CollegesWales held their first national teaching and learning conference for further education last week and what an inspiring event it was! Geoff Petty led over 200 attendees through a series of sessions on formative assessment and differentiated teaching strategies. There was a great deal of lively discussion at tables around ways of applying the learning to practice. For those of you on Twitter, the hashtag for the conference was TeachFE.
I presented a short slot on the outcomes and benefits of Supported Experiments action research projects in England and my presentation is linked here. It was really exciting to find that Coleg Gwent in Wales had come to similar conclusions about the value of this CPD model for improving teaching and learning and developing staff.
CollegesWales have a central online repository of resources called Teachers’ Toolbox, on Moodle and that creates the exciting possibility of experiments being carried out all over Wales and teachers being able to share reflections and resources from that work.
Click here if you would like to read more about Supported Experiments projects in colleges in England.
Please contact me if you would like support to run a project like this in your college or school.