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Sixty-three teachers complete ICT training workshop

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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 read more

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Scams targeting immigrants on the rise

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first_imgScammers are always looking for new ways to cheat unsuspecting victims, particularly vulnerable immigrants. This includes phone calls and email scams perpetrated by criminals who are impersonating immigration, IRS, FBI or other U.S. officials.New scamThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warns that a new scheme involves calls from what appears to be a DHS, USCIS or U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer demanding that payment for an immigration issue involving a family member be wired or electronically transferred to a bank account provided by the caller or that gift cards be purchased and sent to the caller. Similar calls are made requesting payment for tax debts owed. The common theme involves threats of arrest or deportation if the victim fails to comply with the demand. These phone scams often include emails and “robo-calls” making “urgent” callback requests, which appear to come from U.S. government agencies, but DO NOT BE FOOLED!IRS email scams often have a link, directing the victim to “download your record of account transcript.”, then request personal information, such as your date of birth, place of birth,  social security number, bank account or credit card numbers, which criminals later use to steal identities and even money from the victim’s bank account.No US govt agency call re paymentsIt’s important for immigrants to safeguard themselves and their families from criminals. No U.S. government official or agency will ever call or email an individual requesting payment of any kind. Genuine requests for taxes or fees are sent by a governmental department and payments are made directly to U.S. government agencies. Officials do not threats or demands,  that is like a “red flag” to victims that the call is from a scammer. U.S. agencies advise those who receive such calls to hang up.last_img read more

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