The current annual appropriation for professional learning represents a significant investment by government in improving teacher quality through in-service development. It is appropriate, therefore, to ensure that the available funds are utilized efficiently and that they contribute in the longer run to improvements in school effectiveness leading to greatly-improved student-learning achievement.
The Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), which recognizes growth in teachers’ professional capacity and supports the K to 12 curriculum reform agenda, underpins the proposed system for the professional development of teachers. The current development of the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) and Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS) will further broaden the importance of a Transformed NEAP. These sets of Professional Standards will assist NEAP in the design and delivery of in-service professional development, and, through integrated monitoring and evaluation procedures, provide for accountability.
The proposed integrated system proposed would enable NEAP to strengthen schooling at a national level through the planning and delivery of professional development activities for classroom teachers and school leaders, which comprise head teachers, principals, supervisors, assistant school superintendents, superintendents, assistant regional directors and regional directors.
Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS)
For Supervisors the four Domains are:
Domain 1, Supporting Curriculum Management and Implementation, consists of six strands:
- Curriculum Implementation
- Curriculum Innovation
- Curriculum Contextualization
- Learning Resource Development
- Learning Resource Management
- Learning Outcomes Assessment
Domain 2, Strengthening Shared Accountability, consists of three strands:
- Educational Development Plan Operationalization
- Technical Assistance Provision
- Policy Review and Recommendation
Domain 3, Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement, consists of six strands:
- Support for Instructional Leadership
- ICT-based Innovations
- Culture of Research
- Communities of Practice
- Communication Platforms
- Partnerships and Linkages
Domain 4, Developing Self and Others, consists of five strands:
- Rewards and Recognition Mechanism
- Learning and Development
- Professional Networks
- Professional Development
- Professional Reflection to Improve Practice
Fundamental to the changed priorities offered by the PPST, PPSSH, and PPSS is the need to shift from the predominantly mass training models used to support curriculum change to systems that include targeted programs that enable schools, teachers, school leaders and supervisors to address their unique needs.
Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH)