Article 5.3 of the National Education Policy focuses on "Continuous Professional Development". In article 5.3.2 the policy prescribes a minimum of 50 hours (approx 6 days) of CPD per year for every teacher. The policy states the need to redesign CPD programs to focus on the essential skills that professional educators must learn to implement the NEP in their classrooms. To ensure scale, technology should be used to deliver such programs. The career advancement of educators must be linked to their professional development. On 21st May, during the 39th episode of Friday@5 , we will have a conversation on this extremely important topic. Some of the specific questions for which we need to explore solutions are: How many hours of CPD is required for teachers to equip them for skills required to implement blended learning and NEP? Content, pedagogy, and assessment are considered as the three pillars of education. How should a CPD program be designed to address the training needs in these areas? Technology has proven to be the strongest enabler of the learning process. Educators have self-equiped themselves with basic functional skills in technology during the pandemic. What kind of additional training do teachers require to hone their skills? Teacher-student relationships impact learning and student achievement. Should our teachers be equiped with the required inter-personal skills and research based methods of developing strong positive relationships with each of their students? How should the CPD programs be delivered to ensure that CPD is affordable as well as convenient for teachers to attend given their hectic teaching schedules? How should schools budget for providing CPD to their teachers? Should the teachers be expected to spend for their own CPD? Would love to hear your views on the above questions. Also share your thoughts on any other aspect of CPD that should be taken up during the program.