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Effective professional learning opportunities

  • 27 Oct 2015 8:44 AM
    Message # 3601354

    As educators of middle years learners, what professional learning opportunities do you believe prove to be the most effective?

  • 02 Dec 2015 9:52 AM
    Reply # 3669900 on 3601354

    Professional Development that enables staff to interact. An ideal outcome is to develop practical applications for specific settings. A concept theme could be 'wellbeing' threaded through curriculum or pastoral care. The model of training one staff member in PD to return to school and in-service others, loses the richness of interacting with fellow professionals, sharing ideas and expanding the knowledge pool. Sharing together places everybody in a similar mindset so that students receive a united message from staff. 

  • 07 Dec 2015 10:11 AM
    Reply # 3677704 on 3601354
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    Professional development of teams of people do enable a strong and consistent message to be implemented back in the school. The team needs a member of the leadership team, to give i authenticity as well as authority to bring change. Other members should include a range of teaching staff.

    Professional development that targets change in groups of people is generally more effective, that isolated changes.

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