Webinar | The Hallmarks of Effective Professional Development

The Hallmarks of Professional Development with Ross Morrison McGill | Tuesday 30 April 2019 | Webinar

Event description

Research has reported that opportunities for teachers in England to engage with professional development is one of the worst in OECD countries – a meagre 5 days per year when compared to teachers in Shanghai who have 40 days allocated per academic year and currently:

● Are insufficiently evidence-based.
● Do not focus sufficiently on specific pupil needs.
● Are too inconsistent in quality.
● Lag behind those experienced by colleagues elsewhere internationally.

Join Founder of Teacher Toolkit and Opogo Community Expert Ross Morrison McGill as he reminds you of the hallmarks for building effective professional development culture within your school. The latest research will be disseminated, as well as a reminder of things to avoid.

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What will be covered?

A range of resources will be offered, as well as leading organisations that provide a plethora of ideas at your fingertips, including:

• Duration and rhythm of effective CPD support.

• Shifting towards a longer-term focus and aligning professional development processes, content and activities.

• How to step away from a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to individual needs are carefully considered.

• How to ensure the content of effective professional development considers both subject knowledge and subject-specific pedagogical discussions.

• How best to source external input from providers/specialists who can help support and challenge orthodoxies within a school & provide diverse perspectives.

• How to empower teachers through collaboration and peer learning with powerful leadership to help define staff opportunities and embed cultural change.

Who will benefit?

Teachers involved in the curation of (and who are responsible for) effective professional development of others.LINE_divide

 

When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Time:
 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Online

Click here to book your free place now.

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Speaker Profile: Ross Morrison McGill

Ross Morrison McGill, also known as @TeacherToolkit, is the ‘most followed educator on social media in the UK’. Ross has been a teacher for 25 years and is the founder of one of the most popular education websites in the world.

He is an award-winning blogger, author and today, has worked with over 100 schools in 8 countries. The Sunday Times listed Ross as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ and today, he remains the only classroom teacher to have featured.”

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Webinar | How to plan effectively as a team

Event description

Extensive teacher workloads make maintaining a balanced work-life near impossible. As well as clearly putting a teacher’s wellbeing at risk, this ultimately impacts the wellbeing of the pupils we teach and how they thrive in education.

This webinar will look at how your school can enhance staff wellbeing by creating tools, strategies and charters to improve collaboration, workloads and conditions.

Join Jane Wood-Chambers, as she walks you through how to actively inform, involve and engage staff in measures correlated to effective workload and creating the right kind of culture that everyone can thrive in.

 

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What will be covered?

  • Creating the right kind of school culture – establishing it and ensuring all staff know and understand how and why it is important.
  • The importance of keeping staff in the loop of strategic measures– this includes modelling what you want to see happen through effective leadership behaviours.
  • School staffing structure and areas of responsibility; developing your middle leadership and NQT mentoring and support programmes.
  • Mentoring programmes for all staff.
  • Planning INSET days and CPD opportunities effectively and professionally; quality proviso and catering, including a well-being event that is off-site.
  • Making praise central to your school culture – Acknowledging the efforts by actively seeking out members who are working effectively helps to reinforce a culture of care in your school.

 

Who will benefit?

This webinar will be ideal for all educators; particularly leadership teams and headteachers looking to proactively improve staff mental health and wellbeing.

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When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
Time:
 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Location: Online

Click here to book your free place now.

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Speaker Profile: Jane Wood-Chambers

Over 27 years of educational experiences in a number of settings. Developed a clear vision and ethos for inclusion which puts the child at the centre and a clear understanding of how to support, engage and nurture the individual.

Ability to train all staff through effective and reflective continual professional development in behavioural management techniques that begin, establish and maintain change in all.

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