ISHIK UNIVERSITY FACULTY of EDUCATION TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Our center concerns future’s educators and provide them with abilities and approaches and methods designed to improve their knowledge on a broad diversity of present education topics. Participants taking courses at Teacher Professional Development Center can count on an interactive learning experience and classroom strategies ready to be implemented with their own future students that will promote the professionalization of teaching. They can also apply a variety of methods to create interactive instruction including giving effective speech, designing a classroom, preparing active teaching materials such as interactive and text analyzing notebooks, preparing STEM and PBL projects, using effective power points as well as instructor-designed course websites.
The topics of program enable participants to design lessons that are fitting with The Standards for Teacher Professional Development that will keep students energized and engaged.
The most important part of the course is the discussion board. They will learn as much from each other as they ever do from an instructor. As Harmer (2012) points out that the instructor's there—prodding and pursing them to think more deeply.
Course subjects are appropriate for all K-12 educators.
Harmer, J. (2012). Essential Teacher Knowledge: Core Concepts in English Language Teaching. England. Pearson.
The Standards for Teacher Professional Development
1. Designing Professional Development: Professional development design is built on data; is derived from experiences, knowledge and needs of the targets; and incorporates knowledge of how university students and teachers.
2. Research-based Professional Learning: Professional development is research-based and provides students and educators with opportunities to analyze, apply, and engage their research.
3. Collaboration: Professional development ensures that educators and students have the knowledge, skill and opportunity to collaborate in a respectful, and trusting environment.
4. Student Learning Environments: Professional development confirms that educators and students are able to create safe, secure, supportive, and equitable learning environments for all students.
5. Data-driven Professional Practice: Professional development uses disaggregated student data and other evidence of student learning to determine professional development learning needs and priorities, to monitor student progress, and to help sustain continuous professional growth.
6. Evaluation: Professional development is evaluated using multiple sources of information to assess its effectiveness in improving professional practice and student learning.