first_img Share 106 Views   one comment Share Tweet Sharecenter_img EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Sixty-three teachers complete ICT training workshop by: – July 20, 2012 Participants of the workshop. Over sixty educators are better prepared to impart knowledge on information communication technology to their students having successfully completed a workshop organized by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development.Four Canadian teachers; Bev Knutson Shaw, Shelley Friesen, Darlene Hubber, and Joni Turville as well as Dominican Corazon Durand facilitated this two week workshop for sixty three (63) educators.The teachers were encouraged by Senior Planning Officer in the Ministry of Education, Ted Serrant to use the tools which they were exposed in the workshop to make the learning experience for their students a “fun” one. “I am sure that your students will look forward to what you have learnt in the coming weeks and our prayer is that we will begin to see some of the tools that you’ve used, or been exposed to, over those two weeks, used in your classroom”.He implored them further that the information and skills which they received could be beneficial in their “personal and also professional development”.Serrant noted however, that in order for the teachers to “really rip the benefits” of the workshop experience, it is imperative that they “continue to explore” ICT tools.“Find a computer wherever you can find one; if you can afford, buy one, there are a number of them in public places around here. It is essential that you find those computers, those other tools and that you continue what you have learnt, that you actually utilize what you have learnt, because as you learn you become more comfortable, and you also develop and appreciate the power and capacity of those tools for working smartly, but also becoming proficient as its use”.Chief Education Officer, Stephenson Hyacinth, complimented the teachers for their commitment towards the teaching profession and their excellence in teaching.“We need to be proud of our teachers in Dominica. After having gone through a challenging year, a year of ups and downs, many things that happened during the year that you did not really expect, the unforeseen circumstances that you had to deal with, and when you are given some vacation you’re asked that you need to attend an ICT workshop. Some of you I guess may have frowned, some of you may have said again, but nevertheless you showed your commitment to the teaching service of Dominica by attending this workshop for the past two weeks and I need to compliment you for your great effort”.He stated further that their participation in the workshop demonstrates their “commitment to teaching, commitment to the children of Dominica, commitment to building an education system that is characterized by excellence”. According to Hyacinth, these workshops are part of the Ministry of Education’s vision that every child can succeed.“We in the Ministry of Education have adopted the vision that every child can succeed and workshops like these help us to achieve that vision, because I am certain that the things you have learnt here will impact upon teaching and learning processes at our schools in the new school year”. One of the Canadian facilitators also complimented the teachers for their ability to use limited resources to teach their students.[nggallery id= 204] Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img