Professional Learning and Development through Tellal Institute
Great teachers inspire great students. That’s why at GEMS Education, we pay close attention to how we train and support both our new and experienced educators. We know just how rewarding a career in education can be when you have the right support and opportunities to develop.
From simple roots as a family of teachers, today, our family is now over 14,000 professionals including teachers, school leaders, school administrators, education specialists, consultants, corporate and support staff, of all nationalities. If you are ambitious and prepared to work hard, there are plenty of opportunities for promotion and specialisms - even at an early stage of your career.
All GEMS teachers and leaders have access to the multitude of training opportunities provided by TELLAL Institute. Through its partnership with GEMS Education, TELLAL Institute operates on a global scale, with a network of more than 11,000 teachers and leaders assigned to more than 70 schools in 14 different countries.
The acronym for TELLAL is Teacher Learning and Leadership for All. TELLAL is a training institute, with services issued by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai). We provide a range of pre-service and in-service training programmes, experiences and partnerships to promote educational excellence, open to those wishing to train as a teacher, and current teachers and leaders from GEMS Schools and other schools in the region. A distinct feature of the TELLAL provision is the centrality of UAE schools, which provides the unique global and digital context in which professional knowledge is developed. Professional learning and development in this context takes place through joint practice development, talent identification, coaching and mentoring and workshop attendance. The “network model” brings together theory and practice in a more integrative manner, seeing the partnership between all key stakeholders as truly reciprocal.
There are key pillars that comprise TELLAL Institute:
- Pre-service Teacher Training and CACHE Programmes
- Teacher Preparation for Certification (TP4C)
- School Leadership Training
- In-service Professional Learning and Development
- Arabic Teacher Training
- Research and Development