(MENAFN Press) In line with its commitment to broaden digital inclusion and promote technology in education, Microsoft recently collaborated with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Education to organize a Master Teacher Training Program in Kuwait. As many as 25 educators, including supervising teachers from across Kuwait, attended the four-day workshop during which all the participating educators were certified to become Master Teachers.
The Master Teacher Training Program is designed to actively increase access to technology and improve its use in the education sector through training sessions using the latest Microsoft technologies and software. The Teacher Training program, which is part of Microsoft's Innovative Educator Program and is implemented globally, aims to help educators across the world to collaborate and improve education through integration of ICT in classrooms.
The program will improve creativity and innovation in the classroom while finding effective ways to share information among educators across the country. After the completion of the program, the master teachers will have the opportunity to share their newly acquired skills with their peers through similar sessions within their schools.
Charles Nahas, General Manager of Microsoft Kuwait, said, "The training initiative reflects Microsoft's long-term commitment to collaborate with academic institutions in Kuwait in order to contribute to socio-economic development and accelerate the evolution of a knowledge-based society. To compete successfully in the global marketplace, countries must invest in building a workforce that has the right technical skills and knowledge. Through the Train the Trainer methodology, we are seeking to help schools gain better access to technology and enable educators to explore the benefits technology can bring in the classroom".
"These training sessions will provide education leaders in Kuwait with the tools to envision, implement and manage change. Together with the Ministry of Education, we aim to empower youth across the country through IT skills development that will enable them to compete in today's global economy," concluded Nahas.
Commenting on the program, Dr. Khaled Al- Rasheed, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Education Ministry of Education, said, "This initiative is aligned with the national ICT strategy that will transform Kuwait into a successful knowledge-based society. Putting technology to work for people throughout the country will enable us to strengthen our economy and create greater opportunities for young people to fulfill their dreams. We value Microsoft's support and we look forward to a long-term association with the company to further support educators in Kuwait."
The training initiative also encourages teachers, staff and students to use ICT to improve the learning process and includes programs to help provide cost effective software and learning resources for communities throughout Kuwait. In addition, Microsoft works closely with the government in Kuwait to help create a favorable environment for the development of the local software and technology industry.