Best Practice: How to plan a learning event

The detail required to plan training depends on the scope of the training. There is a big difference between planning a course for 5,000 teachers, sending 20 teachers on an external training course, and organising a learning event at your school. Irrespective of the scope, planning should always be linked with learning needs assessment and the selection of the most cost-effective strategy.

In general planning a learning event involves:

  • Prioritisation and selection of the participants based on needs
  • Identification of a suitable provider (if external training is opted for)
  • Choosing a venue (if internal or self-organised training is opted for)
  • Profiling and identifying teachers (if internal training is opted for)
  • Preparation of a training plan and schedule
  • Writing a budget for the training plan
  • Consultations and negotiations with providers, tendering (if large scale), etc.
  • Planning assessment, certification and accreditation.

If the TSC or MBSSE, a district or a school or cluster of school organises its own training there are several possible venues, all depending on cost and suitability:

  • At one or more government schools
  • At TTCs
  • At facilities provided by national or local education authorities (ministries, TSC offices, local councils, etc)
  • In conference centres and hotels.

On-air or digital venues

  • Via radio or television
  • Social media channels, such as YouTube
  • As online distance courses delivered on conference screens, computers, tablets and smartphones
  • As blended learning, partly online and partly in classrooms or meeting rooms.

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