Staff Training on ODAP Integrated Model Held in İstanbul

Starting in İstanbul on 20th – 21st July 2023 with a 2-day Executive Training on the implementation of the ODAP Integrated Model, the programme continued for 3 weeks with School Staff Training. During the 5-day training sessions, respectively held in Istanbul on 24th –  28th July,  31st July – 4th August and 7th – 11th August, representatives from 14 pilot provinces of the Project (Afyonkarahisar, Ağrı, Ankara, Bingöl, Çankırı, Hakkari, Hatay, İstanbul, Nevşehir, Sakarya, Şanlıurfa, Şırnak, Tekirdağ, and Trabzon) reviewed the implementation stages of the ODAP Integrated Model and opinions of the teachers to act as the implementers of the model, were received.

The School Staff Training aimed to ensure cohesion, clarity, and process consistency in the implementation of the Integrated Model within the scope of ODAP’s objectives. The participants were informed about their roles and responsibilities during the implementation of the ODAP Integrated Model in their schools, as well as the strategic points of the pilot implementation phase.

In the meetings, where the opening speech was delivered by Ms. Emine AKINCI, Head of Research, Development and Projects Department in the General Directorate of Secondary Education in the Ministry of National Education, Project Technical Assistance Team delivered presentations on the introduction of the Project and provided information on the activities to be carried out. The training sessions continued in the form of group work on the following days.

Managers in the Provincial/District Directorates of National Education in our pilot provinces, managers and subject teachers at our pilot schools, staff of the General Directorate of Secondary Education and experts from the Project Technical Assistance Team participated in the training. At the end of the training sessions, all the participants received certificates of participation.

The model, which has been developed in order to support the implementation of the prevention, intervention, and compensation measures in the fight against the Early School Leaving (ESL), will lay the foundations of the pilot actions to be taken in the 50 pilot schools in 14 provinces. The pilot implementation period of ODAP Integrated Model will start in 14 pilot provinces of the Project in the 2023 – 2024 school year.