About The STEAM Teachers e-learning Platform
Only about 25% of pre-primary and 40% of grade six teachers are professionally trained for effective class teaching in sub-Saharan Africa; and less than 10% are skillful or professionally trained in STEM education. Research has also shown that over 75% of future job roles will require people skilled in STEM; and less than 30% of those currently schooling in tertiary institutions are studying a course that involves STEM. In essence, STEAM education which involves an educational approach that focuses on one or more disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Crafts, and Mathematics; will be most useful in providing necessary skills that can advance an underdeveloped nation to a developed nation, by improving global competitiveness. This form of education has gotten global recognition with the ability to improve quality of education. Our primary focus is providing an e-learning platform for professional development for teachers with an educational program to assist and support their transition to a STEAM conscious and motivated instructor. This platform is where every teacher undergoing training with the STEAM Empowerment Foundation are enrolled for continual training, assessments and evaluations, follow up and progressive development of every participant throughout the duration of the training.