Empower yourself and earn CPTD points

Empower yourself and earn CPTD points

The Professional Learning Community – a tool for self-driven professional development

Jika Communication and Training welcomes you to this course, Empower yourself and earn CPTD points

This course is broken up as follows:

Participants will attend 2 contact sessions (Session 1 will be 1 day and Session 2 will be 1 day, with a minimum of 3 weeks of  experiential on-site learning and application of what was presented in the first contact session.)

Session 1 (1 day)

Ice breaker activity and a focus on theory which will be presented in experiential mode: in other words, participants will first engage in an activity, reflect on it and then discover the essence of the activity on their own, in pairs or in groups.  Self-discovery is key to this course which not only guides learners through the content in activity-based methodologies, but also allows room for individual reflection which we feel is an invaluable dimension of embedded learning.

During day one, participants will after certain sections, complete activities in a separate workbook. The workbook will also include activities that have been planned for on-site (at school) application and reflection.  These tasks performed while the participant is at work, will inform the next training session.  The workbook will provide the evidence for the SACE PDP file.




Session 2 (1 day)

The “homework tasks” and the results of the trial-and-error activities at school are discussed after which the next part of the course is completed, with participants completing their continuous assessment and reflection activities.  This workbook is handed in and serves as part of the participants’ PDP.

Table of Contents


Unit 1: What exactly is a PLC?

  • Where did it all start?
  • How many we then define a PLC?
  • How do PLCs differ from subject committees?
  • What is a learning trajectory?
  • What is action research?
  • Why the fresh interest in this idea in South Africa?

Unit 2: How do you ensure that your PLC is professional and efficient?

  • Characteristics of effective PLCs
  • Understand that an efficient PLC is a process

Unit 3: Why is a PLC a good developmental opportunity?

  • Pedagogical considerations
  • An opportunity for CPTD points
  • What is IQMS and how does it relate to CPTD?
  • How can a member of a PLC earn SACE CPTD points?