The October – December 2015 quarter saw the ECE-CP in process with the planned activities of Term 1, which included the three courses, Child Development (CD 0002), Learning Environment (LE 0002), Play Experiences (PE 0002) and the ongoing Field Education (F.Ed 0002) course.
Along with planned classes, the term was consumed with evaluations, concurrent assignments, presentations and group and class projects. An important highlight of Term 1, are the field visits to the students’ classrooms by the Field Supervising Teacher (FST). These visits are to observe them delivering a lesson and to see them interacting with the children within the school environment. Following each classroom observation, a post observation discussion is scheduled, during which the student and the FST meet to discuss the observation and ways on how the student can work on their skills and behaviours as an early years educator.
The quarter ended with conclusion of Term 1
Farewell to the Class of 2014-15
On Saturday, October 03, 2015 TRC-IECE hosted the graduation ceremony of its 9th cohort, which comprised of existing and aspiring teachers. The much-awaited event, which all the successful students look forward to, was attended by our beaming graduates and their proud family members.
The evening opened with TRC Director, Ambreena Ahmed who warmly welcomed the guests. Noshin Khan, Senior Manager, IECE, talked about her own journey which started from ECE-CP and took her to Canada for a full laddering programme and brought her back to TRC to lead the course. She also briefed the audience about TRC-IECE and its current work and future plans for the programme.
Following her presentation, some of the graduating students shared their feelings, thoughts and messages, reflecting on their ECE-CP experience and how they have been transformed into confident and able early childhood educators.
The ceremony concluded with the key note address by the chief guest, Ms. Seema Malik, former Director of
TRC and Principal of PECHS Girls’ School. She awarded certificates to the graduating students and congratulated them and their families on this milestone achievement.
In the end, Director TRC thanked the audience for attending the ceremony and invited everyone to a scrumptious tea treat bringing the send-off to a cheerful close.
The Teachers’ Resource Centre hosted an Early Childhood Education Certification Programme (ECE-CP) orientation session on 9th of December 2015, at the TRC Office. The event saw a great turn out. TRC’s Early Childhood Education Certificate Programme (ECE-CP) has been providing trusted professional development guidance and opportunities to both in-service and aspiring teachers for nearly a decade now.
The orientation session was held to raise awareness about the programme and encourage more participation in the coming batch. Ms. Noshin Khan (Senior Manager ECE-CP) gave a power point presentation, highlighting the objectives and impacts of the programme and shared future plans for further enriching and strengthening the programme.
The orientation ended with a question-answer session. Each participant was given a feedback form to evaluate the orientation and let us know whether they found it useful.
The feedback received was very positive. Majority of the participants found the session informative and useful and said they would recommend enrolling in the programme to their friends and colleagues. Some of the participants also indicated interest to enrol themselves either for a full programme or for selective modules.