Under the leadership of the School Principal Mr. Karma Sherab Therchin la, TCV School Suja started its Teacher Professional Development Program with an intensive Orientation cum Workshop on the program. The school has 91 teachers enrolled in this program since 2013. The school has two sections; Junior Section (K -5 Grade) and Senior Section (6-12 Grades).
Right after the Orientation, the school implemented the practices from the month of April. All the Personal Growth Programs (PGPs) of the teachers are submitted to the school Principals. During section meetings, the teachers were reminded about their own PGPs. At the end of the academic session, all the teachers will submit their final report about their PGPs. The school created seventh period during which the teachers could work on their own collaborative practices and it was done every week.
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Book Discussion: A group of teachers met during the zero hour and discuss and share their knowledge about the book "Divasvapna" written by Gijubhai. The book discusses about the faulty system in the Indian Education system and the author started a new Education system. There were 4 teachers in the group. Whatever they had discussed were finally shared with the rest of the teachers in the section by using PowerPoint presentation.
Math Lesson Study Group: A group of Class I, III, IV maths teacher formed their own Lesson Study groups. The group met during the zero period and prepared lesson together, which was then demonstrated by one teacher. After collecting the observations and feedbacks, the lesson Plan was refined and then demonstrated by another teacher.
Tibetan Language Lesson Study Group: A group of Tibetan Language teachers formed their own Lesson Study groups. Like other groups, they met from time to time and prepared a good lesson plan. The lesson was demonstrated and the lesson was further refined.
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English Language Lesson Study Group: A group of English language teachers formed their own Lesson Study group under different grades. They collaboratively prepared Lesson Plan. The Lesson was demonstrated and then further refined after incorporating the suggestions and feedback gathered during observation.
Science Lesson Study Group: A group of science teachers at senior section formed their own Lesson study group. They selected class VIII and prepared lesson plan together. They demonstrated the lesson in the class and it was further refined by collecting the feedbacks from the team members. They spent time preparing Lesson Plan, demonstrating, refining the lesson further and re demonstrating the lesson in the class each time by a different member from the group.
Tibetan Book Discussion Group: A group of teachers in the senior section formed their group and discuss intellectually on the book " Dus-rab-Kyi- Ngada" by Khenpo Lodoe. The book is about teacher profession and moral development. During the zero periods, the teachers met and discuss about the content of the book. They prepared a synopsis of the book in a beautiful power point to be shared with rest of the teachers.
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Tibetan Reading Comprehension Group: A group of Tibetan language teacher of senior section met during the zero period worked on developing a reading comprehension material for different grade levels. The materials were time and again refined and exercises were developed keeping in mind the grade level of the students. The group members had a collection which would be finally output in the form of a book.
English Language Lesson Study Group: A group of English teachers formed their Lesson Study group. They specifically selected one section and prepared one lesson plan collaboratively. The lesson was demonstrated and further refined the lesson by incorporating the feedbacks and suggestions gathered while observing the lesson in the class.
Math Lesson Study Group: A group of Mathematic teachers at Senior Section formed their own group. Their collaborative practice was to design some sample investigating projects for class VI level. Every zero period, they met and worked collaboratively on this project. They had prepared a small booklet with some samples for class VI math subject.
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