Professional Review and Development Measuring the Impact
“ One constant finding in the research literature is that notable improvements in education almost never take place in the absence of professional development”
Thomas R Guskey: Evaluating Professional Development
How do I know?
How do you know that Professional Development Activities have impacted on:
Consider your own professional development experiences Do you have clear learning goals when you embark on a professional learning experience? If so, how do you arrive at these goals? If not, how do you decide what CPD to undertake? Which do you consider the most effective? What made these experiences meaningful to you?
Consider your own professional development experiences
If asked, could you provide evidence of the impact of your best CPD experiences?
What kinds of evidence would you provide?
Do you regularly record evidence of the impact of your CPD on your teaching, outcomes for pupils or other aspects of your professional practice?
Teaching Scotland’s Future
“ At the outset of any CPD activity, the intended impact on young people, and the aspects of the relevant professional standard the teacher will improve as a result of the activity, should be clear. Subsequent PRD discussions should review progress with previous intentions.”
What might help to gather evidence of impact?
Over to you……
The PRDShare community is at http://bit.ly/PRDShare
Some challenges for you!!
Introduce yourself ( http://bit.ly/cpdhello and a wee help video is available here http://bit.ly/glowhelp2 ) Note the hashtag is #prd