In house workshops are reminders to awaken the might have forgotten minds. In a way they re-kindle issues.
The 2013 theme of the workshops rotate on teaching sounds. This came up during the 2012 workshops where it was discovered that among the four language skills i.e. listening, speaking, reading, and writing, reading is the worst done reason being that the method of a whole word approach( instead of letters / sound) does more harm than good to learners.
It is believed that reading and articulating becomes so easy when one starts with sounds/letters. In the light of this, computers for schools has decided to put emphasis on sounds/letters not of course forgetting the other three skills.
CCT Jacinta Kabagenyi a champion in phonology field handled the first batch of the in house workshops in most schools. With her were the retired teacher Kengaaju Beatrice, and the program officer for the project.
The subject matter for the in house workshops was mainly on the introduction of sounds and the importance of using them to teach reading.
So far most of the fifteen schools have been reached and 75 teachers have been targeted. In house trainings will continue throughout the year.
Heads of schools and teachers were more than happy to see the problem of reading beginning to get solved.
Teachers pause for a photo after the session at Kigarama p/s