By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries, small island developing States
— United Nations Sustainability Goal #4
 

Want to make a difference this summer by helping to bring quality and sustained teacher development to Kenya?

 

 

 A group of US and Kenyan teachers working together on best teaching practices

A group of US and Kenyan teachers working together on best teaching practices

 

Join us for a two-week intensive teacher coaching and collaboration camp where you can be a change maker! 

 

Teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling. When it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, a teacher is estimated to have two to three times the impact of any other school factor, including services, facilities, and even leadership. (Rand Education) 

The Problem:

Access to quality development for teachers is lacking everywhere. Destination Teach seeks to address the following: 

1.       Necessity for increased and sustained teacher development programs in developing nations

2.       Lack of advanced teacher development programs in the United States

Our Solution and Approach:

We will offer a two-week intensive professional development program for teachers in Kisumu, Kenya where access to development opportunities is largely non-existent. US teachers will join us in delivering PD on best instructional practices while being trained as teacher coaches. 

We believe that through this unique and immersive opportunity, master teachers will be challenged to think about their practices in a new way and be able to able coaching practices to their schools in the US.

Who?

We seek teachers who: 

        1. Have 3+ years of teaching experience

        2. Are interested in international travel and service

        3. Have a desire to improve their practice and contribute to their school communities in a new way

Logistics:

The professional development will take place throughout the month of July in Kisumu, Kenya:

        Session 1: July 1-15

        Session 2: July 16-29

Prior to departure, US teachers will be given web-based pre-departure on-boarding to become certified in the art of teacher coaching. 

Participants will be expected to cover the cost of flight as well as a program fee of $1,050, which will cover pre-departure training and certification, all in-country transportation, excursions, housing, and meals. 

Next steps: 

If you are interested in receiving more information, please complete the form below!

 Chandell Stone, President of Destination Teach, interacts with children from the school during a break from class. 

Chandell Stone, President of Destination Teach, interacts with children from the school during a break from class.