The Teachers’ Professional Development modular study at Riara University provides teachers with an opportunity to enhance understanding and practice high-quality teacher/instructional leadership to create a fulfilling learning experience for learners, colleagues and self.
The content of each chapter in every module is based on current knowledge and research applicable to the practical needs of a Kenyan classroom teacher and instructional leader. The content and activities are applicable to the real-life situation of a practicing teacher/Instructional leader, are self-directed and experiential. They reflect a diversity of perspectives and address the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of teachers and Instructional leaders.
The learning activities in the module are informed by the desire to assist teachers and instructional leader gain mastery of Kenya Professional Teaching Standards (KePTS). KePTS is a set of standards that explicitly state what the Kenyan teacher/Instructional leader ought to know and be able to do in order to grow professionally and also improve learner outcomes.
The TPD programme will place a Kenyan teacher to international standards like their counterparts in UK, USA, Europe, etc. In Africa, South Africa and Ghana, are among the countries that have adopted this model. The programme will also equip practicing teachers with 21st Century core professional competencies and skills to enable them to meet the needs of the 21st Century learner. The course is divided into two categories; KePTS for Teachers and Instructional leaders
Kenya Professional Teaching Standards
|Teachers||Instructional Leaders(Principals; Head/Senior Teachers)|
Overall Expected Outcomes of TPD
- Demonstrate understanding of the concept of Teacher Professional Development and its application,
- Enhance knowledge and skills in Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies
- Enhance knowledge and skills in Competency-Based Curriculum and Core competencies of basic education
- Enhance awareness of inclusive practices
- Enhance knowledge and skills in designing of Formative and Summative Assessment
- Develop skills and competence in comprehensive school health and safety
- Enhance knowledge and skills in instructional leadership
- Enhance knowledge and skills in Financial Literacy
Course Duration: One year during school holidays.
Module of Study in Year1: Introductory Module:
Expected Outcome: Demonstrate understanding of the concept of Teacher Professional Development and its application.
Cost: Ksh. 6000 per year.
Payment options: Flexible and friendly to your needs.
Target group: All teachers registered by the TSC (Public and Private).
Mode of study: Blended. Teachers will study at the comfort of their seats (Online) and for face to face, Riara University has established centers in the 290 Sub-Counties across the country. No travel costs or stress of accommodation. You will form focus groups in which learning will occur through sharing experiences besides onsite practice within your schools in real-time practice. Participants will engage in various activities at the flexi of their working. Participants will also access the content any time anywhere.
Methodology: Experiential with a modest K.W.L model; case studies; practitioner’s philosophy and creed
Assessment: Innovative assessment methods-Rubrics; Portfolios; Reflective Journals; Final Synthesis. TPD model encourages Community of Practice. There is no written exams, no lecturing but learning experientially.
Award: TPD points, Transcript and Certificate of Completion.