The making of a MOOC

The scenario of being asked to use a virtual learning environment, a set of laptops or devices, or indeed an interactive whiteboard is likely to be a familiar one to teachers. More familiar still might be the expectation that this technology is used in your teaching and the research evidence supporting its effective use is …

Where can teachers and educators locate existing research?

Open access unless otherwise indicated. An ever-growing list.   BES (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis) The New Zealand Ministry of Education's best evidence synthesis iterations draw together, explain and illustrate through vignette and case, bodies of evidence about what works to improve education outcomes, and what can make a bigger difference for the education of all …

An Experiment within an Experiment, Informed by Evidence within Evidence #CPDinFE

The feeling I experience at this moment in time will be familiar to many an educator. It is the end of the first half-term of the academic year. For an educator in a Further Education College, this means that most staff have been in College since the end of August. Our half-term is a week …

Working with ‘Novice’ and ‘Expert’ Teachers – David Weston

This is a rather delayed write-up of my notes and reflections on David Weston's (@informed_edu) workshop at The Telegraph Festival of Education. Having heard David speak on several occasions, I felt certain that he'd live up to everything good CPD should and I'd leave with disrupted thinking and things to be curious about. I wasn't …

How to Build a Culture of Professional Learning-Bridget Clay- #EducationFest

Seeing Bridget Clay was the first action of the first day of this year's #EducationFest. Whilst some slots during the Festival posed a next to impossible choice, this one was easy. Bridget Clay it would be. I've long since been interested in the work of the Teacher Development Trust and have heard David Weston speak …

Transforming Teacher Education – Reflective Practice and Research

This is the final set of notes from my Transforming Teacher Education course at Sheffield Hallam University, in partnership with The Education and TRaining Foundation. You can read about the other weeks here- Week 1- From Teacher to Teacher Educator and Observation Skills Week 2- A Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Identity and Developing English and …

Transforming Teacher Education – Mentoring

A few weeks ago now, I completed the 'Transforming Teacher Education' course with Sheffield Hallam University and the Education and Training Foundation. Week 1- From Teacher to Teacher Educator and Observation Skills Week 2- A Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Identity and Developing English and maths skills Online session- Use of Technology One of our online …

Coaching Teachers: Promoting Changes that Stick – Week 1

You can still sign-up to the MOOC here Learn about Match Education's case for a student-facing rubric here A story Our first video depicts a coaching session for a brand new maths teacher with enthusiasm and optimism in abundance. The video we're shown indicates the 'coach' doing all of the talking and sharing stories about …