MirandaNet is an international Fellowship

Changing education through innovation

Professional Development: DfE Call for Evidence

In September 2015 the DfE issued a call for evidence to help the Professional Development Expert Group to develop the new non-statutory standard for teachers’ professional development.

The Teacher Development trust issued a press release here: http://tdtrust.org/cpdcfevidence/.

This initiative was preceded by the publication of the international review “Developing Great Teaching: Lessons from the international reviews into effective professional development” published in June 2015. The TDT review can be downloaded here: http://tdtrust.org/about/dgt/.

MirandaNet submitted its response to this consultation in October 2015, drawing on its many years of experience and expertise in developing sustainable professional development programmes for teachers.

Read the MirandaNet response to the TDT Call for Evidence.

November: Featured Associate BrainPop

BrainPopBrainPOP provides an engaging way for children between the ages of 7-14 to study new themes and for teachers to illustrate curriculum topics.

Founded in 1999, BrainPOP works with 1000s of schools across the world, delivering high quality animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, informational texts, online activities, and more.

Digital Citizenship

In February 2015 MirandaNet, ITTE, Castlegate Consultancy, the London Knowledge Lab and the International Baccalaureate ran a knowledge building event on the topic of ‘Digital Citizenship‘. Before circulation of the final report MirandaNet welcomes comments.  Readers may submit comments at the end of the report which is here.

MirandaNet Lifelong Achievement Awards

MirandaNet Lifelong Achievement Awards have been awarded to John Cuthell and Francis Howlett for the impact their contributions have had on MirandaNet practice and research over at least 15 years.

Francis designed and maintained the original MirandaNet website  over many years using his coding skills and his extensive knowledge about accessibility. An outstanding web editor with a close eye for detail he maintained the membership list and MirandaLink while encouraging members to publish case studies and articles.

John Cuthell authored many papers and chapters about knowledge creation and visual learning that were developed through working with the MirandaNet community. John has an international reputation for his contribution to knowledge creation and the development of MirandaMods as well as his research into visual learning. You can read more about his work here.