Teacher professional development scheme within the classroom observation process piloted in March, 2016. For the first phase 20 schools of Kvemo Kartli and Shida Kartli were selected. Rustavi and Kaspi public schools were included as well. Today, The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia – Tamar Sanikidze, and the director of the National Examinations Center – Maia Miminoshvili met with the teachers who are involved in the processed and discussed several important matters.
Classroom observation process is not meant to assess a specific teacher's activity, but are held only in imitation of the process to assess the effectiveness of the general process. Information obtained from classroom observation is used to enhance the education quality.
Classroom observation process will be fully launched in 2016-2017 academic year and will be an important component for the teacher’s professional and career development. There are several stages for the process: The information obtained on how different countries analyze and evaluate the process, the participation of teachers in the classroom observation over the basic principles and the evaluation criteria, and using the information to create workshops across the country. Teachers with the status of head teachers will need to undergo the process.