These large-scale comprehensive programs are usually undertaken by CADER in collaboration with governments, ministries, or national and international development organizations.
Such programs usually encompass shaping and institutionalizing educational reform policies and processes on a national or regional level.These are comprehension programs in the following terms:
-They focus not only on reforming the teaching and learning process, but they also target the work processes necessary for a school to function as a unit such as strategic planning and creating collaborative school cultures.
-They target a wide spectrum of job roles in the education sector from ministry of education officials to supervisors, to principals and teachers.
-They address general and specialized job competences such as the personal skills and the specialized professional skills needed for job performance.
Reading and Math Project (RAMP)/2015-2019
USAID RAMP is a national effort designed to improve the reading and mathematics skills of students in Jordan from KG 2 through Grade 3 (KG2-G3). The project targets training all Ministry of Education in-serviceteachers (KG2-G3) all over the kingdom in three batches. In-service teacher training involves formal training as well as an intensive onsite support component in the schools. The project has also a pre-service teacher training component as well as induction training component. The project has an ambitious 5-year-goal: “By 2019, 55% of early grade students in Jordanian public schools will be reading with comprehension and doing mathematics with understanding. “ The number of beneficiaries from this initiative is: 2459 schools all over the kingdom; 12,627 teachers; and 333,268 influenced students.
Education Reform Support Program (ERSP)
In Partnership with Creative Associates International, Inc., a Washington D.C.-based- company, CADERundertook the largest professional development project ever implemented with the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Jordan. This project falls under the umbrella of the Education Reform Support Program (ERSP) being the third component of this ambitious program. The Professional Development component will support the second phase of the Ministry’s Reform for the Knowledge Economy project (ERfKE) by building the capacity of a wide range of MOE educators from officials, to supervisors, to principals and teachers; in addition to building a system for the professional development of MOE body of educators.
CADER designed its professional development component following a new and innovative approach that allows a broad national outreach through a decentralised delivery model that is implemented at the level of schools and MOE directorates. This decentralized model follows a school-based professional development approach that addresses both personal and professional skills required for all educators to best perform their jobs.
The whole model aims at qualifying and empowering leaders of change from the participating schools and directorates, who in turn will undertake supporting change and development in education during the program and after its conclusion.
To achieve these goals, CADER is offering 18 customized professional development programs that fall under three main categories: induction programs, in-service programs and leadership programs for principals and supervisors. Added to these categories is a ToT program that supports the Ministry of Education in Jordan to achieve a successful sustainable professional development model by means of empowering trainers in the ministry who will continue the implementation of the programs upon the conclusion of the five years.
Jordan Schools Project (JSP schools)
CADERworked on another important component of ERSP in partnership with Creative Associates Inc., Community Mobilization for Partnership in Schools (CMP) and ATS&R Planners/Architects/Engineers. Jordan Schools Project (JSP) is a major school construction and rehabilitation program initiated and funded by the USAID. It involves constructing about 28 new schools and renovating/extending an additional 100 schools throughout Jordanfollowing an innovative school building design that reflect the latest research findings on improving educational environments and learning outcomes. These newly constructed schools have enormous potentials to improve the learners’ experience in the classroom and improve their educational accomplishments with special attention to the role of local communities. To support the school staff fully utilize the newly constructed schools, CADER tailor-made a professional development program that enables the principals, teachers, students, parents and the local community to understand the great potentials of the school architecture and functional layout. The program focuses on empowering the school staff with best educational practices to be able to utilize the available spaces and resources to provide better education. It also focuses on the involvement of the local community.The program consists of several modules of formal training and onsite support. It had an intensive onsite support component for teachers and one on one coaching for the school principals.