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2020 Educator Exchange – Expressing Gratitude

2020 Educator Exchange – Expressing Gratitude

As COVID-19 continues to spread, these are challenging times for people around the world.  We want to take the time to express gratitude to everyone who helped...

 
A Visit to the LEAP School in Langa Township

A Visit to the LEAP School in Langa Township

By Candis Cousins Summer, 2019 By the time I finally walked through the doors of the LEAP School for Science and Maths in Langa Township in Cape Town last summer,...

 
Teach With Africa and Global Teachers Institute: Impactful Partnership

Teach With Africa and Global Teachers Institute: Impactful Partnership

Many of you had the opportunity to meet our Educator Exchange interns at the 12th Annual ‘Expanding our Horizons’ Gala last March, during their month-long...

 
The Global Education Grant launches at the 12th Annual Gala!

The Global Education Grant launches at the 12th Annual Gala!

Created by founders, Zachary Lara and Sonya Yu, this grant is helping Teach with Africa to increase its reach to include early childhood development and education...

 
 
Teaching and Learning Exchange with AfricaLocal Education Programs
Local Education Programs In three years, Teach With Africa has brought 60 educators to South Africa to teach classes, tutor in core academic subjects and implement student workshops designed to give learners quality time with experienced educators. For the teachers and their students, the experience is transformative. By bringing lessons back to their U.S. classrooms upon returning, these educators benefit from a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning. The KIPP Life Orientation Advisory One teacher (Mike Rettberg) at a San Francisco charter school, KIPP SF Bay, introduced a Life Orientation Advisory after he first observed it while working for Teach With Africa in South Africa two years ago. The class, which emphasizes social and emotional learning in which students talk about personal problems that can derail an education, pairs a teacher with a mental health professional. Barbara Blasdel, Ph.D. and APA member, has partnered with KIPP SF Bay to develop the curriculum and provide in-school training. Life Orientation has been so successful in developing students’ self-esteem and self-awareness at KIPP SF Bay, the principal recently asked Blasdel to help bring it to all 7th and 8th grade students in the school. YMCA Bayview Summer Academic Camp This summer Teach With Africa partnered with the Bayview/Hunter’s Point YMCA in San Francisco, CA, to run an academic camp for local, at-risk youth. More than 75 students, grades 2-8, participated in Math, Science, Writing, and Life Orientation classes taught by former (and future) Teach With Africa Fellows. This camp allowed us to bring home some of the lessons we’ve learned in South Africa. Knowing that summer learning loss is highest in low-income neighborhoods—and that this severely impacts the widening achievement gap for students—it was a great chance for us to address local educational needs.
In three years, Teach With Africa has brought 60 educators to South Africa to teach classes, tutor in core academic subjects and implement student workshops designed to give learners quality time with experienced educators. For the teachers and their students, the experience is transformative. By bringing lessons back to their U.S. classrooms upon returning, these educators benefit from a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning. The KIPP Life Orientation Advisory One teacher (Mike Rettberg) at a San Francisco charter school, KIPP SF Bay, introduced a Life Orientation Advisory after he first observed it while working for Teach With Africa in South Africa two years ago. The class, which emphasizes social and emotional learning in which students talk about personal problems that can derail an education, pairs a teacher with a mental health professional. Barbara Blasdel, Ph.D. and APA member, has partnered with KIPP SF Bay to develop the curriculum and provide in-school training. Life Orientation has been so successful in developing students’ self-esteem and self-awareness at KIPP SF Bay, the principal recently asked Blasdel to help bring it to all 7th and 8th grade students in the school. YMCA Bayview Summer Academic Camp This summer Teach With Africa partnered with the Bayview/Hunter’s Point YMCA in San Francisco, CA, to run an academic camp for local, at-risk youth. More than 75 students, grades 2-8, participated in Math, Science, Writing, and Life Orientation classes taught by former (and future) Teach With Africa Fellows. This camp allowed us to bring home some of the lessons we’ve learned in South Africa. Knowing that summer learning loss is highest in low-income neighborhoods—and that this severely impacts the widening achievement gap for students—it was a great chance for us to address local educational needs.


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Teach With Africa is a non-profit organization empowering students and teachers in a reciprocal exchange of teaching and learning in Africa and the US. Teach With Africa seeks to reduce the embedded inequities in our societies by working to provide access to quality education in order to transform children’s lives, schools and communities.

Teach With Africa provides high-quality professional development for teachers and teachers-in-training, focusing on instructional programs and educational leadership initiatives through an exchange of educators in South Africa and the United States.

We are committed to working with local partners to create success in underserved schools and centers.

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