Cheffie Primary School is one of the ten model Thinking Schools in the Addis Ababa Education Bureau which is the government school system for Addis Ababa of 300+ schools. The Cheffie leadership team comprised of 8 teachers and school leaders initially received training in June 2014. They have been receiving school site visits by lead Thinking Schools Ethiopia trainers Atsede Tsehayou and Dagim Melese. The vice principal Getinet Gebremichael has been coordinating the whole staff implementation of Thinking Maps and other aspects of the Thinking Schools Ethiopia model. The video and still photos provide a glimpse of the whole school change currently happening at Cheffie. The video taken on the 24 April 2015 includes visits to several classrooms and an interview with Vice Principal Getinet.
Abyiot Primary School by Dagim Melese – Thinking Schools Ethiopia lead trainer
Abyiot Primary school is one of the 10 Addis Ababa Education Bureau (AAEB) model Thinking Schools in Addis Ababa. Some of the educators of Abyiot were participants of the cluster trainings given in March, 2015. The teachers have been implementing many of the Thinking Schools techniques and tools they learned at the second phase of the training –whole staff training at school site .
The school now plans to take a refreshment and consolidative training just before the coming September and integrating Thinking Maps in all lesson plans. It is also prepared to systematically implement Thinking Maps at all grade levels and across all disciplines /subjects in the coming New Academic Year. The still pictures share the introduction of Thinking Maps for 5TH Grade students.