We are so proud that two teachers in our Quality Teaching program have been recognised as top maths teachers in Battambang Province.
Part of a national competition to raise the standards of maths teachers across Cambodia, the competition involves classroom observations to assess maths teaching skills.
Using a tool provided by the Ministry of Education and Youth Services (MoEYS), the Department of Education in each district evaluated teachers and sent recommendations to the Battambang Provincial Office of Education (POE) who then conducted another round of classroom observations.
#1 grade 3 maths teacher in Battambang Province
Ms Sam Kimsean is a teacher at Koh Ream Primary School in Bavel District. She has been teaching for 8 years, and has been involved in the SeeBeyondBorders’ Quality Teaching program since 2014. She was recognized as best grade 3 maths teacher in Battambang Province.
She told us the award was made possible by SeeBeyondBorders.
I used the teaching methods I learned from SeeBeyondBorders’, and maths resources I learned about in SeeBeyondBorders’ workshops. That’s what I was able to show when POE come to video and observe me in my class.
#1 grade 1 maths teacher in Battambang Province
Ms Vot Kamol teaches grade 3 at Sdey Ler Primary School in Ek Phnom District. She has been teaching at this school since 2004. Initially she faced with some difficulties in explaining maths concepts to her students. Then in 2011, she joined workshops run by SeeBeyondBorders focusing on breaking down maths concepts and improving teaching skills. Through the Quality Teaching program, she also received practical ongoing support from mentors.
The teaching skills of both teachers have also been recognised with gold awards in the Krou Loar (meaning “Good Teaching” in Khmer) awards program, developed by SeeBeyondBorders to motivate and recognise improved professional standards.
Ms Kimsean and Ms Kamol will now compete with maths teachers from other provinces in the final round. Representatives of MoEYS will conduct further classroom observations by video, and will select the top maths teachers in Cambodia.
From everyone at SeeBeyondBorders, congratulation Ms Kimsean and Ms Kamol, and best of luck for the national finals later this month!
PHOTO: Ms Kimsean receives her certificate from Mr Ngoun Rotanak, Battambang Provincial Governor. Ms Kamol is to her right, and third from the left.