This assignment requires Volunteers to train teachers in regional or provincial teacher training centers. The teacher training centers prepare future teachers to work in schools throughout Cambodia using the curriculum set by the Ministry of Education. All Volunteers will train and teach together with Cambodian counterpart teachers in training centers on best practices in teaching English as a foreign language. Teaching topics include understanding and using the curriculum, lesson planning, phonetics and other relevant topics. Volunteers help facilitate and observe practicums where their Cambodian teacher trainees practice teaching methods for all grades. These happen at the beginning of each year and run for about 6-8 weeks.
In addition to teacher training, Volunteers spend time preparing lesson plans, developing and/or adapting educational materials (visual aids, lesson or activity books, games, etc.), and participating in teacher meetings or other school-related activities. Volunteers will also lead extracurricular activities such as after-school clubs and programs to enrich learning opportunities for their students.
Volunteers will also be trained to use different community development and project design tools to help meet identified needs of their community outside of the classroom. Much of a Volunteer’s time is spent outside the classroom and interacting with the community. These relationships often result in project ideas that respond to the community’s desires and interests in enhancing their community. Many activities that Volunteers get involved in with community counterparts include health education to improve nutrition for families, hygiene improvement projects such as investing in handwashing stations and education on its importance at the schools, community gardens to increase access to fresh vegetables, and life skills training to enhance the overall health and safety in a community.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check