The three institutions, Riara, Mount Kenya and Kenyatta university have said they are well prepared to start the training tomorrow.
The programme which was initially planned to start today was changed and will start tomorrow 28th December from 8:30am.
The three universities have said they are ready to handle the TPD classes which will be through an online webinar.
Some teachers have protested the move by Mount Kenya which initially allowed sh. 1,000 for registration and the rest payable ‘polepole’ for twelve months.
The registration fee has since being revised upward. Teachers now pay sh. 4,000 as registration fee.
However Riara university allows teachers to pay sh. 500 for registration and the rest spread for twelve months.
The current training will be through an online platform and will take four days starting 28th to 31st December.
Teachers will first enroll for Introductory Module which will last for 1 year i.e December 2021 to December 2022.
The Introductory Module which starts this December, will be done through online webinar with some institutions asking teachers to download Zoom app from play store.
Teachers will pay TPD service providers a capacity building fee of sh. 6,000 yearly.
Most of the service providers have spread the fee to ease the payment burden for teachers.
The service providers have also warned that they will not register any more teachers after today for the December training.
The Commission said, TPD points, transcript and a certificate will be issued after successful completion of every module.
Teachers will earn TPD points at the end of each year. Teachers will earn 60 TPD points based on the prescribed modules.
Teachers will also earn 40 TPD points based on professional learning captured under TPAD e.g INSETS by CEMASTEA.
The Commission says the accumulated TPD points will be used to Renew Teaching Certificate of successful participants every 5 years.
Currently only four institutions have been accredited to offer TPD training. These are Mount Kenya University, Kenyatta University, Riara University and Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI).
The Commission says more service providers will be selected competitively through a procurement process in 2023.
TPD service providers must be recognized and registered with the Commission to offer services which must address the 7 KePTS
The Commission will accredited various categories of TPD service providers as follows:
Category 1: Government institutions mandated to capacity teachers e.g CEMASTEA, KICD KISE, KNEC: Their TPD learning outcomes must be aligned to at least one of the seven KePTS
Category 2: Non State actors who are in partnership with the Commission e.g Edu Trust, UNICEF. Their TPD learning outcomes must be aligned to at least one of the seven KePTS.
Category 3: Organizations selected through competitive tendering system. Will use the Commission’s prescribed modules with all the seven standards
Category 3 TPD Service providers will charge a fee for the services they will offer. Currently, teachers will be charged KSH 6000 per year payable directly to the TPD service provider.
More category 3 service providers will be selected competitively through a procurement process in 2023.
The Commission shall undertake continuous monitoring and evaluation of TPD programme to quality assure, offer professional support and give feedback on the training programmes.
There shall be seven modules, each having 5 chapters addressing all the 7 KePTS standards.
Kenya Professional Teaching Standards(KePTS) are a set of competency statements that describe what a Kenyan teacher should Know and able to do to enable all learners acquire the expected different learning outcomes in the curriculum.
The seven KePTS standards are;
• Standard 1: Teacher Promotes Professionalism throughout their Career
• Standard 2: Teacher has Pedagogical Content Knowledge and understanding of competency based curriculum and how to implement it.
• Standard 3: Teacher has knowledge on assessment and reporting
• Standard 4: Teacher Knows how to Create and Support Inclusive Education Practices
• Standard 5:Teacher knows and promotes comprehensive school health and safety
• Standard 6: Teacher has knowledge of financial literacy skills
• Standard 7: Teacher knows and practices instructional leadership.
TPD activities will be evaluated based on authentic assessment which will include :
• Reflective journal
• Participant led final synthesis
Individual Professional Portfolio development and Presentation