February 9, 2018
International Baccalaureate (IB) Teacher Education is pleased to introduce six new Aga Khan Academy (AKA) Teacher Interns with whom they will have the pleasure of working over the next 18 months.
Last year, the Aga Khan Academy, International Baccalaureate Organization and University of British Columbia entered a partnership agreement to recognize the AKA’s Teacher Preparation Programme (TPP) in Mombasa, Kenya. Within this agreement, UBC faculty members will evaluate teachers engaged in the TPP in order to be recognized as IB educators.
During the fall, Meredith Fenton, Director of IB for the Faculty of Education, together with past Director, Gary Little, and UBC IB adjunct faculty, Shanaz Ramji-Motani, Isobel Willard, David Andrews, Glenda Kukulowicz and Luke Modder developed assessment criteria which will be piloted with these new teacher interns.
The UBC IB team also looks forward to building relationships with the AKA mentor teachers and providing opportunities for UBC and AKA teacher candidates to connect and learn from one another in different cultural contexts.