58 Region Nine teachers receive training on integrating technology into classrooms
Fifty-eight teachers from Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Essequibo) have received training on integrating technology into their lessons and are now certified through the ProFuturo Digital Education Programme.
The 58 graduating teachers are attached to Arapaima Nursery School, Arapaima Primary School, St. Ignatius Nursery School, St. Ignatius Primary School, and St. Ignatius Secondary.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Education, the teachers participated in a two-day innovation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workshop, and upon completion, they received their certification.
The release noted that the modules were created based on the online courses allowing teachers with little to no access to internet services the opportunity to gain knowledge on how they can integrate technology into their lessons and positively transform their classroom.
The graduation exercise was hosted at the Arapaima Primary School and was attended by Director of the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), Quenita Walrond- Lewis.
Regional Education Officer for Region Nine,Sherwyn Blackman; Organization of American States (OAS) ProFuturo Local Manager Will Campbell and National Project Coordinator Christine London was also in attendance.
According to its website, ProFuturo strives to narrow the world’s educational divide by providing children living in vulnerable environments in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia with a good quality digital education.