The Ministry of Education and Technical Education is pleased to announce that the Teachers First Program continues to go from impact to sustainability across Egypt. As a foundation layer for teacher’s professional development, Teachers First has been helping to initiate, continue and sustain teacher behavioural change and professional development across 27 governorates through different phases. So far, 478,363 teachers have gone through the CPD phase by taking part in the online associate program “AP”, then workshops and mentoring. Then they go on to the SPD phase by taking part in lighthouse networks. Through the journey that starts and does not end, they supported by Moderia Agency Networks, the Learning Library, the Technical Help Desk, the Educational Help Desk and Lengo Support Officers.
Teachers First is a ground-breaking program run by Imagine Education (UK) Ltd and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education and is part of the Egyptian Learning Society Program to support Education 2.0 Strategy. A fundamental part of the program is Lengo ©, the behavioural change platform which is being used across mobiles and computers. Figures released by the beginning of March 2019 show an astonishing amount of progress. The total number of members is 315,869. The total comments are 575,974. The total uploads are 387,694. The total credits are 11,321,448.
On the 10th of March 2019, Teachers First celebrates the third anniversary of the largest worldwide CPD program run by and for Egyptian teachers to impact millions of students across Egypt. So far, 52.173 teachers and 14.219 school principals have joined the Teachers First workshops and mentoring. Then, they have helped to extend school communities of practice and train their peers. So, 315,869 teachers have been trained. There are 14,219 schools on 800 lighthouse networks across 21 governorates. Teachers First Update Event has been an opportunity to share muderias’ success stories and recognize massive work done so far.