghana
Written by Marguerita Bagulo
The Founder of the Ghana Society for Education Technology(GSET)-Mr Miracule Gavor-has been awarded a scholarship by the Teaching Training Together(TTT) organization. This will aid GSET hold a three year training program in Ghana that will create change in the education sector by birthing more effective and competent school teachers. The scholarship is valued at $10,000, however, GSET will cover the in-country cost to host the seminars in accordance with TTT standards aimed at training 30 participants per year. In addition, GSET will provide a seminar technician, and expenses to cover venue, audio-visual equipment as well as catered food service for each seminar.
GSET is a leading professional membership association that works with the Ghanaian education community to hasten the use of technology to solve tough problems and inspire innovation in education. Since its inaugural launch on July 22, 2019, by the then Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Ghana Society has engaged and continues to break new frontiers in global educational technology and STEM areas.
Teaching Training Together(TTT) is an organization of educators that wants to reach out to as many people globally who do not have adequate access to school leadership and teacher training.
TTT has the potential to affect more schools and communities, resulting in more students studying in classrooms with effectively trained teachers. TTT has been on the lookout for new partners across the world who can help create a three-year professional development program. This scholarship program was launched to find people who were enthusiastic and competent enough to start TTT in their communities.
Mr Gavor is a Design-Based Researcher at UCL Knowledge Lab, London whose research focus is in the field of Mathematics Education Technology. He founded the Ghana Society for Education Technology to advance the use of technology in education delivery in Ghana. He has over seventeen (17) years of education industry experience as teacher, headteacher, curriculum developer, instructional materials designer, teacher trainer and a researcher. He has received his education at various prestigious institutions, including the University of Cape Coast, Yale University, Villanova University, and Roehampton University, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the world’s number 1 education university-UCL Institute of Education, London.
Miracule served as National Math Pilot Coordinator at USAID Partnership for Education: Learning, where he led the pilot revision of the mathematics curriculum for lower primary (KG1-P3); developed corresponding teaching and learning materials for teacher training (including school-based support structures; rigorously piloted the new materials and training strategies; documented impact, refined the materials and training strategies; oversaw the national scale-up, and facilitated instructional coaching courses in Mathematics Education Technology for School-Based In-Service training).