Online Professional Development for Teachers
Inspire curiosity, fuel knowledge and invite experience through a virtual community
The biggest challenge of traditional face-to-face professional development is the demanding work schedule of a 21st century educator or school leader. Scheduling specific times during the day to use the traditional methods of professional
development such as workshops, seminars and conferences, requires time throughout the workday, which few educators have. In these ways, educators are also limited to knowledge within their organisation and their immediate area.
Enter the alternative: GenEx.
We offer all aspects of traditional face-to-face professional development on one digital platform, accessible 24/7 anywhere in the world.
GenEx endeavours to inspire curiosity, fuel knowledge and invite experience through establishing an online and virtual community. Through learning, connections and collaboration, candidates are also able to develop a sense of trust and
empathy throughout the greater globe. The focus of this course is to encourage candidates to become reflective practitioners with a growth mindset.
We are currently developing other Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications as well as in the process of securing a pathway for continuing study with global universities. This will enable teachers holding a PDQ to continue their
professional development to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
Register for our next online Cambridge PDQ course.
The courses are designed by experienced practitioners that have taught different age groups and subjects.
Opportunities are created for continuous collaboration within the virtual community of candidates across the world following the course.
Candidates observe experienced practitioners and apply the theory and experience of observation to planning and delivering lessons themselves. These lessons will be observed by their Mentors.
Each candidate is assigned an online mentor, or they can choose to bring their own in-house mentor. Mentors guide and assist the candidates, as well as share their experience.
How does GenEx work ?
How does GenEx work ?
Candidates work through carefully curated content which focuses on learning objectives and key questions set out to guide candidates to compile their portfolio that will be submitted to Cambridge for assessment at the end of the course.
The online platform offers the following features:
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THE SECRET TO SUCCESS
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQs) provide a strong framework to support the continuous professional development of candidates. These qualifications are designed to be integrated into a school’s professional development
planning, activities and culture. Completion of these courses, such as the Certificate and Diploma in Teaching and Learning, will help candidates to engage critically with relevant concepts, principles, theories and best practices
from around the world and to apply new ideas and approaches in reflective practices in their own teaching and learning context. Candidates are also guided to formatively evaluate their experiences to further plan their development
and to transform the quality of teaching and school leadership in order to improve the outcomes of students.
“Cambridge guides and supports us in implementing the programmes, and we encourage the teachers, leaders and their schools to think creatively and be innovative in their practice. The outcomes of collaborative learning have impacted positively on schools through improved learning outcomes.”
Vardhana Lakshmi, Programme Leader CfBT Education Services, India
We, at GenEx, recognise the value of these programmes and recognise the need for an online version of these PDQs to broaden access and create ease for candidates located across countries and continents.
At GenEx, we use our digital platform as the vehicle for delivery; therefore, bridging the gap between theory and the world of work. The online PDQ has been developed through a partnership between Cambridge International and GenEx, a
subsidiary of Generation Schools, South Africa, which is a registered Cambridge Assessment Centre.
Our aim for this certifcate is to help educators improve their teaching methods and practices through cost-effective programmes that beneft both both them and their students. This encourages experimentation of best practices and the development of professional learning communities.
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