28 Feb 2023
Cambridge University Press & Assessment recently held its first ‘Professional Development and Preparing Teachers to Teach (PTT)’ training webinar for schools in Southern Africa, highlighting how school leaders and teachers can draw on support from both Cambridge International and Cambridge University Press Education. The two organisations came together in August 2022 as part of a new International Education group at Cambridge University Press & Assessment.
“Professional development courses form part of the support that Cambridge International offers to help teachers deliver the Cambridge curriculum at all stages,” said Zandile Zulu, Regional Training Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa. “The aim of the webinar was to inform teachers in more detail about these courses and how they can benefit from them.”
Cambridge International offers a combination of face-to-face and virtual courses to support teachers and school leaders at different stages of their careers. These include Introductory courses for teachers who are getting started with our syllabuses and curriculum frameworks, Extension courses to help teachers develop a deeper understanding of Cambridge programmes and qualifications, and Enrichment professional development to help teachers and leaders develop their skills and practice.
Meanwhile, professional development from Cambridge University Press enables teachers and school leaders to get the most from Cambridge University Press Education resources and embed Cambridge practices in their classrooms and schools.
“It was inspiring to see so many attendees devoting time to professional development in this webinar,” said Roxanna Everson, Professional Development Manager, Cambridge University Press Education. “I introduced our Preparing to Teach materials to the participants and was delighted to see so much engagement in the Q&A session.”
The Cambridge team in Southern Africa plans to hold more ‘Professional Development and Preparing Teachers to Teach’ webinars in the region this year.