GY Secondary Education Improvement - P147924
Office of Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project | Published February 17, 2015 - Deadline March 5, 2015
Design & Development Of Online Community Of Practice For
Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTANTSERVICES-Design & Development of Online Community of Practice forSecondaryMathematics Teachers)
Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project
ProjectID No. SEIP/IC/03/2015
Expressions of Interest
The Government of Guyanahas received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of the Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project, and intends to applypart of the proceeds forconsultant services. The services include:
Design & Development of OnlineCommunity of Practice for Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
OBjectiveand SCOPE OF WORK of the consultancy
Theconsultant would be responsible for designing and developing the on-linecommunity. The target audience forthe website will be Guyanese mathematics teachers, mathematics specialists andMOE personnel.
Morespecifically, the consultant would adapt a commercially available on-linecommunity website structure (e.g. Ning, Moodle) to the needs of Guyanesemathematics teachers, which would have the following characteristics:
apassword-protected section available only to Guyanese mathematics teachers and otherauthorized personnel, and a section which would be open to the public;
separatesections within the password-protected site which would house:
all relevant teachertraining materials
curated linkstoglobal mathematics websites which provide free math worksheets and problemsorganized by topic areas and grade
examples ofsamplemathematics test questions
practical mathematicslearning activities
sample lesson plansarranged by topic area and grade
time-series data ofrecent Secondary Student Entrance Exam (SSEE), Grade 9 and CXC results inmathematics
a dynamic calendar andlocations of upcoming Monthly Mathematics Subject Committee Meetings in allregions, and Minutes of previous meetings that capture key agenda items anddiscussion points.
a Community Forumsection which would enable all Guyanese math teachers to chat, send emails toeach other, submit personal blogs and reflections regarding their mathematicsinstruction, and request support from their peers, including email broadcastfacility;
a facilitated"Discussion Space" through which math experts could post weekly instructionaltips and suggested learning activities, to which teachers could respond, askquestions, share their experiences in applying these tips, etc.
Functionality forintegration of YouTube and Vimeo files for demonstration of mathematicslearning activities and specific instructional methodologies;
Multi-platformFunctionality: accessible by Internet, smartphone and tablet;
Drag and dropsite-building capabilities to allow for expansion and modification ofthewebsite in terms of structure and content;
Privacy andmoderationcontrols, enabling multiple administrators, fine-point privacy controls,granular content moderation, and anti-spam controls;
Content curationfunctions which enable mathematics teachers and specialists to vote for theirfavorite sites, lesson plans, videos, test questions, etc.
Thesuccessful candidate would have the necessary academic qualificationsandcertifications in computer science and website design, and would showevidenceof at least 3 successfully completed website design projects of similar nature.
StrongEnglish-language (written and spoken) and communication skills, alongwithbasic mastery of productivity software, are a must.
Specificknowledge and competence with a range of website design software packages anddatabase languages is required.
Familiaritywith other on-line communities of practice would be important, and thecandidate should submit examples of existing on-line communities of practicewhich would serve as models or analogues for this work.
Atleast three people who can be contacted by the Guyanese MOE as referencesshould be submitted along with the candidate's curriculum vitae.
The Ministry of Education now invites eligible individualconsultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested individualconsultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified toperform the services (CV's, description of similar assignments, experience insimilar conditions, clients' references, etc.).
A consultant will be selected in accordance with theprocedures for Selection of Individual Consultantsset out in the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (published in May 2004 andrevised in October, 2006 andMay, 2010).
Interested consultants may obtain further information atthe address (1) below during office hours 09:00to 16:30 hours-Monday to Friday.
Expressions of interest, together with CV's and otherdocuments, may be sent by mail, e-mail, or fax and must be delivered to theaddress (2) below by Thursday March 5, 2015 at 9:00 hrs Guyana time.
Expressions ofInterestshould be clearly marked Consultancy for the Design & Development of Online Community ofPractice for Secondary Mathematics Teachers-GUYANA SECONDARYEDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT on the envelope.
Office of Guyana Secondary Education Improvement Project
Attn: Dr. Nandram Persaud, Procurement Specialist
109 Barima Avenue, Bel Air Park, Georgetown, Guyana
Tender Box, Ministry of Education,
26 Brickdam, Georgetown, Guyana.