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STEP Course: Strengthening Tokples Education in Papua New Guinea
STEP Course Village Assignments, Summary for Modules 1-4

Primary Goal: In order to consolidate, apply, practice and extend what participants have learned in each module, they will work through and complete the village assignments designed for them.

Note: Assignments may be adapted to fit individual situations.

Module 1 Assignments

  1. Conduct a two-week Writers’ Workshop.
  2. Read the stories written in Module 1 and at the workshop to people in the village (fluency practice).
  3. Complete the cultural calendar, get community involvement, especially from village elders.
  4. Conduct a literacy awareness presentation in your community and visit local government offices.
  5. Find out the literacy needs of the area (Literacy Needs Assessment).
  6. Write a personal or family mission statement.
  7. Draw a village area map for future village reports at STEP.
  8. Translate health texts into vernacular:
    • Nutrition;
    • Hygiene;
    • Dangerous Things.
  9. Complete 5 inductive Bible studies in the vernacular and write them in your exercise book.
  10. Keep an accurate financial record of expenses for assignments on your financial record sheet.

Module 2 Assignments

  1. Run a Writers’ Workshop. Write predictable stories that go with themes and make into Big Books (at least 5).
  2. Read the predictable stories to others in the village. Practice letter formation at workshop. (Fluency practice)
  3. Choose 5 new themes and develop theme webs with learning activities listed for each of the four elements of literacy.
  4. Write lesson plans for the Four Elements of Literacy for one of the themes you have developed. Teach these lessons in the village.
  5. Teach the literacy lessons used in practice teaching this module to children in the village.
  6. Continue with literacy awareness sessions in the village and visit local level government officer.
  7. Translate 3 health texts into vernacular and make into Big Books.
    • Diarrhoea;
    • Immunizations;
    • Child Health and Safety
  8. Complete 5 inductive Bible studies in the vernacular and write them in your exercise book.
  9. Keep an accurate financial record of expenses for assignments on your financial record sheet.

Module 3 Assignments

  1. Complete theme webs (5), term plans (1), weekly lesson guides (10), for all of Term 1. Write a complete set of lesson plans for one week.
  2. Teach the lessons you used in practice teaching during Module 3 incorporating principles learned in classroom management and teaching/learning principles.
  3. Run a Materials Production Workshop to produce more stories and teaching aids.
  4. Read stories you have written to people in the village (fluency practice).
  5. Continue to do informal awareness sessions in your area and visit local government officer or provincial education officer
  6. Translate 3 health texts into vernacular and make into Big Books.
    • Malaria;
    • TB;
    • Coughs and Colds.
  7. Complete 5 inductive Bible studies in the vernacular and write them in your exercise book.
  8. Keep an accurate financial record of expenses for assignments on your financial record sheet.

Module 4 Assignments

  1. Conduct a two-week Teacher Training Workshop.
  2. Continue working on completion of materials for one-year prep-school curriculum (four terms).
    • term plans,
    • theme webs,
    • lesson plans,
    • weekly lesson guides,
    • books,
    • stories,
    • teaching aids, etc.
  3. Assist community in setting up a literacy committee (if needed).
  4. Write a personal profile in English for graduation booklet.
  5. Read stories you have written to people in the village (fluency practice).
  6. Continue literacy awareness in local community and public relations with local level government officials.
  7. Complete 5 inductive Bible studies in vernacular and write them in exercise book.
  8. Keep an accurate financial record of your expenses for assignments on the financial record sheet.