Facilitators at the Public Kindergarten and Primary Schools are expected to observe the maiden edition of the Continuous Professional Development Day (CPDD) today Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
The day, which has been set aside by the Ghana Education Service for the professional development of facilitators shall be considered as a holiday for their learners.
The GES says the Continuous Professional Development Day (CPDD) has been adopted into the academic calendar to allow teachers to upgrade themselves with the requisite knowledge and skills in the teaching profession.
The GES in a statement signed by its Head, Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo said the CPD day will be held four times in a year in a bid to improve teaching and learning outcomes as well as enhance the image of the teaching profession.
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“The Ghana Education Service (GES) wishes to remind the general public, particularly KG 1 to Primary 6 teachers, pupils, parents and guardians that Wednesday, 30 October 2019 is Continuous Professional Development day for the teachers,” the statement said.
“As a result of the above-scheduled activity which is on the 2019/2020 academic calendar, KG1 to Primary 6 pupils will not attend school tomorrow Wednesday 30th October 2019, to enable the teachers have their full day of training and professional development.
“As part of GES effort to improve its workforce, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) has been formally adopted into the Academic Calendar to allow teachers upgrade themselves with the requisite knowledge and skills in the teaching profession”.
About PLC and CPDD
Professional Learning Communities (PLC ) is a group of educators and other stakeholders who meet regularly to share expertise knowledge, skills and experience for the improvement in lesson delivery, assessment and academic performance of learners.
It is a collegial group of Administrators and School Staff who are united in their commitment to Learners’ learning.
They function as an effective strategy for building school capacity around core issues of teaching and learning (Darling-Hammond, 1995).
They can serve as a mechanism to transform school culture. In other words, PLCs connect teachers with information, strategies and best practices.
Check the PLC Schedule FOR THE 2019/20 academic year HERE