Intelligence Tour in Tenkodogo

Tenkodogo teachers eager to align their learning objectives, lessons, and assessments for better student outcomes.
Tenkodogo teachers eager to align their learning objectives, lessons, and assessments for better student outcomes.

May 7-8, 2015, the U. S. Embassy trained 33 English teachers of the Central Eastern Region in Tenkodogo.  In support of its goals for economic growth and development through education, the U. S. Embassy Ouagadougou is carrying out a country-wide tour providing training to English teaching professionals in all 13 regions of Burkina Faso during the 2014/2015 academic year. English Program Specialist Lynn Hanson Ouédraogo and English Language Fellows from the USA are training teachers to better align learning objectives, lesson activities, and assessments to promote improved English proficiency outcomes for secondary school students.  Since December 2014, the Intelligence Tour has covered the cities and regions of Gaoua, Banfora, Bobo-Dioulasso, Ouahigouya, Kaya, Dori, Dédougou, Koudougou, Pô, Manga, Ziniaré, and Fada N’Gourma.  The participants of this two-day workshop teach 10,537 students in the Central Eastern Region.  This workshop provided valuable in-service training for these teachers who are being inspired to change their teaching practice as evidenced by the comments of one teacher from Tenkodogo who stated, “I plan to implicate my students more directly in the lessons than I did in the past.  This will allow them to be more active in their own.