The JEI Model in Madrasati Schools:
JEI has continued its fruitful partnership with Madrasati Initiative, which had started four years ago when JEI became an implementing partner for ICT with Madrasati Initiative, aiming to expand the JEI educational model outside the Discovery Schools on to other public schools across Jordan. The JEI Model is being implemented in 76 Madrasati schools.
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260 schools were assessed then the project’s implementation has been expanded to 76 other schools located in nine governorates across Jordan: Ajloun, Jerash, Zarka, Amman, Balqa’, Kerak, Tafeeleh, Ma’an and Aqaba. The selection of these schools was based on specific assessment-standard tools.
75 Interactive White Boards were installed in a multi-purpose room, where each was provided with a projector and a PC to build the interactive system that enhances students’ engagement in the learning process.
2115 teachers benefited from various trainings by JEI, which empower teachers to activate multi available technological resources, through modern educational methods and ICT.1165 teachers across 76 schools, along with 89 MOE supervisors, were trained on Interactive White Boards – Smart, Ketab, and Promethean Boards.
761 teachers received Change Management training “JEI Technological Model Activation Workshops” in 66 schools till the end of Dec 2013. 189 teachers received training on 21st Century skills, and training to be continued during the second semester of the 2013/2014 academic year
EI has forged a partnership with Madrasati Palestine to help implementing its model in Palestine, and to enhance the learning environments in twenty schools across East Jerusalem, which fall under the auspices of the Jordanian Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.
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JEI focused on ICT integration in education through equipping schools with the ICT infrastructure, facilitating access to electronic content, building the capacity of teachers, and providing constant follow up through monitoring and evaluation component.
Based on a JEI assessment visit to the twenty schools in 2010, a number of technological and infrastructure models have been adapted according to the physical, cultural and contextual situation in each school; such as installing IWBs in all classrooms in the Bayrouni School, which is an elementary school that serves grades 1-4
JEI has customized a training package which includes 21st Century Teaching and Learning, Change Management, and IWB’s, and partnered with Rubicon to establish the e-content for Math, English, and Science subjects.
2013: IWB training for Phase II teachers and supervisors was conducted.
2013: Shadowing Trip was organized for 37 teachers to visit Discovery Schools in Amman, and to look closely at the Jordanian experience in integrating technology in daily classroom practices and in using the latest teaching methodologies which create an interactive classroom environment.
2013: Additional Shadowing Trip was conducted for 22 principals to Work with them on developing the school’s vision and implementation plans for the coming years which reflect the proper utilization of technological resources put in their schools. The principals also visited a number of schools to examine real life implementation of JEI model.