Within the scope of the
"Millennium Challenge Account – Georgia” Teacher and School Director
Professional Development Project implemented by the National Center for Teacher
Professional Development, 48 teachers across Georgia have been trained on
"Safety in school science laboratories".
The training module has been developed
under the guidance of specialists in the natural sciences and in collaboration
with the representative of the US Laboratory Safety Institute.
During the training physics, chemistry
and biology teachers were introduced to the general safety rules for working in
school laboratories so that they could provide safe working environment for
working in school science labs.
A natural science laboratory is an
important resource for schools and their active inclusion in the educational
process is one of the essential prerequisites for effective teaching. This
raised the issue of safety in laboratories. As a result, teachers based on the knowledge
acquired during the training will provide safe environment for students in school
natural science laboratories.
"Millennium Challenge Account -
Georgia" funded by "Millennium Challenge Corporation" is
providing the rehabilitation for 100 public schools, and also plans to equip
schools with up-to-date science laboratories. The project has already rehabilitated
12 schools (Bebnisi, Gori # 5, Zerti, Tianeti # 1, Okami, Sakhasheti, Skra,
Tiniskhidi, Tkhviavi, Pkhvenisi, Khidistavi and Dzegvi public schools) and the
training was provided to teachers of the above schools.
In the future, the subject guidebook
will be developed for teachers in order to provide learning process in school natural
science labs and trainings will be carried out in this regard.
Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia
-"Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project" is
being implemented by National Center for Teacher Professional Development
Center with the financial support of Millennium Challenge Corporation and in
collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Georgia.