On Saturday 5 October 2019, the British Council and IATEFL co-hosted a one-day web conference to celebrate World Teachers Day.
About the talk
The British Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework supports teachers in understanding and planning their development. The Framework involves four stages of competency across twelve core aspects of professional practice. To address teacher needs at the first competency level - Awareness - the British Council has researched and developed a set of 12 self-study guides aimed at those areas teachers identified they need most help with. In this webinar, Lucy gives an overview of the booklets and looks in detail at the structure – A: Analyse, B: Think, C: Try, D: Work together. She discusses some teacher case studies, tries out some activities, and looks at work teachers have produced in reflection and action research activities. She also discusses how teachers can collaborate and use the resources effectively to guide and establish their own culture of CPD.
About the speaker
Lucy Norris is an educator, writer and an independent international education consultant for primary and secondary state school teacher development and training. She loves creating, learning and working with teachers of all subjects. Lucy wrote about Mobile Pedagogy in language teaching during a research role with Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and colleagues at The Open University. Her research and professional interests include CLIL, multilingual approaches to learning, creative pedagogy and digital literacies.