The Ministry of Education (MOE) is going to hold the Annual Education Convention, one of the biggest events of the ministry, for teachers and other participants on July 24 to 26.

In an interview with Island Times on Wednesday, MOE Division of Research and Evaluation Chief and Overall Chairperson of the annual Education Convention, Bill Rechellul, said that they are expecting around 300 teachers from all over Palau’s public and private schools to join the event and another 200 other participants.

President Tommy Remengesau and Chief Executive Officer and President of McRel International Bryan Goodwin will also be present to grace the event.

McREL is a non-profit, non-partisan education research and development organization that is based in Denver, Colorado and has several offices and regional consultants across the United States and around the world. It has been in operation for more than 50 years and whose works include turning “knowledge about what works in education into practical, effective guidance and training for K–12 teachers and education leaders.”

Goodwin, who is also a former teacher and award-winning journalist, is going to be the Keynote Speaker for the event.

According to Education Convention Overall Chairperson Rechellul, the first day of the event will be held at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center, the 2nd and half of the third day will be at the Palau High School Campus, and the conclusion of the activity will be at the KB Bridge (Koro side).

Division of School Management Education Specialist Aileen Mikel, who is a member of the sub-committee for the event, said that workshops that area geared towards improving education in Palau will be conducted during the event. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)