Digital storytelling training for teachers successful
Thirteen trainers from the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) participated in a four day practical training on “digital storytelling”.
The training was held from 28 June to 1 July at the new National ICT Integration and Innovation Centre which is a hub for capacity development for effective use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the education sector.
Concepts covered included basic camera handling skills, storyboarding and video editing. By the end of the workshop, participants demonstrated how they already can use video to enhance their work on in-service training of fellow teachers in science subjects. In groups of 3, participants produced several videos under the direction of one international and two Kenyan external facilitators.
VVOB Kenya ICT programme facilitated the training to encourage participants to use ICT in the classroom. Most participants appreciated the training since they gained a lot of skills that will improve their work.
The teachers were encouraged to continue producing educational videos which could then be shared through a new educational portal. The “Elimu portal”, which will be launched later this year, will promote sharing of digital content between teachers. The CEMASTEA staff also has plans to replicate this training in their own in-service package.
Below is one of the projects participants came up with during the training.