The Importance of Professional Development
Professional development is a critical factor in the initial success of the teaching/ learning process. The quality and intensity of the training program is an important part of determining how successful teachers will be as well as how long they remain in the teaching profession. The ICIE has developed a rigorous, well-planned program designed to provide participants an optimum combination of experiences in which they can build content area knowledge, knowledge of teaching and learning, and the practical knowledge required to be a successful and effective teacher for all students.
The ICIE is planning to build a partnership with educational institutions to qualify teachers and enable them to achieve the competencies (knowledge, skills, and expertise) which are necessary for efficient and high standard performance. It is the ICIE's idea that reflects high responsibility, comprehensive vision, ambitious mission, and strategic planning to improve the quality of the teaching learning process.
The Required Components:
The proposed training programme aimed at expanding the teachers’ competencies. Our training programmes –which include both on-site and e-learning opportunities- are designed for new graduates in addition to teachers, principals, administrators, and policymakers.
The focus of these programs is to increase the educator's capacity to improve learning outcomes of all children. Through a variety of learning techniques-case studies, discussions, and small groups-participants acquire new perspectives on leadership, deepen their repertoire of problem-solving skills, engage in personal reflection, and build strong professional networks.
The Expected Outcomes:
The ICIE will develop programs for motivated teachers where they learn to:
Craft standards-based lessons that clearly communicate learning goals and connect classroom activities to real-world challenges;
Incorporate continuous assessment of student performance into your teaching and help learners become active self- and peer-assessors;
Use technology, differentiated learning, and content-specific strategies to improve student performance and promote deeper understanding of content;
Share pedagogical successes and challenges with an online community of local and international teachers, supported and guided by expert coaches;
Give your peers effective feedback on planning lessons, improving student performance, and assessing student understanding;
Develop communication and collaboration strategies with a professional community of local and international teachers;
Work with an experienced teacher-coach, train as an apprentice coach, and become a coach to local and/or international peers;
Advance your own professional growth and earn supplemental income on a flexible schedule;
Focus relationships among students, teachers, and administrators around a shared educational language and framework;
Strengthen experienced teachers, develop teacher leaders, and engage the commitment of those new to the profession;
Help you to achieve your interconnected goals of raising student test scores and promoting real understanding of content;
Build internal capacity within your schools to sustain improved instruction; and
Create a coherent, systemic, and cost-efficient plan to address your system's teaching and learning goals.
The proposed workshops:
(1)How to Employ Creativity in Developing Your Business (10 hours training; two days; businessmen; bank managers; decision makers).
(2)Do you have creative business and potentially creative employee (10 hours training; two days; businessmen; bank managers; decision makers).
(3)Problem Based Learning (15 hours/ in three days; Teachers, university staff; medical doctors).
(4)Leadership and Creativity (e.g., Productive Thinking Skills: Critical Thinking; Creative Thinking; Future Problem Solving; and Creative Problem Solving). It is 15 hours/ in three days; Teachers, school principals, parents;
(5)Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is 15 hours/ in three days; Teachers, school principals, parents;
- An eco-systemic approach for recognising and addressing the root causes of learning and behavioural difficulties in gifted children.
- An overview of the current field of gifted/ learning disabilities.
- Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Disorder or Gift?
- Building Gifted Programmes: Types & Components.
- Creating Creative, Cooperative Environments Creatively and Cooperatively.
- Creativity: creative giftedness and Education.
- Curriculum Compacting and Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
- Curriculum Differentiation, and Renzulli Learning System.
- Developing Gifted and Talented Education: An in-depth, school-wide approach.
- e-learning for Gifted Students.
- e-learning: Content Development.
- e-learning: Instructional Design.
- Fundamentals of Gifted Education.
- Higher Order Thinking (HOT).
- How to conceive and identify giftedness and talent.
- Leadership Development for Gifted Students.
- Lines in the Sand: Are At-Risk Students Being Forced from our Schools?
- Maths Made Easy.
- Multi-faceted Curriculum for Learning Engagement.
- New Products and Services for a “Flat World”.
- Nurturing the Creative Producers of Tomorrow.
- Orgainzational Assessment.
- Problem Oriented Learning: Fostering Questioning and Explaining.
- Productive Thinking Skills: Creartive, Critical, Problem Solving, Future Problem Solving.
- Recognizing and Nurturing Talent in At-Risk Populations.
- Renzulli Learning System and Stratis.
- Solving Problems Creatively.
- Virtual Learning Environments for the Gifted.
- Workshop on Differentiating Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Gifted Learners.