Professional Development for Teachers! Am I joking? Do our teachers really require further development? Well often we will here “Our teachers” knows the subject in and out. They have been into these for many years. They are experienced. They do not need any kind of training, coaching and handholding.
Friends are we been fair to the teachers. Can we have a profession where training is absolutely not required? Are our teachers or would be teachers well equipped to handle the continual socio economic and technological changes in our society.
Today’s kids are a different kind of species. They are exposed to Television, Internet, Mobile and mobile applications, gaming, internet and social media and what not. The youngest of the kid’s brain hold information load which is mind blowing. As a parent or a teacher, we, really do not know what a child in the classroom is aware of! They surprise us every moment. Their curiosity and eagerness to fast track learning is outstanding.
In this context, we need to relook at the concept of professional development of teachers. In order to suffice in this Jet age, we need to seriously rope in Education technology and Teachers’ professional development. Judicious use of Technology enables teachers to deliver an efficient Teaching Learning outcome in the class. Technology enables teachers to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and enhance pedagogical effectiveness while teaching and most importantly learn something new. Learning is something which most human enjoy. Many of us live to learn. Technology enabled programs or rather trainings will open a world of information and knowledge to the most critical contributors of our society. Our future generations are in the hands of the teachers. We must look at enhancing their knowledge base and enable them to be the most motivated set of self developers.
We, at NIIT offer state of the art professional development programs for the Teachers. One of our flagship program is the International Pedagogical ICT Certification Program. A program which various governments across the country have made it a must for the teachers. It is a sheer blend of Pedagogy and technology. A dedicated set of mentor will handhold a teacher to reach a level where he or she becomes a lifelong Learner!
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About The Author
Jaya Chakravarti is a renowned practitioner in designing and implements various development programs for the Teachers. Jaya’s sharp insistence on establishing the link between student achievement and school improvement strategies, including professional development, has made him a respected voice in school domain.