Our Curators- Teachers and their Training
TEACHERS’ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Great learners are found where great teaching exists.
Transforming the classroom practices is a key dimension to improve teaching and learning through the Teachers’ Professional Development Programme designed in DWPS, exclusively to promote the empowerment of teachers. It creates transformational experiences for teachers using experiential learning approach to ensure safe growing spaces for the children. Continual professional development allows teachers to learn and implement new strategies to enhance the learners’ outcomes. The teaching techniques and information and methodologies are ever renewing and the onus of keeping the teachers updated is undertaken by this esteemed school by organizing workshops, seminars, webinars in school under the able guidance of eminent Resource persons and also making it convenient for the teachers to attend other informative sessions.
A range of professional learning happens in school by undertaking activities at individual or collaborative level to facilitate cooperative learning. To facilitate the professional growth, ‘Lit Wit Sessions’ after reading a book is encouraged. Books which are inspiring, thought provoking and with enough depth to stimulate a debate or discussion are shared for reading. Teachers are encouraged to hold Micro Teaching sessions to share innovative teaching practices with colleagues. Teachers are given enough space to work together to design new resource materials and assessment tools. International Education Exchange Programmes are conducted to exchange thoughts on a larger platform to enhance awareness. Integrated curriculum planning, interdisciplinary teaching, and thematic teaching are some of the best practices followed in school.
CBSE and NCERT designed workshops open new perspectives which help teachers gain confidence apart from skill enhancement. Leadership development programmes are also attended by teachers to acquire leadership skills. Some online courses are also attended by teachers to upgrade their academic development. Self-reflection is a critical skill for reflection on action, reflection for action and reflection in action. Thus there are myriad opportunities offered to teachers to learn new strategies, techniques and also explore possibilities of diverse growth in their profession.
Numerous workshops have been attended by the bunch of DWPS teachers for their professional development. The workshops conducted by eminent personalities from CBSE and NCERT Resource persons have given an in-depth knowledge into the various aspects of growth and development. Some In House Staff members have also conducted workshops for professional enhancement. The topics varied from creativity based Art and Craft workshops, Science and Technology, Developmental programmes, Career and future and so on.