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Pedagogical Supervision and Continuing Education

Pedagogical Supervision of Teachers

Beyond the development of teachers’ professional skills, everything related to pedagogical supervision within the network leads to the realization of its educational project.

With tools and an approach that are both relevant and innovative, the pedagogical supervision system provides teachers with assistance and support in materializing the meaning and content of current curricula.

The three main objectives of the pedagogical supervision system utilized throughout the network are: verifying conformance of the classroom operation with the Foundation’s programs and philosophy, developing the teachers’ critical thinking towards their own teaching practice, and gradually leading the various players towards improving coherence between practice and pedagogical philosophy.

Therefore, each teacher is visited at least four times per year, according to a supervision protocol based on a pedagogical contract. Each pedagogical visit should result in a written report, which is a supportive element of the teacher’s continuing education.

Continuing Education

The Foundation organizes continuing educations sessions for teachers. These sessions are either centralized or de-centralized, and the Foundation is responsible for their planning, implementation and evaluation. Teachers and supervisors follow the in-service training program as established by the Foundation according to an annual action plan, which is made available to them.

In parallel, the Foundation provides a supplementary initial training for teachers newly appointed within its school network, be they graduates of the Primary School Teacher Training Centers (CFI) or teachers within the national or regional system.

This supplementary initial training focuses on two types of training modules: pedagogical and didactic modules aimed at providing added value to the initial and continuing education trainings received, and a second type that are relatively short modules dealing with the specifics of educational and administrative management of schools. In terms of continuing education, teachers will benefit from the same modules as are programmed by the Programming Office and will be provided by pedagogical supervisors.

On a more operational level, supervisors organize daylong meetings once every six weeks, in consultation with the Programming Office. These meetings concern one school at a time, and are meant to solve specific problems relating to that school. A different type of training has been adopted and implemented for solve learning problems and creating individualized pedagogical action plans and involves staff meetings. Such meetings are attended by each educational team and are conducted and chaired by the supervisors. The agenda for such meetings is problem identification and the creation of action plans tailored to support students identified as in need of assistance.