Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Working Group
The Teachers in Crisis Contexts (TiCC) Working Group was founded in April 2014 as an inter-agency effort to provide more and better support to teachers in crisis settings. Members of the group work together to identify problem areas in teacher management, development and support in crisis contexts and propose and provide inter-agency open-source solutions. The work of TiCC builds on INEE’s long-standing commitment to working with and for teachers in crisis settings.
Members of TiCC include: Aflatoun, Child Fund, Columbia University’s Teachers College, Creative, Fordham University, FHI360, Finn Church Aid, IRC, JRS, Jusoor, Libraries Without Borders, NRC, People in Need, Plan International, Relief International, Save the Children, War Child Holland, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO-IIEP, World Vision.
Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack
The Training Pack for Primary School Teachers in Crisis Contexts, published in March 2016, is intended to build basic teaching competencies for unqualified or under-qualified teachers often recruited to teach in refugee/IDP camps and in a range of other emergency settings. This inter-agency, open source training pack is available in English.
Peer Coaching for Teachers in Crisis Contexts
The Peer Coaching Pack compliments the Training for Primary School Teachers in Crisis Contexts training pack. Peer Coaching is continuous professional development led by teachers for teachers. Peer Coaching provides this support through two main activities: 1) Teacher Learning Circles (TLCs) and 2) Classroom Observations.
Teachers in Crisis Contexts: Promising Practices in Teacher Management, Professional Development, and Well-being
Promising Practices in Teacher Management, Professional Development, and Well-being provides donors, policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and teachers with compelling examples of programs and practices that positively influence improvements in teachers’ work conditions and teaching practice. They present a snapshot of promising research methods, evidence-informed policy making, and innovative approaches to program design and implementation from diverse regional and crisis settings, as well as diverse organizations and teacher profiles
Other available resources
- The TiCC materials have been designed to be as usable as possible for facilitators, however training of trainers (ToT) materials for both the training pack and peer coaching pack are also available if you are interested in holding capacity building workshops for staff.
- As a follow on to the 2017 Teachers in Crisis Contexts Middle East Multi-Agency Training of Trainers, supporting agencies including Save the Children, NRC, World Vision and FHI 360 welcomed participants back to Amman in July 2018 for a training on the TiCC Peer Coaching Toolkit. Individuals from 12 organizations providing education in the Syria response & Middle East region attended. The peer coaching model is a form of professional development led by teachers for teachers, and directly engages peer learning with the TiCC interagency content.
- We are exploring using mobile technology to provide additional layers of support to teachers in crisis settings via mobile mentoring. Materials available on request.
TiCC in action:
- TiCC Event Series (2021-22): The aim of the Event Series is to provide an opportunity for key actors, including teachers, teacher educators, practitioners, policymakers, and donors, to mobilize around an emerging Call to Action for Transforming Sector-wide Support for Teachers in Crisis Contexts in an effort to better support the world’s teachers and ensure that millions of children can fulfill their right to education. Launched in 2021 in partnership with the LEGO Foundation, Education International, Oxfam, UNESCO, and the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 the primary themes guiding the event series include: 1) Teacher Management; 2) Teacher Professional Development; 3) Teacher Well-being; 4) School Governance and Leadership for Improved Teacher Support.
The Event Series has included a number of illustrative activities including spotlighting Teacher Stories, convening Case Study webinars, and conducting teacher consultations across a variety of contexts with more activities to come!
- TiCC Roundtable: The aim of the roundtable is to share promising practices, approaches, tools, and research; troubleshoot challenges and brainstorm solutions; identify knowledge gaps specific to teachers in conflict, crisis, and displacement contexts; and mobilize committed actors around an action-oriented agenda for improving support to teachers working in these contexts. As part of the roundtable, organizers are collecting Teacher Stories and Case Studies
Read an in depth example of how TiCC resources are being used to support teachers in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya here: T4T Promising Practices
- Webinar: TPD in Action - Using the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack: INEE hosted a webinar exploring how the Teachers in Crisis Contexts Training Pack is being used by different agencies in a range of contexts, including Iraq, South Sudan and Kenya.
Webinar: Teacher Professional Development in Crisis Contexts: INEE hosted a webinar addressing the critical issue of teacher professional development in crisis-affected contexts. The webinar brought together colleagues from across the world to discuss, question, and consider much needed improvements to teacher support and teacher training.
- How do you support refugee teacher mental health when stigma stands in the way?
- Teachers in Crisis Contexts: We must invest in their strengths, not rest on them
- Teaching in complex crises: Seeking balance in selfless acts of service
- Transforming our understanding of refugee teachers and teaching in contexts of forced displacement
- Teaching in Times of Crisis: A Global Initiative for Teacher Professional Development
TiCC Case Study Webinar Series - sharing good practice, lessons learned and opportunities for change
Project reports? Feedback on the materials? Suggestions for future work? Ideas for a blog or case study? Don't hesitate to get in touch - we would love to hear from you.
- Chris Henderson, Doctoral Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University email@example.com
- April Coetzee, Researcher, War Child Holland, April.Coetzee@warchild.nl
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