Rationale of Teacher-Led Workshops
Teacher-Led Workshops (TLWs) are conducted by teachers for teachers. Guided by the mission of the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) to develop a teacher-led culture of professional excellence, AST has built on the work of Teachers’ Network to create opportunities for teachers to lead and inspire through the sharing of good practices. Through this platform, teachers will engage in professional exchange of pedagogical content knowledge, leading to enhanced pedagogical practice.
Objectives of Teacher-Led Workshops
Structure of Teacher-Led Workshops
TLWs are generally 3 hours in duration and held in the afternoons of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (usually in the months of February, March, April, July, and August) from 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., unless otherwise stated.
The structure of a TLW is as follows:
Officers from AST and Master Teachers (MTTs) will act as a Professional Development (PD) Friend to teacher-facilitators. A PD Friend plays the following roles:
- Engage facilitators in a pre-TLW dialogue
- Observe TLW in a developmental capacity
- Engage facilitators to reflect on their engagement with the participants