Strategic Planning Meeting held on Wednesday 6th June 2018, under the theme “EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21 st CENTURY AND BEYOND” by the Division of Teacher Education at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College.
The strategic plan for the Division of Teacher Education was unveiled at the Division’s annual planning meeting on the 6th of June, 2018. The theme for the strategic plan is “EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21 st CENTURY AND BEYOND”.
Present at the meeting were The Interim President Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett, Teacher Education faculty, and representatives from the Ministry of Education. The Ministry of Education representatives included Mrs. Eleanor Phillip, Senior Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Debbie Isaac, the Senior Education Officer, and Mr. Quinton Morton, Education Planner.
The opening session was chaired by Ms. Rosamund Rawlins, Senior Lecturer in the Division of Teacher Education, followed by the prayer done by Mrs. Eleanor Phillip. The meeting was blessed with the sound of music by a special guest Ms. Axyah Sharry a teaching assistant at the Joshua Obadiah Williams Primary School. The Interim President, Mrs. Ionie Liburd Willett gave
opening remarks with some inspiring words, congratulating the Division on the proceedings and highlighting the significance of the planning session.
The meeting captured the strategic plan for the Division of Teacher Education for the 2018-2023 periods. The strategic plan is consistent with the Ministry of Education’s Sector Plan 2017-2021, in particular, Goal 1 and Goal 2 bounded by objective A as outlined below, and also with Goal 4 of the Education for All Goals which speaks to inclusive and equitable quality education and
promotion of lifelong learning for all. Goal: 1. The establishment and strengthening of a varied and comprehensive educational system that is based on societal needs. Goal: 2. The provision of access to quality education for all the nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis in institutions that foster the spiritual, cultural, moral, intellectual, physical, social, and economic
development of the individual and the community.
(a) Encourage and promote the development of basic knowledge and skills in all persons, including:
(i) The skills of literacy, listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy, mathematics, analysis, problem-solving, information processing, computing;
(ii) Critical and creative thinking skills in today’s world;
(iii) An understanding of the role of science and technology in society together with scientific and technological skills;
(iv) An appreciation and understanding of creative arts; (v) physical development and personal health and fitness; and(vi)The creative use of time;
The objectives of the Teacher Education Program promotes information communication technology, equitable access for all teacher educators and teacher trainees, training of teacher educators, open education sources and building capacity of human resources. The objectives clearly dictate the operating environment that should steer the Division along the right path to
implementing the necessary structures required to drive the initiatives outlined in the plan.
The initiatives outlined include the following:
Role of TED at CFBC
Strengthening partnerships to achieve the following
1. Pre-college Programme
2. Procuring a teaching lab for teacher trainees, with community access
3. Long-term supervision for teachers in the field
4. Improved assessment procedures
5. Implementing a support structure for trained and untrained teachers (Mentorship)
6. Introducing the Bachelor of Education
7. Introduction of a Master of Program
These initiatives are seen as ways and means of expanding the mandate of the Division of Teacher Education and also as opportunities for future development, where collaboration with all stakeholders and continuous professional development for all teachers will be key factors in the enhancement of teacher quality.
The prospective outcomes would include a better quality teacher education Programme, better teaching practices, improved training, and learning opportunities for sustainable development. It is hoped that the implementation of this plan would indicate a platform for the promotion of growth, community awareness, societal transformation, the growth of responsible citizens, development of knowledge skills and attitudes for responsible use of resources, relevant education and access to quality education for all.
The Teacher Education Strategic Plan 2018-2023 was adopted and accepted by all present and the presentation was followed by group working sessions that addressed different sections of the plan. The working sessions were done by Dean Joycelyn Archibald Pennyfeather and Mr. Percy Randolph Taylor senior Lecturer. In the Division of Teacher Education and one presentation was
done by Mr. Fritzroy Wilkin.
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