One group of participants were mentors for ECIS’s International Teaching Certificate (ITC) program.This program, designed with the University of Cambridge International Examinations, was designed to enable candidates to develop and demonstrate:
-Competence in teaching international students
-Commitment to continuing professional development reflective practice on personal performance
Those of you looking to design an alternative to teacher evaluation might find some ideas in the ITC format.
This year-plus program has candidates working with a mentor and completing a portfolio around five standard areas:
1. Education in an international context: The teachers design and run an extra-curricular activity, project, or event connecting with the host country’s culture.
Portfolios are submitted for evaluation and necessary refinement leading to rewarding of the certificate. Several schools have begun professional development activities to assist teachers in preparing for the ITC.
I was intrigued by the variety of the portfolio activities to assess the key components.