10 minute teacher

Submitted by: Cult

Brief: Education

Original submission



Insight

How do we supplement education at this time, particularly for learners with no access to internet?


How do we keep children stimulated?


Idea


Give children access to a virtual teacher to teach, and test their skills every day for the extent of the lockdown/isolation period.


10 minutes is the chosen period as it is enough time to teach a simple skill/lesson while maintaining the focus of the student. We also chose to limit cellphone time as many learners will be using their parents phones.



Execution


This approach can function as either a stand-alone education platform or further enhanced by rewards- based learning. Rewards will be given to students based on their participation and success during the week.


Rewards can include; airtime/data, shopping vouchers, cash etc.


Virtual Teacher

Your virtual teacher is accessed through a simple USSD and callback service;


  1. Learners dial a dedicated USSD string.

  2. They enter their name, and select their grade and preferred language.

  3. They then receive a ‘callback’ from their virtual teacher.


The Lesson


The teacher advises the student to have the necessary resources ready and take them through a 10 minute lesson for the day.


The lesson will be followed by 3 – 5 questions which the student will be given multiple choice answers from which to choose an answer from.


At the end of the lesson the student will be given a total score for the day, reminded to keep safe during the lock down and encouraged to join the next days lesson.


The Classroom


Lessons will be available for grades 4 – 7.


Lessons will be available in English, isiZulu, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans.


Everyday a different subject will be taught;


Example:

Monday: Numeracy

Tuesday: Literacy

Wednesday: Numeracy

Thursday: Literacy

Friday: Numeracy


Communication


Awareness around the 10 Minute Teacher offering will be done through;

Community and commercial radio

• Spaza stores (snapper frames)

• News (SABC)

• Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)

• Brand CRM: SMS database.


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