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Training Teachers Tops the Show

Teachers of the future: Two of the six students that enrolled for the UCCI's Master of Science in education.

This week (5 and 8 April) GIS Spotlight discovers a new teacher programme, celebrates Literacy Week and finally dives down with the endangered Nassau grouper.

The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) is expanding its education horizons with a new programme that educates teachers.

Tune in as we join students signed up in the Master of Science in education programme. This new offering is endorsed by the University of Miami, and is designed both to enhance the skills of existing teachers and to train new educators.

Hear from students themselves how they feel the training will benefit them and eventually also the country's children.

"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader" is the theme for this year's Literacy Week which ran from Tuesday, 26 through Friday, 29 January.

Be there as we visit three primary schools and attend spelling bees, writing contests, and just plain old reading activities, as children across Cayman celebrate the importance of reading.

Finally, it's off to the deep blue, to check out the Department of Environment effort to save the Nassau grouper from extinction.

Thought to be an ecological and economic cornerstone of coral reefs, this large - and popular - fish is endangered in Cayman and much of the Caribbean. So tune in to see what it takes to protect this species for the future.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme normally airs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Island24. However, the Monday, 5 April show will air on Island 24 at 7 p.m. due to CARIFTA Games coverage on Cayman 27.

All the stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on can also be found on YouTube.

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing Producer/Host Heather Hopson.

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For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver