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Meanwhile, Dr. Denny stated she was delighted to see the enthusiasm shown by the teachers and ministry officials in attendance at the session

Search form Search Main menu Home News Business Sports Columns Contact Us E-Paper Acting Principal of the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC), Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, speaking to attendees about the VEX 123, the VEX Go, the VEX IQ and the VEX V5 which are displayed in front of her.

Erdiston conducts robotics demonstration Sat, 06/12/2021 – 6:00am Members of the Curriculum Committee got an opportunity recently to see first-hand the possibilities that exist with teaching coding and robotics in schools.

This came through a robotics demonstration conducted by the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College (ETTC) at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. Director of the Education Reform Unit, Dr. Idamay Denny, was also on hand to answer any questions posed.

The 14-member Committee comprises four ministry officials and ten educators from nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. The diverse group deals with the development of the curriculum in coding and robotics.

Speaking to the media, Acting Principal of ETTC, Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw, indicated the robots – the VEX 123, the VEX Go, the VEX IQ and the VEX V5 – were the ones showcased on the day. The VEX 123 will be used at the nursery level and the VEX V5 will be used at the tertiary level.

Meanwhile, Dr. Denny stated she was delighted to see the enthusiasm shown by the teachers and ministry officials in attendance at the session.

“I was really pleased to see the enthusiasm and the interest of these teachers who will have to drive the programme in the schools and I am sure that when the children see that their teachers are so enthusiastic, that the enthusiasm is going to go over to them too.”

She continued, “Therefore, it makes me happy that we have a group of teachers who are willing to give of their time … to help develop this curriculum, to make sure that the children can learn some skills that are going to allow them to become developers of technology.” (MG)