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Department of Training & Evaluation

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1. APSACS Training Programme:
When APSACS centralized the APS Education System, it became necessary that the users (school managers + teachers + students) be given dedicated trainings to ensure that the policies and procedures of the System are explicitly comprehended and implemented. Training and Evaluation Department has devised a Training Programme which targets school managers as well as teachers. The goal of APSACS training is to bring excellence in APSAC Education System. To achieve the set goal, following mega objectives have been set:
• Develop training modules for workshops, Certificate and Diploma Courses
• Train School Heads and Teachers to ensure implementation of APSACS Policies and Procedures correctly
• Ensure that Heads and Teachers learn and use correct teaching methodologies for curriculum implementation
• Develop Master Trainers (School Trainers) in the System so that APSACS Training may be cascaded in letter and spirit
• Develop guidelines to evaluate and appraise the technical prowess of the personnel in the chain of schools
• Determine a timeline for different phases of training
 

APSACS Training Courses:
1. Early Childhood Learning Certificate (ECLC)
2. Early Childhood Learning Diploma (ECLD)
3. Staff Development Certificate Course (SDCC)
4. Staff Development Diploma Course (SDDC)
5. School Improvement Framework (SIF)
6. School as a Learning Organization (SLO)
7. Curriculum Based Trainings (CBT)
8. Principal Induction Course (PIC)
9. Principal As Leaders (PAL)
10. Evaluators Training Course (ETC)
11. SMILES Workshops- Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
12. APSACS Management System Software Training
13. Remedial Workshops during School Evaluation Visits
14. Courses arranged by APSACS through external sources in Pakistan and abroad
Total number of teachers exposed to training is 9,899. All Training is provided free of cost to the APSACS Staff.
 

Hub Training

For effective dissemination of APSACS Trainings at the doorstep, the concept of Regional Training Hubs & Sub-Hubs was introduced in the year 2010. RCs were directed to:
• create Regional Training Hubs in every major Garrison
• make smaller Garrisons having more than one school into Sub Hubs
• merge single schools in nearby vicinity in Sub Hubs or handle independently
• identify APSACS trained (SDCC, SDDC, SIF, SLO) teachers to create an APSACS Resource Persons’ Pool
• identify Subject Specialists to create a Subject Specialists’ Pool
• identify APSACS trained Principals and Section Heads to create an APSACS School Evaluators’ Pool

One Saturday of every month (Exams, Ramadan excluded) has been designated as a Training Saturday. Simultaneous Training is carried out in all partner schools of the Regional Hub. Details of venue, resource persons, and attendees are to be worked out by the RC Office and circulated to the school after approval of the APSACS Training Dept, on a quarterly basis.
 

Mentorship Programme

The APSACS Mentorship Program is another endeavor introduced in the year 2010 to develop a professional relationship between schools of a Region, in which an established school (the mentor) will assist another (the mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the latter’s growth. It aims to:
• create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for collaboration, goal achievement and problem-solving.
• develop cross-organizational networks
• foster shared knowledge, values and team work
• build a learning organization
• develop leadership for future survival and prosperity by enhancing leadership and people management skills of managers
• increase staff satisfaction
 

2. APSACS Evaluation & Appraisal System:
Formal Evaluation Programme was introduced in 2007
• to reflect and see where teaching and learning /implementation of policies has taken place
• to review policies, plan future strategies
• to plan further training programmes based on follow-up
• to provide a technical overview of academic progress to the IGT&E and Formations through Post Evaluation Reports
• to give on spot remedies through workshops
• to provide incentives, motivation and recognition to schools and individuals in the shape of awards
 

APSACS Evaluation System is three pronged:
a. APSACS Sectt Evaluation of schools
• 2005 – 2006 (informal school visits)
• 2007 – 2008 86 schools (annual)
• 2008 – 2009 82 schools (annual)
• 2009 – 2011 104 schools (biennial)
• 2011 – 2013 116 schools (biennial)
• 2013 – 2014 48 schools (biennial + surprise visits)

b. Regional Coordinator’s Evaluation of schools
c. School Self Evaluation (ongoing – SEF Report is sent to APSACS prior to Evaluation Visit)
 

APSACS Annual Award Programme:
Annual Awards Programme was approved by the IGT&E in January 2008. Based on School Evaluations, this programme has been initiated to:
- Provide an incentive to high performers.
- Create a sense of belonging to different components of the system.
- Give recognition to the achievements of institutions and individuals in the system.
- Assist institutions with limited resources in capacity building
 

3. APSACS External Programmes & Collaboration:
 

British Council Programmes (approved by IGT&E):
The APSAC System joined the British Council programmes in 2008. Following programmes have been successfully run by APSs across the country:
- Global School Partnerships (GSP)
- Connecting Classrooms (CC)
- Connecting Classrooms Online (CCO)
- British Council Schools Online (BCSO)

APSACS joined these programmes to:

- enable students to develop critical and logical thinking skills by exploring similarities, differences in culture, heritage and identity.
- enable teachers to develop skills in students and raise standards of teaching/ learning through professional development opportunities.
- help schools to work together to design and implement curriculum based projects incorporating global dimensional themes.
 

Advantages for APSACS:
• Intercultural Dialogue
• Enhancement of Co-Curricular Activities
• Professional Development of Teachers
• Global Dimension Educational Goals
• Diversity & Innovation in Teaching
 

External Collaboration:
• Panpac Education & Learners Publishers Singapore
• Paramount Publishers & Oxford University Press (2005-06)
• Paramount Publishers & Oxford University Press (2006-07)
• Child Resource International
• Intel Education & NISTE (2005-06)
• Intel Education & NISTE (2006-07)
• Paramount Publishers & Oxford University Press (2007-08)
• Intel Education & NISTE (2007-08)
• Intel Education (2008-09)
• Idara-e-Taalim-o-Agahi (2008-09)
• Paramount Publishers & Oxford University Press (2008-09)
• Paramount Publishers & Oxford University Press (2009-10)
• ERIC
• Montessori Training
• Aspirational Education, UK
• British Council
8,501 teachers are trained through external collaboration. All Training is provided free of cost to the APSACS Staff.

Other Programmes managed by the Training and Evaluation Department:
• Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs)
• APSACS Annual Award Programme
• APSACS Handshake Programme
• APSACS Bibliophiles R.E.A.D Programme
• APSACS SMILES Programme
• APSACS Values Education Programme
 

Training & Evaluation Team:

  • Farzana Khurshid (Head of Department)
  • Samina Javed (Assistant Deputy Director)
  • Jawairia Hassan (Assistant Deputy Director)
  • Saadia Bashir (Assistant Deputy Director)
  • Sadia Rabbani (Co-ordinator)
  • Afshan Amir (Assisstant)
  • Mahwush Tanveer (Co-ordinator)
  • Asifa George (Co-ordinator)


 

Email: training@apsacssectt.edu.pk , training.apsacs@gmail.com

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