(GIS) – Educators from across the Eastern Caribbean have gathered in Saint Lucia from April 3 – 4 for a major regional teacher education conference, as part of ongoing teacher education efforts.
The conference is being held under the theme “One Voice in Re-Engineering OECS Teacher Education.”
The conference seeks to bring together regional leaders in education to focus on a collaborative approach to the strengthening of the education of teachers. It will bring to the fore recent research conducted on teacher education in the region, their implications and recommendations, programme specific efforts managed by the Education Development Management Unit in response to the OECS as it relates to teacher education and explore how regional leaders might support teachers and pre-service teachers in functioning as highly skilled professionals.
The event will include technical sessions for teacher educators and curriculum officers, that will allow participants to present and discuss research on teacher education and professional development in the OECS; critically analyze the present conditions to determine possible actions towards developing a sustainable in-service professional development programme led by the teachers’ colleges of the OECS; establish strategies and mechanisms for developing evidence-based approaches to teacher education and professional development in the OECS; and provide training for technical personnel of the OECS towards enhanced teacher education and professional development approaches.
The OECS will, today, hold a press briefing on the Regional Teacher Education Conference currently underway. The briefing will sensitize the media on the outcomes of the conference.
The press briefing will be held on April 4 at 12:30 p.m., at the Harbor Club Hotel in Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.