A two-day workshop, to assist regional educators to impart knowledge to students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, got underway in Dominica on Wednesday.
Primary and secondary school teachers were engaged in a two-day workshop which will enhance their professional development.
The Ministry of Education has collaborated with two regional agencies, the Caribbean Science Foundation and the Caribbean Academy of Sciences, to assist teachers to further develop their teaching skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Hon Minister for Education, Petter Saint Jean says that he believes “the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics is indeed in line with the ministry’s objectives to educate and prepare all students to live productive lives in a complex and ever-changing society.”
According to Hon Saint Jean, the education ministry has seen the importance of these workshops, which significantly boosts the ability of teachers to share knowledge and deliver high quality teaching and learning experiences.
Hon Saint Jean gave an example of how Government continues to invest in the technical development of Dominica’s youth.
“One of the clearest examples of our commitment to this is the recent establishment of the centre of excellence in technology at the Dominica State College. In fact, on Friday of this week, 150 students will graduate in an inaugural ceremony at the college after completing courses in various information technology related areas. It means that we are meeting our objective to provide ICT for national development,” he said.
The Ministry has also placed emphasis on the administering of Science and Mathematics.
“We are also proud of the recent achievements and initiatives in science and mathematics. In fact, there has been focus on mathematics and science instruction. While it is not really a new phenomenon, the Ministry of Education continues to find creative and innovative ways to improve achievement in these important areas. In fact, support officers within the Ministry of Education hold regular training workshop for teachers in the areas of lesson planning and instruction to ensure all students receive the best opportunities to excel,” Hon Saint Jean informed.
The workshop, held at the Public Service Union Building ends on Thursday, June 1.