Wesley Hall Juniors Showcase STEPs

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents, teachers and principals from across the school system got an opportunity to see the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) pilot project in action recently when the Wesley Hall Junior School held an Open Day. Themed: Exploring an Educational Jungle, it showcased how the pilot project is being used to effect change in the way subjects are taught from Class …

Open Days At STEPs Schools Start Next Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Eight schools which are part of the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) Pilot project will have Open Days for members of the public starting this week. STEPs, a critical component of the Education Sector Enhancement Project II, was launched on October 10, 2017, and aims to transform learning and teaching in schools. The concept was framed within the context of …

Workshops Part Of STEPs Initiative

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of the initiative called School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs), launched Monday, October 9, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host a series of workshops for teachers from October 16 to 24. The workshops to be conducted are: Numeracy, October 16 to 19; Special Needs and Inclusive Education, October 16 to 17; Literacy, October 18 to19; …

Parents Invited To Mathematics Forum

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Parents will have a significant role to play in aiding the Ministry of Education to execute its School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) this academic year and beyond. As a starter, and as part of the activities to mark Education Month 2017, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will host a Parents’ Forum on Wednesday, October 18, at The …

STEPs’ Features Outlined To Educators

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Important features of a project launched in 2012 with the assistance of the Caribbean Development Bank, were yesterday outlined to educators and others who attended a ceremony at the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, Pine Hill, St. Michael. The School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs), which is now in its implementation phase, was described as aiming to improve quality education from pre-primary …

Benefits Already Realised With STEPs

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

With the launch of the Implementation of the School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs), Government has attained the key objectives set out in two teacher effectiveness consultancies. Chief Education Officer, Karen Best emphasised this recently as she addressed the launch of the programme at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC). The event was attended by Education Minister, Ronald Jones, other Education officials …

Attitudinal Workshops To Aid STEPS

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of the activities to mark Education Month, The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will hold a two-day workshop on Attitudinal Change for teachers. The sessions will be held at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College from Wednesday, October 11 to Thursday, October 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. A key aim of the workshop is …

STEPs To Be Launched At Eight Schools

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI), in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), will officially launch the Implementation of School Teacher Effectiveness Plans (STEPs) at eight project schools next Monday, October 9. The event will take place in the Lecture Theatre, Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, Pine, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m. Minister of Education, Science, Technology …