Kathmandu: The Snow Lion Foundation (SLF), Nepal is organizing a 3-day “Teacher Professional Development Workshop” for School Heads and Teachers from 9 – 11 June 2019 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
A total of 8 school heads and 11 teachers along with Tenzin Rabgyal, Education Officer of SLF Nepal are participating in the workshop. The resource person for the workshop is Tenzin Dorjee, Head of Academic Section, Department of Education, CTA.
The workshop aims to provide the school heads and teachers with awareness about the need for initiating School-based Teacher Professional Development (SBTPD).
During the workshop, the participants will learn about the importance of SBTPD and few TPD collaborative strategies so that they can initiate and encourage teacher-led SBTPD activities in the schools once they return back to their respective schools.
At the short inaugural program of the workshop, the coordinator of the workshop, Tenzin Rabgyal gave the background information about the workshop.
Tsering Topgyal, Executive Secretary of SLF welcomed the resource person and the participants at the workshop. In his opening remarks, he stressed upon the need for updating and upgrading the teaching skills to improve instructional skills and student’s achievement.
The opening remark was then followed by self-introduction by each of the participants.
Tenzin Dorjee thanked SLF Nepal for inviting him as a resource person for the workshop. He briefly outlined few important projects and programs initiated by the DOE in the past few years with special focus on Teacher Professional Development.
As a teacher, one should continuously strive hard to plan individually and collaborate with others teachers in the schools to upgrade and equip themselves with strategies and skills as a part of their professional development, he said.
He also mentioned that SBTPD should be a continual part of the school calendar so that gradually, it becomes a school culture.
Following the 3-day workshop, Tenzin Dorjee will visit schools in Kathmandu and Pokhara. He will observe a few classes and interact with teachers encouraging them to initiate TPD activities in the school.
The workshop is generously funded by the USAID.
-Filed by Snow Lion Foundation, Nepal