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.


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?



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

Click here to book your free place now.


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.”


Ross Morrison McGill Community Expert
Ross Morrison McGill Community Expert