News & Events
2nd June 2017
Kirkpatricks Training Evaluation Model is an essential part of ACT L&D program
As a trainer or L&D professional, evaluation and measuring the effectiveness of your training is an essential part of every L & D program. Centre for Training and Professional Development, the professional learning and development wing of Asian College of Teachers, an award winning teacher education institute provides an array of online Learning and Development programs for new as well as experienced trainers. One such program called Measuring Training Results focuses on acquainting the participants with the renowned Training Evaluation practice of Kirkpatrick. In order to know if the Return on Investment (ROI) for their expenditure is really taking place, most organisations and trainers try and follow this popular model. This Training Evaluation Model enable the evaluation of the training sessions by following (any of) the four levels which includes – the reaction of the participant, the learning of the participants, any change in their attitude and behaviour and the results/effects on the organisation post employee training.
26th May 2017
Necessary things to take along on your TEFL adventure in Thailand
You are TEFL certified and you are super excited as you get ready for your TEFL adventure. But before you embark on a no hassles trip, make sure to plan the itineraries well in advance and carry along an open mind, a patient attitude, a passport with more than six months validity and several free pages in it, necessary documents and several copies of it, a professional approach, unusual prescription medicine that may be required, easy footwear along with summer clothes, and a neat and tidy appearance. Everything else is locally available at a comparatively cheaper rate. Other than these, would be teachers in Thailand will require a temporary teacher's license which is renewable later on. In order to apply for the license one will need: Certificate of a recognized university, a police clearance certificate from home country, A TOEIC score of 600+ or IELTS score of 5+ if you are from a non-native speaking country (which includes South Africa).
25th May 2017
ACT CEO's visit to Singapore Academic Office is replete with new plans
Singapore Academic Office of Asian College of Teachers, the leader in teacher education in Asia with multiple awards in its kitty, has been buzzing with activity with the arrival of ACT’s CEO Dr Sanjib Chakraborty who visited the multicultural financial powerhouse of South East Asia, Singapore this week. Dr Chakraborty who has been the main driving force of Asian College of Teachers has been navigating the teacher training arena not just as a CEO but as an inspiring trainer/ mentor with a motley bunch of meticulously designed teacher training courses with an aim to prepare educators with global competence able to face diverse classrooms confidently.
His recent visit to the academic office of Singapore is to progress further with his vision of making ACT courses available to teaching professionals across the globe and provide them with outstanding learning and employment related courses and continue with the trail of planning and designing a bunch of Special Education courses which he plans to launch this year end for future special educators who will be imparted the requisite knowledge and skills and will be groomed to be expert SEN or shadow teachers who can bring fresh perspectives to their classrooms from their repertoire.
16th May 2017
A collaborative workshop by ACT at Rising Star Kidzee
A recent workshop on ‘child psychology and parent counselling’ was conducted by multiple award winning institute, Asian College of Teachers (ACT) on 13th May, 2017. ACT, which has given a whole new meaning to teacher education collaborated with Rising Star Kidzee - Narendrapur, Kolkata for this workshop which started with a warm welcome and comprised of a lecture session and various activities. There was an overwhelming response from trainers and participants alike including teachers and parents. Topics carefully chosen on effective methods were discussed which the teachers could actually implement in their classrooms for a more positive outcome. All participants were awarded with certificates of participation as they provided us with positive feedbacks. ACT is looking forward to developing an effective partnership with the school to foster a better learning environment for the younger generation.
12th May 2017
Interactive Workshop conducted by ACT at Mothers Care Montessori School
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), leading teacher education institute since 2007 and winner of Asia Pacific Achievers Award, 2016 and Indian Education Awards, 2017, has been offering tailor-made courses alongside conducting workshops in various schools involving the teaching community on the effectiveness of student-centred joyful learning. Recently, ACT conducted one such workshop on Classroom Management and Effective Teaching through Joyful Learning at Mothers Care Montessori School on 28th April, 2017. The workshop comprised of various fun-filled activities that were aimed at creating an interactive session between the teachers and the trainers, so that the teachers are able to effectively implement them in the classroom with positive outcomes.
2nd May 2017
Little Laureates successful Campus Recruitment stint at ACT
Asian College of Teachers (ACT) recently conducted a successful Campus Recruitment Program in collaboration with Little Laureates Pre School Chain, for the positions of Trainee Mentor / Mentor / Senior Mentor. ACT extends heartfelt thanks to Ms. Debasree Chattopadhyay, Manager - HR and Ms. Arunima Das, Vice President – Academics, from Little Laureates for taking time out of their busy schedule and creating a positive recruitment experience for everyone and making it a success. ACT looks forward to many such programs with the renowned Pre School Chain in the near future.
ACT has been in the teacher training industry since 2007, focusing on providing excellent training services to all its candidates all through. This has earned ACT many awards and recognition, the most recent ones being “Asia Pacific Achievers’ Award for Excellence in Education and Training” in 2016 and “Best Teacher Training Institute of the year” in 2017. We hope to continue with our service of providing world-class training to all aspiring and working teaching and training professionals.