Teachers undergo training to improve delivery of content to early learners with dyslexic/ dyscalculic tendencies
Written by EDYOU FM Staff on November 7, 2022
Sixty-One (61) nursery school teachers from the Georgetown Education District benefitted from a workshop to build their knowledge and improve their skills when delivering content to early learners with dyslexic or dyscalculic tendencies.
Dyslexia is a term used to describe someone who has difficulty reading, including reading aloud, while dyscalculia is the impairment in the ability to do arithmetic.
The training, which was hosted at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) office Kingston, Georgetown, is a collaboration between the Special Education Needs (SEN) unit of NCERD and the Department of Education- Georgetown.
The training was divided into two sessions; The first session, hosted on November 01, 2022, targeted twenty-nine (29) year-one teachers from the Georgetown Education District, while the final session on November 07, 2022 targeted thirty-two (32) year-two teachers.
The participants of the workshop were introduced to unique techniques to develop and submit educational, entertaining, and low-cost teaching materials for learners with dyslexic or dyscalculic tendencies.
The workshop was facilitated by educators Ms. Yolanda Trotman- Phillips, Ms. Uette Michell and Ms. Elizabeth Butts.