Training modules for Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project initiated by "Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia" are being designed. Georgian experts together with the foreign counterparts are involved in development of the training modules.
Carlan Gray and Brian Hurley, the Natural Sciences experts, presented Biology, Chemistry and Physics school subject training module plan developed together with the Georgian colleagues of the project team. The professional development training modules are designed to enhance knowledge and skills of a relevant subject teacher in order to provide student-centered learning process. Special attention is paid to strategies of promoting natural sciences among students and using of appropriate ICT.
Training of 20 000 teachers of Natural Sciences, mathematics, English language, geography will begin in autumn this year and will continue until the end of 2018.
Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project was launched in 2016 pursuant to the second 140 million Compact signed between the US government Millennium Challenge Corporation and the Government of Georgia. The project was initiated by the "Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia" and implemented by the National Center for Teacher Professional Development qualified team of education specialists and experts. The technical and expert support for the Project is provided by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Consulting Group.
Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project aims to provide professional development for VII-XII grade mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, geography and English language 20 000 teachers and all public school directors, improve the quality of the above-mentioned school subjects and promote the creation of student-centered environment and thus improve students' academic performance.