Educators across Antigua and Barbuda could win several prizes once successfully completing an annual technology training facilitated by a partnership between the public and private sectors.
The Rotary Club of Antigua and The Bellevue Breakfast Club (Rotary) through its “Improving Teaching Through Technology” Initiative is delivering the Systemic Technology Integration Training Series (STITS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Sports & Creative Industries (MOE&S), iLabGlobal Inc and The Caribbean Tech Genius Foundation (CTG).
MoE will offer STITS as a part of an extended Summer Professional Development Program for three half-day online sessions during June 28th – July 18th. The goal is to train over 150 teachers, so they are encouraged to sign-up early, as space is limited. Teachers will learn how to design lessons and match them to technological activities based on grade level and subject area to improve students’ engagement in the classroom through the STITS training over the next three weeks.
Once finishing at the top percentile of the training, four primary school teachers stand to win 15 laptops for their classrooms as well as several projectors.
The Rotary-led initiative was created in 2009 and since 2015 has built wireless networks in schools, providing laptops, and offering training to educators.Mako S. Williams, CEO of iLabGlobal and The Caribbean Tech Genius Foundation says the mission is to have multiple stakeholders advance the Caribbean’s human capital by supporting STEM skills and Computational Thinking.