COL ICT Professional Development Strategy

NBA was contracted by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Secretariat to support the Ministry of Education in Guyana to implement the UNESCO Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Competency Framework for Teachers (CFT) in that country. As well as creating a national strategy, NBA has developed pre-service and in-service teacher education courses in Technology Literacy and Knowledge Deepening, both of which are aligned to the UNESCO ICT CFT. Rather than rewriting or changing the resources that had been developed, the focus was on creating appropriate learning pathways by collating/joining suitable resources in their current form. The project has now been taken to scale, with NBA having developed similar strategies in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, and Samoa, as well as sharing the courses for implementation in those countries. All of the materials can be accessed at http://ccti.colfinder.org.