In addition to connecting with management, teachers started using Workplace to connect and learn from each other. At the Government Model Primary School GRA, Head Teacher, Edith Osagiede, noticed that some of the teachers had trouble pronouncing words. So, Edith started a group on Workplace called, Sharing Innovative Ideas where she shares tips on phonics. As a teacher, I believe that information is power and I welcome this new platform promoting communication, collaboration and learning amongst teachers. I discovered its ease in getting information directly from my superiors at work,” said Edith.
At the Family Support Primary School, classroom teacher, Esohe Grace, uses Workplace to learn and teach her students.
“I learned how to do basic long division in simple steps shared on the EdoSUBEB Learns Workplace group. I wrote down these steps on the board with an example, then I showed my students how to solve long division questions following the steps. I then gave them a similar one to solve, and they were able to solve it correctly,” said Esohe. “I got positive feedback and results.”
The teachers at the four pilot schools used personal data on their mobile phones to access Workplace. With the demand for increased data among more schools in Edo, Facebook partnered with MainOne and Tizeti to install Express Wi-Fi in four schools— allowing more people to connect to broadband internet instead of using their personal data.
Seeing such strong collaboration and success among teachers using Workplace during the pilot program, SUBEB is expanding in 2020. In addition to the four pilot schools, SUBEB is adding Express Wi-Fi to 100 of its schools reaching, and launching Workplace to 8K additional educators this year alone.