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MOE to Begin STEM Training for Teachers

Published:Friday | May 15, 2015 | 12:53 PM

Come this summer, teachers will receive training that will prepare them for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) infusion that will be covered in the new curriculum to be introduced by the ministry.

The training will initially target those schools in which the curriculum will be piloted and will focus on the changes to the curriculum, STEM teaching methodology, and effective use of information and communication technology (ICT) in

curriculum delivery.

A statement from the Ministry of Education indicates that the training will also target teachers who do not have the necessary qualification.

designed courses

"Over the next two to three years, teachers, particularly at the secondary level, 673 and 657 of English language and mathematics, respectively, who do not possess the necessary qualifications, will be facilitated in accessing specially designed courses to allow for attainment of the requisite qualification and certification. The same will be done for those teachers in the areas of the natural sciences who are at present teaching in those areas without the necessary qualifications," the statement said.

The release also outlined the number of teachers to be targeted for ongoing training.

According to the statement, "Approximately 1,200 teachers will receive training in areas for the continued pilot of the National Standard Curriculum. A total of 1,025 teachers will receive training in the general areas of focus."