Literacy Support Teacher Trainer

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Project Description

Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) are needed to serve as Literacy Support Teacher Trainers with the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) at the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Eastern Caribbean. The recent volcanic eruption on Saint Vincent and the onset of COVID-19 have created a learning loss in students. In response, the MOE had to quickly embark on the Education Recovery Programme, which aims to improve teaching of literacy in schools, including the use of blended learning strategies. The support of a PCRV has been requested to support the program to build the capacity of teachers and school administrators, particularly in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

The PCRVs will be part of a team of Special Education officers developing a training plan to equip teachers and school administrators with the knowledge, skills and strategies needed to teach in a blended environment. The PCRVs will also collaborate in the development of a training plan and assist the CDU in designing professional development workshops for teachers to address the collection and analysis of student assessment data and progress records and their application in instruction. Ultimately, the goal of the project is for participating primary and lower secondary school students to perform at the appropriate grade level and struggling students to improve by at least two grade levels.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in the Eastern Caribbean together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation --Curriculum Development Unit (MOE / CDU)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in Education and/or Literacy
• At least five years of extensive experience developing and/or conducting literacy training sessions
• At least five years of experience working with system leaders and teachers
• Experience in ICT integration in education (specific to online literacy tools)
• Competence in navigating educational platforms for online instruction
• Should possess strong interpersonal skills
• Willingness to persevere through challenges (travel, climate, interacting with multiple people and agencies etc.)
• Ability to work independently and with a team, and maintain a positive working relationship with colleagues
• Ability to perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
• Experience in co-facilitating, co-planning and mentoring
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Eastern Caribbean

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Medical Considerations

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