Professional Development Programs
Teacher Development Programs
Department meetings and educational seminars are the most important institutional strategies of Fezalar Educational Institutions. The department meetings where knowledge exchange, experiments, educational seminars, constant development seminars take place are indispensable practices of Fezalar.
Teachers update their knowledge, follow the up-to-date advancements in education and have brainstorming sessions about their departments. All these keep the quality of education constantly at its best. For this reason, the teachers who work in Fezalar Educational Institutions gather within the school year and during summer holiday to join professional development programs.
Many international academicians and experts are invited to these programs and our teachers continuously improve themselves. When necessary, our teachers attend fairs, conferences and panels in diﬀerent countries and follow the developments in their branches and in English.
Department Meetings and Seminars
In Fezalar Educational Institutions, department meetings in all branches are held regularly every week. During these meetings, the topics that are stated in the academic calendar are discussed and better ways of teaching and student learning are determined.
The teachers who have more experience share practical knowledge about certain topics. For example, some of
our teachers attend the EDEXCEL (Educational Excellence) program to gain professional experience. Our elementary school teachers attend Mental Arithmetic Seminars given by experts and follow advancements that popular science oﬀers. Similar to these activities, teachers attend Project-Based Education seminars and gain new experiences in class activities.
Thus, our teachers join the ‘Learning Throughout Life’ process with the help of department meetings and seminars.
In Fezalar Educational Institutions, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Science laboratories are eﬀectively and eﬃciently used. Our labs are designed in order to do all the experiments that are stated in our curriculum and are equipped with the necessary materials, modern experiment tools and models.
Our teachers obtain practical experience about conducting various experiments in these regularly organized seminars. Therefore, they are well experienced to teach topics that require experimental work.
Thus, the knowledge that is transferred from experienced teachers to students is connected to life and it urges students to think scientiﬁcally.
English Teachers Seminars and OTA (Oxford Teachers’ Academy)
Teacher development programs are continuously held for teachers in Fezalar Educational Institutions to follow innovations in language teaching. As a result of these seminars that are conducted by Oxford University, teachers learn how to use materials they have more eﬀectively.
One of these educational programs is Oxford Teachers’ Academy and several practical activities that can be implemented in classes are presented in this program. OTA seminars help our teachers develop themselves professionally and become more beneﬁcial for their students.
Our teachers certify their professional proﬁciency with the certiﬁcates that are given at the end of these seminars