Focus on creativity and innovation in classroom
Kuwait, May 29, 2013
Over 100 Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti teachers from across the country were trained to effectively use technology, to help improve creativity and innovation in the classroom, recently.
A master teacher training programme was organised by Microsoft and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education in line with its commitment to broaden digital inclusion and promote technology in education.
It took place from May 12 to 28, where all educators were certified to become Master Teachers.
The programme designed to actively increase access to technology and improve its use in the education sector through several training sessions using Microsoft technologies and software. After the completion of the program, the master teachers will have the opportunity to share their newly acquired skills with their peers by organizing similar sessions within their schools.
Ehab Mostafa, country manager of Microsoft Kuwait, said: "At Microsoft, we believe that education is the most important investment to ensure a better future for individuals, communities and nations and the world as a whole. The master teacher training programme represents a continuation of our commitment to cooperate with Kuwait Ministry of Education to contribute to the economic and social development and advance efforts to build a knowledge based society."
"Through the Train the Trainer methodology, we are seeking to help schools gain better access to technology and for educators to explore the benefits it can bring to the classroom. These training sessions aim at providing education leaders in Kuwait with the tools to envision, implement and manage change,” he added.
"The Master teacher training program is in line with the Ministry’s efforts to reach out to educators across the country and help them acquire new skills. This program is an example of our strong partnership with Microsoft and we look forward to a continuous long-term association to further educators in Kuwait,” said Dr Khaled Al-Rasheed, assistant undersecretary for Planning & Information from the Ministry of Education.
The trained teachers are also invited to participate in a competition in which the teachers have to design a Virtual Classroom Tour (VCT) project using the tools and information acquired through the course.
The competition will be open to all Kuwaiti teachers. The top projects will have the chance to represent the country at the annual Global Partners in Learning Forum 2014, where about 500 educators from across the world will share ideas and experiences in integrating ICT in education. - TradeArabia News Service
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