In this talk, Kirsten will briefly examine the theory behind CPD frameworks, their construction and how they are currently being used, before exploring how they can be used effectively for the teacher’s personal, evolving professional development.

Date: 6 October 2016

Link to the recorded talk: http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p2oujgdd3nt/

Modern-day teaching requires twenty-first century classroom skills. In response to this need, CPD frameworks have emerged to reflect the complex combination of knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes required for effective up-to-date teaching. These have led to detailed teacher profiles which, whilst useful, perhaps are not being exploited to their fullest for meaningful progression.

During this workshop, we will briefly examine the theory behind CPD frameworks, their construction and how they are currently being used; before exploring how they can be used effectively for the teacher’s personal, evolving professional development.

We will then go on to discuss ways of traversing the levels of competences (within the CPD frameworks) effectively through a series of workshop activities which examine the relationship between a competence and real-world teaching and/or teacher development.

Throughout the session, participants will be encouraged to relate the activities to their own professional development in order to answer the question: ‘What does it mean for me?’

Although the workshop session will focus more on the CPD framework for teachers, it will be designed to benefit school leaders looking at developing their teachers and providing teacher training sessions, teachers/teacher trainers who are interested in their personal professional development and teachers–school owners who are keen to respond to the evolving world of ELT.

About the speaker:

Kirsten Holt is Publisher of Teacher Professional Development at Macmillan Education, having worked in publishing for ten years. Before joining publishing, she worked in education for a similar length of time; first as a teacher/materials writer, then as a teacher trainer, before becoming a Director of Studies and trainer of teacher trainers. Kirsten is passionate about supporting teachers, authors and editors alike in their professional development as well as investigating ways to respond to the evolving world of ELT. 

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