NTC recommended activities for Continuous Professional Development of Teachers

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The National Teaching Council is mandated by Education Regulators’ Body Act 2020 (ACT 1023) to improve professional standing and status of teachers and to ensure licensing and registration of teachers in Ghana.

As part of its mandate, the Council in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service and and Ministry of Education have announced recommended activities to guide teachers in acquiring Continuous Development Points.

The recommended activities are classified under seven (7) categories of different points.

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Below is the recommended activities for Continuous Professional Development of Teachers (Measurements will be evidence based).

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CATEGORY A PROGRAMMES (A POINT)

1. Preparation of Scheme of work (Scheme of Learning) for a year.

2. Active member of a registered teacher union or any relevant subject-based Association.

3. Participating in a special event relevant to teacher’s role.

4. Participating in school- or cluster-based
workshop (1 point for one workshop).

5. Using the lessons learnt from reading of journals and books to improve teaching practice or assessment which is verified by school head or any supervisor.

6. Participating in individual conference with parents on students’ performance.

7. Orientation by Supervisors such as;
HT/HoD/CS/DEO.

8. Using lessons learnt from conferences and seminars to improve learning.

9. Using analysis of learning outcomes to improve learner’s attainment.

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CATEGORY B PROGRAMMES (2 POINTS)

1. Participating in a research project as a team member.

2. Attendance of a professional conference, lecture and seminar outside of workplace.

3. Keeping a reflective journal or diary

4. Participating in a school-based project as a team member.

5. Facilitating a school-based professional
development workshop.

6. Participating in alternative disciplinary training programmes.

7. Development and implementation of
assessment framework to promote behavioral change in the three domains

8. Setting End of term examination questions based on profile dimension.

9. Prepare, use and manage learning resources which engage students with diverse learning styles and needs activities (write up and pictures with a cover letter from Head of school.

10. Providing clinical supervision and giving constructive feedback.

11. Promoting good working relationship with subordinates and creating safe environment.

12. Writing of reports (e.g., school report,
training/workshop reports).

13. Attending Programmes on improving teaching methodologies and delivery.

14. Accessing on-line educational related
programmes and implementing acquired
competences in classroom.

15. Participating in school- community or school and parental engagement programmes to foster learning.

16. A member of Lesson Study Team at the District level.

17. Demonstrating how competencies acquired in Lesson Study Workshop was used to improve.

18. As Executive member of a Teacher Union or Subject Base Association at the District level learning outcomes.

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CATEGORY C PROGRAMMES (3 POINTS)

1. Acting as a staff in charge of preparing and supervising students for any competition or activity in a school term.

2. Taking additional responsibility as a class teacher, form master, house staff, chaplain, gardening teacher, head of department or providing counseling for students etc. in an academic year.

3. Presenting at a professional workshop, lecture and seminar in or outside of workplace.

4. Participating in setting of questions for a
national or international body.

5. Active participation as a member of school-based or district level committee established to support student learning or improvement in school administration.

6. Attending a short course or completion of a professional development module distance, school-based or online with a minimum of 3 hours of active learning per month.

7. Winning award as the best teacher at the school level in a year.

8. Evidence of mentoring a student-teacher/lower ranked teacher through the four pillars of mentoring and coaching framework in adopting Universal Design for Learning (UDL) methods.

9. Integrating ICT and other technologies in school administration.

10. Participating in collection and management of educational data. (write up on the processes and evidence of engagement will be needed) Facilitating in a District Lesson Study Workshop

11. Applying procurement laws and financial management policies in school and office administration.

12. Participating in stakeholder meetings and programmes for building partnership.

13. Facilitating in a District Lesson Study Workshop Demonstration evidence on how competences acquired from Lesson Study Workshop was used to support other teachers in carrying out their duties.

14. As Executive member of a Teacher Union or Subject Base Association at the Regional Level

CATEGORY D PROGRAMMES (4 POINTS)

1. Attending a short course or completion of a professional development module distance, school based or online with a minimum of 12 hours of active learning per month.

2. Participating in marking of scripts for a national or international body as an Assistant Examiner.

3. Serving as an executive member of a professional or subject-based association and performing your teaching role at the same time in an academic year.

4. Participating in a committee of enquiry or jury service on issues relating to education.

5. Organizing or coordinating special events or commemorations at the school or district level.

6. Planning or facilitating school-based or district-level in- service training programme or workshop.

7. Winning award as one of the three best
teachers at the district level.

8. Working as a coordinator or an internal examiner or assessor in any institution.

9. Serving on an education committee at the district level

10. Participating in Leadership for Learning
training and developing an action plan for
implementation.

11. Participating in management training programmes to implement desirable change in school management systems.

12. Participating in a curriculum training programme that is in relation with assigned level or office of operation.

12. Facilitating in a Regional Lesson Study
Conference.

13. Demonstration evidence on how competences acquired from Lesson Study Workshop was used to improve learning outcomes in a district.

14. As Executive member of a Teacher Union or Subject Base Association at the National level.

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CATEGORY E PROGRAMMES (5 POINTS)

1. Participating in marking of scripts for a national or international body as a Team Leader.

2. Identifying a prevailing problem in society that militates against student performance, devising ways to mitigate such and getting colleagues ascent for implementation.

3. Winning award as one of the three best teachers at the regional level.

4. Mentoring a newly qualified teacher/newly appointed teacher (5 points per NQT per year).

6. Serving as a resource person on any radio or TV programme relating to education (once a year).

7. Participating in a community- based services relating to education.

8. Planning or facilitating a short course at the school or district level.

9. Serving on an education committee at the regional level

10. Facilitating a session at an international or subject-based conference.

11. Demonstrating the understanding of the curriculum framework and structure, content and expected outcomes of the curriculum of the grade (s) and subject (s) they teach.

12. Planning, monitoring and evaluating in sustainable development in education.

13. Participating in a training programmes which deals with Gender Responsive Programmes, disability inclusive pedagogies as well as building skills on UDL and demonstrating evidence of
how competences acquired were implemented in school environment.

14. Presenting a lesson on National Lesson Study Day Presenting a paper on how Lesson Study has been used to improve learning outcomes.

15. Serving on a panel at National Lesson Study Day.

16. Facilitating a workshop on Human right issues.

17. Submitting up to date learning plans per year or annual implementation plan

18. Evidence of implementation of Human Right Strategies in classroom/school environment.

19. Evidence and positive results on implementation of alternative disciplinary strategies in the school environment

CATEGORY F PROGRAMMES (10 POINTS)

1. Participating in a committee in developing policies and guidelines related to education in general or to the practice of teaching.

2. Participating in marking of scripts for a national or international body as a Chief Examiner (10 points per marking session).

3. Leading a team of teachers to implement approaches to solve a previously identified problem in society that militates against student performance in your school.

4. Serving on an education committee at the national level.

5. Presenting at a national or international
conference.

6. Winning award as one of the
three best teachers at the national level

7. Conducting school-based research or project leading to improvement in student
learning outcomes.

8. Writing of proposals to support school
administration.

9. Managing educational projects and programmes at the school, district, regional or national level.

10. Implementing Quality Assurance and
Accreditation systems in education.

11. Promoting female students’ participation in Mathematics, Science and TVET programmes.

12. Facilitating three gender responsive pedagogies that uses inclusive pedagogies to integrate social and education inclusion of students with disabilities (learning plan and students’ task can serve as evidence).

13. Attending International Conference on Lesson Study A member of organizing committee of International Education Programme.

14. Working as Education Technical Working Committee Member.

CATEGORY G PROGRAMMES (20 points)

1. Publication in peer reviewed journal, contributing to a book chapter, publishing a book or working as an editor of a published book accepted by subject-based association or NaCCA.

2. Completing an accredited education
programme leading to the award of a Post
Graduate Diploma/Degree.

3. Innovation in teaching published in peer
reviewed journal approved by relevant body
established by NTC.

4. Writing a chapter of a book on Gender
Responsive Pedagogies or Publishing an article on Gender Responsive Pedagogies in a recognized and best- selling newspaper or writing a peer review journal or paper on UDL and/or the importance of Inclusive Education.

5. Presenting a paper on Lesson Study at World Lesson Study Conference

6. As a Coordinator /Director of National or
International Programme relating to
Education

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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