Four Professional Development Sessions for teachers at both the GC Boys’ Secondary School and at the GC Girls’ Secondary School, were held on Friday 28th March 2014; on Friday 4th April 2014; on Monday 7th April 2014, and on Monday 14th April 2014 from 3.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.
Mr Geoffrey Scerri, ex-Headteacher at various co-ed Private Schools, and Ms Maria Ciappara, ex-College Principal at St Clare’s College, the first college which embarked on co-education, animated the sessions.
A professional development session was held after school hours on the 25th March 2014 for peripatetic teachers. It was animated by Prof Carmel Cefai, lecturer at the University of Malta. Teachers gained an awareness of how to tackle students’ challenging behaviour through workshops and discussions.
A Professional Development Session was held with teachers of the Junior Years. Ms Melanie Casha Sammut, EO (Maths) and her team of numeracy teachers animated this sessions which focused on Calculation Strategies.
The session for the Learning Support Assistants of the Junior Years was animated by Ms Esmeralda Zerafa. It focused on Dyscalculia.
A Professional Development Session was held with Year 1 and Year 2 Teachers and their LSAs on Friday 14th March 2014. The Session focused on Let Me Learn, and was animated by Ms Tanya Farrugia, lecturer at the University of Malta.
A Professional Development Session was held after school hours from 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. on the 27th February 2014 at the Gozo College Boys’ Secondary for Kindergarten Assistants, and their LSAs. It focused on the Learning Outcomes of the Kinder Pupils according to the National Curriculum Framework. It was animated by Prof. Valerie Sollars, Dean of the Faculty of Education, at the University of Malta. The Educational Officers of the Early Years also attended.