As Classes Shut Down UCA Promotes Online Teaching
Responding to the closure of classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UCA’s Education Improvement Programme (EIP) has launched online programmes to address the needs of teachers and their students. EIP engages 60 government secondary schools and a few selected private schools in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan to enhance students' academic achievements and opportunities for entry to high-quality universities nationally, regionally, and internationally.
UCA’s EIP has launched online professional development workshops on how to conduct distance learning classes using video conferencing software, Google Classroom, as well as how to make videos, PowerPoint presentations, and the use of social media to increase engagement. EIP staff in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan are also offering online courses for English language teachers, and to students who are planning to apply to English-language universities, such as UCA.
“UCA’s Education Improvement Programme is providing a great contribution to our school. We are very grateful to EIP for extending their support during these hard times when teachers are unfamiliar with online teaching, and need more resources to conduct classes online,” said Akbermet Toltoeva, Director of Salieva School in Osh (Kyrgyzstan).
EIP is also supporting teachers in EIP partners schools by identifying and translating resources such as videos, lesson plans, and experiments that can be used to cover the curriculum for the final school term. These resources are supporting EIP partner institutions in developing video lessons in national languages, as well as preparing for the country’s state exams.