Home Based Learning gives students and parents Continuous Access in T&T

Students, parents and teachers continue to benefit from the online platforms made available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teaching and learning for our student population has continued with the uploading of content, activities and answer keys to the Ministry of Education’s Schools Learning Management System (SLMS). The SLMS is available to approximately 230,000 student users from the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) to secondary level whose usage is monitored and supervised by teachers and parents. To date the SLMS platform has been utilised as follows:

Over 90,000 Trinidad & Tobago students have registered online

More than 4,000 teachers have registered as content creators

368 courses are available for ECCE, Primary & Secondary with quality assurance conducted by the Curriculum Division

2,000 virtual classrooms have been created and operating since March 16th 2020

Virtual classes range from 44 – 95 students

The Ministry has heard the calls of stakeholders and has created facilities for the edification and training of both teachers and parents. In order to ensure our teachers are upskilled to treat with the novel teaching formats the MOE, through its collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) principally, NIHERST, SHELL and various universities, including MIT, has uploaded the following Content to the Ministry’s SLMS: