Blog posts from Research for Better Teaching

Workshop for Aga Khan Education Services in Dubai

Starting on January 17th, 2015, President of RBT, Dr. Jon Saphier, will be leading a workshop in Dubai for leaders from the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), which operates over 200 schools in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, the Kyrgyz Republic, Uganda, and Tajikistan. Jon will describe in detail the essential elements of high-expertise teaching and outline how to design and strengthen the following seven personnel processes required to build teacher professional capacity:

  1. Hiring and placement
  2. Comprehensive induction system for new hires
  3. Role definition and skills of instructional coaches and other teacher leaders
  4. Professional development resources and teacher access
  5. Teacher supervision and evaluation
  6. School organization for effective collaboration
  7. Adult professional culture