An education system is only as good as its teachers. Both developed and developing countries have become concerned with increasing the effectiveness of their teachers. According to a research by Sanders and River in 1996, on an average, two students with average performance (50th percentile) will diverge by more than 50 percentile points over a three-year period depending on the teacher they were assigned.
The National Education Policy 2020 acknowledges the importance of professional development and has not only outlined the pathway for the teachers but also for school leaders.
“Each teacher will be expected to participate in at least 50 hours of CPD opportunities every year for their own professional development, driven by their own interests. CPD opportunities will, in particular, systematically cover the latest pedagogies regarding foundational literacy and numeracy, formative and adaptive assessment of learning outcomes, competency-based learning, and related pedagogies, such as experiential learning, arts-integrated, sports-integrated, and storytelling-based approaches, etc.”
– National Education Policy 2020, Pg 22, Art 5.15
At Possibility Edutech Private Limited, we take professional development very seriously. We acknowledge the need to keep up to the changing times as new educational insights provide the impetus for positive impact in the learning experience for our students. Every teacher training endeavour at Possibility Edutech Private Limited is need-based or based on global trends of education. Teachers are given an opportunity to practise their learnings in their own context (classroom and own set of students) and then report back over a feedback and reflection session. Teachers also are provided with an Annual Reflection Journal which they fill up as they traverse through the road of exploration over a year-long period.
With a view to better equip our teachers with the global concern of mental well-being for children, we at Possibility Edutech Private Limited have selected ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ as the focal theme of professional development for this academic year. Teachers will not only get to learn more on the domain but also be better prepared to observe and support students.