Science and Technology to Children of Developing Nations
Why Eritrea? Project
Project History Curriculum Examples
|Dr. Joyce Blueford, Teclu
Tesfazghi of the Math/Science Nucleus and Yosieph Tekie of
Microsoft Corp visited Eritrea with. 4 staff from the
University of Washington who were investigating liaisons with
the University of Asmara.
- Met with the Minister of Education to discuss plans.
- Selected a pilot training facility in Asmara
(Teacher Training Institute)..
- Visited with over 50 staff members from Ministry
of Education to discuss their needs.
- Met with about 100 high school teachers to get
their impressions of science, math, and technology in Eritrea.
- Met with about 50 students to see how they responded
to pen computers and graphical presentations.
- Left science equipment and software of current I.
Science MaTe Curriculum
|Dr. Blueford, Doris
Raia, and David Lundeen with the help of Richard Nearing
from Firefly Learning Inc redesigned the materials to run
on the server at the Asmara Teacher Training Institute (ATTI).
- Reformat materials to be be used in Eritrea.
- Ship science equipment to Eritrea
- Secure funding for Phase II
- Trial "run-through" of presentations by Trainer with
local Eritrean community
|Teclu Tesfazghi and David Lundeen
visited Asmara to set up the ATTI for training teaching.
Office is set up to house materials.
- Refinement of materials based on feedback from US trials
- Math/Science Nucleus staff to visit Eritrea to set up
hardware in Eritrea Training Facility if necessary. Provide
support for last minute changes and troubleshoot any problems.
- Evaluation of Facility for future projects.
Blueford and Doris Raia refined the computer
network at ATTI and set up materials for training purposes.
- Trained 3 people to maintain computer lab at ATTI.
- Used computer lab and newly set up teacher
workroom to train 20 teachers.
- Refined delivery system of Integrating Science,
Math, and Technology Reference Curriculum on Intranet.
- Set up 9 lesson plans to be piloted with the
students at ATTI.
- Developed strategies to help teachers use science
- Discussed future plans to pilot material in
- A public event to highlight
achievements of project Challenging
the Children of Eritrea
Blueford and Oscar Rosenbloom develop funding
strategy to help teachers and work out details with the Minister
of Education, Osman Saleh
- Ali Suleman appointed as National
Coordinator of Eritrea Math, Science, and Technology Project
- Tiiu and Frank Adamek, Canada spend
6 weeks working with Ali to determine which schools will be the
- Phaesun (Francis Hillman) and
CTS (Alazar Haile Michael in Asmara are consulted to work with