Over 28000 Teachers Trained Through CPD In 8 Districts

Over 28000 teachers trained through CPD in 8 districts

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) through the Provincial Institute for Teacher Education (PITE) has so far trained more than 28000 teachers through their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training in eight districts across KP, said a press release issued here Friday.

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Oct, 2018 ) :Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) through the Provincial Institute for Teacher Education (PITE) has so far trained more than 28000 teachers through their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training in eight districts across KP, said a press release issued here Friday.

Through these training sessions, teachers are given periodic training on teaching methods and content.

CPD was first started in September 2017, by the Provincial Institute for Teacher Education (PITE) and aims to bring a significant improvement in the teaching skills of teachers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The objective is to help teachers improve specified subjects especially with regards to the content and pedagogy where students faced difficulties during the assessments of grade two and five. Teachers get training on the difficult topics for the next month.

All primary school teachers in district Peshawar, Charsadda, Haripur, Kohistan, Karak, DI Khan, Swat, and Bunner are receiving these training sessions at the last working day of every month. This training day is known as Professional Development Day (PDD) and So far, total eight PDDs (5 in winter districts and 3 in summer districts) have been organized in more than 1050 training centers across KP.

Around 2100 facilitators from High and Higher Secondary schools for both male and female teachers trained by PITE conduct these training sessions. CPD training empowers teachers with up-to-date learning tools, pedagogical skills, and techniques pertaining to their teaching methods.

Similarly, the E&SED has also initiated the School Quality Management Initiative (SQMI) in KP Schools. The primary aim of SQMI is thus to revitalize the function of the Education Directorate to regularly inspect the quality of teaching and learning processes in KP schools in a manner that is practical, useful, cost-effective and sustainable.

ASDEOs assess the quality through Tablets and have noticed positive impact of CPD in the districts as teachers are implementing the learning of PDDs in the classrooms.

More specifically the objectives of SQMI include, monitoring the quality of teaching and learningwith a view to regularly identify needs for improvement in the quality ofteaching practice and learning outcomes for the students.

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