Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) Project at AQB

 

WHAT IS ENTEC?

The Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) project is one of the Open Society University Network (OSUN) projects at AQB which aims to enhance the capacity of teacher education within the Bard network institutions. Teachers working in under-resourced and fragile contexts that the Open Society University Network (OSUN) serves will benefit from this project. MAT programs at AQB, Bard College, and American University of Central Asia (AUCA) are collaborating to achieve this goal through implementing three main strategies:
 
  • Supporting technology-based course delivery and new teacher mentoring mechanisms.
  • Enhancing educational domain expertise in constituent MAT programs.
  • Design blended teacher education modules for broader non-degree offerings.
 
 (Source: AQB College at the Jericho Dar al Kalama School Workshop)
 
The following diagram summarizes the role of the ENTEC project at AQB:

 

 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

AQB ENTEC Workshops

Field Trip to Palestine Techno Park and Al Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation, Ramallah, Palestine.

The ENTEC mentors and staff from the AQU IT department visited the Palestine Techno Park and Al Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation on August 2, 2022. This trip aimed to explore Augmented and virtual reality applications in STEM and humanities subjects. Mentors engaged in innovative discussions and considered exciting ideas for developing their AR/VR projects.


Workshops through the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) (mentors, mentees, and guests from outreach schools)

  1. Designing an effective unit for online/remote teaching
  2. Using Active Learning Techniques for the online environment
  3. Establishing an engaging learning environment
  4. Promoting Higher Order Thinking in the online learning environment
  5. Assessing for understanding and to inform instruction and learning

Workshops Integrated into TPT I course- Spring 2021 (experts, mentors, mentees, and guests from outreach schools)

  • Assessment /Learning Activities: Google forms
    • How to create a test or a quiz using Google Forms.
    • How to create an exit ticket (check for understanding) using Google Forms.
    • How to create a student self-assessment using Google Forms.
    • How to set up a quiz to adapt and change the questions based on how the student is responding using Google Forms
    • How to do a video quiz in Google Forms
  • Assessment /Learning Activities: E-rubrics
    • Holistic Rubrics: creating automated analytic rubrics or single criteria rubrics (one-dimensional) using Excel/Google Sheets 
    • Analytic Rubric: creating automated analytic rubrics (two-dimensional rubrics) using Excel/Google Sheets 
    • Checklists: how to create a checklist using Excel/Google Sheets 
  • Assessment /Learning Activities: Online survey tools 
    • Socrative
    • Poll Everywhere
  • Online tools for active learning
    • Kahoot
    • GeoGebra
    • PhET Interactive Simulations
  • Online tools for active learning
    • Lyrics Training: https://lyricstraining.com/
    • SotryBird: http://storybird.com/
    • Visuwords: http://www.visuwords.com/

MODULAR COURSES

Issues in Teaching and Learning MAT Course

This course is designed to serve a variety of purposes as the initial entry into a two-year program of study that is destined to alter the ways we think about classrooms leading to changes in the qualities of teaching and learning.  The course has a set of core readings that make up a course reader. Those core readings are transformed into learning modules suitable for synchronous and asynchronous teaching/learning. 

Modules:

  • How people learn
  • Community Building and Acknowledging First Assumptions
  • A Closer Look at Learning
  • How learning takes place
  • Mindsets
  • How people learn
  • Reflection
  • Apprenticeships 

MENTORS AND MENTEES TOOLKIT

This toolkit is designed to assist mentors and mentees from AQB, Bard College, and AUCA to implement online teaching and learning tools in their classrooms. The development of this toolkit is part of the Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) project activities at AQB. 

 

 

ENTECH AT AQB NEWS

Al-Quds Bard College ENTEC Project Certificate Awards Ceremony

Al-Quds Bard College organized a certificate awards ceremony recognizing mentors who completed the two-year ENTEC training program during 2021-2022. The training focused on providing quality e-mentoring services in Palestinian and regional schools based on ... Read more 


Field Trip to Palestine Techno Park and Al Nayzak for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation, Ramallah, Palestine.

The ENTEC mentors and staff from the AQU IT department visited the Palestine Techno Park and Al Nayzak for Supportive Education ... Read more 


AQB MAT Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) project, in collaboration with the Center of Teaching and Learning (CTL), Offers Workshops in KSA

The ENTEC project in the Master in the Arts of Teaching Program at Al-Quds Bard College held a workshop at the Advanced Schools “Al Madares Al-Mutaqademah” for smart learning- STEM (General Manager Dr. Asad Abu Hussein) located in the kingdom ... Read more 


ENTEC WORKSHOP AT AL-ASALA MODEL SCHOOL IN AMMAN

The ENTEC project at AQB presented a workshop entitled "Promoting Higher Thinking Skills in Teaching" at Al-Asala Model School in Amman, which in turn worked to enhance teachers' higher-level abilities and skills in education ... Read more 


 AQB MAT Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) Program Offering Workshops In Regional Schools 

The ENTEC project in the Master in the Arts of Teaching Program at Al-Quds Bard College held a workshop at Mariya Alqubtiya High School located in Hawalli Governorate in the state of Kuwait in October 27, 2021 ...  Read more

Teacher Education and the Mentorship Experience in Palestine 

OSUN’s Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) project and the Master of Arts Teaching Program at Al Quds Bard recently held well-attended workshops at Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho and Dar Al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School in Bethlehem ...  Read more

SUMMER 2021 WORKSHOPS


Jericho Education District

Master of Arts in Teaching Program,
Al-Quds Bard College,
Al-Quds University,
12-06-2021
 

In preparation for Palestine's participation in the study of “The Programme for International Student Assessment" PISA for the year 2022, the AQB MAT Enhanced Network Teacher Education Capacity (ENTEC) program held a workshop...  Read more about this workshop


Bethlehem, Dar al Kalama School

Master of Arts in Teaching Program,
Al-Quds Bard College,
Al-Quds University,
22-06-2021
 

The ENTEC project in the Master in the Arts of Teaching Program at Al-Quds Bard College held a workshop at Dar Al-Kalima Evangelical Lutheran School Titled "Promoting Higher Thinking Skills in Teaching" led by Dr. Ayman Khalifa and ...  Read more about this workshop


 

Selected Mentors’ Stories From the Field