H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).
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H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).
H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).

The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) will undergo a one week regional and school based professional development training starting April 3rd to April 7th, 2016, as part of an its ongoing effort to support and encourage schools to take part in individualized school improvement planning and development.

Working with the P-12 Sector – Curriculum and Assessment Divisions, School Operations – School Administration Cluster Managers and AQIOs, and the Professional Development Division, the KG to Grade 12 public schools have been preparing themselves for the exciting professional development (PD) journey, which is meant to encourage schools to drive progress for their schools through various internal preparation plans and teamwork spirit, as well as providing centralized training to support the continued implementation of the Cycle 3 Modified curriculum.

During April PD week, ADEC has organized a three day capacity building program for Cycle 3 teachers from across the Emirate, to help equip them with the knowledge, tools and resources necessary to drive the Cycle 3 Modified curriculum program forward in all subject areas, including GeoScience and Design Innovation and Technology. In addition, Cycle 3 Laboratory Technicians will receive training to support the introduction of Science activities in the Lab.

KG, Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 English medium subject teachers have their own program along with training for Learning Resource Centre specialists.

As part of the April PD week ADEC has partnered with an International Application provider and their expert trainers will be providing a two day training program for all ICT teachers across the Emirate on a new application that will be applied in ADEC school systems.

40 high performing schools were selected to attend the BETT ME Leadership Forum, EXPO and Learn Live sessions. 40 Principals and up to 240 selected STEM teachers will attend the two day conference that coincides with the April PD week.

In addition to this centrally organized and mandated training each school has organized their own program based on their school needs. School staff received ‘Train the Trainer’ training for additional curriculum based training in preparation for April PD week during March 2016.

The centralized training plans and the school based training plans have been uploaded online on the ADA’E performance appraisal system. This will enable us to record all the PD that has taken place during April PD week, track and verify attendance at the various sessions and ensure leaders and teachers are credited with the PD/training they have received on their individual training transcript.

- ADEC Media