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Introduction

Today, students are the main focus of the learning process. Indeed, the learning vehicle is directed by their professional teachers who strive to meet the needs of the rapidly global changes in the field of education. Similar to practitioners in other professions, teachers need to deepen their knowledge and improve their skills over the course of their careers to meet wider range of needs. This document titled ÂŤProfessional development programÂť goes beyond the term training , as it focuses on implications of learning skills, moreover, it encompasses programs that includes formal and informal venues, to help and support teachers to advance their knowledge and skills.

The

programs are designed to assure that teachers will acquire not only new skills on the classroom level but explore new and advanced understandings of quality assurance and management. Certainly, teacher professional development is a vital tool for improving student learning. We hope this publication will bring this important issue to the attention of everyone who cares about quality education.

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Professional Teaching Certificate

Edu-Systems International, ESI, Egypt Middle East Association of National Schools, MEANS, USA Northwest Accreditation Commission, NWAC, USA

ESI, NWAC and MEANS offer educational program for teachers in Egypt leading to Professional Teaching Certificate (PTC). The program consists of 5 courses/ 15 credit points for teachers enrolled in the program. Each course consists of 15 instructional hours and confers 3 credit points for participants. Participants will earn PTC issued by MEANS and approved by NWAC and ESI. PTC 102

Effective Teaching Stratrgies

3 Credits

PTC 101

Instruction and Assessment

3 Credits

PTC 201

Classroom Discipline and Management

3 Credits

PTC 301

Technology in Classroom

3 Credits

PTC 401

Quality Education and Accreditation

3 Credits

Benefits of PTC Program: • Enhance and enrich knowledge and skills of teachers. • Allow better position and opportunities for further professional improvement. • Fine social and academic prestigious within educational institutions. • Develop deeper understanding in your field of education. • Confidence and self-satisfaction.

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Professional Teaching Certificate Differentiated Instruction Course Description This course is designed to provide educators with the basis for creating a personal theory of instruction through knowledge of brain functions, cognitive functions, and learning styles. In this course, participants will be subjected to interesting specific teaching techniques that would maximize the efficiency of the learning environment. Class sessions will be devoted to lectures, demonstrations, discussions, group work and audio-visual material and topics of particular interest as they relate to differentiated learning. At the end of the course, participants will posses a variety of instructional and assessment techniques that would be used to deal with a wide range of student needs. Objectives • Understand the concept and principles of differentiated instruction. • Demonstrate an understanding of various instructional strategies that is used in regular classrooms. • Aware with how brain function through analyzing the Hermann brain dominance tool. • Develop different instructional strategies to each type of learning style. • Develop criteria for assessing differentiated instruction. •Construct differentiated lesson plan that address different types and abilities of learners. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Professional Teaching Certificate Assessment and Evaluation Course Description

, In this course, participants will be presented with a variety of assessment strategies that would fit the differentiated learning in regular classrooms . They will understand what defines differentiation and recognize their role and responsibilities in differentiated learning community. Educators will delve into the full array of assessment and evaluation tools, including rubrics, journals, formal and informal assessments, and portfolios. Then, create an effective rubric based on an existing student assignment. Objectives • Understand the difference between evaluation and assessment. • Understand the various types and purposes of specific assessments. • Learn how assessment and evaluation results provide data sources for informed decision making. • Understand how to use classroom assessment to build student ownership and understanding of their own learning. • Be exposed to a variety of examples of effective classroom assessments from different grade levels and subject areas. • Develop and evaluate classroom assessments and rubrics that exhibit characteristics of effective design. • Be able to apply a variety of assessment strategies to provide feedback to students and inform instruction. • Explore practical methods of grading and reporting. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors Professional Development Guide

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Professional Teaching Certificate Classroom Discipline and Management Course Description This course is designed to allow participants to discover best practices of effective classroom management, how to establish a productive classroom climate, how to apply a variety of management techniques to help students become responsible for their behaviors and choices. Learn how to increase student motivation, build positive student-teacher relationships, and develop effective partnerships between parents and school. Includes strategies to minimize and prevent classroom and behavior management problems and time management techniques such as managing email, paperwork, planning, and classroom organization. Objectives • Maintain classroom discipline and create an open, supportive environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness. • Guide students in goal setting and assessing their own learning. • Establish, communicate, model, and maintain standards of responsible student behavior. • Using instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement. • Strategies for effectively communicating with parents. • Strategies for teachers and administrators working together. • Effective learning activities that prevent classroom management difficulties and cultivate social and group responsibilities. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors Professional Development Guide

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Professional Teaching Certificate Quality Education Course Description This course is designed to explain mechanism for addressing different standards and dealing with indicators. Participants will experience process of accreditation at national and international level. Moreover, steps involved in preparation of schools for accreditation will be explained and discusses in details. A model of needs assessment and process of gap analysis that leads to identifying weaknesses, strengths, opportunities, and threats will be discussed. Weakness will be addressed through the venues of constructing improvement plan. Objectives • Outline nature and principles of quality assurance on national and international level • Explore roles and responsibilities of steering committee and subcommittee • Define elements and components of self study • Design mechanism for addressing indicators in each standard • Demonstrate an understanding on how to construct school improvement plan. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Professional Teaching Certificate Interactive White Board Course Description This course is for teachers

interested in incorporating

technology into the learning process. Participants will learn how to use an interactive whiteboard in order to enhance their teaching and instructional practices. It includes set-up and orient the projector and board for use, presentation material and resources, and save for future use and import material from other applications. In addition, the course orients the teachers with basic soft ware usage of the interactive board and provide teachers with the opportunity for practice and demonstrations of use. Objectives • Identify components of an interactive whiteboard system. • Discuss current research in instructional technology as it applies to your classroom. • Understand how to use specific skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. • Practice using software used in an interactive whiteboard system. • Identify how skills covered in this course can enhance and transform many lessons. • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own lesson. • Discuss challenges and successes in using interactive whiteboard systems in your classroom. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Professional Teaching Certificate Learning and teaching Strategies Course Description This course is designed to provide effective teaching strategies on various subjects for different grade levels. In this course, participants will explore the notion of which strategies provide the best prospect of preparing students for the 21st century, based on the latest findings from about how students learn. A continuum of approaches will be presented from teacher directed (where the teacher is in a prominent role for directing the learning of students) to independent strategies (designed to promote the development of the student as a self-directed learner). A listing of research-based strategies will be provided for planning purposes and we will take full advantage of the experience of fellow participants. Participants will transfer their understanding to their own teaching assignments, developing plans for utilization in their classroom with their curriculum. Objectives • Strategies for accessing prior knowledge and preexisting understandings. • Graphic organizers, note-taking and other techniques to help students acquire new information or skills. • Effective homework practices. • Methods for organizing knowledge into frameworks that will contribute to transfer. • Checking for understanding techniques. • Metacognitive approaches to help students take control of their own learning. • Review strategies and other summary methods known to be best practice. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors Professional Development Guide

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Professional Teaching Certificate One-to-One Learning Course Description This course is for teachers

interested in incorporating

technology into the learning process. Participants will learn how to use a classmate PC in order to enhance their teaching and instructional practices. It includes set-up and orient the students laptops with teachers PC, presentation material and resources, and save for future use and import material from other applications. In addition, the course orients the teachers with basic soft ware usage of the classmate pc and provide teachers with the opportunity for practice and demonstration of use.

Objectives • Identify components of a classmate PC. • Discuss current research in instructional technology as it applies to your classroom. • Understand how to use specific skills including basic operations, manipulating graphics and objects, overlay tools, and integrating peripheral products. • Practice using application in classmate PC. • Apply skills learned in this course to develop your own lesson. • Discuss challenges and successes in using classmate PC systems in your classroom.

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate

Edu-Systems International, ESI, Egypt Middle East Association of National Schools, MEANS, USA Northwest Accreditation Commission, NWAC, USA ESI, NWAC and MEANS offer educational program for educators leading to Quality Education and Innovation Certificate (QEIC). The program consists of 5 courses/ 15 credit points for educators enrolled in the program. Each course consists of 15 instructional hours and confers 3 credit points for participants. Participants will earn QEIC issued by MEANS and approved by NWAC and ESI.

QEIC 103

Curriculum Design and Development

3 Credits

QEIC 107

Project Based Learning

3 Credits

QEIC 106

Student/Teacher Portfolio

3 Credits

QEIC 104

Active Learning

3 Credits

QEIC 105

Child Development and Psychology

3 Credits

Benefits of QEIC Program: • Promote efficiency in performance. • Fine social and academic prestigious within educational institutions. • Develop deeper understanding in your field of education. • Confidence and self-satisfaction.

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Curriculum Design and Development Course Description This course provides the basis for all instructional planning in the schools or other learning settings. Four essential questions regarding curriculum frame the course: What is it? Where does it come from? How is it developed? What makes it work? The course approaches curriculum design and development as a learning-centered decision-making process. Participants examine theoretical curriculum frameworks from Dewey through post modernist thinkers. Through assignments and critiques, Teachers apply principles of “backward, design” to plan instruction on all levels – school, program, grade or course, unit, and lesson. Integration and alignment of learning at various levels and across content areas are key. In summary, this course examines the theoretical background, and practice-based information and skills necessary to design and critique appropriate and effective curriculum in any setting at any level. Objectives • Explain the key elements of curriculum theory. • Describe and illustrate key components of effective curriculum at each level. • Select significant content and formulate appropriate learning outcomes. • Explain and illustrate appropriate connections among learning outcomes, assessments and instructional strategies. • Use standards and other curriculum frameworks to design units and lessons. • Apply a learning centered decision-making model to curriculum design at all levels. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Active Learning Course Description This course enables teachers to convert their classes from regular traditional style to student centered active learning environment. Teachers are exposed to the importance of this approach and practice on implementing different activities to motivate students and make learning fun. Research has proven that Active Learning has direct impact on the rate of absorbing information and in retaining it.

Objectives • What is active learning? • Why it is important? • Why are teachers reluctant to use it. • Advantages of Active Learning. • Techniques of Active Learning.

Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Child Development and Psychology Course Description Child Development is a specialized course that prepares educators to understand the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth and development of children. The course is designed to help teachers acquire knowledge and skills essential to the care and guidance of children. Emphasis is on helping participants create an environment for children that will promote optimum development. Objectives • Describes the physical development of a child from birth through the toddler stage. • Summarizes the emotional and social development of a child from birth through the toddler stage. • Describe various theories of child development. • Analyze various theories of psychosocial and intellectual development. • Analyze the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of the child. • Describe the influences of the family and society on infants and toddlers. • Identify environmental and hereditary influences that affect development and growth. • Summarize activities and strategies for optimizing the development of the school-age child. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Student Portofolio Course Description This course provides participants with a framework for developing a student portfolio. Teachers learn about the value of creating a student portfolio and how it is used to communicate and demonstrate students

academic

accomplishments. Educators are introduced to tools and techniques that help them to develop, manage, and maintain students portfolios. They demonstrate the ability to apply the structure and methods presented in this course by composing a high-level design and comprehensive outline for a student portfolio. Objectives • Discuss types and content of portfolios. • Design principles for creating portfolios. • Describe the portfolio evaluation course and explain briefly evaluation processes involved in the course. • Understand the uses of portfolios as part of the assessment policies. • Discuss the importance of feedback gained from portfolios. Number of Days: 1 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Project Based Learning Course Description In this course participants will learn how to use the Standards-Focused Project Based Learning Model

and

align it with subject learning outcome to develop instructional units. During the course, teachers will work through a set of modules designed to teach the five major planning elements of PBL. discussions and activities will be centered on exploration of issues related to PBL. As a culminating activity, participants will develop a PBL unit for use in their own teaching or training. Objectives As a result of this course participants will: • Be able to develop clear learning outcomes and objectives. • Be able to identify characteristics and attributes of Project Based Learning (PBL). • Be able to align goals and objectives of PBL with subject learning outcome. • Be able to develop formative and summative assessments for monitoring and evaluating PBL unit and student outcomes. • Be able to design collaborative learning activities that support student learning in the PBL process. • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of PBL and the related implications for student achievement. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Quality Education and Innovation Certificate Teacher Portofolio Course Description In this course, participants will develop a teaching portfolio that includes their teaching philosophy. The portfolio will act as a dynamic record of teaching experiences in which the participants should keep teaching log, evaluations from preceptors and students, examples of materials provided during their teaching experiences, and self-assessments of each teaching experience. Teachers will be assessed at the end of the course using a standardized evaluation form on developing their own portfolio.

Objectives • Identify the components of teachers portfolio • Understand the importance of teachers portfolio as a tool for self evaluation and reflection • Construct your own teaching philosophy. • Learn about methods of preparing and presenting portfolio. • Develop and package your portfolio

Number of Days: 1 Target Participants: Teachers and Directors

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Leadership and School Management Certificate Edu-Systems International, ESI, Egypt Middle East Association of National Schools, MEANS, USA Northwest Accreditation Commission, NWAC, USA ESI, NWAC and MEANS offer educational program for teachers in Egypt leading to Leadership and School Management Certificate (LSMC). The program consists of 5 courses/ 15 credit points for teachers enrolled in the program. Each course consists of 15 instructional hours and confers 3 credit points for participants. Participants will earn LSMC issued by MEANS and approved by NWAC and ESI. LSMC 202

Strategic Planning

3 Credits

LSMC 203

School Management

3 Credits

LSMC 204

Time Management and communication skills

3 Credits

LSMC 205

School Leadership

3 Credits

LSMC 206

Essential in team work

3 Credits

Benefits of LSMC Program: • Enhance management skills. • Effective school management. • Develop deeper understanding in your field of education. • Confidence and self-satisfaction.

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Leadership and School Management Certificate Essential in Team Work Course Description In this course, Participants will be subjected to the essential elements of team work and communication skills that employees and managers must have as part of their standard tool set. Teachers will explore the principles of effective teamwork. Participants will each discover their own unique strengths that they can contribute to any team. In addition, Participants will develop awareness of their own preferred team working style and will develop their teamwork skills through experiential learning tasks. Through interactive workshops, self-assessments, role-playing activities and video simulations, educators will gain practical experience initiating and responding to various forms of communication., learn to handle situations based on a flexible, genuine and self-confident approach. Teachers will also gain the skills to collaborate with others and form the needed teamwork env ironment Objectives • Identify the relationship between specific teamwork skills and team success. • Distinguish verbal and non-verbal behaviors that contribute toward teamwork. • Recognize barriers to effective communications. • Build collaborative relationships that emphasize trust and respect. • Develop active listening skills to anticipate and avoid common misunderstandings. • Develop team goals based on the business vision. • Participate in a team-building activity. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Directors and Leaders Professional Development Guide

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Leadership and School Management Certificate School Management Course Description This course explores the strategies and tools for building a learning organization. Principles of management practice and specific concepts about organizations, including change management,

behavior,

motivation,

group

dynamics,

teamwork, leadership and ethics will be discussed. Moreover, This course assists aspiring educators to acquire the school management skills, knowledge and attitudes that will help them to contribute to the creation and support of conditions in schools under which effective teaching and learning can take place. participants will learn how to apply basic management principles and how to manage school teaching staff. Objectives • Explore educational leadership theory and style. • Construct shared school vision building and communication. • Understand methods of effective educational planning. • Acquire problem solving and decision making skills. • Understand importance of schools policies and procedures. • Explore time management and delegating skills. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Directors and Leaders

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Leadership and School Management Certificate Time Management and Communication Skills Course Description In this Course, Participants explore methods of

working

effectively with others to create an environment, which fosters open and honest communication. Moreover, participants will examine the ground roles for giving feedback and the ground roles for receiving feedback. In addition, This course is intended to prepare educators to help participants how to effectively manages time and plan for activities within a set time frame. Combining open discussion, a certain amount of theory and real practical scenarios makes this course a memorable training day and helps to cement the learning, while making it practical for your unique work situation. Objectives • Define the meaning of communication. • Recognize barriers to effective communication. • Demonstrate elements of successful time management skills. • Understand ground roles for giving effective feedback. • Understand ground roles for receiving effective feedback. • Practice in dealing with the more difficult aspects of delivering ‘negative’ feedback in a safe environment. • Determine methods and tools used for studying current situation against standard situation. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Directors and Leaders

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Leadership and School Management Certificate Strategic Planning

Course Description This course focuses on the use elements of strategic planning.

Identifying weaknesses and strengths of

organizational institutions to construct goals, objectives with specified time frame and responsibilities. Candidates review the types of assessments that a school leader needs to be familiar with, and how a school leader can use assessment data to measure school wide achievement. Additionally, the model and processes of continuous school improvement are explored. Objectives • Understand the elements of effective strategic planning. • Aware of different strategic planning models. • Examine the importance of inquiry for school improvement and the change process. • Describe the model and the processes of continuous school improvement. • Identify the steps and processes involved in developing and implementing a school improvement plan. • Create a school improvement plan that includes the school community in inquiry, implementation, and reflection. • Develop institutional monitoring plan assure quality of implementation. Number of Days: 2 Target Participants: Directors and Leaders

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Leadership and School Management Certificate Quality Leadership

Course Description In this course participants will become aware of your current leadership style and abilities. The more leadership styles you have, the more situations you can handle. Participants will also appreciate the impact their leadership style has on those who work with them. The Leadership course then provides you with a tool-kit of ideas to increase your leadership skills back in the workplace. Moreover, the course

is designed to help all educators

develop the essential skills to influence and motivate your staff to achieve exceptional performance.

Objectives • Define what leadership is and how it is applied at all levels of organizational management. • Understand the basics of leadership and motivation. • Determine what is necessary to lead teams and organizations, and how to integrate this with business management. • Develop skills in communicating, influencing and negotiating with peers, subordinates and senior managers. • Become adept at assessing leadership traits and qualities in ourselves and others. • Learn how to develop leadership in ourselves and others.

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Guide to Professional Development