Screen_Shot_2015-08-13_at_8.08.49_PMA two year coaching program to equip teachers and school leaders in acquiring their Professional Development Certificate is currently in full swing. The training has at its helm Professor Allan Dawe of Mount Saint Vincent University in the US. Dawe summarizes how these sessions make a difference in the classroom, especially for students who are not Math or Science enthusiasts.


DR. ALAN DAWE – Coordinator, MSVU


“It is about the transition about the new mathematics and new science curriculum in support for the English Language arts program so they are two of them science math brand new and the other one has been here since 2007 so we are here to support teachers in the transition to that new base education.”


Maria Novelo – Reporter CTV3


“So, what was lacking for this to be implemented?”


DR. ALAN DAWE – Coordinator, MSVU


“Right now is coaching so part of our model is that we will go into school and it is all about implementation, it is fine for teachers to come to workshops but if something doesn’t change in their classroom improved and in practiced then the workshop wasn’t successful so we provide coaching and that coaching doesn’t really exist here in Belize there are some areas that they are using some coaching so we are here to support the teachers with that and with workshops and we are also training Belizeans to take on that coaching role so in three four years’ time we step back completely of this program and it becomes completely Belizean run and operated.”   

   

Principal for the St. Peter’s Anglican School, Roxanna Briceno, says transitioning from the traditional to alternate advanced techniques will be meaningful to the educations sector.

 


ROXANNA BRICENO – PRINCIPAL, ST. PETERS PRIMARY


“It is an eye opener and it takes us back to what was done in the past and what we should be doing now but we have a lot of creative teachers in Orange Walk/Belize ad I think most of us a little bit scared of math but the presenter make math more fun, the concepts and so but it is more of an hands-on approach and I think our curriculum is already in place it is just now the strategies and the know-how, how do we present these concepts in a fun way meaningful and that they are relevant to the children.”    

The sessions are a collaboration among the Mount St. Vincent University, Ministry of Education, the QUADS Unit and all district education offices countrywide in an effort to enhance quality education.

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