New Delhi : With the ever-changing face of the Indian school classrooms today, professional development has become a crucial part of teaching career. Recognising the need for upskilling teachers, Orient BlackSwan Private Limited, a pioneer in the field of teacher training and quality publishing for students, organized a workshop on the topic Enhancing Skills for Career Advancement through Continuous Professional Development. The objective of the workshop was to bring together the diverse group of teachers to deliberate on the need and importance of continuous professional development for teachers. The event was attended by more than 100 teachers from the schools across the National Capital Region.
During the workshop, the teachers were encouraged to analyze their career goals, identify areas of development, explore opportunities for advancement and plan their way forward. On this occasion, Orient BlackSwan also announced the launch of their Centre for Professional Development for Teachers—a digital hub where teachers can register for online courses to grow in their professional capacities.
The courses offered by the Orient BlackSwan Centre for Professional Development for Teachers are of high quality and tailor-made for the teachers of 21st century. Some of the courses available on the user-friendly platform with easy navigation are in the areas of Grammar and Communication, 21st Century Skills for teachers, Leadership for Teachers and Text-based teaching and learning. The company has plans to add more courses in the coming months.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Rohini Bhat, the CPD spokesperson for Orient BlackSwan said, “courses offered by the Orient BlackSwan Centre for Professional Development are designed and developed by internationally acclaimed experts in the field of education. They are also highly experienced and certified teacher-trainers. These courses are also integrally aligned with the curriculum and instructional framework suggested by the NEP 2020 and are uniquely suited to the Indian educational context.”
Emphasizing the need for continuous professional development for teachers, Ms Shweta Talwar, the resource person for the workshop, said, “teachers have to continue to learn regardless of their age, experience and qualification. As change agents, it is important for them to upskill themselves constantly to be up to date with the changing trends of education. Professional development leads to teacher empowerment which in turn leads to student empowerment.”
Encouraged by the overwhelming response to the workshop, Orient BlackSwan plans to reach out to teachers across the country through more such programmes. The team affirms that the Orient BlackSwan Centre for Development for Teachers is a perfect place to be for teachers looking to explore new opportunities of learning and career growth.