A new compulsory course for teachers was introduced in 2013. They call it “Continuous Professional Development” or easily known as CPD. I was selected to attend the course in November 2013 and I had no idea of what it was.
However, during the first session with En. Khuswadi from Unit Latihan, JPN Sarawak, he said the course is one of the requirements for DG44 promotion. And as far as I’m concerned, only those teachers recruited from 2009 onward have to attend the course. Nevertheless, worry not because there’s no exam. Throughout the course, we had lots of presentation and only a few lectures.
Our timetable was like this:
The lessons include : Nilai Profesional, Dasar & Halatuju, Perancangan & Pengajaran and Pengurusan Pembelajaran & Kajian Tindakan.
The lecturers were from Teachers Training Institute, Kuching. Some of them were really entertainers and some were quite serious. Team work and presentation were routines during the course. They asked us to bring laptops but we didn’t even use them.
In our first session that night, we were divided into groups and we were asked to draw a group logo and a yell or a war cry. My group name was “HOPE” and we used the SUPERMAN’s logo. However, on the next day, our group members changed.
The best part of this course were:
1. I got to meet old friends from other schools.
2. I received my course certificates. Yippie!