As curriculum department head, I get to oversee the frameworking and "fleshing out" of curriculum. For now, I'm also getting to help write the courses, including lately a programming course, teacher training material about what transformational education is (see "What do you mean by 'Transformational Education?'") and seminar for mothers on technology's impact on their families (see "Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"). But soon, I hope to be in Africa in person to have more opportunity to work with educators and help them develop their own material using transformational education principles. I also help schools in different settings decide how to best adapt the material to their own situations--their students' background, government requirements, and other requirements of their educational system.
As chief editor, I do a final edit on all our materials. This includes checking grammar, style consistency, technical formatting, deciding how to address questions posed by other editors, publishing them in pdf format, and storing them in the right place on our server. I also train other editors, when I get volunteers to help.
As head of the writers leadership team, I get to correspond with gifted and godly Africans who are interested in becoming curriculum writers.
Other random duties include setting up computers, administrative stuff, and whatever else needs to be done.
|John Tandamba and I at the workshop in Kagoro, July 2010|