Connect 2 Collaborate Hosted Los Angeles-Bahamas Educational Program
Teachers from the Bahamas who attended workshop
Reedited By Naomi Bonman
IVN Staff Writer
Los Angeles, CA- Seven teachers from Abaco, Bahamas came to Los Angeles, California on Saturday, March 31-Wednesday, April 4th for an educational workshop. The workshop was developed by Joey Alleyne, Founder of Alleyne Connect, after hearing educational concerns and lack of motivation with teachers from the President of Kingdom Care for Kids, a private school.
Kingdom Care for Kids was established in November 2011 in Abaco, Bahamas. The school serves approximately 30 students and caters to children ages 6 weeks to first grade. They are working towards bringing second and third graders in by September 2012.
Teachers were given curriculums to help them teach their students in a more efficient way and they were given goals to follow through with. These goals included: Understanding student learning styles, new teaching techniques, team teach methods, establishing new educational relationships, access to resources, fundraising ideas, how to have confidence and excitement when teaching and understanding the “Why” in teaching.
The Bahamas educational system has a high student to teacher ratio (so they need more qualified teachers); low achievement due to poor facilities, lack of educational materials and inattention to student abilities and needs; money allocated per pupil is low; and half of the educational funds go towards administrative expenses.
Problems with the educational system are that the schools are overcrowded and the students are not advancing, so by the teachers being able to participate in the Los Angeles-Bahamas Educational program they were able to learn what they can do to be better teachers and to train new teachers.