The Ministry of Education in Guyana is taking steps to enhance its Literacy and Robotics Programme by training teachers in robotics. The first training workshop, targeted at Grade Four teachers from pilot schools in Regions Two, Three, Nine, and Ten, is currently underway. The workshop aims to build the capacity of teachers by familiarizing them with robotics kits and enabling them to serve as resource guides in their respective schools.
The training workshop is being held at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD), with several teachers from seventeen schools in Regions Two and Three participating. Ms. Petal Kadir, the NCERD Robotics Programme Coordinator, emphasized the importance of teachers being exposed to robotics as a means to improve learners’ literacy levels.
The Literacy and Robotics programme, launched earlier this year, is a collaborative effort between the National Department of Literacy and NCERD. The initiative aligns with the Ministry of Education’s mandate to ensure that every child is a fluent reader by Grade Four while also promoting the use of technology in education.
Following the workshop for teachers in Regions Two and Three, another workshop is scheduled to take place for teachers in Regions Four, Five, and Six. Workshops for Regions Nine and Ten will be held in Lethem and Linden, respectively.
By training teachers in robotics, the Ministry of Education in Guyana is not only enhancing its Literacy and Robotics Programme but also equipping educators with valuable knowledge and skills to improve literacy levels among students. The initiative reflects the ministry’s commitment to incorporating technology into education and ensuring that every child has the opportunity to become a fluent reader by Grade Four.
– Ministry of Education, Guyana
– National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD)