Monday, September 6, 2021

Cambridge Launches Professional Development Programme For Teachers

Cambridge University Press & Assessment India, India’s leading education publisher and international exam board is proud to announce the launch of its Professional Development Programme (PDP) for teachers and schools. 

Cambridge PDP is a self-paced online course for teachers looking to strengthen their teaching methodologies for a modern blended learning environment. The course offers 40 hours of learning content through eight lessons which are covering a core pedagogical concept. Mapped to the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) the programme incorporates guidelines on Continuous Professional Development.

Cambridge PDP covers eight key concepts, which are Student Engagement, Behaviour Management, Metacognition, Active Learning, Bloom's Taxonomy, Multiple Intelligences, Assessment for learning and Teaching with Digital Technologies.

Arun Rajamani, Managing Director, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, South Asia, said: “Last year has been incredibly challenging for teachers across the world. It has highlighted the need for a well-rounded and need-based development programme that bridges the gap between the existing and new-age blended teaching and learning techniques. We have developed the Cambridge Professional Development Programme (Cambridge PDP) to address this need.

At Cambridge, we believe that teachers are central to high-quality pedagogy, high attainment, and the wellbeing of learners. And we are sure that Cambridge PDP will be a key steppingstone in the professional development journey of educators in India and beyond. The course marks an important step for Cambridge in our commitment to improve the skills and expertise of educators in India.”

Key Features of the Cambridge Professional Development Programme:

·         NEP 2020 aligned programme, designed for Indian classrooms.

·         40 hours of learning content is available for self-paced flexible learning. 

·         Learner-centric approach to develop best teaching practices. 

·         Focus on primary and latter-primary subjects including Science, Social Sciences, Mathematics and English

·         Real-world examples and demonstration videos help teachers to implement classroom strategies easily. 

·         Videos by expert educationists reflect on current teaching practices.

·         Provides guidance on best practices for digital teaching and best use of available resources. 

·         Comprehensive feedback and assessment for teacher to measure their progress.

Manish Doshi, Senior Vice President & Business Head – Education, Cambridge University Press & Assessment, said: “Inspired by the NEP 2020 vision and an understanding of the challenges faced by schools, Cambridge has created a PD course to help schools excel. While there is awareness of pedagogies within the teaching community, the real challenge has always been everyday implementation and constraints such as disproportionate teacher-pupil ratios and limited infrastructure. Cambridge PDP is our response to what we felt was an urgent need to design a programme that supports teachers in adapting and finding innovative responses to these challenges.”

At Cambridge, we offer several different professional development opportunities for teachers according to their experience and needs. From self-study materials to online help, schools can access support that suits their needs. Our approach to professional development supports teachers to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged.

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