The Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project
of "MCA - Georgia", which is being carried out by National Center for
Teacher Professional Development, has been visited by MCA representatives from the
Moroccan Kingdom and the Republic of El Salvador.
The aim of the visit is to study the successful programs initiated
by the "Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia" in the education
sector and their subsequent introduction and implementation in Morocco and El
Irina Abuladze, the Manager of the Teacher and School Director Professional
Development Project and George Machabeli, TPDC Director, introduced the guests to
the project objectives, structure, management mechanism, strategy, achievements
and future plans.
The project officials spoke to the delegation members about the importance
of academic performance improvement of students in the exact and natural
sciences which could be achieved through the long-term support of teacher and
school director professional development.
The visitors also learned about the training modules, materials
and assessment tools designed for teachers, school directors and vocational
development facilitators selected within the project. The meeting was conducted
in the discussion and question-answer mode.
The project involves more than 18 thousand 7 to 12 grade teachers
of exact and natural sciences, English language and geography and all public
The 14 million USD worth project is one of the components of the MCC
second compact. The project was launched in January 2016 and will be completed
in the summer of 2019.
The visit to Georgia was provided under the "MCC"
initiative as to the country where all the educational projects funded by the
MCC has been successfully implemented.