Meeting under the theme “Instructional Supervision in the 21st Century Adventist School,” education directors and principals of the four schools within the Atlantic Caribbean Union (ACUM) broadened their educational knowledge and skills in the area of instructional supervision at a professional development seminar held on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the union headquarters in Nassau, Bahamas.
Guest presenters were Dr. Trevor Gardner, the president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Jamaica, who addressed the topic “How to Supervise for Effective Teaching,” and Dr. Jacqueline Clarke, chair for the Department of Teacher Education at NCU, who presented on “Conducting the Classroom Observation.”
NCU President Dr. Trevor Gardner - file
The seminar is a part of the continuing education program for the administrators and teachers of ACUM as presented in the union’s strategic plan for education.
“As our schools work to provide high quality, Christ-centered education for our children, it is crucial that not only our teachers, but our directors and principals keep abreast of developments in education. This seminar provided the opportunity for our administrators to gain new insights and share ideas on their roles as instructional leaders,” ACUM education director and organizer of the event, Dr. Cheryl Rolle said.
Mr. Burrows, principal of Bahamas Academy in the South Bahamas Conference in Nassau, Bahamas, said that he welcomed the interaction and “while some of the information is not new, the practical suggestions given by Dr. Gardner and Dr. Clarke are worth implementing to ensure effective teaching and learning.”