During the COVID-19 period, teachers in Saint Lucia are undergoing a tremendous transformation. Teachers adopt computers and technologies in the teaching which open a door of possibilities to our young generation. The teaching integrates necessary online digital tools, devices and applications.
Ministry of Education has gone a long way in providing teachers with a series of capacity-building courses such as Google Classroom, Moodle and more.
ICT in Education Development Project of Taiwan Embassy has responded to the Ministry of Education policies by fostering online learning platform adaptation and empowering teachers with capacity-building resources for making interactive animation, e- books and videos. Education practitioners are now enabled to integrate pedagogy, materials and the use of technology in their daily teaching.
Foreseeably, the attribution of the teacher capacity-building programme would not only be embraced the change and innovation in teaching but ultimately reshape the teaching strategies and methods in the education system. Saint Lucia education is transforming and adapting to a greater online education environment.
Speakers at the showcase included Dr. Fiona Mayer, Chief Education Officer, H.E. Peter Chia-Yen Chen, Ambassador of Taiwan Embassy, Mr. Kendall Khodra, Deputy Permanent Secretary, the Minister for Education, Mr. Alvinus Melius, Teacher of Patricia D James Secondary School, Mr. McGarvin James, Stanley Jon Odlum Secondary School and Mrs. Abegail Jean-Joseph, Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School.
The activity was used to showcase what actions teachers, under the ICT in Education Project are using in imparting knowledge to students virtually, using several free online resources.