Professional Development

Continuous professional development (CPD) is an important part of maintaining and developing new skills and knowledge as teachers. At PIPS we have a strong commitment to CPD and value the need for teachers to keep up to date with changing educational trends to keep their knowledge relevant and to ensure the very best teaching and learning for children.

PIPS takes its commitment to professional development seriously, and over the last few years we have sent our Chinese and English class teachers to various IB recognised workshops both locally and overseas.

Each year our school will have an IB facilitated in-school workshop, these workshops are tailored to the needs of our staff and give teachers the opportunity to learn together. In addition to this, we also have opportunities to attend the Early Years Network of Hong Kong, attendance at regional PYP network workshops, visits to our sister school and other PYP schools, and other suitable workshops organised by external providers. Our professional development opportunities are extensive and reflect our philosophy of being life-long learners.

In recent years we have sent teachers and leaders on the following IB courses:

The Role of the Coordinator – Macau
Pedagogical Leadership in the Early Years – Hong Kong
Literacy, Maths and Symbolic Learning – Hong Kong
Making the PYP Happen in the Early Years – Hong Kong & Beijing
Assessment in the Early Years – Thailand & Beijing
Education for International Mindedness – Hong Kong
The Exhibition – Beijing
Encouraging Children’s Creative Instincts in the Classroom – Hong Kong

In-School Workshops facilitated by IB:

The Learning Environment and Inquiry
3 to 5 year olds
Teaching and Learning through the Arts
Concept-based Learning
A Strategy to Support School’s Self-Assessment

Four of our Putonghua teachers bracing the cold in Beijing (November 2016):

Kowloon and HK PIPS joint PD day
(November 2016):

Our playgroup teachers from HK and Kowloon PIPS sharing music, ideas and collaborating:

Working as a group during our in-school workshop on learning environment and inquiry (October 2016):