A collaborative effort on Teacher Training on Digital Education and Distance Learning Pedagogies in the Caribbean with the Tampere University of Applied Science, Finland, which began in September 2021, will come to a close on Wednesday, May 25, with a virtual ceremony/workshop showcasing the developmental work of over 200 teacher participants drawn from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank, will host the ceremony online from 10:00 until 10:30 a.m. and the workshop immediately after, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, on that day.
Minister of Education, Barbados, Kay McConney and Minister of Education, Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, are expected to address the ceremony.
Remarks will also be delivered by Ambassador of Finland to the Caribbean at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pertti Ikonen; Principal Lecturer, Tampere University of Applied Science, Sanna Ruhalahti; and some participants.
The nine-month long workshop had as a key aim to develop digital pedagogy and equip teachers with skills to assist with blended learning, relevant at this time in the COVID-19 environment.