The JIS leadership believes that good professional development programs help promote and support staff knowledge and competencies that enhance instruction. The JIS professional development effort is focused on student learning, current content, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency.
Continuous Skills Training
Consequently, we provide our staff and students with intensive, continuous skills and training activities that address curriculum and instructional practices related to student achievement, based on 21st Century best practices. Skills training is an integral part of the educational program and all school improvement initiatives, in order to accommodate the changing needs of the contemporary educational practice and meet expectations of a global world.
Professional Development Model
JIS uses an integrated model by putting all components together to best meet the specific needs of the school and staff. The emphasis has been on staff efficiency and student achievement. The professional development models available at JIS include Workshops and Video Instructions on:
The content of a program or new academic resources
Classroom management techniques
21st Century best practices
Orientation for New Staff Mentoring & Peer Coaching
Professional development for continuing staff members
Services are delivered by:
Outside paid professionals
Professional organizations & Educational Institutions
Webinars and the internet
Professional learning communities
International professional development ventures