Friday, August 20, 2010

My Assignment

Country- Kingdom of Tonga
Job Title- Business Teacher

Primary Duties

As Business Advising/Educator, you will be assigned to a secondary or tertiary school where you will strengthen business skills in the classroom.  Volunteers will teach basic economics and accounting as per an established Ministry of Education curriculum and work to design additional school-based curriculum that will introduce specific business skills that address business issues relevant to Tonga.  Volunteers will work to improve teaching instruction and informal class-room assessment; design instructional materials for the classroom; and expand extra-curricular activities and educational resources related to business. 

Opportunities for Secondary Projects

In addition to their primary work assignments at school, many volunteers often become involved with school-based and loca community-driven projects that contribute to the sustainable development of their community and strengthen its ability to meet its future needs.  The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and student and community interest.  These projects often focus on strengthening students' acquired knowledge, improving health and wellbeing, generating income, increasing environmental awareness or addressing a particular community identified priority.  Some of these development projects are supported during a Volunteer's spare time in the States to support a local community project or group.

Many current Volunteers have organized community and youth groups, coordinated sports and recreational activities, assisted with night classes, conducted Saturday morning story hours at local libraries, or helped youths perform research on the internet at local school or cyber cafes. 

So thats the main idea of my assignment.  Theres a lot more in the packet I've been sent but I don't feel like typing the whole thing out.  Also I will be learning to speak Tongan and be considered a member of the faculty at the school I am assigned to.

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