Service & Professional Development

Center for Caribbean and Central American Initiatives

Service & Professional Development

  • Hickey, W. (2014 - Present). Chair, Teachers for a Better Belize, a non-governmental organization that provides support to schools in the southern region of Belize.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2020-Present). U.S. Chair, Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation Study Abroad Committee.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. & Hickey, W. (2020). Hosts, Summer 2020 Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation Conference Planning Committee. 

College of Education & Psychology Summer 2020 COBEC Presentations  

  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Garbutt, J. & Vairez, M. U.S. - Belize Partnerships Series: A Partnership to Enhance Teacher Preparation in Belize.
  • Duncan, M. - Librarian Series: Library Discovery Systems.
  • Delello, J. - Innovative Tools for Active Online Learning.
  • Berman, L.A. & Willis, K. - Data-Driven Decision Making for Quality Assurance.
  • Hickey, W., Babb, C., & Aird, C.E. - Moving Forward after a Global Crisis: Implications of COVID-19.
  • Holm, J., & Avalos, M. – Navigating Mental Health Needs Following a Global Pandemic.
  • Zolkoski, S. – Best Practices for Online Learning.

School of Education Online Instruction Webinars for the University of Belize Faculty 

  • Hickey, W. (May, 2020). Online Customer Service.
  • Consalvo, A. (May, 2020). Online Assessments.
  • Consalvo, A. & Delello, J. (May, 2020). Online Assessment Platforms.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (May, 2020). The Principles of Online Learning.
  • Zolkoski, S. (May, 2020). Recording Instructional Videos.

Professsional Development Sessions for Teachers

  • Allen, K., and Hayes, A. (2021). Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace.
  • Lamb, J. (2018). Hands-On Math. 2018-2019 Belize Ministry of Education Toledo District Continuing Professional Development. Punta Gorda, Belize.
  • Hickey, W. & Oliveras-Ortiz, Y. (2018). Improving Student Learning through Instructional Coaching. 2018-2019 Belize Ministry of Education Toledo District Continuing Professional Development. Punta Gorda, Belize.
  • Mokhtari, K. (2018). Literacy Development. 2018-2019 Belize Ministry of Education Toledo District Continuing Professional Development. Punta Gorda, Belize.
  • Oliveras-Ortiz, Y., Hines, B. & Light, A. (2018). Science through Project-Based Learning. 2018-2019 Belize Ministry of Education Toledo District Continuing Professional Development. Punta Gorda, Belize.