A new Notesmaster Platform will now be available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
At a virtual launch on Thursday, the Ministry of Education confirmed that the digital resource is specifically designed to support the creation and sharing of interactive content between teachers, which can then be shared with students.
The platform is free to all teachers and there is no limit to the number of students who can be facilitated in a teacher’s virtual classroom.
Notesmaster contains digital copies of the CXC suite of subjects and resources, which makes it different from all of the other resources made available by the Ministry.
To ensure that the platform is appropriately and adequately used, the Ministry confirmed that it will be facilitating a series of training and sensitization workshops over the next six months.
The workshops will allow more teachers to be trained in digital content creation and help parents and students to understand and navigate the Notesmaster website.
During the launch, Education Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly highlighted that even though COVID-19 has had negative influences globally, collaborations such as this are positive outcomes which must be recognised, applauded and appreciated.
“To be able to offer this resource to our teachers in collaboration with all of these stakeholders at a time such as this; where the entire world’s education system is reeling from the effects of the pandemic, means that we have been sincerely blessed here in Trinidad and Tobago.”
The platform is a partnership with the Ministry, the Commonwealth of Learning, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Notesmaster.