The Ministry of Education, through the Education Enhancement through Information Communication Technology Programme, is taking another step towards the integration of information and communications technology (ICT) in Saint Lucia’s schools.
A two-day orientation workshop for facilitators of the Advanced Certificate in Education – ICT Integration got underway at the ICT Centre in Castries on Monday.
Branded under ICT-The ‘I Can’ Technology, the EU-funded project aims to integrate ICT in school and the community at large, with teacher training as one of its pillars.
Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Marietta Edward, said integration of ICT in schools is an important goal for the ministry and this type of teacher training is key to achieving that goal. The certified ICT training will be delivered by the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College (SALCC).
Project Coordinator Ron Isaac said this course will meet the project’s goal of delivering certified ICT training to a cadre of educators with the requisite skills and competencies to use and promote ICT as a tool in teaching and learning.
The Advanced Certificate in Education – ICT Integration will be offered online and is modeled on the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers and the Commonwealth Certificate for Teacher ICT Integration.
This certificated programme offers 10 courses which include: introducing ICT in learning communities, ICT and the role of the educator, and assessment with ICT.