In order to fulfill this objective, DAS developed a comprehensive plan for professional development and teacher performance assessment. As part of this plan, workshops are held annually every summer for three to four weeks. During the school year, in-class coaching and support for planning and implementation is provided to teachers by our own dedicated educational supervisors.visors.
Determined to build a professional learning community in our schools and to keep ourselves informed of the most recent research and best practices in educations, we have searched for the best of international educational literature and translated into Arabic what we found appropriate to enhance our plan for continuous development. Thus, we have been able to publish about eighty-four books, twenty-seven stories for children in addition to the reading project which has three levels (20 stories for each level).
in education through our non-profit publishing project, the Education Book House, which is an integral part of DAS. These books have not only helped us, but have also helped ten of thousands of educators and institutions in the Arab world. Many of these books are now being used in teacher education program in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Bahrain, Oman, and Jordan
Training & professional Development
DAS provides training courses inside and outside KSA for trainees specially teachers:
» Outside DAS
The school offers training in many cities in the kingdom and in some Arab countries such as (Lebanon, Oman, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar) on related issues in education such as cooperative learning, classroom management, continuous assessment, building self-esteem and cooperative discipline and other subjects.
The person in charge of this training is:
The Deputy President (Boys’ School + The Educational Book House)
Office number: +9663 891 6066
Mobile number: +966 050 4984161
» Inside DAS
The basis for continuous development at DAS is its Plan for Continuous Progress in Learning (PCPL) which links the programs of professional development, performance assessment and compensation. An important part of the plan is the four weeks of training in the school which is required for all its teachers at the end and/or beginning of each school year.
The person in charge of professional development in the girls' school is:
The Director of Curriculum and Professional Development (Girls’ School)
School number: +9663 8919444 - (204, 205)
The person in charge of professional development in the boys' school is:
The Director of Curriculum and Professional Development (Boys’ School)
School number: +9663 8915151 (305, 345)