Saturday Institute

(Professional Development for Educators)

Ghana ASCD, the first African affiliate of ASCD USA proposes to address challenges in teaching and learning in Ghana by serving as a bridge between educators and high quality, accessible professional development. Our vision is to bridge the gap by facilitating quality professional learning sessions centred on innovative 21st century learning approaches through the newly developed Saturday Institute program.

The Saturday Institute program seeks to provide affordable, equitable, research driven education content through high quality facilitation of professional development sessions. Research shows that high quality leadership and effective instructional practices by educators results in improved student learning outcomes and achievement. Our delivery of high quality professional development is in high demand for the interest of expanding quality education for students across Ghana.


Specially designed professional development courses that aim to develop 21st century instructional approaches and practices required for improved student learning outcomes. Our facilitating educators have over 30 years of collective experience providing teaching, learning and educational leadership development sessions that target innovative and research backed practices.


Saturday Institute (SI) will target aspiring educators, current educators transitioning between schools or roles, educators seeking accreditation points with NTC, and school leaders to engage in learning sessions for school teaching, school leadership, and pedagogical approaches that are rooted in research based best practices. The program also seeks to train National service personnel being posted to schools in fundamental pedagogical skills so that their one-year service has a positive influence on the schools they are assigned to and provide them with qualification for job prospects in the educational sphere.


Transform education nationally by bridging the gap between quality professional development and educators to address learning poverty and improve student learning outcomes in Ghana.


  • Foundational pedagogical approaches for new educators that enable them to effectively deliver instruction and execute lesson plans
  • Transformational Leadership for school leaders to directly impact schools through efficient leadership
  • 21st century and innovative teaching and learning approaches for current teachers


Participants will receive a certificate of completion and participation in specific courses in the three key development areas in the Saturday Institute program.


Dr. Laureen Adams
Director of Professional Learning

Dr. Adams boasts an extensive career spanning more than two decades, during which she has accumulated a wealth of experience across a wide range of educational environments, including public, charter, private, district, and university settings. She has taught grades 6 to 12 through graduate school, and her roles have encompassed leadership as a lead teacher, teacher coach, curriculum designer, instructional coach, teacher educator, and administrator. Dr. Adams holds a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in Teaching, Learning, and Culture, and has earned a certificate in Africana Studies.

Kwadwo Yeboah Konadu
M.Ed Educational Leadership and Administration

Mr Yeboah Konadu is a dedicated and accomplished educational leader currently serving as the Vice Principal at International Community School, Accra campus. With over 16 years of experience in the field of education, he is the lead facilitator in Professional Development Programmes and Head of Curriculum and Instruction at ICS Accra. Mr Yeboah Konadu also serves as the Programme leader for the Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications Programme in Teaching and Learning and Educational Leadership.

Basheera Agyeman
M. Ed, Curriculum and Instruction

Basheera Agyeman is a curriculum developer and educator, with a Bachelors in Comparative Ethnic Studies and a Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. She is also an alumni member of the Teach for America Corp Program. She additionally serves as a trainer for the NGO The Chalkboard Project Africa which provides professional development training and instructional coaching for teachers.

Mr Enoch Oye
M.A, Human Resource Development, Dip. PDQ Educational Leadership

Enoch Oye is a highly accomplished educator with 15 years of experience, known for their passion and dedication to the field of education. He has not only excelled in the classroom and managing students through a robust boarding programme but also played a pivotal role in leading professional development sessions for teachers, serving as a mentor and coach for educators and leaders, and currently holding the positions of Vice Principal and Head of Training & Professional Development at the International Community School, Kumasi campus. He is committed to fostering growth, excellence, and a culture of continuous learning.