Community Development Teacher Training at the Karenni National College on the Thai/Myanmar Border
These are for teachers of a particular subject and train them in skills useful for teaching each of those subjects. Subjects offered include Civic Education, Peace Education, Life Skills, Social Studies and English Language. Other subjects may be available on request.
Mote Oo Education helps non-formal adult education providers to improve their teaching skills. A variety of training courses are offered, both pre-service and in-service, which cater for the needs of different teachers and trainers. We are happy to give advice on the training course that would best suit the needs of the participants. Courses are delivered in Myanmar or English languages.
Training of trainers (ToT)
These courses are aimed at existing teachers who would like to upgrade their skills and become trainers. They help the participants develop their facilitation skills so that they can deliver teacher training courses themselves. This training may be offered to teachers of partner schools in conjunction with the delivery of our teacher training courses.
Teacher Training with Education Gathering Group students in Hpa-an
General Teacher Training Courses
These include the Introduction to Teaching course, which covers skills applicable to teachers of all subjects and is aimed at pre-service teachers. It is usually one week long. There are also other courses which cover the general teaching skills introduced in the one-week introductory course in more depth. There are four different courses covering these areas: core principles of teaching; lesson planning; classroom management; and assessment. These are for teachers of any subject and can be run as pre-service or in-service training courses. They can be tailored to the needs of the organisation.
Personal and Professional Development Training
This short course focuses on basic teaching skills, CV writing, communication skills and job-seeking.
We also provide support in areas such as educational management, library management and curriculum development training on request.
Please note: Organisations requesting teacher training should give Mote Oo Education dates which are a minimum of three months in advance, and supply 2-3 alternative dates, so that Mote Oo can plan and schedule for all our partners.
The Karen Refugee Committee's Institute
The Karen Refugee Committee's Institute of Higher Education is a network of seven post-secondary schools. Mote Oo works with them with on curriculum development and teacher training. In 2016 they decided to upgrade their exam systems. Mote Oo first delivered training to the teachers on how to write exam questions, including both general principles and subject specific questions. They then worked with the subject teachers to develop questions suitable for the social studies and English exam papers. This involved trialling the first set of papers and then working to make further improvements to the questions.
The Indonesian International School of Yangon
The Indonesian International School of Yangon approached Mote Oo wanting assistance with general teacher training for their primary and secondary teachers. The school administrator and Mote Oo trainers discussed the content of training that would be suitable for the teachers, then one of the trainers observed teachers in the classroom in order to get a clearer idea of what the needs were. The teacher training department delivered training one afternoon a week for ten weeks in general teaching skills. There are plans to deliver further training on observation and mentoring skills to a group of more experienced teachers, so that they can help the less experienced to develop their skills.