There is a real appetite among teachers for high quality CPD during the lockdown period. As your teaching school we are working hard to ensure the CPD available to you is easy and accessible and most importantly all in one handy place. We appreciate that many teachers are currently grappling with technology plus possibly their own children at home so we have not simply moved our entire live CPD offer to a virtual offer. We believe nothing beats face to face CPD but we also know people want to make the most of any professional learning time they do have.
With this in mind we have created one place with lots of CPD available to you:
researchEDhome – Tom Bennett and the researchED team have put together researchEDhome. Many of the brightest and the best thinkers in education will be sharing a video presentation, everyday of the summer term at 11am. The schedule and links can be found here.
CPD Connect Up – The Teacher Development Trust have organised this to provide teachers with the opportunity to catch up and discuss aspects of educational research. It involves some mini presentations as well as the opportunity to chat about it via zoom. The schedule and details can be found here.
Education Endowment Foundation – The EEF have a number of online resources which are great sources of CPD.
- Making the best use of teaching assistants – this is an online course aimed at teachers and teaching assistants.
- School’s guide to implementation– this is an online course aimed at leaders who are looking to implement a new approach in schools.
- Guidance Reports – the EEF have produced a number of guidance reports on a range of topics that can be freely downloaded. They explore the research evidence and look at how it can be mobilised.
Subject Knowledge – If you are looking to use this time to improve your subject knowledge, a number of organisations are providing free online courses:
Podcasts – There are some fantastic educational podcasts out there. Here are a few of our favourites:
- Boys Don’t Try
- Naylor’s Natter
- Mr Barton Maths Podcast
- Evidence Based Education
- The Learning Scientists
- Becoming Educated
Reading – A number of free and very good research papers can be downloaded here. Similarly, we there is a huge archive of excellent blogs for you to read here. If you are a fan of ‘Making every lesson count’ the Durrington Research School Team have written ‘Making every distance lesson count’ – available for free here.
Other useful links
- Seneca CPD , Research Ed and Useful Books
- Home supported learning – Evidence for Learning https://my.chartered.college/2020/03/ supporting-the-home-learning-environment/
- Home schooling – Alex Quigley https://evidenceforlearning.org.au/covid-19-home-supported-learning/advice-forparents/home-learning-concepts/
- Think pieces for teacher’s CPD – Teaching and Learning research summaries – Tom Sherrington https://www.theconfidentteacher.com/ home-school/
- Good research reads for teachers – Kate Atkin, Deputy Head Balby Central Primary Academy https://teacherhead.com/2017/06/03/teaching-and-learning-research-summaries-acollection-for-easy-access/
- Good research reads for early career teachers https://padlet.com/kate_atkin/zrb6pwr7dirs
- Home supported learning – Evidence for Learning https://my.chartered.college/2020/03/supporting-the-home-learning-environment/
- A recent blog from Place2Be’s CEO on the impact of coronavirus on cyp mental health https://www.nhsconfed.org/blog/2020/04/covid19-how-are-young-people-coping
- You might be interested to know that the OU is currently offering some free courses – https://www.open.edu/openlearn/education-development/education/take-your-teaching-online/content-section-overview?active-tab=content-tab
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enrol – an extension of EdX.org – https://www.mooc.org/
- Education Exchange – free resources and professional development community designed by educators for educators – https://edex.adobe.com/
- Pearson Education – Policy Watch offers the latest reports – https://www.pearson.com/uk/educators/schools.html
- Centre for Education & Youth – latest news, reports and podcasts from the think tank – https://cfey.org/
- Future Learn Course – Exploring Play – https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
- Community Playthings library – https://www.communityplaythings.co.uk/learning-library/training-resources
- Knowledgehook – maths guidance inspiring problem solvers – https://www.knowledgehook.com/teachers/
- Enhancing outdoor learning – the Froebel approach – https://www.ltl.org.uk/news/froebel/
Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families: Advice for professionals working with children and young people during Coronavirus
Research Ed Offer
The best way to find out more is via Twitter – @researchEdhome but if you don’t use Twitter, the link to the Google Doc where updated information is posted is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wxr_uWg1L-uLpjaUqQNVPhJLcwj6HJMmH7JkztvrwlU/htmlview
All Zoom sessions have now ended but info and recordings will be added to the document as they become available.
Educational Psychology Reach Out – a new online space where educational psychologists from across the country will share resources in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, initially set up by Southend Educational Psychology Service. A live stream webinar take place at 8am every morning with 20 minutes from an expert and 10 minutes for a Q&A. The session will be recorded and hosted on You Tube. These sessions aim to provide information for educational psychologists, school staff, parents, carers,children, young people and professionals. http://www.southendlearningnetwork.co.uk/educationalpsychology
Bright Futures Educational Trust Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) Team
The BFET Educational Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) team have compiled a range of links and resources that may be helpful in supporting children, young people, their families and school staff:
- The Psychologist magazine is collating a growing body of psychological research and theory that is relevant to the response to the coronavirus.
- The British Psychological Society response can be found here – https://www.bps.org.uk/responding-coronavirus.
- Helping people to cope is a brief aide-memoire of questions and statements that ‘helpers’ (psychologists, coaches, therapists) might use when supporting others with coping, resilience and wellbeing
- Across April and May 2020, Mark will also be running a series of four free weekly webinars to support people in responding to some of the psychological challenges and opportunities of the Coronavirus circumstances. They will explore themes of: coping with corona; maintaining wellbeing; resilience; and moving forward.
- The Psychologist has compiled contributions that provide a psychological perspective on coronavirus. The page is updated regularly
- The Division of Clinical Psychology has produced a resource specifically addressing considerations for psychologists working with children and young people using online video platforms.
- The AEP has a range of guidance and resources for EPs on their coronavirus pages. These include links to guidance about EP work at this time, union advice, and EHCP work