#ShapingCPD – The Keynotes

After this event a couple of months ago, I recorded my initial reflections about the day and subsequently shared an account of the best CPD I have ever participated in. What follows are notes on the content of the keynotes part of the day. I'm rather later than intended in typing these up but returning to them after the... Continue Reading →

#ShapingCPD – Initial Reflections

A detailed blog will be on its way but in the meantime, here are some initial reflections. I duly accepted a Periscope challenge, set by my manager, Graeme Hathaway. Until I can make this more freely available, a short written summary of my thoughts about the #Sharing CPD conference shall have to suffice: People It was... Continue Reading →

CPD, but not as we know it

Our CPD Journey until now Over the last three years, I have been part of a team leading and facilitating CPD across Reading College. We've experienced great successes and we've largely achieved what we set out to: An increase in conversations about teaching & learning A breaking down of silos CPD that is more relevant,... Continue Reading →

Professional Development: what works?

Working in a development role at College, this debate would be more than relevant for me. The debate was shared by Rod Bristow, from Pearson, who shared a couple of videos from John Hattie to stimulate conversation. Fergal Roche Government have been obsessed with choice and autonomy. Choice came about from Tony Blair's government. Encouraging... Continue Reading →

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