Workshop Addressing Teacher Effectiveness

Published on May 6, 2015 by Joy-Ann Gill


The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will be holding a workshop to enhance teacher effectiveness, tomorrow, Thursday, May 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, starting at 9:00 a.m. 

It is one of the activities under the Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness component of the Education Sector Enhancement Project II (ESEP II). 

The main objective of this component is to ensure the development and institutionalisation of a teacher effectiveness strategy for improvement in teacher preparation, school leadership, teaching practice and teacher evaluation. 

One hundred and ninety-two persons, including 150 teachers, principals, officers from the Ministry and faculty members from Erdiston Teachers' Training College will be given face-to-face support in the areas of literacy, numeracy and assessment. 

These three areas, which were identified during the inception mission, will be facilitated by personnel from the University of New Brunswick Canada. 

The workshop also forms part of the Phase II Mission of the Consultancy for the Development of School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) that runs until Wednesday May 20. 

Facilitators will therefore seek to commence the development of STEPs for the pilot primary schools, namely Chalky Mount, St. Elizabeth, Boscobel, St. Martin’s Mangrove, Belmont, Wesley Hall, St. Philip and Wilkie Cumberbatch. 

Senior Education Officer, Joy Adamson will deliver remarks at the opening of the workshop. ESEP II is being undertaken by Government, in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank.