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ISED Teacher Training Courses 

Building Educational Capacity One Teacher at a Time

In Partnership with Optimus Education

Optimus Education (UK) provides certified professional development courses that can be taken asynchronously by individuals or groups of learners. As a learning partner, the Isa School of Education (ISED) has curated the learning to include collaborative learning opportunities, providing enrichment for all our participants.

By taking ISED courses you get to: 

  • Reflect on your learning within a professional learning community (PLC).

  • You get authentic feedback from learning colleagues who are within your context and

    who share similar experiences.

  • You have coaching sessions with the ISED faculty, including the programme director - Dr Joy Isa.

 

Each successful participant will be awarded an Optimus Education Certificate at the end of the programme.

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Teacher Development Programme (Physical)

You will be guided towards a journey of proficiency in:  

  • The Ofsted criteria for quality learning

  • Driving deep learning in the classroom

  • Differentiation strategies and supporting individual learners

  • Formative assessment and effective questioning for pupil progress

  • Developing feedback strategies

  • Building and supporting effective learners

Experience live learning sessions and instruction from expert faculty. Using peer learning & review research-based resources you will ameliorate your practice and come out with globally recognised certification upon completion of the programme

Course Start Date: 8th April 2024

Course Duration: 3 Days

COST: N60,000 PER PARTICIPANT

Discounts apply for group registration (of 3 or more people)

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Literacy and Technology Skills (LTS)

"Every teacher is a teacher of English"

No subject is taught in isolation; every time a child is in any class, it is an opportunity to build up on a variety of skills. The issue we have as educators , is that there is a tendency to hyper focus on our subject, and not consider whether we are teaching transferable skills. 

This programme is designed to remediate participants' foundational knowledge and skills in order to better prepare them for the classroom. Whether you are fresh out of your NYSC programme or you have an extensive teaching career, the basics of quality teaching should never be ignored.

Learning objectives:

  • Unit 1 - Understand how to integrate technology into teaching and learning. 

  • Unit 2 - Improving verbal and written communication skills

  • Unit 3 - Confidence in the classroom

  • Unit 4 - Adapting to non-traditional teaching methods and environments 

Course Start Date: 12th February 2024

Course Duration: 2 Weeks

COST: N12,500 PER PARTICIPANT

Discounts apply for group bookings (5 or more teachers)

Teacher Development Programme

Great learners are found where great teaching exists. From understanding the concept of learning to considering the structure of their lessons, teachers have a huge spectrum of tasks to think about daily. 

This training course covers the fundamental areas of teaching practice that form a well- rounded and effective practitioner. It will provide you with a toolbox of essential training and techniques covering core skills and encouraging deeper understanding of practice. 

 

AIMS AND OUTCOMES 

 

  • Equip new teachers and develop teachers with a toolbox of techniques for improved practice.

  • Gain practical techniques for supporting learners to learn effectively.

  • Provide takeaway strategies for meeting Ofsted criteria for quality of teaching,
    learning and assessment.

 

There are 7 units in this course and they will be covered over 6 weeks. This means it will be intensive and you will need to dedicate time daily to visiting your classroom and keeping up with the discussion posts and comments from your learning colleagues.

  • Unit 1 - Deep learning in the classroom.

  • Unit 2 - Planning engaging and productive lessons

  • Unit 3 - Supporting the needs of individual pupils

  • Unit 4 - Developing feedback techniques

  • Unit 5 - Formative assessment to ensure pupil progress

  • Unit 6 - Effective questioning to enhance learning

  • Unit 7 - Building and supporting effective learners 

 

Course Start Date: 12th February 2024

Course Duration: 6 Weeks

COST: N37,500 PER PARTICIPANT

Discounts apply for group bookings (3 or more teachers)

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Effective Lesson Planning

This course explores how effective planning leads to effective teaching and the centrality of learning to the teaching process. It includes an introduction to neuroscience and the basics of brain-based learning - as well as snapshots of the ideas of Rosenshine, Piaget, Vygotsky and others - to help develop an appreciation of the essentials of lesson planning. 

 

AIMS AND OUTCOMES

 

 Participants will: 

  • Understand more about how the brain works and Cognitive Load Theory as a basis for what is happening to the pupil

  • Understand how to adapt their teaching successfully so the needs of all pupils are met

  • Understand how success criteria can be used to support learning and differentiation

  • Understand the importance of effective questioning and a purposeful lesson summary. 

 

There are 5 units in this course and they will be covered over 4 weeks. This means it will be intensive and you will need to dedicate time daily to visiting your classroom and keeping up with the discussion posts and comments from your learning colleagues. 

  • Unit 1 - Good learning and good learning objectives 

  • Unit 2 - Adaptive teaching

  • Unit 3 - Success Criteria

  • Unit 4 - Questions, Summaries and Structure

  • Unit 5 - Review and Next Steps

Course Start Date: 12th February 2024

Course Duration: 4 Weeks

COST: N25,000 PER PARTICIPANT.

Discounts apply for group bookings (4 or more teachers). 

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