Teacher trainers arrived on the island this week from the US. We were thrilled to have them consulting for a week to train the teachers in our newly renovated PreSchool. The Coco Point Fund shipped lots of furniture and rugs and other materials to bring the nursery school up to modern educational standards. In addition, the teachers arrived with lots of laptops, tablets and supplies to help create a more robust curriculum. The goal of the Coco Point Fund with this initiative is to improve educational outcomes for generations to come! If this initiative is successful, we will likely commit to doing similar improvements to the holy trinity school.
The training has also highlighted how important the design of a classroom is to educational outcomes. In the previous space, the children were sitting at simple tables in a stark learning environment. The addition of new rugs and chairs has created a vastly improved learning environment! Teachers and students are much more focused on learning. And modern teaching methods, such as differentiated learning, are now part of the learning process.