Depending on the profession – CPD contributes to improved protection and quality of life, the environment, sustainability, property and the economy. This particularly applies to high risk areas, or specialised practice areas which often prove impractical to monitor on a case by case basis.
CPD Sessions @ BenchMark
The introduction session of CPD by the Resource Person Mrs. Vineetha (Assistant professor-Unity Women’s College-Manjeri) was conducted on 19/08/2017. The forenoon session covered the following topics.
- Understanding about professional development
- Methods to enhance professional skills
- Importance of the role of a teacher in students’ life at the primary level
- Different challenges we come across in professional development
- Importance and role of learning coaches
- To create a common space to access different teaching resources so that everyone can make use of it.
The session also had a game to understand the different approaches of people to same problem and the strategies which each one takes to solve that problem. The game was then correlated to different class room situations and the teachers found it very useful.
In the afternoon session Mrs. Vineetha spoke to the learning coaches. The learning coaches were given instructions on how to proceed with the CPD process and class observation. In order to have an understanding on different parameters of class observation they were informed to observe their classes within each other and then share their evaluations. The 1st stage of observation which is the pre-observation was conducted on the 1st week of September. Here the classes of primary teachers were observed by the learning coaches in prior, the areas which they feel they are weak. The class observation will be focused more on these weak areas.
The 2nd CPD session focused on class observation and recording of the classes. Live recording of the classes helped the teachers to have an overall evaluation of their own classes. Feedbacks were given to the teachers by the CPD trainer and the learning coaches’ .Teachers got clear idea on the areas of improvement and areas where they are strong.