The Commonwealth of Learning (COL) organised an eLearning workshop for the Green Teacher programme at the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, Nigeria, from 12th to 15th March 2018. This workshop provided participants with an orientation to eLearning, online facilitation and collaborative problem-based learning.
COL is working with the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria to support NTI to develop and implement this environmental education programme to address the rapidly growing need for professional development in the field. It will also enable teachers to inculcate in school children a knowledge of and an interest in environmental issues.
A participant, Dr Zubairu Shehu said, “the workshop offered me deep orientation on how to operate the Moodle platform to facilitate online discussions, create and download materials, share materials and resources as students and teachers. The entire platform was filled with hands-on opportunities for practice and engagements.”
The Green Teacher programme recognises the role of teachers in using education to address local and global environmental issues. Similar teacher development initiatives have been initiated in Kiribati and Sierra Leone.
PHOTO: COL Adviser: Teacher Education, Dr Betty Ogange (middle), with Green Teacher Nigeria Consultant, Dr Abdurrahman Umar and a section of the participants at the eLearning Workshop in Kaduna.