Teacher Professional Development - In-service Training
Teachers participating in PRP receive Pakistan’s first comprehensive, in-service professional development package focused on the teaching of reading. Teachers receive a combination of face to face trainings, teacher inquiry groups (TIGs) participation, and coaching, as explained in the diagram. In each province, PRP is working with the government steering committee and apex institutions to ensure the proposed in-service approach is aligned with the provincial government model/strategy and that education sector personnel identified for specific roles within the provincial support system are actively engaged. In this way, PRP is establishing an enduring and cohesive model for teaching reading in grades 1 and 2 where all teacher support – training, teaching/learning materials, coaching, and supervision – reinforces and builds upon one another to provide a comprehensive package of Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Additionally, PRP policy initiatives (see Component 2) seek to create policies and systems that incentivize teacher participation in PRP and other CPD programs.