Aga Khan Academies
At the very heart of our conclusions - is one, central conviction: the key to future progress in the developing world will be its ability to identify, to develop, and to retain expert and effective home-grown leadership.
Tours of the Academy
Tours of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad are held regularly throughout the school year by appointment. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
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Professional Development Centre (PDC)
Promoting excellence in teaching, both on campus and more broadly, is a fundamental goal of the Aga Khan Academies. Each Academy incorporates a Professional Development Centre (PDC) to strengthen the profession of teaching in the region by investing substantially in teachers’ professional development.
Developing Strength in Teaching
The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad identifies and develops teachers of the highest quality who are committed both to the all-round development of young people and to their own professional growth as excellent teachers.
The Academy’s PDC supports excellence in teaching by promoting best practices in teaching and learning and by providing ongoing, collaborative training of Academy faculty as well as teachers and headteachers from neighbouring government, private and not-for-profit schools. Faculty members are also enriched by opportunities to collaborate with colleagues across the globe and to teach abroad within the Aga Khan Academies network.
Learning at the PDC
Progamming at the Academy’s PDC began in June 2010 with a course from the Professional Learning for Educators Series (PLES). The PLES programmes are designed by the Aga Khan Academies and respond to the need to improve the standard of teaching and learning identified during extensive market research and interaction with government and departments of education.
The series includes programmes for teachers in various subject areas as well as specialised programmes focusing on skills and understandings related to education. Each programme builds professional competence by focusing on both enhancing teachers’ subject knowledge as well as on how to teach that subject effectively. Each provides participants with a balance of intensive facilitated learning activities followed by an extended period of assisted application and observation within their own classrooms.
Strengthening Curriculum and Community
The current PDC building also hosts the team of lead teachers of the AKA, Hyderabad who are developing the curriculum for the Academy. The curriculum incorporates the principles of the International Baccalaureate with the Indian National Curriculum and the Aga Khan curricular strands.
Through its professional development provision, the Academy facilitates the creation of a professional community of competent, well-resourced teachers. These teachers will continue to support and collaborate with one another through materials development and sharing of best practices, and establish diverse academic, cultural, and social projects.