If you know me at all (or have yet to get to know me), you know I have a huge passion for education. In my seven years of teaching music to children, getting a master's degree, a culturally proficient coaching endorsement, presenting at numerous education conferences, and joining Fulton County's Fine Arts Support Team, I've come to realize the incredible power of supporting teachers to ultimately drive student achievement in their classrooms. I think that I find this fundraiser so important is because I myself have been the recipient of such rewarding support, guidance, and aid in my struggling years as a new teacher. So, if I can do the same of the teachers in rural Uganda, by golly, I'm going to try my hardest to do it!
That's why I am incredibly honored to have been selected as a member for the Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) Uganda Fellowship for Summer of 2019. Using my knowledge and skills as an educator and instructional coach here in the States, I will have the opportunity to share various instructional strategies, behavioral/classroom management techniques, and curriculum support to teachers in rural Uganda for the month of July 2019.
However, in order to accomplish this task, I must raise $7,000. These funds will be used to offset the cost of the trip's expenses which include travel, insurance, vaccinations, travel visas, accommodation, meals, transport, excursions, conference costs, support, and trainings. I need the funds as soon as possible, however the trip isn't until July of 2019 so there is ample time to donate! The total cost of the trip must be paid in full by 60 days prior to my departure.
Here is some info about the LRTT process:
"LRTT works in close partnership with Great Lakes Regional University in the Bwindi District, Southwest Uganda to promote high-quality education through teacher training. Working in partnership with the Kanungu District Education Office, teachers from 35+ primary and secondary schools are part of the training program. The team will conduct lesson observations during school term time to deepen the understanding of challenges faced by teachers in a rural Uganda context. These observations play a part in shaping the upcoming LRTT training during the team's collaborative planning sessions. The team will co-facilitate LRTT workshops within the network or Ugandan Lead Teachers. The aims of the course are to introduce participating Ugandan teachers to a range of teaching strategies in the classroom that they can practice and embed into their own teaching practice. The course is structured as a series of group workshops, micro-teaching, and peer observations. Afterwards, through a cycle of observations and reflective coaching sessions, LRTT fellows work closely with the Ugandan teachers to embed these new approaches and empower teachers to experience real change in their classrooms. This feedback cycle also helps to inform us tailoring the sessions for future workshops."
Check out this cool video that highlights the program! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=99&v=YHOkqJ_79UM
I would so appreciate any donation that you wish to give! It would mean the world to me to be able to help share my talents with teachers on a global scale! Thank you so much!