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Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the English-speaking Caribbean Countries with ICT

Location:   Bridgetown, Barbados
Begins:   Apr 14, 2011 09:00
Ends:   Apr 15, 2011 17:00



Barbados ICT-ed eventRegional Learning Event: Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the English-speaking Caribbean countries: Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
and Effective Teaching
Bridgetown, Barbados
April 14-15, 2011

The World Bank, in coordination with the Ministry of education, Barbados, hosted a Regional Learning Event on Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the English-speaking Caribbean countries with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Effective Teaching as sub-themes in April 2011.

The event provided participants with the opportunity to: (i) learn about international experience and best practices in the areas of effective teaching and utilization of ICT as a tool for improving teaching and learning outcomes; (ii) become familiar with the use of practical tools and resources to enhance national and regional policy dialogue and to improve/develop ICT-related education policy/program; (iii) exchange knowledge and experience already existing in the region; and (iv) discuss and establish mechanisms for continuing regional dialogue and cooperation in improving learning outcomes.

Representatives from the following countries and organizations involved in education in the region participated: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UNESCO, Organization of American States, Caribbean Examination Council, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN), the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank.

Country participants made short presentations on an education initiative, goal, need or particular challenge that their country has faced regarding improving teaching and learning outcomes with a focus on ICT as a way to frame the discussions and share knowledge and perspectives between countries in the region.


[all files in PDF format]

Day one

Opening remarks (forthcoming)
Dr. Chingboon Lee, The World Bank

Info-Appliances or Multipurpose Knowledge Environments? Ways of thinking about technology in education [2mb]
Dr. Edmond Gaible, The Natoma Group

Country presentations:

One-to-One Computing in Latin America and the Caribbean [.8mb]
Carla Jimenez, Interamerican Development Bank

Leadership and Sustainability: 21st Century Classrooms and Beyond [1.2mb]
Bette Manchester, Maine International Center for Digital Learning

ICT in Teaching & Learning: A CXC Perspective [1.2mb]
Dr. Didacus Jules, Caribbean Examinations Council

Day two

Building Better Teachers in the Caribbean [1.1mb]
Dr. Barbara Bruns, World Bank

ICT Competency Standard for Teachers and Institutional Strategy for Teacher Training on ICT-pedagogy Integration [2.2mb]
Dr. Fengchun Miao, UNESCO

Guyana Example of Adaptation and Implementation of the ICT Teachers Competency Framework [.8mb]
Marcia Thomas, Ministry of Education, Barbados

Inter-American Teacher Education Network (ITEN): A Community of Innovative Leaders in Education [6.9mb]
Adriana Vilela, Organization of American States

Evaluating ICT Initiatives in Education Learning from an assessment of the PROINFO Program in Brazil [.2mb]
Roger Barbosa, UNESCO

Background Materials

World Bank





  • 1-to1 Computing Models in Latin America and the Caribbean (forthcoming)


Caribbean Examinations Council

Additional notes:


Next steps

The following three documents summarize working group sessions on potential areas for short-term regional technical assistance on topics explored in this workshop (all files in PDF format) 


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