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Title: Welcome Remarks by ITA/IPL Director


1
  • Welcome Remarks by ITA/IPL Director
  • PELI 2010 Pre Departure Ceremony July 1st,2010
  • A Unique Professional Development Program
    2003/4-2010/11
  • Across Pakistan USA
  • Transforming Perceptions Actions through Cross
    Cultural Engagement

2
The PLAYERS 2003/4-2010
  • Funded by
  • The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of
    Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
  • Grantee Implementer
  • Plymouth State University, New Hampshire , USA
  • 160 Participants
  • Beneficiaries
  • 85 Public Sector Government of Pakistan All
    Departments of Education
  • 15 Non-State Institutions with strategic
    outreach
  • Participating Provinces/Areas
  • Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa
    FATA, Gilgit Baltistan ICT, AJK,
  • Technical Operational In-country Support
  • Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) Institute for
    Professional Learning (IPL) - affiliated
    college HEC Recognized

3
Team Synergies
  • US Department of State through ECA-Citizen
    Exchanges Led by Adam Meier
  • Plymouth State University through PEL Project
    Director - Blakeman Allen
  • Public Affairs Section US Embassy Pakistan
  • ITA and IPL teams in Pakistan - technical,
    operational and policy support large effort
    across the country
  • PELI Alumni - a vital critical partner and key
    informants to the evolving PEL Project

4
Key Thematic Areas PELI -2004-2010
  • PELIs Target Group
  • Teachers/educators from Secondary Schools
    /education
  • Subject Areas
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies /Environment /Citizenship
  • English
  • Headteachers as leaders
  • Core Themes
  • Educational leadership, environmental education
    stewardship, and conflict resolution.
  • Responsible Citizenship Heritage Preservation
    Environment preservation Peace building through
    Respect for Diversity

5
Pakistani Educational Leadership(PEL) Project
Institute
  • KEY COMPONENTS an iterative project
  • Pakistani Educational Leadership Institute (PELI)
    Summer Institute 4 weeks 60 hours per week
  • Master Action Plans supported by mini Grants-
    in-country 6-10 weeks Debriefing/Field
    Support
  • Capstone Conference Alumni, Counterpart
    institutions, US Educators
  • PELI Alumni Workshops a new feature supported
    by small grants up to 500
  • Research and Publications from time to time
  • Other components may follow based on annual
    feedback

6
An Evolving Iterative Institute
2004-2010-deepening and extending annually
  • Feedback very critical after each PELI
  • Policy, Reforms, National Curriculum
    Professional Standards feedback to PSU PEL
    Project team
  • Ideas and suggestions by PELI alums, counterpart
    institutions factored into successive Institutes
    thematically and operationally
  • New components added to the grant proposals each
    year based on these inputs by PEL project team at
    PSU

7
PELI ALUMs Synergising with ITA Programs Across
Pakistan
8
Spread of PSU Alumni Across Pakistan -2004-2010 (
160)
PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010 PELI Alumni Coverage Across Pakistan 2004 -2010
Year Punjab Sindh Balochistan Federal AJK NWFP FATA Gilgit Baltistan Total Number of Participants
2004 13 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 25
2005 10 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 20
2006 11 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 20
2007 6 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 15
2008 11 2 0 3 1 3 0 0 20
2009 4 3 3 2 1 4 3 0 20
2010 7 7 7 3 1 6 4 5 40
Total 62 21 14 21 17 13 7 5 160
  • Batch under process
  • Alumni are working in very challenged spaces in
    the country, in conflict ridden and highly
    under-developed areas .. They have great skills
    and ideas but need technical, financial and moral
    support to disseminate good practices to a wider
    audience/fellow teachers to upgrade skills
    learning

9
Transformative Statements PELI Alums
  • What PELI meant for me. ..
  • A personal journey of professional transformation
    and friendships for a life time caring faculty
    at PSU
  • I am not the same I have improved and become more
    of a listening person caring teacher for my
    students
  • I learned to respect my rich cultural heritage -
    PSU teams taught us this so profoundly
  • The visit to Washington DC was unique and
    empowering .. We rubbed shoulders with decision
    makers who listened to what we had to say..
  • I learnt to appreciate our own cultural diversity
    of 10,000 history of civilizations
  • People are the same.. Caring and nurturing ..
  • Rich contexts and cultural exposure to be woven
    into cultural and professional frames and
    classroom interactions
  • I see my students with a new lens since my return
    to PELI
  • PELI experience is a must for teachers in
    Pakistan .. A journey of personal and
    professional transformation.. I am blessed
  • From PELI Alums 2004-2009

10
Exciting Firsts in PELI 2009/2010
  • Participants expansion successfully doubled from
    20 to 40!
  • Graduate Certificate Program Intercultural
    Education and Leadership of 15 Graduate Credit
    Hours granted by PSU Academic Committee based on
    merit and performance from 2010 -2011
    encompassing PELI participation in USA and
    in-country MAPs A pioneering step .. Suggested
    by the PELI cohort of 2009
  •  Eligibility Open only to PELI participants, who
    may enroll upon arrival in Plymouth.
  •  Incentivizing professionals raising the status
    of teachers in Pakistan
  • Challenges are HEC recognition of the 15 Grad.
    Credit Hours through partner institutions IPL

11
PELI Grant Goals 2010-2011
  • Goal 1 Foster respect amongst the diverse
    cultures of Pakistan and the United States
    through the examination of educational leadership
    as a keystone of civil society, with a focus on
    ethical decision making and advocacy for change.
  • Goal 2 Transform institutional and individual
    understanding of best practices and innovations
    in science education, incorporating environmental
    models.
  • Goal 3 Share strategies for the effective
    delivery of environmental literacy in English
    with a focus on clarity and appropriate technical
    terminology.
  • Goal 4 Engage educators in the development and
    implementation of Master Action Plans that assist
    them in translating Institute content into
    culturally appropriate, best pedagogical
    practices within Pakistans curricular and
    societal frameworks and in affecting change in
    the educational sector.
  • Goal 5 Explore strategic planning initiatives
    to expand alumni outreach and engagement

12
Master Action Plans (MAPs) - PSU Alumni - Good
Practices for Dissemination
  • Since 2008 PSU-PELI alums engaged in
    subject/thematic MAPs in Pakistan,
  • Forming environmental clubs in schools
  • Environmental and heritage preservation
  • Citizenship, Diversity Peace Education .
  • Valuable Resource Materials generated which must
    be disseminated across many more educators
  • Emerging Communities of Practice and reflection -
    promoting a wider movement of teachers without
    frontiers or educators without frontiers
  • Big opportunity for professional development and
    standards
  • PSU Alumni emerging as major players

13
PELI Alumni Network Institutionalization
Prospects
  • PELI Alumni have trained over 170,000 teachers
    across Pakistan from 2004 onwards- a formidably
    capable group
  • PELI Alumni 160 in 2010, a growing force in
    Pakistan - culturally diverse, professionally
    competent imaginative
  • Already the Alums are actively engaged in
    collaborating across provinces and borders
    (India/USA)
  • The Institute of Professional Learning (IPL)-
    affiliated with the University of Education and
    HEC recognized since 2009 is willing to provide
    operational support for PELI Alumni Network
  • IPL has mandate for Professional Networks (two
    networks already running voluntarily at IPL-
    PTAN/PELI)

14
Some Suggestions for Expansion Diversity of
PELI
  • Expand the program annually
  • Faculty and Teachers Exchange programs between
    USA Pakistan, perhaps regionally as well
  • Program to be expanded to a Summer institute for
    students in the 4 year B.Ed program- an incentive
    towards professionalization of teachers
  • Sandwich programs for Masters USA and Pakistan
    based through PELI institutions in both countries
  • Regional exchange and capacity building programs
  • ITA/IPL - 7 year track record without any
    hiccups to become an institutional partner for
    such and many other citizen/educator exchange
    programs across public sector institutions and
    selected private sector

15
ITA Salutes A Grand Alliance for Quality
Education through public private partnerships
United States of America (USA) Pakistan
Friendship Thank You
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