Continuing professional development and professional learning (CPDL)
The Teaching Schools in Sandwell offer a wide range of Continuing Professional Development and Professional Learning opportunities (CPDL)to schools and their staff endeavouring to support at all levels, from the earliest stages of a teacher's career through to senior leadership. The CPDL offered responds to local and national priorities and is delivered by a range of current outstanding practitioners from across Sandwell and enhanced by experienced consultants. Bespoke and specialist training packages are available and more details can be found by following the links to our teaching schools' websites.
The CPDL offered supports teachers, learning support staff, school leadership and Governors to develop practice and improve outcomes for children through access to innovative, relevant and exciting opportunities to improve their practice.
Teaching Schools Collaborative Sandwell aim to offer high quality CPD in response to local and national needs. Most of our courses are categorised using Curee's model, 'Impact Levels of Effective CPD'. The table below outlines each impact level, the likely impact of the course and the degree of challenge and engagement required to maximise potential. The content and design of our courses, even at the informing level, will have considerable impact if school leaders provide a high quality professional learning environment that supports the integration of the new information effectively.
Impact Levels of Effective CPDL
Drawing participants attention to new knowledge and consider implementing new practice.
- Teachers may begin with little or no prior knowledge/skills.
- This course will result in new knowledge, greater awareness and motivation.
Quality Assurance - Course elevation
Actively engaging participants with new knowledge considering assessment of starting points.
- Teacher may have some prior knowledge/skills. Existing attitudes and beliefs will be acknowledged.
- This course will result in a moderate level of change in practice.
Quality Assurance - Pre-course questionnaires and course evaluation.
Equipping participants to take control of their own learning, both within and after the course.
- Teachers begin with a significant amount of knowledge, skills and experience and considerable attention is paid to acknowledge and work with this as well as their attitudes and beliefs.
- This course results in a substantial and sustained change in practice, habits, skills and beliefs. Delegates may participate in peer learning, distance learning/study, lead change back at school.
Quality Assurance - Pre-course questionnaires, action plans, presentations, assessment documentation and course evaluation.
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