“How 21st Century Learning Being Designed”

March 14, 2021

The Ministry of Education will be holding three pop-up events this coming week to “introduce education stakeholders and the general public to how 21st century learning for children is being designed.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Education has scheduled three pop-up events, happening next week Monday, Wednesday and Friday – March 15th, 17th and 19th, 2021.

The pop-up events will introduce education stakeholders and the general public to how 21st Century learning for children is being designed for the Bermuda Public School System.

“The Learning First Programme is a critical arm of Education Reform. It involves the restructuring of the curriculum, teaching, learning and professional development to ensure all public schools are places where Bermuda’s children are educated to lead personally and professionally, compete locally and contribute globally.

“The Ministry is encouraging students, parents, teachers, principals, school administrators, other school and Department staff, community education advocates, business professionals, and anyone else concerned about improving the public school system, to register for any of the upcoming pop-up events. They will experience first-hand the new possibilities for learning in our public schools.

“Once individuals register, they will be provided with more specific details on the location and time-slot for the event. Each pop-up will be about 90 minutes and feature live testing exercises, as well as short, informative presentations from the Learning First team.

A spokeswoman for Learning First stated, “Throughout this week, stakeholders will test ideas of how we can transform learning for Bermuda’s students. In a COVID-safe environment, teams will test proposed prototypes for learning with members of the community offering their feedback and suggestions, so together Bermuda can design a learning framework that is best for children.”

“Learning Prototypes that will be tested at the pop-up events include:

  • New learning environments and teacher practices
  • New ways of engaging parents and the community in learning
  • New approaches to curriculum
  • New forms of teacher professional development
  • New approaches to recognising student learning

“The pop-up events aim to encourage wide community participation. This will help the Learning First team obtain diversity in feedback to reshape learning in the public school system. Once ideas and prototypes are solidified and aligned with the curriculum, teaching and learning, the Ministry of Education can then progress forward even more with education reform.

“The pop-up events will occur at the following venues and on the dates and times specified:

DateVenueSign-Up Link
Monday March 15thVernon Temple Hallhttp://bit.ly/WesternPop-up
Wednesday March 17thBotanical Gardens Slat Househttp://bit.ly/CentralPop-up
Friday March 19thBermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]http://bit.ly/EastPop-up

“For health and safety reasons due to Covid-19, registration for this event is mandatory. To sign up, click the corresponding links above.

“For more information, visit here. You can also join the Learning First Bermuda Facebook group, or follow @learning1stbda on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with what’s happening in the various pop-ups.”

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