Friday, 22 September 2017

Second Batch Of Lecturers Become ISW-Certified

The T. A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in collaboration with the PETNA Foundation and McMaster University in Canada, as well as the Government of Grenada, is in the process of training its lecturers to become more effective in the delivery of educational services to students. Consequently, nineteen lecturers of TAMCC received certification in Instructional Skills on June 16, 2017, after completing a three-day workshop. The Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) was conducted by facilitators from McMaster University and TAMCC. 

The lecturers practiced delivering student-centered lessons following the BOPPPS teaching model, and participated in several themed sessions on issues such as Classroom Assessment Techniques; Active Learning; and Teaching with Technology. The BOPPPS model encourages instructors to provide learners with clear but precise learning outcomes; and to include participatory learning activities for students, sandwiched between pre- and post-assessments. 

Among the June ISW facilitators were four of TAMCC’s own lecturers who were among the first cohort of 10 college faculty to become ISW certified in November 2016. In March 2017, the 10 faculty then travelled to Canada to train to become internationally certified facilitators of Instructional Skills Workshops.

 

The next ISW is scheduled for the end of August, 2017, and will be hosted by an all-TAMCC facilitator team.  The objective is to have all of TAMCC’s lecturers become ISW-certified. 

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