Ministry of Education engages all principals and teachers in workshops to prepare for new academic year

As teachers and students alike get ready for the first term of the new
school year in September, this week educators will be engaged in
The Ministry of Education is ensuring that its teachers are well-
equipped to face the challenges ahead through these “Teachers
Empowerment Workshops.”
Marion Byron, the assistant director of education with responsibility
for TVET, says that teachers and administrators will all be engaged
over a two-day period.
Byron says the idea behind this initiative – which is geared towards
principals and staff across the curriculum areas – is to guarantee
that teachers are ready to get back into the classroom after the long
vacation period.
She says the Ministry will be ensuring that they are motivated and
have a clear vision and mission for the new school year.
Additionally, Ministry officials want to make sure there is effective
planning by the teachers on how they will proceed for the new term.
Another key area that will be addressed over the two days is how
educators can incorporate technology into the classrooms, Byron
The workshops will be held on Tuesday, August 29, and Wednesday,
August 30, and will run the length of the normal school day.
Byron says the workshops will begin at 8 a.m. and run to 1:30 p.m.
for secondary schools, while for the primary schools they will run

from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sessions will take place at various locations
across the island.

Meanwhile, faculty members of the Antigua State College were
engaged in a retreat on Monday, August 28, ahead of its reopening
and welcoming a new cohort of students.
Ministry of Education officials were engaged with teachers at the
Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education (ABICE) on
Monday, as well.