(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.
KEY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AREAS
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.
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.