Saturday, 16 September 2017
Challenge for eLearning
We value core professional development for all our staff - but we need more: we need something that allows the confident user of IT for teaching to really get to the next level and ensure consistently outstanding learning assisted by IT, and we need those people to help those around them too.
That was very much at the hear of Star Classroom and we've been fortunate to work with more than a hundred great people. Our Trust also runs a programme called Challenge for Outstanding (known as C4O) that has been really well received - creating communities of practice for people that are already confident and effective and want to develop further. So we have reviewed what we learned last year, and the best features of an already popular and proven programme to develop C4E or Challenge for eLearning.
There is a section of our staff professional development site for C4e and this week we're asking head teachers and professional tutors to consider who they may nominate. We're seeking staff that are already effective but who want to grow professionally, and who already have some skills in using IT but want to refresh or extend them.
The programme includes learning to use and apply all the tools we've featured here, within a community of practice that allows colleagues from different settings to share their experiences and ideas, try them and reflect on their impact.