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no-photoSummer is almost over and while many students keep enjoying the warm weather, teachers have been rather busy as they seek to continuously develop their skills. The Education Center in Orange walk has, on an annual basis provided these Continuous Professional Development sessions for educators and many have been privy to these sessions since last week. We stopped in at the Ecuation Center today as educators continue on the second week of these sessions.

Dalila Ical- Reporting

Teachers are provided Continuous Professional Development each year and these include sessions for school leaders as well. Principals, Vice Principals and local managers sat the first of a two-day training at the Education Center today. Karla Alvarez is the District Education Manager.

Karla Alvarez – Disrict Education Manager

“Starting today we have a two day session with local managers, principals and vice principals and we have a room full right now of school leaders and some of the topics that we will discuss will be things like leadership, being caring and supportive leader we will also sensitize the principals and administrators of what happens in the preschools so that when they go in and supervise  the preschool teacher have a good idea of what the preschool curriculum is all about, they have an idea of also what are some of the things they should be looking for in the lesson plans, the session tomorrow will focus more on the supervision process in terms of principals going into the classroom and doing clinical supervision with the teachers so we will go through the process itself and then we will also do like s simulation of an actual observation, preconference, post conference those types of thing.”

The topics covered are primarily those that the participants have identified as an area of concern, says Alvarez. These sessions are coordinated in line with those provided to teachers.

Karla Alvarez – Disrict Education Manager

“I think it’s something valuable that the principals take back to their schools and actually use with their teachers and you see what we are doing, we are trying to align what the training that the teachers are receiving like for example last week there was a four day training for the preschools teachers on the curriculum and lesson planning and so on so today what we are going to do shortly is like a crash course session on what was done last week with the teachers so that the principals are aware of what was done with the teachers and they know what is expected of them in terms of being administrators.”

Teachers are attending trainings simultaneously at the La Inmaculada School auditorium on a series of topics.

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