Continuous Professional Development: Be the best you can be
At NiBS, we strongly believe in life-long learning and hence, all staff members are given varied opportunities to attend workshops, seminars and discussion forums that may enable them to grow both professionally and personally. ‘Be the Best You Can Be’ is the focus of the continuous professional development programme at NiBS.
Intensive professional development and team bonding sessions are held on a weekly and quarterly basis. A comprehensive Teacher Orientation Programme is conducted for all new staff members to share with them the nuances of our vision, philosophy and culture and to introduce them to our learning pathways. An annual schedule of workshops, specialised in-person and online courses and study visits to schools of excellence across the country ensures that team members always remain abreast of the latest advances in teaching methodology.
However, lying at the very heart of our professional development programme and bringing passion and enthusiasm to each initiative is the Aham-Sah culture of collaborating, sharing and learning from each other. It is the weekly sharing of best practices, thoughtful peer feedback, opportunities for action research and our shared reading programme that ensure that each member of the team remains an inspired and motivated life-long learner. Teachers with a strong interest, passion and expertise in a chosen area are also encouraged to become ‘champions’ of the same and lead learning by sharing their expertise with others.