Our belief in the central role of teachers in improving education has led us to focus our efforts also on National Teacher Centers, which serve as sources of support, information and materials for teachers throughout the country. The Centers, led by our scientists, also prepare and support teachers in leadership roles in their schools and/or districts.
The Department runs National Teacher Centers in:
The aim of the Centers is to provide a framework to support teacher development. The main activities include:
- Education and advancement of professional leadership of teachers.
- Support and counseling to regional professional development programs.
- Development of a professional teacher community.
- Providing of resource databases.
- Research and evaluation.