CONTINUINGPROFESSIONALDEVELOPMENT FORTEACHERS IN CATALONIA
- The training is always non-compulsary, with the only exception of somespecific programmes:Training for school management or new teachers,and the activities are mainly developed outside the teachers’ schooltimetable- It has no cost for the teachers- It has benefits for the teachers concerning their professional career:Economic promotion, becoming a headteacher, applying for a post inanother school, …….- Yearly specific instructionsMain features
Global figures• Activities: 7,088• Granted places: 146,710• Total number of teachers: 106,352• Teachers who have attended at least a training activity: 77,9772011-2012
Indicators• Percentage of particpation: 73.3%• Percentage of teachers with a certficate: 65.9%• Number of training hours attended per teacher : 44.7• Average of training hours offered per teacher: 32.8
PrioritiesA- To support the pedagogical projects of schools in order toachieve better educational results and an improvement in theschools processes.B- To improve the professional competences of teachers in order toachieve better teaching practices.C- To improve the professional competencies of the teacher trainersand advisors working in educational services.
Organization and planning of the trainingExternal19%Centralized39%Decentralized42%
Types of trainingFor the teachers of the same Advising activitiesschool Internal school trainingWorkshops SchoolNetwork of internal school training trainingCoordination seminarsManaging teams trainingWorkshopsCoursesSeminars IndividualWorkgroups trainingFor the teachers of differentschoolsLectures, round tables,...
Priority programmes: Teachertraining at schoolAdvisingactivitiesTo achieve an increasing in the students’ educational performanceInternal school training(Formació interna de centre - FIC)
Internal school training(Formació Interna de Centre - FIC)Pathways and instructionsSelf-analysis toolsTraining materialsInstructions and evaluation toolsTo achieve an increasing in the students’ educational performance by means ofconsolidating better teaching techniques/principlesCollective process based onreflection and internal developmentTo know about what can be improvedand identify itTo benefit from the experience andknow-how of teachers in the sameschool
Decentralized training: Area-based training programmes (PFZ)TerritoryBarcelona ComarquesBaix LlobregatCatalunya CentralMaresme-Vallès OrientalGironaVallès OccidentalLleidaTarragonaTerres de l’EbreConsorci d’Educació de Barcelona
Area-based training programmes (PFZ)- The training activities offered give an answer to the needsstated by the schools and teachers of a specific area.54%46%Training adressed toteachers of different schoolsTraining adressed to teachersof the same schoolWhich aims?
Area Educational Services• They group/coordinate all the professionals who adviseschools• The area educational services were established by theDepartament d’Ensenyament to help schools andteachers in their pedagogical and educational tasks• They are responsible for managing the training in theirareas• There are 72 educational services.
Evaluation & achievement- The teachers are active participants in the training activities, notjust attendants.- Some tasks have to be performed to have an achievementcertificate.- There should be an immediate transfer to the classroom situation,mainly in the school training activities.- There should also be a deferred and sustainable transfer.- Trainers and coordinators are asked to evaluate /mark both theparticipants’ achievement and the proofs of the transfer into theclassroom (activities).