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School Based Educator Professional Development





Overview








For Whom?

  • Locally Recruited Teaching Assistants who are employed in international schools worldwide and work with 3 to 14 year olds.
  • Schools committed to improving the effectiveness of personnel participating in the instruction of students.
  • Secondary School Students age 16+ who want to increase their effectiveness in assisting primary/secondary school teachers.
  • Individuals who do not intend to seek employment in the United Kingdom.

What?

A school based professional development course resulting in earning the EducatorsAbroad International Certificate for Teaching Assistants.

The course is easily adapted to school and candidate needs.

Why?

For Employed Teaching Assistants and Secondary School Students

  • Increase effectiveness and be recognized for abilities in assisting teachers in guiding student learning.
  • Increase understanding of the teaching/learning process and school policies and procedures.
  • Develop skills.
  • Gain an internationally recognised certificate of achievement.

For Schools

Teaching Assistants/Paraprofessionals better able to help assure student learning, increased status in the eyes of parents and accreditation agencies. and teachers with improved mentoring skills.

Where?

The EA International Teaching Assistant Certificate course is integrated into normal job responsibilities of teaching assistants while working in their school.

When?

The course can begin anytime the participant’s school is in session.
The course is best done during a single school year but there is no time limit for completion.

Cost?

£300 for individuals, £200 each for ten or more enrolled from the same school at the same time. These charges presume school provision of mentor/observer services and a consultative/non-directive role for the EA assessor.

How?

The focus of the EA Teaching Assistant International Certificate course is on observing and reflecting on classroom activity and school procedures.

Candidates complete assigned tasks associated with learning outcomes in four instructional units:

  • Child development and awareness of particular needs (e.g. ESL) in the school context.
  • Child safety.
  • The school's curriculum and comparison with other approaches.
  • School procedures as they impinge on child development, safety, and the curriculum.

The Learning Outcomes are fixed and not negotiable, and all must be met to achieve the certificate. The assigned tasks to achieve the learning outcomes can be adapted to the school setting or the TA’s particular role. Schools usually find that the tasks set by EA are entirely appropriate as provided.

A school based mentor and EA faculty member guide candidates through completion of each task and recording evidence of their understandings and abilities in preparation for internal and external assessment.

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