Education Officials Attend ICT/Education Leadership Summit

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 25, 2012 (SKNIS): The integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning environment takes centre stage at an ICT in Education Forum being held in Barbados over the next two days.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Mrs. Ionie Liburd-Willett and Education Planner, Mr. Quinton Morton are representing the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis at the leadership forum.

The forum which seeks to catalyse the imaginative process among teachers has as its theme “Teachers-Creativity and innovation: A Key to Success in the Caribbean.” It brings together permanent secretaries and senior policy leaders to look at how policies and practices need to respond to harness the potential of ICT in teacher development.

The conference is being conducted with a view to providing participants with working solutions, policy examples and practical strategies, demonstrating how governments and education systems can work together to deliver engaging, relevant and authentic education systems and practical strategies through the use of ICT.

Participants in the forum are also being briefed on the UNESCO-COL (Commonwealth of Learning) joint project Fostering Governmental Support for Open Educational Resources Internationally, which is being conducted in the run-up to the World Congress on Open Educational Resources that will be held at UNESCO, in Paris on June 20-22.

Mrs. Willett told SKNIS she is anticipating returning to expose teachers to some of the information gained and maximize the use of ICT in schools and other institutions of learning in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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