900 regional primary school teachers to receive training in mathematics

Monday, July 17, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Some 900 primary level teachers from Jamaica, Belize and Barbados will be trained in best practices in Mathematics at an upcoming workshop hosted in Jamaica.

The event dubbed “Amazing Mathematics Powers (AMP)…PR1MED for Success”, is being staged by The Book Merchant Limited in partnership with The Jamaica Teaching Council and Shortwood Teachers' College, and will be hosted at Shortwood Teachers' College in St Andrew from August 21-24.

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has lauded Amazing Mathematics Powers as an innovative initiative “which is consistent with our efforts to improve teacher and teaching quality -- a critical factor to improving student performance”.

Amazing Mathematics Powers will focus on best practices using the Education Ministry-approved PR1ME Mathematics programme which is based on the highly successful Singaporean method.

Scholastic's professional development specialist and lead PR1ME Mathematics trainer, Kelly Lim Kai Ling, will travel from Singapore to head the Mathematics sessions.

Since 2014, some 2,000 primary school mathematics teachers, coaches, specialists in Jamaica and the Caribbean have been trained under this initiative.

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