Friday, May 20, 2011

New way of looking at the work week...

The weekend, here in the Maldives, basically begins Thursday evening.  Friday and Saturday are the weekend.  Friday is the day of prayer, and then Saturday is more of a free day.

The Maldividan work week starts on Sunday...... so tomorrow, Sunday my work week begins too with two workshops scheduled.  The first workshop will be at 10:30 a.m. for about 20 Meynaa School secondary teachers covering issues related to diagnostic, formative and summative assessment.

My second workshop will begin at 8:45 p.m. for some 20 elementary teachers at Meynaa School.  This will be more of a planning workshop, where teachers will discuss their professional development needs. 

The focus question for this workshop will be:
"What kind of training do you need most to advance as a teacher?"

Based on this needs assessment, I will then design and conduct a series of professional development workshops for these elementary teachers.

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