The sensitization workshop on NTC activities and education policies is hosted by Cledor Education under the auspices of the National Teaching Council (NTC). The program for each district will consist of a series of four (4) sensitization areas, each of which will be organized in a prescribed order.
The objective of the series in this workshop is to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of all matters related to teacher CPD, licensing, and registration in Ghana as mandated by the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020, Act 1023, and implemented by the National Teaching Council. The workshop will equip participants with the necessary aptitudes with which to practice and make well-informed decisions related to their career as licensed in-service teachers.
The pedagogic approach of this workshop is based on collaborative, interactive, and experiential learning using a flipped classroom model. Participants will actively learn by interacting among themselves, with web applications, and with facilitators through multiple discussion boards before, during, and after the sessions. They will use a hands-on approach to learning that goes beyond the days of the workshop; informed by their pre and post-sensitization knowledge, experience, and reflections. These are aimed at shaping and sharpening the knowledge, values, attitudes, and practice of participants in their profession.
Participants will accumulate hands-on learning through a series of activities including discussion boards, live online seminars, case studies, project reports, and presentations. Sessions in all four sensitization areas of the workshop may require participants to commit an estimated four-hour period at the minimum, which they can follow in part at their own pace. These are to be completed over a maximum of 2 consecutive days (excluding Sundays) through an assigned online Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS, once assigned, will be used by each participant to manage all their workshop activities. This includes registration, program materials in multimedia, live online meetings, quizzes, access to assigned workshop facilitators and client service staff, zoom meetings, discussion boards/forums, end-of-program evaluations, automated generation of program certificates upon successful completion, and a record and status of the workshop attended, etc… Beyond this sensitization workshop, the LMS will as well be used by participants to manage their CPD journey with Cledor throughout their career as in-service teachers.
Each participant will be required to attend scheduled live online sessions as part of the progression in their LMS. The workshop will focus on functional outcomes for teachers such as (i) building portfolio for successful CPD assessment and license renewal e.g. how to earn CPD points by compiling evidence about teachers’ professional knowledge, professional values & attitudes, and professional practice per the National Teachers’ Standards (NTS); (ii) effectively using the teacher portal on the NTC website e.g. how to verify a teacher license and upload portfolio records for CPD assessment; and (iii) understanding their CPD requirements e.g. understand what constitutes demand-driven and supply-driven programs, the minimum required points and the implications.
The methods of assessment will, among others, emphasize participants’ hands-on application of what they have learned to enhance their career and boost their achievement and satisfaction as in-service teachers.
The four (4) sensitization areas in the workshop are listed as follows:
1. Understanding CPD Requirements
2. Licensing and Portfolio Building for CPD Assessment
3. Teacher Incentive Packages for CPD Compliance
4. NTC Mandate and the Education Regulatory Bodies Act 1023
Format: Online/Internet-based with Learning Management System (LMS)
Language: English (en)
Time required: 6 hours minimum to be spread over up to 3 days
Start Dates, Time, and Selected Districts:
Participating districts are categorized into 3 groups namely A, B, and C.
Group A: Akwapim North Municipal
Group B: Wasa Amenfi East Municipal
Group C: Wasa Amenfi West Municipal
|Sensitization Workshop on Education Policies (Online Attendees)
|Akuapim North: 11th Nov @ 4pm
|Wasa Amenfi East: 11th Nov @ 4pm
|Wasa Amenfi West: 11th Nov @ 4pm
- Though sessions are scheduled to start on specific dates, teachers who register and make payment early will be allowed to start self-paced activities in their LMS earlier. That means persons who start earlier will have additional time to acquaint themselves with their LMS and complete self-paced activities.
- Teachers will have up to 2 consecutive days (excluding Sundays) from the indicated start date to complete this workshop. During this period, various online discussions, breakout sessions, activities, presentations, and Q&A sessions will be scheduled for constituent groups.
- This workshop has been significantly discounted for all in-service teachers in the selected districts.
- Target Group: Teachers in all ranks, teaching/non-teaching staff
- Method of recording and keeping attendance: Teacher’s INSET Logbook, NTC’s digital register for teachers, Cledor Education’s attendance register
- Intended mechanisms for monitoring attendance and active participation (per hour or session) for the duration of the activity: Periodic recording of participant list; use of interactive learning; periodic formative activities, others are: Attendance register, Q&A, and group activities.
- Method to be used for obtaining feedback or evaluation of the program:
- Formative and summative assessment of participants
- Questionnaires/Feedback forms
- Video testimonials
- List of references for participants to consult ahead of training:
- Updates will be available in LMS and on discussion boards
- Please note that there is a live Q&A session with the program facilitator.
- Supplementary contents and activities will be available in participants’ LMS
Name: Francis Mensah-Okyere
Position: CEO, Cledor Ltd.
WhatsApp: 054 632 0697
Email: [email protected]