January 25-27, 2024
National Arena
Theme: "Celebrating Achievements and
Re-imagining Education
for the 21st Century Society and Labour Force"
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Matrix of
PD Opportunities - 2023/24
The JTC's Matrix of PDOs is now available!
You can now sign up for courses for July and Aug, 2023.
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Are you an
Exemplary Teacher ?
Are you an exemplary teacher who is desirous to be trained as Mentors? Are you passionate about supporting our new teachers who have to exchange the familiar status of a college student for that of a teacher with professional responsibilities? Are you willing to be trained to help them adjust to establish and become comfortable with a new professional identity and an excellent personal brand that results from your leadership and guidance? If your answer is yes, click here to apply for Cohort 5 Mentorship training.
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Appraisal in the
Digital Space
Did you know your performance
appraisal can be done online?
If you already have a profile on the Zyqual platform,
then you are ready to get started with our appraisal
management performance system.
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Your Professional Development
Kits are ready
Click Below to review and download
PD Toolkits developed by the Teaching Council for schools.
These toolkits are ideal for schools
who want to organize their own PD Sessions.
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Are you a registered Teacher ?
The Education Act (Amendment) Act 1980, Section 33,
states that “a person shall not teach or be employed as a teacher in a public educational institution unless he is registered. Here is your opportunity
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Master Teacher Application
Application Period
November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
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About JTC

The Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC) was established as a part of the education transformation strategy to improve the quality and coverage of education nationwide.  Its fundamental purpose is to professionalize the teaching profession. The Council advocates for the teaching profession, and its ultimate goal is for the teaching to become the profession of choice.

Teachers for Development Development for Teachers.

Professional Development

Teaching is more than a job; it is a moral engagement with high expectations of teachers, to raise the levels of performance of their students.

Excellent Teacher Awards

Annual recognition is given to our excellent teachers and school leaders across our education system and in all Quality Education Circles (QECs).

Regulatory Services

To enable and sustain an effective teaching profession that ensures the holistic development of children and young people, building skills

Governance & Management

In 2012, an Advisory Body was established to advise the Honourable Minister of Education on the continued evolution of the Council.

Our Mission

To cause the teaching profession to continuously strive for excellence in raising aspirations and achievements that lead to beneficial educational outcomes for all learners underscores quality education for all Jamaicans

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Our Partners

5/5
"If I were to use one word to describe my experience with the Jamaica Teaching Council, That word would be "Growth" . I was given the opportunity to mentor other teachers in the use of online platforms for teaching in the new paradigm. While doing this I was also sharpening my skills as a teacher"
Michelle Bright Chin-see
Master Teacher: Visual Arts
5/5
"The Jamaica Teaching Council has provided me with the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. Networking and personal branding are two major assets that I was able to tap into, and this allowed me to engage with other professional organisations and educational institutions."
Rochelle Harris
Teacher: Biology
5/5
"My experiences with the Master Teacher Unit and the Jamaica Teaching Council has been a fulsome one in both my professional and personal life. I have gained added insights as a primary trained teacher into garnering new ideas and modalities to teaching children at their ages and stages of development."
Charrone Grant
Master Teacher: Primary Education

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