Jamaican Teachers Embrace Innovative Techniques
Great Shape! Inc. and the Sandals Foundation Offer Free Professional Development
Teachers from across Jamaica are in customized workshops this week and next week to help them improve literacy and computer skills in their home schools. Great Shape! Inc., in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, is offering these free workshops so that Jamaican teachers can take advantage of collaboration with dozens of international teachers. There are still spaces available! And we would love to further spread the word and invite other teachers to benefit.
Manning’s School in Savanna La Mar is hosting Great Shape! Inc.’s Teach the Teachers initiative from August 3 – 14, 2015. Teach the Teachers first started conducting computer workshops with Jamaican teachers five years ago, this year, Great Shape! added two other focus areas: behavioral management (classroom management) and language arts. The 35 volunteers all specialize in innovative teaching techniques to enhance curriculum in language arts and computers.
This is an award-winning program, praised by the Jamaican Ministry of Education. The project provides resources, volunteers, and training for Jamaican educators. Theclasses include computer instruction and projects from beginning phases through advanced hardware, literacy enrichment techniques, and systems for more positive behavioral and classroom management.
Great Shape! Inc.’s Teach the Teachers volunteers have been based at Green Island High School and Grange Hill in the past, this is the first year to work from Manning’s School. The Sandals Foundation has long served as Great Shape!’s number one partner.
Great Shape! Inc. has been leading humanitarian projects in Jamaica since 1988: dental care (1000 Smiles), literacy projects (SuperKids), and vision care (iCARE). Teach the Teachers launched in Jamaica in 2011.
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