There are various modes of professional development programmes offered at the Centre for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Yusof Ishak Secondary School.
Demonstration classes are conducted by Master Teachers in a classroom setting. Participants can join these sessions to observe how the lessons are conducted.
Aim: To provide participants with in-situ (on-site) learning opportunities through participation in a demonstration lesson conducted in an authentic classroom context.
Target Audience: in-service and pre-service teachers (open for sign up)
Commitment: Participants observe a lesson conducted in an authentic classroom setting and participate in post-lesson discussion on the efficacy of the pedagogies to enhance student learning, as modelled during the demonstration lesson.
Masterclasses are conducted by Master Teachers in collaboration with teachers from Yusof Ishak Secondary School. While the lesson is primarily for a group of students, it also serves to demonstrate some effective and engaging teaching practices. At the end of the lesson, the facilitators will have a discussion with the teacher participants to draw insights and learning points gained from the Masterclass. Participants will also adapt and re-enact the pedagogies in their own classrooms and share their reflections during a follow-up session.
Aim: To strengthen teachers' understanding of theory-practice nexus by providing authentic and applied learning opportunities for participants.
Target Audience: Experienced teachers and teacher leaders (by invitation only)
Commitment: Participants will engage in discussions on theoretical underpinnings and instructional strategies modelled in the masterclass, implement and evaluate their own experiences and learning in the use of pedagogical approaches in their own classrooms.
Participants interested in attending professional development dialogues and networking session can look forward to the seminars. Participants interested in attending professional development workshops need to sign up for the workshops on OPAL.
Participants interested in attending professional development dialogues and networking session can look forward to the seminars held at CTLE@YISS.