76 educators benefit from SEND Curriculum Training

Assistant Chief Education Officer – SEND, Keon Cheong addressing the gathering

Department of Education Georgetown recently hosted a Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Curriculum Training for Students with Moderate to Profound Intellectual Disabilities.
The Ministry of Education and the Youth Information Jamaica have collaborated to produce a curriculum that caters to the needs of learners with Special Education Needs and Disabilities.
Further, the curriculum covers Language and Communication, Skills for Life/ Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Science.
At training, 76 teachers from SEND schools and SEND spaces across Georgetown, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) were engaged in interactive sessions to familiarise themselves with the curriculum and instructional strategies that will help them effectively prepare lessons for students with moderate to profound intellectual disabilities.

Some of the teachers at the training programme

Assistant Chief Education Officer – SEND, present at the session were Keon Cheong along with the Director of the National Centre for Educational Resource Development, Oma Ramdin; Senior Education Officer – SEND, Nikoya Alleyne; Education Officers SEND in Georgetown, Gordon Roberts, and Yolanda Trotman- Phillips; SEND Officer Region Three, Sharon Jethu and SEND Officer Region Four, Simone Abrams facilitated the training.