ICT is an important part of Grenada’s move toward the Global Knowledge Economy.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell took the opportunity while in Washington DC to meet with CEO Vahan H Gureghian, Max Tribble and Rev Terrence Griffith of the Philadelphia based CSMI Education Management on the way forward for the proposed CSMI-Grenada High Tech Classroom programme.
This programme includes $8 million dollars of funding, and would provide computer tablets for students, electronic boards for classroom teaching and programmes to enhance existing curricula, working in close cooperation with teachers and school administrators.
The Ministry of Education consulted with members of the CSMI team who earlier visited Grenada to present the concept for face-to-face virtual learning in a fully integrated iPad programme for Grenadian classrooms.
CSMI invited the Grenada Government to tour two school campuses in Chester and Camden, Pennsylvania, to observe the success of the schools in operation.
A technical team would visit Grenada for further discussions, and to perform an islandwide technology infrastructure assessment towards a formal proposal to the Ministry of Education.