Under the "Millennium Challenge Account - Georgia"
Teacher and School Director Professional Development Project, which is being
carried out by TPDC, 150 trainers have been trained who will provide general professional
skills trainings for more than 7,000 public school teachers across the country.
The training will help teachers develop the skills for positive
and effective management of the teaching process. Ultimately, teachers will be
able to create a student-centered learning environment where each student will have
the opportunity to learn in physically and emotionally safe environment.
In addition, the knowledge acquired at the training will enable
teachers to become aware of the importance of establishing cooperative and
professional culture with colleagues and the benefits of the use of
"Positive management of learning process and professional
commitment to professional development” -the third module of the general
professional skills course has been developed by local and international
consultants on the basis of the need analysis of Georgian teachers.
In April-May of the current year, the training will involve more
than 7,000 VII-XII grade mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, geography
and English language teachers of all public schools across the country that
have already been trained in the first and second modules of the general
professional skills course in October-February 2016-2017.
Within the project, ethnic minority teachers will have the
opportunity to participate in the trainings. The training material has been
specially translated for them and Russian, Armenian and Azerbaijani trainers
will be trained.
Under the project, in 2016-2018 teachers will take two training
1. General professional skills
(three twelve hour modules; total of 36 hours - 3 credit points)
2. Active teaching of subjects (one twenty four hour module - 2
Teachers will be trained in two stages. The professional
development course for the first group of teachers started in October 2016 and
will be completed in July 2017 (general professional skills and subject methodology); the second flow of
teachers will be trained in the same course in October 2017 - July 2018.
The Millennium Challenge Account-Georgia project is funded by the
Millennium Challenge Corporation and is carried out by the National Center for
Teacher Professional Development with the expert support of IREX, the
international consulting company and cooperation with the Ministry of Education
and Science of Georgia.