Congratulations to Shanghai United International School Qingpu Campus for being accredited as a Cambridge PDQ Centre! Professional Development Manager of CAIE East Asia Dr. Julia Yu has been sincerely invited for an opening ceremony.
剑桥教师专业发展资质认证 (Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications, 剑桥PDQs) 是剑桥国际考评部推出的旨在帮助教师和教育管理者职业技能提升的一项专业认证。认证课程提供符合学校特性的项目设计，与国际前沿教学理念接轨，聚焦于专业思维和教学实操技巧的提升，构建全球化专业发展社区。认证主要涵盖四个领域：课堂教与学、教育领导力、双语教学和数字化教学。
Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (Cambridge PDQ), is one of a number of routes that CAIE offers teachers and leaders to enhance their professional practice. The accredited courses are based on international best practices that have real impact and value, creating a globalized learning community. It contains four programmes, Teaching and Learning, Educational Leadership, Teaching Bilingual Learners and Teaching with Digital Technologies.
剑桥教师专业发展项目共分为三个模块，每个模块研修时间约为120个小时。每一个模块又分为三个环节：引导学习、自主与协作学习和实践学习。模块1学习合格后，将会由剑桥国际考评部颁发PDQ证书（Certificate）；模块2和模块3学习合格后，将会颁发PDQ文凭（Diploma）。整个课程涵盖了教师专业学习理论、主动学习策略与技巧、教学评价手段使用、听评课与反思教学等领域，其中双语教学领域，融入了CLIL（Content and Language Integrated Learning）双语教学法，通过简单易懂的理论学习，侧重于实际操练，通过“以练代学”的方式将众多实际教学策略融入到课程任务中去，简单易上手，便于迁移运用。
Cambridge PDQ programme is made up of three modules of guided, individual and collaborative, and work-based learning, of which each module involves 120 hours of learning. Candidates would be certified with a certificate after the completion of module 1, and a diploma after the completion of module 2 and 3. The whole programme covers the areas of active learning strategies, assessment for learning approaches, observations and feedback, evaluations and reflections. The programme of Teaching Bilingual Learners specifically focused on the area of CLIL teaching, being assessed through candidate portfolio of evidence of practice, learning and reflection. The pragmatic skills are easily to be transferred into candidates’ daily teaching either.
Cambridge PDQ programme can help teachers and leaders to apply new ideas and approaches in their own practice, reflecting upon their own thinking and practising, so as to integrate the skills as a core value of their strengths. Cambridge PDQ programme can help schools to establish professional development as an integral part of school development, nurturing collaborative learning community.
Alongside with the opening of SUIS-Qingpu, the School was approved as a Cambridge School, following up with it, the School was approved as a Cambridge PDQ Centre in late October. The key step of being a Centre is to have a Programme Leader to be trained through a ten-week online course with an approval at the end.
It is Xiehe’s history to value teachers’ professional development and we believe that only teachers’ professional development would bring up a better vision to our students.