The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information in collaboration with the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) has been offering a course dubbed ‘TECH-ing it to New Levels in G-Suite’. The course is designed to introduce teachers to the core features of G-Suite for Education and to expose them to the appropriate pedagogy to be employed when developing and delivering lessons using the various applications and tools in G-Suite. The course is offered over 15 hours using a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous methodologies. Teachers who complete the course and satisfy the certification criteria will receive a certificate of competence. Further details about the course are available in the flyer attached.

 

The JTC is pleased to announce that the course will be offered to a fourth and final cohort of teachers from January 19, 2021 – January 29, 2021. Registration for Cohort 4 is now open and any teacher who wishes to participate in the training must register at https://rb.gy/5pfs7v by January 15, 2021. Teachers who wish to participate in the training should bear the following in mind:

 

(a)The course consists of 3 modules and participants should allocate 15 hours for ‘in-course’ engagement and an additional 5 hours for ‘out-of-course’ engagement (in order to complete assignments, interact with the applications, etc.).

 

(b)The course is competence-based and, therefore, participants must perform satisfactorily on assessment pieces in order to be certified. No certificate of participation will be issued for the course.

 

(c) The course is delivered entirely online. Participants should, therefore, ensure they have reliable internet and device access during the period of the training. Ideally, participants should have laptop, desktop or tablet computers to participate meaningfully in the training.

 

The Council is also pleased to announce that teachers can now be certified in GSuite without completing the training offered by the Teaching Council. This service is available to teachers who are already trained or familiar with G-Suite or who previously did not meet certification requirement and now wish to be reassessed.

 

Teachers who wish to be certified without participating in the training must complete an assessment in order to demonstrate their competence in G-Suite. Teachers desirous of accessing this service should register at https://rb.gy/5pfs7v by January 15, 2021.

 

For additional information or queries, please contact Mrs. Ingrid Peart-Wilmot via email at [email protected] or by telephone at 876 349 5249.