Thursday, 27 October 2011

Thinkquest training in Ghana

This is a guest post submitted by Claire Dean from Stirling Primary. Claire has been a Microsoft Innovative Teacher finalist twice. She has been a world-wide winner of the Thinkquest projects competition along with Brenda Hallowes from Port Elizabeth in 2009. Claire is also a trainer with SchoolNet SA.

The Ghanaian Ministry of Education requested training on “Getting started with ThinkQuest Projects”. Claire Dean (from East London) and Shirley-Ann Oldnall Jansen (from Irene) facilitated these workshops in Accra, Ghana at the beginning of October 2011. They also had a meeting with Mr Charles Aheto-Tsegah, the Deputy Director General of the Ghana Education Service. He would like to put ThinkQuest in all Ghanaian schools with internet connectivity. All went very well and it was a great experience.


Below you can see Claire, Richmond Atta-Williams (of the MoE), Shirley, and Harry Tetteh (former ThinkQuest competition winner as a student in front of the National ICT and Science Resource Centre where the training was held.





Shirley and Claire relaxing on the hotel's private beach

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