Capacity building of regional vocational education institutions using Flipped Classroom

Client: PEM Consult
Donor: Millennium Challenge Account Georgia

Grant by Millennium Challenge Industry-Led Skills and Workforce Development Project to deploy innovative teaching methodology Flipped Classroom in Batumi and Ambrolauri VETs. Flipped Classroom Methodology uses Design Thinking, ICT and Universal Design for Learning to identify and meet learners’ individual needs. Cohort of college teachers were trained and their expertise in modern practices broadened; They’ve mastered not only Flipped Classroom, but also other innovative methodologies that work best with Flipped Learning: i.e., Peer Instruction, Project Based Learning, mobile learning. A Handbook for educators willing to Flipped Classrooms was created. The documentary was filmed about the project dynamics. 

Description of services:

  1. Alignment of Flipped Classroom deployment plans with TVET management
  2. Creation of pilot teams and introduction workshop with TVET teaching staff
  3. In-Class Activity workshops (Peer Instruction, Augmented Reality, UDL, Mobile Learning, Communication and Engagement, Creating and Leading differentiated Classroom, Concept to Classroom.
  4. Video Content creation workshops
  5. Preparation for videography
  6. Video content creation
  7. Recording in Office Mix
  8. Managing Video Content through Office Mix
  9. Individual Coaching and content creation (In-Class Activities)
  10. Individual Coaching and content creation (Video Content)
  11. Launching Flipped Classroom
  12. Student Induction
  13. Lessons learned and knowledge dissemination plan

Integrating coding into K12 curriculum and implementing coding clubs in Georgian public and private schools using distance learning

Client: Microsoft Georgia LLC

The goal of the initiative is to prepare a curriculum for coding and pilot it in club format in Georgian schools. The learning process goes in the classroom consisting of students interested in the subject (all grades), with a coding instructor (practitioner programmer) connected online and teacher facilitating the process locally. Curriculum is based on Khan Academy Computer Programming module and supported by Mindworks designed lesson plans for blended instructional processes.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

Preparation
Preparation of self-assessment questionnaire. Review questionnaire results. Create a detailed calendar for interns. Elaboration assignments for interns (ICT mentors)

Workshops and Activities
Workshops in Teams, Office 365, OneNote, OneDrive. Online Consultation. Assignment of Online courses

Coordination of independent work by interns
Monitoring Interns completion of MEC courses. Mentoring Interns in training teachers. Reporting (intern prepares brief report on the completed activities at school)

Developing online courses for young professionals and small and medium size business

Client: Deloitte Consulting
Program: USAID G4G Project
Co-funding: Enterprise Georgia

The goal of the Project is to develop and implement self-paced online courses for individual young professionals and small and medium size companies focusing on the preparation for freelance marketplaces, driving IT projects, planning on becoming suppliers within state tenders and developing export skills in order to support implementation of the Innovation and Technology Strategy and policy of creating an innovation ecosystem in the country, increase capacity of such individuals and companies and promote the export oriented Innovation and Technology services development and outsourcing/freelancing. 

Preparation and analysis
Deliverables: Documents describing context for online training for beneficiaries, review of exiting practices and recommended features, personas of beneficiaries as learners, stakeholder mapping, learning objectives and outcomes, detailed project plan.

Course structure design
Deliverables: Training module plan for each training program developed: 4 text documents created with detailed module plans for each training topic. Training syllabuses and materials each training program developed: 4 packages prepared in zip format with documents consisting of handouts, presentation slides; knowledge assessment tests, glossary terms and a list of resources for each lesson.

Course content development
Deliverables: Training storyboards, materials and videos prepared and standalone version of training programs each training program developed: Documents created containing storyboards; 4 packages (folders) created with instructional videos (5 to 20 minutes each depending on defined instructional design) for each training module; Progress report;

Course publishing and promotion
Deliverables: 4 courses published on partner education providers supporting online courses; Promotional video created; Participant registration records, event memos and event photos for 5 events; 4 online training and certification programs 6 hours each (24 hours in total) delivered to at least 80 persons.

Video animations
Video animations (total animation content – 50 minutes, total videos animated – 300 minutes). Publishing on the online learning platforms. Export professional speakers