About the project – To overhaul the Teachers First (Lengo) Credit smartphone application (Android & iOS)
In 2018 the Teachers First Toolkit was developed as assessment tool for Egyptian teachers. It offers an initial elearning exercise to explain the programme, and then a ‘baseline analysis’ tool which evaluates the users current positioning in their learning and development cycle. Based on a ‘swamp theory’ process (explained here) it sets out where the user is now, and provides a bespoke action plan to enable users to move into ‘positive behaviour’, such is the objective of that particular project. And finally once all of these element are complete, users have access to a forum for peer-to-peer discussion. In the first 3-months more than 720,000 users (out of 1,2 million targeted) across 42,000+ schools have completed the Teachers First Toolkit.
This is how Lengo works:
- Give yourself a learning credit at any time when you have displayed a behaviour or skill.
- You can also give and get credits by using the QR code or number on your Lengo card.
- Each Lengo network has an online collaboration space featuring a community area for discussion, sharing ideas, best practice and resources.
- Give credits to others by scanning their NFC enabled Lengo card. They can also give credits to you.
- Organisations work together in communities of practice. They use frameworks of behaviours to assess themselves to support improved performance.
- You’ll need to be online the first time you login to the app. If you use it offline afterwards, your credits are synced the next time you connect.