How Increase the Quality of Education in the Caribbean (The Starter Pack)

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1. Monitoring

1.1. Measure Results

1.1.1. Results are measured by the amount of awarded teachers, amount of participating teachers, and amount of nominees for certain awards and recognition in each field per quarter

1.1.2. Results are also being measured in the teachers thoughts of how valuable this arrangement is. EG: Networking Opportunities, Value of Information dispensed.

2. Assessment

2.1. Short Term

2.1.1. Monthly reports Each organizer should keep a report of participation for the event once it is approved by the Ministry or Department of Education. This information and statistics will be avaliable to academic use aswell for universities and colleges to develop their own internal events. This information will be used to track the in-demand fields (E.G: Math conferences being more popular than English Conferences). This will help to plan where more or less funding is needed

2.1.2. Progress meetings Progress Meetings will be held with Teachers Unions, Language Centers, and Event Organizers who may usually be pioneers and advocates in selective field.

2.2. Long Term

2.2.1. Process control New physical events should be verified or approved by the Ministry of Education in the country being held in.

3. Implementation

3.1. Plan solution

3.1.1. Target Year 1 Targets: 1% of teachers in each country with atleast ONE award, 5% of teachers in each country with atleast ONE nomination from any event or expo. Atleast 40% of the teachers participating

3.1.2. Budget $10,000 USD for seed funding $20,000+ USD from sponsorships for these events which will sustain future events. (Sponsors will be advertised in the use of booths, shoutouts, announcements, segment-related content)

3.1.3. Schedule 1 month: Organizing and choosing the best fields to focus on (3 max) 1 month: Organizing and engaging a focus group of teachers around the Caribbean to create the community for the initiative. Use this community overtime to receive feedback moving forward 1 month: Document a plan of events for each expo or conference, including a timeframe for sponsorship acquisition

3.1.4. Resources Focus group members (10) An IT guy (1) Facebook Live, Youtube Live A few potential venues for physical events (6) A Community Manager (1) An Awards Vetting Team (4) An Organizer (1) A Creative Team (2) Zoom Meetings Premium Account

3.1.5. Training These teachers would already have years of experience in their respective fields as this would be a requirement for this job.

3.2. Pilot Solution

3.2.1. Host 2 monthly webinars (1 targeting English Teachers, 1 targeting Math teachers). Teachers in these webinars will be encouraged to network within their field and will therefore become comfortable about having a physical event that is aimed at creating a platform for self-actualization among teachers, categorized by subject area. Results of participation and surveys will be distributed to collect information of the teachers perception of the webinars and how useful it really is.

3.3. Implement Solution

3.3.1. Step 1: Create a focus group of teachers that will be educated on the complete scope of this plan

3.3.2. Step 2: Document Feedback from the focus group and use this information to plan a webinar with the Theme "", using the focus group as the "founding team".

3.3.3. Step 3: Launch and advertise the Webinar amongst Project Jaguar's Teachers Community, The Happy Teachers Community, and any Teachers Unions that we catch the attention of

3.3.4. Step 4: Send electronic surveys using SurveyMonkey to receive feedback on the usefulness of the webinar in terms of networking opportunities, and useful information.

3.3.5. Step 5: Use the focus group of plan the second webinar with a suitable and timely theme (TBD).

3.3.6. Step 6. Send out another survey and compare results. Once the responses are favorable, repeat until funding is available for a physical event (Make use of sponsorships).

4. Planning

4.1. Recognize Symptoms: How do we know there is a lack of quality education?

4.1.1. Decrease in College/University Graduates

4.1.2. High demand yet low supply of important skills in some industries.

4.1.3. High Unemployment due to skills out of demand

4.1.4. Teachers taking action (protesting) against treatment and conditions on the job

4.2. Set-up Team

4.2.1. All Vybzing Applicants who are focusing on SDG 14

4.3. Identify main problems

4.3.1. Understaffed schools

4.3.2. Underpaid teachers

4.3.3. Lack of In-demand knowledge being taught

4.3.4. Lack of engagement and relevance towards students

4.4. Select problem

4.4.1. Lack of engagement and relevance towards students

5. Measurement

5.1. Qualitative

5.1.1. Interviews with teachers in public schools who have been in the industry for 4+ years.

5.2. Quantitative

5.2.1. Amount of Underpaid Teachers

5.2.2. Amount of Employed Teachers

5.2.3. Amount of Teachers Engaged in academic activities outside their regular job.

5.2.4. Amount of passes and fails per island for CSEC and CAPE

5.2.5. Concentration of schools with the most passes and most fails

6. Analysis

6.1. Possible Causes

6.1.1. Lack of Academic Freedom In the secondary school level, there isn't much of a choice that students have for which subjects to engage in throughout their final years of school. This leaves most of the students leaving with the same knowledge with no individuality. This hinders the students ability to think of themselves as "Different". The lack of choice hinders independence, and this mindset makes it easier for students to make crucial decision later as it instills the fact that there are good or bad consequences for their actions.

6.1.2. Lack of funding The governments are not allocating enough funds for education

6.2. Gap Analysis

6.2.1. Current State: A broken system where students are de-motivated to learn because teachers do not engage students. The working conditions of teachers de-motivate them, and thus does not release the full potential of the information being taught. This has a domino effect that leads to the student not being fully equipped for the real-world.

6.2.2. Future State: The industry will have a "community" of teachers, where some are more well respected than others. Their teaching styles evolve and the push to evolve their methodologies directly benefits the reputation of the teacher, and enhances learning for the students. Competition fuels the need for teachers to continue to better their skills. "Teacherpreneurs" become more common and the industry is not just limited to teaching inside schools, teachers become role models.

6.3. Identity root causes

6.3.1. Lack of Out-of-school involvement Parents are not involved with the academic endeavours of students between primary and secondary education. This means that academic progress is only made under the supervision of the teacher, and if the education system at its current state, this is dangerous

6.3.2. Lack of Industry Stimulation We often forget to look at education as an industry. Teachers need to be stimulated as a way to strive to do better, even if they are in the worst conditions. This refers to the "Self Actualization" part of Maslows Heirarchy of needs. No measures, events or plans are put in place to promote self-actualization.

6.4. Possible solutions

6.4.1. Online Teaching Create an online co-hort for secondary and primary school teachers. The goal is to decrease the demand for a physical school, and decrease the work-load for teachers. In effect, this will decrease expenses to the point where teachers can comfortably work within the existing budget.

6.4.2. More Engagement for Teachers More Expos, Conferences, Awards oriented to different fields of teachers, such as a TESOL Expo for teachers in the English speaking field. At some expos, experienced teachers touch on various topics that drive engagement in the specific field, and awards or given to pioneers in the field or teachers that are striving towards success. Recognition = Opportunities. (Surprisingly, recognition is usually widely accepted, even more than a qualification). This gives teachers a secondary reason to keep teaching despite low pay.

6.4.3. Parent Involvement Program

6.4.4. Student Motivation Program

6.5. Select solution

6.5.1. More Engagement for Teachers. The goal is to develop a platform for teachers to develop their industry