The main goal of Teacher's Professional Development Center is to improve teaching quality at schools, set high standards of teaching and learning, as well as to raise teachers' status.
Since 2008, the Center carries out its activities in two main priority areas:
Professional development of teachers;
Attracts qualified staff; Creates positive environment for the new candidates to support them during preparation process and help them grow professionals.
National Center for Teacher Professional Development
Rusudan Tedoradze - Biology / science consultant at the National Center of Teacher Professional Development
She graduated from Faculty of Biology at Tbilisi State University.
She has a long experience of working as a teacher and deputy director at secondary schools.
Rusudan is an author of pedagogical articles and training modules in biology / natural science, environment and sustainable development.
Kakha Jgenti is a program manager of "Teacher Professional Development Scheme” at National Center for Teacher Professional Development. He is biologist with master degree in High Mountain Plants Ecology, Ecology. He graduated from Tbilisi State University also from Tbilisi Theological Academy
Kakha has an experience of working as scientist at Georgian Academy of Science Institute of Botany in a High Mountain plants Ecology laboratory.
He is a founder and director of St. Eqvtime and Giorgi Mtatsmindelebi Orthodox School
Manana Ratiani is Deputy Director of National Center for Teacher Professional Development and a FP of ESD at the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia. She has an experience of being teacher of geography at International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. In 2004 she received PhD for analyzing Educational System of Georgia. From the very beginning of reforms in education she started to work at National Curriculum and Development Center and contributed to develop main normative documents, such as National Curriculum and Teachers’ professional standard. She developed ESD competences document as an expert of the Expert Group on ESD Competences of UNECE. She is an invited professor of Ilia State University. Together with a group of education experts she developed Teachers’ Entry into Profession, Professional Development, and Career Advancement Scheme. She authored more than 50 scientific and methodological books and articles.