Online Training Courses Held

In August and September 2021, FIVE held a series of synchronous online short courses geared towards teachers of different backgrounds and levels from around China. We began with a three-week pilot with 18 program directors and head teachers. Throughout the pilot, we had ongoing discussions regarding the needs of teachers at their 12 organizations in 11 cities in China. As a result, FIVE developed two classes, one for new teachers and one for more experienced teachers. Due to strong interest in both courses, the number of participants exceeded expectations, with approximately 30 experienced teachers and 60 new teachers. Both groups met weekly for four weeks. Post-training evaluation indicated that the model was effective, and teachers remain interested in further training. On the evaluation, teachers noted that one of the best parts of the training was the unique opportunity to interact with others teachers from around the country in small group discussions.