Literacy Instruction Training
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Building on the work of the USAID-supported Centers of Excellence for Teacher Training Partnership Program (CETT), INMED has continued to implement and refine the CETT program of teacher training in partnership with the Education Department of Tobago. Through this partnership, Tobago’s schools have been equipped with improved educational resources, and primary school teachers have been trained in best practices for literacy instruction.
In 2008, INMED expanded the program to train all 750 public primary school teachers on the island. Through the Tobago Partnerships for Children initiative, INMED is also leading the development of a sustainability plan for the teacher training and school excellence efforts. INMED has been instrumental in recruiting private sector partners to participate in equipping schools with basic materials and supplies, establishing learning libraries and training teachers in best practices for literacy instruction.
Reading for All Children
Reading for All Children is the mission of the Centers of Excellence for Teacher Training (CETT), a visionary child literacy program introduced at the 2001 Summit of the Americas. The CETT program aims to lay the foundation for lifelong learning and participation by improving reading instruction in the first, second and third grades.
The program at its most basic level, seeks to inspire teachers, parents, administrators and the community at large to bring about higher student achievement in the most fundamental of learning skills, the ability to read and write for personal and national development. The program educates primary school teachers in best practices in reading education and provides learning resources and children’s books to participating schools.