CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL TEACHER DEVELOPMENT (CPTD)

 

SACE (South African Council for Educators) has a mandatory Continuous Professional Teacher Development programme for all registered teachers applicable to every school in the country. Courses endorsed by SACE earn professional development (CPTD) points.

 

Under the aegis of the South African Quality Institute (SAQI), Dr Richard Hayward does SACE-endorsed courses. His provider number is NG 10838.  SACE-endorsed activities as of 16 August 2019 are:

 

1 An introduction to Total Quality Education (TQE)

Duration: 6 hours

CPTD points: 10

The workshop is an adaptation of the best principles and practices found in the business, industrial and other professional sectors. The TQE model identifies five core pillars that are common to Quality schools. The course shows the application of each pillar within a school.

 

2 Challenges of leadership in a Quality School

Duration: 3 hours

CPTD points: 7

In this workshop there is a study of different leadership styles as well as major challenges that confront most school leaders. The management of change, complaints and maintaining sound relationships with the Board of Governors/School Governing Body will also receive attention.

 

3 Conflicts occur in every school – let’s resolve them!

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 15

No school is totally conflict-free. Conflict happens within every group and between groups of children, parents and staff.  Yet quality schools manage to deal with conflict in ways that usually have peaceful outcomes. The workshop compares constructive vs destructive behaviour patterns in responding to conflict. Practical guidelines on constructive conflict resolution skills are discussed.

 

4 Ethics is for everyone

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

Being a good teacher is far more than simply passing on knowledge and skills. Being a good learner is far more than being a diligent student. Being a good principal is far more than being an efficient manager. There’s a crucial extra that’s still needed.

That crucial extra is being ethical too. What does that mean? The workshop looks at what ethical behaviour entails and how to achieve it. When a code of ethics is at its’ heart, the school is both a happy and high-achieving place for everyone.

 

5 Growing Madiba’s values in our schools

Duration: 1¼ hours

CPTD points: 5

Nelson Mandela’s core values are timeless. The workshop takes a brief historical and nostalgic look at how he ‘walked the talk’ of true values. There’s a sharing of ideas on how we can make such values vibrantly alive every day in our own classroom and school.

 

6 Influential leadership levels and types

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

An ability to adapt leadership styles to influence learner and staff behaviour will be discussed. The programme looks at seven levels of influence. There will be an analysis of the requisite skills and values of effective influencers.

 

7 Introverted children: making sure that they shine

Duration: 1 hour

CPTD points: 5

Too often, the quiet and reserved child is ‘forgotten’ in the typical classroom. The outgoing and social extrovert can dominate the room. This programme highlights both the quiet strengths of the introvert as a learner but also as a leader. Tips will be shared on how to help such a child achieve full potential. Every introverted child can be actively but gently encouraged to be part of every aspect of school life. Such a child absolutely deserves a place in the sun!

 

8 Is there a bully on your staff?

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

Much attention is rightly given to dealing with bullying amongst learners. However, what about the bullying that happens amongst staff members? Just as there isn’t a school at learner-level that isn’t entirely free of bullying, the same applies at staff-level too. The programme discusses various types of staff bullying and how to resolve them.

 

9 “Klagtes! Complaints! How may we help you?”

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 7

The very best and the very worst of schools have to deal with complaints and difficult parents!  In the Quality school complaints are seen as growth opportunities. The presentation looks at how Quality schools use a range of techniques to reduce complaints to a minimum.

 

10 “Should I leave teaching? I’m so demotivated?”

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

There are teachers who have stayed in the profession for thirty or forty years … and happily too! Ten self-motivation strategies used by happy and live-wire teachers are shared. The workshop will put the ENO-effervescence back into your teaching!

 

11 Stop teacher stress completely … well almost completely!

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

Being a teacher is being a member of the third most stressful profession in the world. Yet there are millions of teachers who survive a lifetime in the profession with a smile. Practical tips learnt from relatively stress-free teachers are shared in the programme.

 

12 The higher the teacher’s EI (Emotional Intelligence), the better the teaching

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

Of course, being intelligent is important for every teacher and school leader. Yet the most successful educators are emotionally intelligent too. They get on well with children, colleagues and parents. Their classroom management is usually excellent. This workshop looks at what it means to be emotionally intelligent and how to develop it in one’s life.

 

13 “The kids are hell. What can I do?”

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

There’s no such thing as the class that is always perfectly well-behaved class unless it’s under a reign of terror! However, there thousands of teachers who are able to maintain have happy, hard-working classes. Their simple and most effective discipline strategies are discussed.

 

14 Why change? Everything looks OK!

Duration: 2 hours

CPTD points: 5

The one-liner states that there are two things that we can be certain of … taxation and death. Add a third. That’s “change”! The workshop discusses the main reasons why there’s often a reluctance to change and what can be done to shift such attitudes. There’s also a discussion on the process to follow in bringing about change.

 

On completion of any of the above programmes (1 to 14), the names of the attendees are forwarded to SACE for submitting on to their CPTD register. An Attendance Certificate can be issued by SAQI at R10 per person. If you would like more details, please contact Richard Hayward on rpdhayward@yahoo.com or 011-888-3262. Poor schools are sponsored.

 


Kindly note that course 15 below has not been submitted to SACE for endorsement. Therefore, it doesn’t earn CPTD points from SACE:

 

15   So much to do, so little time!

Duration: 1 hour

There’s one thing that ever-busy teachers would like much more of … that’s time! Teachers are on the go from dawn to dusk and often late into the night. Some teachers manage the demands of their time. Ten of their time-saving ideas are shared.


 

Dr Richard Hayward, the course facilitator, has been in leadership positions for 38 years – 21 of them in headship posts. During his career he has been headmaster of two Gauteng public schools. He has received awards at regional, provincial, national and teacher union level for his varied contributions to education.