CPTD Courses for Teachers

Embury Institute for Higher Education offers a number of Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) short courses as part of professional development for practici ng educators.

PLEASE NOTE
A CPTD course can never replace the need for a formal qualification. In other words, a CPTD course does not provide you with a Certificate with which you can look for employment at a school or pre-school.

The courses offered in 2017 are listed in the table below.

Holistic Education for Deaf and Language-Delayed Children

According to the South African Hearing Institute, approximately 1.2 million children in sub-Saharan Africa between the ages of five and 14 suffer from hearing loss in both ears. Children who are deaf or suffer from hearing loss require special education and quality teaching to assist them with their special educational needs.

Embury identified the need for quality inclusive education for deaf and language-delayed children and partnered with the Fulton School for the Deaf and other specialists in the field to develop this comprehensive SACE approved short course.

As a teacher of deaf children or children who are language-delayed, you will be required to have the necessary understanding and skills to assist children with special hearing needs. In this course you will learn about disability, communication and deafness, South African Sign Language (SASL), diagnosis and intervention of deaf and language-delayed children, teaching the multiple-disabled child, as well as various educational models and debates in the field of Deaf Education. You will also be instructed in offering counselling and support, as well as how to practically promote language creativity.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Disability, Communication and Deafness
Unit 2 – South African Sign Language (SASL)
Unit 3 – Diagnosis and Intervention
Unit 4 – Teaching the Multiple-disabled Child
Unit 5 – Educational Models and Contemporary Debates in the field of Deaf Education and Language Remediation
Unit 6 – Counselling and Support
Unit 7 – Practically Promoting Language Creativity

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all five contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

You will receive 10 SACE points upon successful completion of this course.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over a six-month period for five hours per session, totalling 25 hours of contact.

Physical Education: for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers (6-months)

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Physical Education, namely:

  • 6-month Course in Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers
  • 2-day Course in Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers

Physical Education improves the developmental, social and healthy living skills of learners, and is a compulsory part of the CAPS Life Skills curriculum. However, most schools in South Africa do not have specialised Physical Education teachers. Most schools rely on the skills of classroom teachers to translate the Physical Education curriculum into sound personal and social developmental activities for learners. Therefore, classroom teachers must be able to plan, prepare and present Physical Education lessons and activities in a fun and informative way that caters for learners with diverse and special needs.

This CPTD short course is aimed at all Foundation and Intermediate Phase teachers who would like to become skilled in planning and presenting Physical Education lessons and activities, and who are passionate about improving the physical and social education provided to children.

In this short course, you will learn how to:

  • explore Physical Education in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases;
  • plan and teach Physical Education lessons and activities;
  • explore human anatomy;
  • create a physically safe movement environment for learners; and
  • understand the sociological aspects of learners moving; and
  • plan for learners with diverse and special needs.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Physical Education in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases
Unit 2 – Managing and teaching the Physical Education lesson
Unit 3 – Physical Development; the Human Anatomy and how to create a physically safe environment
Unit 4 – Sociological aspects of learners moving
Unit 5 – How to plan for learners with diverse and special needs

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities. The course comprises 3 Tests and an Assignment. It is imperative that you study the assignment rubric in order to familiarise yourself with the assessment criteria for the assignment.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

You will receive 10 SACE points upon successful completion of this course.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over a six-month period for eight hours per session, totalling 40 hours of contact.

Physical Education: for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers (2-days)

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Physical Education, namely:

  • 6-month Course in Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers
  • 2-day Course in Physical Education for Foundation and Intermediate Phase Teachers

This CPTD short course is aimed at all Foundation and Intermediate Phase teachers who would like to become skilled in planning and presenting Physical Education lessons and activities, and who are passionate about improving the physical and social education provided to learners.

 

On this 2-day course, you will learn how to:

  • interpret the CAPS curriculum for Physical Education lessons and activities in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases;
  • plan and present Physical Education lessons and activities; and
  • plan and write Physical Education assessments and rubrics.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – CAPS of Physical Education in the Foundation and Intermediate Phases
Unit 2 – Managing and Teaching the Physical Education Lesson
Unit 3 – Assessments and Rubrics

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

Embury is awaiting confirmation of the allocated points from SACE for this course.

Duration

The course will be presented on a Friday and Saturday, totalling 11.5 hours of contact.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Course 1: Introduction to Child Care Practices in the South African Context (Birth to 5-Years)

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Early Childhood Development, namely:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Child Care Practices in the South African Context (Birth to 5 Years)
  • Course 2: Planning for Quality ECD Teaching and Learning

Research suggests that a child’s formative years are the most important in establishing good cognitive abilities and attitudes.

Our ECD short courses are a popular choice among people who are passionate about working with children and who want to study early childhood development or who already are ECD practitioners. More than 5 000 ECD practitioners and teachers have completed Embury’s ECD courses to date. The success of our ECD short courses is due to the excellent course material and highly qualified instructors who are able to give industry-relevant knowledge that ECD practitioners can use in their daily operations to help them run their ECD centres.

In ECD Short Course 1 – Introduction to Child Care Practices in the South African Context (Birth to 5 Years) – you will learn about the characteristics of good teachers and how you can relate this to your own practical experience in an ECD centre. You will also learn how to apply basic health principles to promote good health, and how to exercise preventative measures to ensure young children’s safety in the ECD environment.

Furthermore, you will learn how you can effectively plan and manage a nurturing and caring baby care centre, and how to plan a daily pre-school programme. You will also learn how to tell and read stories using various story aids and books, and we will teach you how to facilitate for indoor and outdoor play, stimulating children’s free-play learning opportunities.

Once you have completed ECD Short Course 1, you can register for Short Course 2 (Planning for Quality ECD Learning and Teaching).

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Introduction to ECD and the role of the teacher
Unit 2 – The baby care centre
Unit 3 – The daily programme of a pre-school

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all five contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course

SACE Points

You will receive 10 SACE points upon successful completion of this course.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over a six-month period for five hours per session, totalling 25 hours of contact.

Early Childhood Development (ECD) Course 2: Planning for Quality ECD Teaching and Learning

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Early Childhood Development, namely:

  • Course 1: Introduction to Child Care Practices in the South African Context (Birth to 5 Years)
  • Course 2: Planning for Quality ECD Teaching and Learning

Research suggests that a child’s formative years are the most important in establishing good cognitive abilities and attitudes.

Our ECD short courses are a popular choice among people who are passionate about working with children and who want to study early childhood development or who already are ECD practitioners. More than 5 000 ECD practitioners and teachers have completed Embury’s ECD courses to date. The success of our ECD short courses is due to the excellent course material and highly qualified instructors who are able to give industry-relevant knowledge that ECD practitioners can use in their daily operations to help them run their ECD centres.

In ECD Short Course 2 – Planning for Quality ECD Teaching and Learning – you will learn the planning, registration and administration requirements of setting up a new ECD centre. You will also learn about the Multiple Intelligence Theory development by Howard Gardner, and the notions of school readiness and school maturity. You will also see examples of school readiness activities for reading, maths and writing.

Furthermore, you will learn about theme (topic) teaching, and the different common childhood illnesses and ailments that may affect young children in an ECD centre. You will also be given guidelines on how to manage these illnesses and ailments to the best of your ability.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Planning, Registration and Administration of a Pre-school or Baby Care Centre
Unit 2 – Child Development, Talent and Intelligence
Unit 3 – School Readiness
Unit 4 – Thematic Teaching and Learning
Unit 5 – Common Childhood Illnesses and Ailments

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all five contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

Embury is awaiting confirmation of the allocated points from SACE.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over a six-month period for five hours per session, totalling 25 hours of contact.

Practising Inclusive Education Course 1: Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Practising Inclusive Education, namely:

  • Course 1: Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)
  • Course 2: Responding to Barriers to Learning

Research suggests that children with disabilities benefit greatly when they attend classes with children who don’t have disabilities.

Inclusive Education refers to all children, with or without disabilities, who learn and participate together in the same classroom. Therefore, teachers must be able to identify these learners and must also be able to effectively teach the Inclusive Education curriculum to these learners.

Embury recognises Inclusive Education as one of the most effective ways to promote an inclusive and tolerant society, and has designed this CPTD short course to address the needs of inclusive classroom teaching.

In Short Course 1 – Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) – you will learn the definition of inclusive education, how to break down barriers to inclusive education, how to introduce SIAS (screening, identification, assessment and support) in the classroom, how to focus on inclusion, collaboration and curriculum differentiation in the classroom, and how to provide educational support to learners with disabilities or special needs.

This course is aimed at all teachers who want to practice inclusive education in the classroom, thereby effectively teaching and assisting learners with disabilities or special needs.

Once you have completed Practising Inclusive Education Short Course 1, you can register for Short Course 2 (Responding to Barriers to Learning).

Course Outline

Unit 1 – What does Inclusive Education really Mean?
Unit 2 – Breaking down the Barriers
Unit 3 – Introducing the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)
Unit 4 – Inclusion in the Classroom
Unit 5 – Collaboration, Curriculum Differentiation and Support

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all five contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

You will receive 10 SACE points upon successful completion of this course.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over six months for five hours per session, totalling 25 hours of contact.

Practising Inclusive Education Course 2: Responding to Barriers to Learning

Embury offers two CPTD short courses in Practising Inclusive Education, namely:

  • Course 1: Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)
  • Course 2: Responding to Barriers to Learning

Inclusive Education refers to all children, with or without disabilities, who learn and participate together in the same classroom. Therefore, teachers must be able to identify these learners and must also be able to effectively teach the inclusive education curriculum to these learners.

Embury recognises Inclusive Education as one of the most effective ways to promote an inclusive and tolerant society, and has designed this CPTD short course to address the needs of inclusive classroom teaching.

In Short Course 2 – Responding to Barriers to Learning – you will learn how to support learners with intellectual, sensory, physical, neurological, behavioural and psychosocial impairments, understand specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia and Dysgraphia, correctly identify reading difficulties at higher grades, understand autistic spectrum disorder, identify giftedness in learners, and build resilience in vulnerable children.

Course Outline

Unit 1 – Supporting Learners with Intellectual, Sensory, Physical, Neurological, Behavioural and Psychosocial Impairments
Unit 2 – Specific Learning Disorders: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia
Unit 3 – Reading Difficulties at Higher Grades
Unit 4 – Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Unit 5 – Giftedness
Unit 6 – Building Resilience in Vulnerable Children

Assessment

Continuous assessment is used to determine the progress of teachers. In order to complete the course successfully, teachers need to attend all five contact sessions and attain a minimum of 50% in the continuous assessment activities.

Certification

On successful completion of the course, Embury will issue a certificate bearing the appropriate SACE points, the duration of the CPTD short course, as well as the learning content covered in the course.

SACE Points

Embury is awaiting confirmation of the allocated points from SACE.

Duration

The course will be presented on five Saturdays over six months for five hours per session, totalling 25 hours of contact.

The following short courses are undergoing SACE-endorsement:

  • Natural Science and Technology Teaching: Life and Living
  • Natural Science and Technology Teaching: Matter and Materials
  • Natural Science and Technology Teaching: Energy and Change
  • Movement Play for Babies, Toddlers and Young Children
  • Lesson Planning and Assessment in Physical Education for the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase Teachers

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What is CPTD?

Continuing Professional Teacher Development (commonly known as CPTD) is the system that helps teachers grow professionally.

In the same way that professional people (such as doctors or lawyers) are expected to develop their skills and knowledge every year after they have qualified, teachers are now also expected to further develop their professional skills.

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) created the CPTD system for all South African teachers. From 2016, all high school teachers must achieve CPTD points in order to meet the mandatory requirements of the CPTD system, while the requirements for primary school teachers start in 2017.

Teachers must achieve at least 150 points every 3 years by participating in various activities, such as doing short courses, reading or writing education articles, attending workshops, or mentoring other teachers. These activities can be initiated by the teacher, the school, or externally (such as when you do a short course through Embury).

 

What is SACE?

The South African Council for Educators was established to uphold the education profession. SACE registers all qualified South African teachers (which means you need a SACE registration number before you can teach). SACE also manages the CPTD system and encourages the development of teachers through the system.

Each teacher will have a Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) developed according to SACE guidelines, which will act as a record of your development journey.

For more information about SACE, click here.

Embury is a SACE-approved provider

Embury is an approved training provider with SACE. We are a Category A provider, because we are accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Our status as a SACE-approved provider means that:

  • We have met SACE’s criteria for approval of providers.
  • We have committed to SACE’s Code of Practice for providers.
  • We are fit to offer professional development activities endorsed by SACE.
  • We provide SACE with lists of successful teachers who took part in endorsed activities.
  • We are monitored by SACE.

What Embury offers you as a teacher

Since 2002 Embury has successfully trained over 30,000 in-service teachers and pre-school practitioners through its range of short courses that address the specific developmental needs of the CPTD market.

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Head: CPTD & ICT

Linda Chettiar

  • M.B.A.
  • B.Ed. Honours (Education Management)
  • P.G.C.E.
  • B.Sc. (Microbiology and Zoology)

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A TEACHER

The Department of Basic Education provides the following 10 reasons why you should become a teacher:

  • Turn your love of learning into a love of teaching.
  • Make the same difference to a child’s life as your favourite teacher made to yours.
  • Experience the joy of seeing children learn to read, write and count; and set them on a path to success.
  • Mould and shape ordinary children into extraordinary citizens.
  • Share your knowledge and make the world a better place.
  • Help children understand the values that make South Africans strong and proud.
  • Ignite the spark of curiosity in children.
  • Pass on your love of learning and help students discover their potential.
  • See the world through the eyes of a child and learn something in return.
  • Serve children, your community and your country.