Within the framework of Teacher and
School Director Professional Development Project of "Millennium Challenge
Account - Georgia" implemented by TPDC, “the third module of general
professional skills course - “Positive management of teaching process and
readiness for professional development" has been piloted.
The module has been developed by local and international consultants based on
the research findings on Georgian teachers' needs.
pilot aimed to check participants' interest and willingness to the issues
included in the training module and make relevant amendments to the module
materials based on the feedback received from the participants.
24 certified trainers of the National Center for Teacher Professional Development,
who are also public and private school teachers, took part in the pilot.
training module will involve more than 7,000 VII-XII grade mathematics,
chemistry, physics, biology, geography and English language public school teachers
in April and May of the current year who already completed the first and the
second modules of the general professional skills training course provided in
training will help participants acquire skills for providing positive and
effective management of learning process – the participants will be able arrange
student-centered learning environment where each student will have the
opportunity to study in emotionally and physically safe environment.
Participants will also learn about children's behavior and learning
self-management skills development strategies.
knowledge acquired at the training will enable teachers to understand the
importance of cooperative culture and crucial friendship with colleagues and
benefits of using professional portfolios.
Under the project, minority teachers will also have the chance to participate. The
training material will be specially translated for them and Russian, Armenian
and Azerbaijani trainers will be trained.
scope of the project, in 2016-2018, teachers will be able to participate in two
professional skills (three twelve-hour modules: total of 36 hours - 3 credit
teaching of subjects (one twenty- four hour module - 2 credit points).
training will be provided for teachers in two stages. The professional development course for
the first group of teachers already began in October 2016 and will be completed
in July 2017 (general professional skills and subject methodology); the second
group of teachers will take the same training course in October 2017 - July
Challenge Georgia Account-Georgia project has been funded by the Millennium
Challenge Corporation and carried out by the National Center for Teacher
Professional Development with the expert support of IREX, the international
consulting company and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and
Science of Georgia.