Professional Development

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  • Programme (May 21st)
    Workshop Programme Education innovation and pupil achievement through practice-based research 21st May, 10:30-17:00 Download PDF copy Read More ...
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  • Education innovation and pupil achievement through practice-based research
    Workshop: Education innovation and pupil achievement through practice-based research A workshop for teachers, school leaders, education product developers to plan a research and development strategy 21st May, 10:30-17:00 Research, Business and Innovation Faculty The Innovation Centre, De Montfort University Sponsored by Innovate Programme With participating MirandaNet Associates and MirandaNet Partners   | Programme | Abstracts (+ Notes for Presenters) | List of Participants | See the Events Calendar for booking information and other details. This MirandaNet iCatalyst workshop is an opportunity for teachers, leaders, researchers and MirandaNet associates to work ... Read More ...
  • Innovation in CPD
    MirandaNet: Achieving education innovation through action research CPD – a school, professional organisation and industry partnership “We’re living in a time when things are moving fast. The rules of the game are changing. Science is changing. Technology is changing. Geo-politics is changing. Learning fast is the only mode of survival. But here’s the crazy thing: our models of learning have not kept up.” Wenger 20141 As the founder of the international MirandaNet Fellowship in 1992, it is interesting to look back at ... Read More ...
  • Continuing Professional Development: multimedia resources and training for teachers
    Formal ICT Professional development: the challenges Christina Preston Year of posting: 2012 Article Report coordinators: Matthew Pearson, Rachel Jones, Roger Turner. Accompanying mind map resource: Designing continuing professional development  The challenges to formal teacher professional development that will arise in the next 5 to 10 years are considerable, yet the opportunities to transform practice and create a generation of teachers delivering a world class ICT curriculum are within our grasp. Innovations in ICT and the exponential growth of the digital world will not patiently wait for ... Read More ...
  • Continued professional development (CPD) through dialogue online
      Abstract Continued professional development (CPD) through professional dialogue is difficult to maintain over diverse groups. Groups such as PGCE, GTP and existing teaching staff of varying levels of experience have a valid contribution to give any professional development group. Time to talk within any stage in the profession is always at a premium. I would like to enable staff to develop professional dialogue after focused professional sessions on issues. The time to talk is sometimes difficult or impossible to find as ... Read More ...
  • The provision of professional development in ICT: Exploring deficit and empowerment models
          Abstract Over the last decade there have been significant increases in the integration of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in New Zealand educational institutions. Investment in infrastructure, hardware and applications has been supported by a corresponding increase in the funding for Professional Development (PD) provision for staff in ICT. This is based on the assumption that the level of competence and confidence of staff in ICT impacts directly upon the capacity and capability of institutions to positively engage their ... Read More ...
  • The Demise of Becta 2010: its value on the world stage
    Dr Christina Preston, MirandaNet Fellowship. Professor of Educational Innovation, University of Bedfordshire Since the news broke about closing down the British Education and Computing Technology Agency (Becta) by the new coalition government in the UK, MirandaNet members from all over the world have been debating the potential effects online. A typical response came from Professor Niki Davis, Christchurch New Zealand, ‘I can tell you that the shock of losing Becta is being felt worldwide – the UK is risking its reputation as ... Read More ...