HOW TO BE KHDA APPROVED TEACHER

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority launched the Teacher and Educational Leadership Standards (TELS) and Licensing pilot project in September 2016 with 227 teachers. At present it is a requirement by UAE govt in case you are a teacher in UAE.


We at Pedagogical Transformations have created a solution

that fits the discreet needs of schools as well as individual teachers.

Who is it for?

Our programs are aimed at anyone who wants to peruse a teaching profession in UAE. Along with existing teacher, a budding teacher can also be part of it. We offer standardised programs and qualifications for both Emirati and expatriate teachers in private and public schools.

"Becoming a teacher that too certified permit holder one puts you in that rare position where you can have a positive impact on the day-to-day lives of all your students. The sense of accomplishment you will obtain from being a successful teacher is a unique and empowering feeling."

HOW IT WORKS

All teachers must first apply for a Provisional Teacher Status (PTS). In order to receive this, teachers must have relevant qualifications and experience, provide proof of legal status, a certificate of good conduct and fitness, as well as an IELTS score of 6. All teachers in Dubai must have their PTS by 2021. Having received the PTS, if they meet the requirements, they can then begin the application for the Competent Teacher Status (CTS) permit.

ROADMAP FOR COMPETENT TEACHER STATUS

Train your own teachers for Teacher Permit and competent teacher Status by making your school  a Center of Teaching Excellence with the help of Pedagogical  Transformations. By becoming your training partner, Pedagogical Transformations will support you in your endeavour to train your own school teachers and helping you to meet your certifications/permit targets set by UAE Educational Authorities.

Becoming our partner will save you time on preparing courses and your teachers can access the best training materials available. Our resources have been compiled by experts in education sector and are mapped to specific needs of UAE.

How can teachers apply for the CTS PERMIT?

There are two ways for teachers to apply for the CTS. Teachers without an international permit must complete the UAE TELS exam for Standards 1, 2, 3 and 4. Teachers must also show proof of professional development and self-assessments in form of a mini portfolio, as well as a teacher training qualification.

 

Teachers that have an international teaching permit from certain countries are exempt from taking the exams for Standard 2, 3, and 4. They must take the Standard 1 exam, however. They must also show proof of professional development and self-assessments in form of a mini portfolio.

AM I ELIGIBLE

Currently, there are certain minimum requirements, which applicant teachers must meet in order to qualify for a teacher’s position, whether in public or private schools. The minimum requirements are:

  • A criminal record clearance and a medical status report
  • Original certificate of educational qualifications, university certificate; minimum requirement is an average score of Good
  • Attestation of certificates in case the educator has graduated from a university outside the UAE; the certificate must be attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the country’s embassy in the UAE

The non-national applicants must have a working experience of two years in any school. The applicant’s working experience has to include the pervious school joining and resignation date. Moreover, it has to be attested.

Applicants born before 1 January 1965 are not eligible to apply.

The candidate has to obtain an IELTS Certificate in the following:

  • English with a minimum score of 6.5
  • Mathematics and Information Technology with a minimum score of 5.5
  • Learning Resource Centre with a minimum score of 0.4

KHDA APPROVED TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS

Journey to Teacher Permit & Competent Teacher Status starts right here!!

PROCESS WE FOLLOW

1. Initial pedagogical assessment of the teachers
 
2. Teaching documents review and mapping of pedagogical levels to documentation level of the school
 
3. Customising the program based on discreet needs of school and creating a learning model (online/ face to face/ blended)
 
4. Continuous feedback and data analysis of teachers learning, mapped to each individual performance criteria in the four standards given by KHDA
 
5. Mock exams and practise questions based on each performance criteria based on KHDA question models.
 
6. Regular in-school doubt clearing sessions 
7. E portfolio with all learning data, and other required data with a single button sharing option to be submitted to KHDA or school authorities. This portfolio stays with the school/teacher for renewals of the permit over the years
 
8. Finally, we would bring all of this mounted on our experience of training around 100,000 teachers in different national & international  curriculum schools and being the first movers in bringing cognitive sciences to pedagogical skills (which is exactly what KHDA wants to assess the teachers on and they approved us when they saw that in our content).

COSTS

We realise that teacher permit costs have been a concern for various stakeholders of schools. Our solutions have been designed to take care of all such concerns and more. When you partner with us, we not just help in preparing teachers for permit exams but anything that is required for getting a competent teacher status. Right from training & mock assessments to MPD’s & hand-holding, we take care of all your needs. Further, from day one we help in creating portfolios that support in both first time permit and renewals. The best part we offer this at a cost that fits in everyone’s pocket.

 

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KHDA APPROVED COURSES & TEACHER PERMIT

This is a need based modules that has customised content as per the requirements of the school. Using our proprietary tool we help the school in identifying the need areas. Then we implement a professional development solution which includes course material, hand holding, assessments and continuous reporting to teachers and school management on improvement and learning path of the school.

This module focuses on building ethical conduct in teachers both in and outside the classroom. This module will enable a teacher to develop a know how of how perceptions work and handle situations where ethics might be perceptive. This module also develops a teachers skill set to be able to effectively communicate the impact of integrity and values in everyday life scenarios.

This module helps teachers in understanding aspects of integration in the classroom & uplift the interests of children with special needs. It helps to identify the various types of learner needs which should be dealt with inclusive teaching techniques. It lays down the characteristics of special children and ways to create a strong inclusive set up supported with simple strategies forming the base for the same.

This unit focuses on enhancing the questioning skills of a teacher. The locus of control in questioning is usually evaluation of student rather than knowledge, which leads to biased assessment. So, this module focuses on taxonomy based measurable questioning techniques which categorises the thinking skills that needs to be measured along with various learner styles in the form of written or verbal questionnaires.

This unit focuses on equipping teachers with the effective strategy for teaching. Teachers will devise effective strategies to tap the previous knowledge of the child. Teacher will also learn to use a variety of Exploratory activities. Teachers will be able to use various learning theories like Constructivism/behaviorism/Exploration to enable students to acquire Conceptual knowledge. Further teachers learn to use various teaching tools like mindmaps and GO’s in classroom teaching.

This is a course focused towards skilling teachers on how to handle the in-class dynamics while delivering a lesson. Right from how to initiate a class, how to modulate the content and even how to arrange infrastructure to deliver an impactful class. This curse focuses on physical (infrastructural) aspects of a classroom and connects it to student behaviour

This is a certificate program covering various pedagogical skills required by a teacher to be able to deliver high quality classes. This programs enables a teacher to deliver the required learning outcomes and be skilled to execute pre-class, during class and post class responsibilities.

The world is transforming at a speed never seen before. The industry, the society, in fact the very being of humans is changing drastically. In this fast moving dynamic state of affairs what will define the rise or fall of society will depend on the education system. This means a fundamental change in to system that has not changed for a few hundred years. This change would not come all at once. This would be a gradual shift from traditional teaching systems to mixture of old & new systems and finally to a new system. The educators will have to adopt & adapt to new practices to bring the desired transformations to the system. This module focuses on introducing some of up coming pedagogies & technologies and how one must prepare oneself for them. The module also talks about the changing role of a teacher and what would be the importance of a teacher in years to come.

This is a proprietary research framework to help schools and teachers to get involved in action research in curriculum structures. In this framework we help schools and teachers who have been trained on our modules to embed research in their everyday practices and build actionable plans on effective implementation of research based curriculum in sync with the learning needs of students in fourth industrial age.

This module focuses on preparing the leadership of a school for managing various roles and responsibilities effectively. This module covers seven areas of improvement for a school management and heads. The seven areas exhaustively cover all leadership roles and if taken care of put the school on path of dynamic and exponential growth and development. Areas cover aspects right from curriculum management, infrastructure management to leadership styles and human resource development.

This is a need based modules that has customised content as per the requirements of the school. Using our proprietary tool we help the school in identifying the need areas. Then we implement a professional development solution which includes course material, hand holding, assessments and continuous reporting to teachers and school management on improvement and learning path of the school.

This module is focused on building functional knowledge of English and its usage to effectively use pedagogical skills in the classroom. For any school, where English is the medium of instruction, having a common bench-marked terminology really solves a lot of problems. This research based module exposes the teachers to correct usage of English language to make classes more impactful and effectively communicate with peers, managements and parents.

This is a course focused towards skilling teachers on how to handle the in-class dynamics while delivering a lesson. Right from how to initiate a class, how to modulate the content and even how to arrange infrastructure to deliver an impactful class. This curse focuses on physical (infrastructural) aspects of a classroom and connects it to student behaviour

This is a certificate program covering various pedagogical skills required by a teacher to be able to deliver high quality classes. This programs enables a teacher to deliver the required learning outcomes and be skilled to execute pre-class, during class and post class responsibilities.

This module focuses on features & provisions of the UAE Child Protection & Safeguarding Law 2016. This module enables a teacher to identify any signs and symptoms of a sexually, physically, emotionally abused child and prevent further abuse. Also, it helps in identifying a neglected child and avoiding any abuse at a later stage. In this module we discuss the possible preventive measures accompanied with process of reporting and ways to spread awareness for the same.

This is a proprietary tool that we have built after researching on over 50,000 teachers across various geographies. A teacher/school will be able to identify their current pedagogical skill level and then initiate their personalised learning accordingly.

This modules focuses on internal development of a teacher. A teacher in s plays variety of roles in a school and needs both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to deliver the required quality. Most of intrinsic motivation comes from self-development and leadership and the extrinsic motivation comes from colleagues, students & parents. Hence, a teacher has to be a team player and posses leadership qualities. This module unfolds perception management and guides a teacher on the path of Team management & Leadership.

Feedback is a thread that connects all the stakeholders of an education system and it is one of the most essential part of the teaching learning process. This module caters to the need of appropriate approach/strategies which can be used by teachers in order to provide the feedback to various stakeholders. It also equips teachers to adopt strategies to ensure the implementation and absorption of the feedback.

This unit focuses on equipping teachers with the effective strategy for teaching. Teachers will devise effective strategies to tap the previous knowledge of the child. Teacher will also learn to use a variety of Exploratory activities. Teachers will be able to use various learning theories like Constructiveness/behaviourism/Exploration to enable students to acquire Conceptual knowledge. Further teachers learn to use various teaching tools like mindmaps and GO’s in classroom teaching.

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TRANSCENDING FROM TRADITIONAL TEACHING

What teachers are doing in the classrooms to empower all the students with learning mindsets and skills is no less than an inspiration. It is more of so because we know that still the basic architecture of our outdated factory-model exists when it comes to teaching methods. And amidst this even few educators are practicing innovative & effective teaching methods, it should be welcomed with open arms.

If you are the one who has started with them or wish to begin with then this Module is for you. It will introduce you to upcoming pedagogies & teaching technologies and describe its implementation and practice. Also, module throws a light on the evolving role of a teacher and talks about their importance in the years to come.

KNOW YOUR LEARNER

The daily schedules prescribed for teachers act as a roadblock between them and students. It minimizes the time for teachers in which they can know about their students’ interest and develop engaging learning opportunities for them. This communication gap leads to the categorization of students under the excellent, good, average and poor, brilliant, intelligent, okay, slow, weak which eventually hampers their academic growth. Therefore, this module.
According to it, teachers should know their learners i.e. students. It will help them to know about a student’s need and conduct the classes accordingly.

POCSO READY TEACHERS

Data suggests that a majority of children face some kind of  abuse before the age of 15 years. Their safety is a teacher’s responsibility, especially when they are in school. The module helps teachers by giving them details regarding handling such situation inside and out the schools.These matters are very sensitive and needed to be handled with care and with extra caution when it comes to children.
Also, teachers will get a deep knowledge about the country’s law associated with POSCO. And if they or school face any false allegations then those situations could be taken care of as well with the help of module.

TEACHING STRATEGIES

This is a level 2 course and must be preceded by level 1 courses.

Imagine a teacher effectively using discreet teaching strategies in the class as per the needs the students. This unit focuses on equipping teachers with the effective strategy for teaching and to assess the prevailing knowledge of a student and then use it as a base to construct new concepts using different procedures. The teacher evolves as a facilitator and empowers students to evolve as curious learners. Teacher will learn to use a variety of Exploratory activities, will be able to use Constructiveness to help students acquire conceptual knowledge & also encourage participation in class.

EVALUATION TECHNIQUES

This module shares different methods of evaluation techniques for teachers that can be put to use in the classes. The evaluation techniques given in are different and flexible. It works in different contexts and gives valuable feedback accordingly. Assessment and evaluation are the keys to improvement. Both forming part of classroom instruction help students and teachers in understanding learning process better and make the changes as when required.

Feedback Strategies

Feedback plays a really important role as it allows one to know where the person lacks and how he or she can grow. The same holds true for students, they can improve only when their performance will be evaluated and teachers will provide them with feedback as to which subject is weak and give them suggestions for improvement.
The module helps teachers in adopting strategies which ensures that the procedure of giving feedback is taken seriously.

BLOOM’S TAXONOMY FOR SCHOOLS

The name might be Bloom’s Taxonomy for Schools but this concept is so strong that it is used not only by K-12 teachers but also colleges. The taxonomy has been named after renowned educational psychologist, Benjamin Bloom, who made a framework with his collaborators, categorizing educational goals in- remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create.
With the help of this, learning takes place in an organized manner and as per a well built structure. Also, teachers are able to explore the concepts of cognitive domain, six thinking skill level of students and much more.

QUESTIONING SKILLS: THE ART OF ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

It is really important to ask questions in order to reach at the right conclusion. But what is more important is to ask the right question as that is the key to better decision making. Whenever it comes to a conversation that includes Q&A, things keep revolving around the marks. Whereas the truth is Q&A session is much more than that. The teacher should put up questions to enhance students’ skills and test their knowledge. Students should be encouraged to participate actively in class. The module will help a teacher with all of this.

ADVANCED LESSON PLANNING

Planning is the prerequisite if one wishes to achieve goals. Most of the time targets remain unachieved because either people don’t plan or even if they do then they do not follow it diligently. The same happens to a teacher in that one period if it goes unplanned because the target is not only to get done with the syllabus. The lesson should be given in a manner that each and every child pays attention to it and understands it. Therefore, this module.

It will teach you that how you can get the maximum output from every period without compromising on the syllabus.

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