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Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners: Some Reflections on the National Conference, March 29th 2019

The National Conference on March 29th2019 was the culmination of a year of rich and varied activity on the Professional Development Programme for Advanced Practitioners, funded by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by touchconsulting and CETTAcademy. Aiming to … Continue reading

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Getting participants involved in a CPD session

It can be a challenge to design a CPD session that participants want to be involved in and feel welcome to contribute to as it takes place. From my experience, getting participants involved in a CPD session requires a combination … Continue reading

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Creating the conditions for CPD to flourish

In schools and colleges there are many real and complex challenges in offering CPD opportunities that both motivate staff to get involved and meet their varied needs and preferences. In my freelance consultancy and training role, here are some of … Continue reading

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A Podcast:Innovation and Creativity in the Classroom with Joanne Miles and Kelly Long

Here below is a link to the podcast I made recently with Kelly Long from Inspiration 4 Teachers We talked about how to encourage innovation, creativity and the sharing of classroom practice in schools and colleges. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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A CPD session, but not as we know it

As a freelance trainer and coach in the education sector, I am often booked to deliver a session on staff development day at a school or college. This is inevitable as it is a rare opportunity for staff to attend … Continue reading

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Sharing practice to reflecting on practice: A positive move for CPD in FE?

Sharing practice sessions are a staple of CPD programmes in most of the colleges where I have worked as a teacher, trainer and coach and those in which I now work as a freelance consultant and trainer. There seems to … Continue reading

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The challenges of sustaining joined-up CPD

In the FE sector I see many challenges in creating sustainable, joined-up CPDL cycles and here is a link to a blog on this topic, covering some of the common pitfalls and ways around them. http://blog.optimus-education.com/challenges-sustaining-joined-cpd

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