Educators trained in using library books to bring classroom lessons to life

Forty St. Lucian educators are now better able to strategically use library books and resources in their lessons to support the development of their students’ reading and literacy skills.

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, a wide cross section of educators

successfully completed a Teachers’ Resource Guide Workshop hosted by the non-profit organization Hands Across the Sea in collaboration with the Early Learners Program.

The programme was executed with support from the Sandals Foundation along with the Ministry of Education. Participants included classroom teachers, Special Education teachers, school Literacy Coordinators, District Literacy Support Coaches, School Librarians, Early Learners Programme Coordinators and an Adaptive Life Skills teacher.

Attendees explored a Teachers Resource Guide (TRG) to the Library which shares strategies to motivate students to read at school and at home. The publication was developed by a wide cross section of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Educators, affiliates to Hands across the Sea as well as other international stakeholders. Copies were distributed to the island’s primary and infant schools in 2018.