Workshops

TRC views the teaching process as one that involves far more than a transfer of information. We believe that education is the development of thinking, problem solving and communication skills. It requires an understanding of concepts and fosters attitudes of respect for self and for others, and that learning takes place in secure, non-threatening environments. At our workshops we aim to demonstrate and build on this philosophy.

The workshop programme provides opportunities for professional growth and creates a forum where teachers can meet and exchange ideas. It responds to expressed needs, but is also designed to stimulate interest, and demand, in new topics.

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Making Stories Come Alive

Dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2018 (Thursday & Friday) | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Stories can be a very powerful teaching tool. They can influence children and help them to learn about and develop values of strong character, find ways to overcome their fears and become confident learners. Stories also promote listening and speaking skills, enhance imagination and boost memory. This workshop will focus on aspects of storytelling that can be effectively implemented in the class.
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Exploring Different Genres of Writing

Dates: 22nd and 23rd February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Writing must be made fun in the ESL classrooms! Why limit the writing classes to just a few genres? By teaching different genres of writing, learners not only learn to write but also enjoy the experience. This workshop will focus on exploring the different genres of writing that would develop the writing skills of students in an ESL classroom.
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Understanding the Needs of the Growing Child

Dates: 15th & 16th February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

While schools and educators focus mostly on the academic needs of the child, they tend to often overlook the non-academic needs that play an essential role in the performance of the child and the quality of learning that results in the process. As children grow, their needs change as they become more self-sufficient. A wise adult knows when to help a child and when to allow a child to help himself. This workshop will focus on the impact of the environment on meeting a child’s developmental needs.
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Conflict Resolution

Dates: 13th and 14th February 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Conflicts are common phenomena in human relationships. It is important for managers to develop a conceptual understanding of the different types of conflicts that occur in the workplace, their causes and solutions. This workshop is designed for school administrators and leaders, all those in middle management positions, and anyone training or aspiring to these roles to explore how best to manage the conflicts.
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Professional Standards for School Leaders

Dates: 2nd & 3rd February 2018 | Time: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. & 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Research shows that successful educational leaders exert influence on students’ achievement at all levels. They relentlessly develop and support teachers, create positive working conditions and construct appropriate organisational policies outside the classroom that have a powerful impact on what happens inside it. To make their role most productive and beneficial for all stakeholders, they need standards to align their directions. This workshop will help school leaders ensure that they understand and effectively meet these standards as education, schools and society continue to transform. (more…)

Organising In-Service Teacher Professional Development

Dates: 24th, 25th & 26th January 2018 | Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

In service training for teachers is the need of the time, especially in a country where a professional degree in teaching is not always a pre-requisite for employment in a school. To maintain and upgrade the teaching standards, every school requires programmes to enable teachers to keep abreast of new pedagogical strategies, and develop appropriate skills and attitudes. The aim of this workshop is to provide school managements with various formats and organisational tips to conduct on- going professional development sessions in their institutions tailored for their own specific needs.
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Fun Activities for Developing Oral Skills

Dates: 19 & 20 January 2018 | Time: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. & 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

This workshop focuses on different aspects of teaching oral skills, and the role that fluency activities play in developing these skills. Participants will look at the different elements involved in planning effective oral lessons and establish the relationship between those activities that promote fluency and accuracy. This hands-on workshop will help participants understand the various approaches to making teaching of oral skills an interactive process involving games, songs, music and other creative activities that enliven the classroom. (more…)

The Science of Making Effective Presentations

Dates: 26th & 27th January 2018 | Time: 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. & 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

In the working and learning environment, a confident presenter is able to convey information in an effective way. Moreover, drawing attention of the students is not an easy task. To present effectively, teachers should be aware of the skills of presenting effectively and be able to use softwares namely PowerPoint and Prezi. In this workshop, the teachers will explore ways to develop meaningful presentations. (more…)

Teaching based on Developmental Appropriateness in the Early Years

Dates: 29th, 30th & 31st January 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice refers to applying child development knowledge in making thoughtful decision on what and how to teach effectively in the early years. Developmentally appropriate practice matches teaching and learning practices to children’s ability to learn and understand. This means that developmentally appropriate practice is based on what is currently known and understood about children’s developmental patterns.
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Continuous Professional Development

Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th & 25th January 2018 | Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Teaching is an art that requires continuous self-reflection and development to meet the challenges of teaching in a changing world. Like most professions, teaching depends on a complex set of individual judgements based on personal experiences. This short course has been designed to explore the different dimensions of professionalism in ones’ personal and professional lives and identify professional development goals.
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