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Patric Creed - The development of a CPD framework for schools

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Eaquals Riga 2017

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Patric Creed - The development of a CPD framework for schools

  1. 1. Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre Patrick Creed and Alan O’Connor Personal Development and Performance Reviews
  2. 2. What is professional development? Penny Ur ‘ 20 years’ experience or one year’s experience repeated 20 times’ (A course in Language Teaching 1996 CUP) Jeremy Harmer ‘ holding up mirrors to our practice’ (The Practice of English Language Teaching-, 2007, Pearson Longman)
  3. 3. Why do we need professional development? • Helps development of organisation • Helps personal development • Staff feel valued • Staff feel organisation is invested in their development • Meets external accreditation needs
  4. 4. Professional development Where do you start? Meet with staff School Objectives – Professional training and development Plan? What are Individual Objectives?
  5. 5. Staff/School What is our relationship? • Who are we? (You and Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre) • How can we be better?
  6. 6. Why do I need to develop? • I want to learn more • I get bored – I need a challenge • I want to work elsewhere • I want to go overseas • I want to do further study (e.g. H. Dip) • I want a pay rise • You want me to!
  7. 7. The Past • What have you done to date?
  8. 8. Professional development to date
  9. 9. Professional development to date contd. • Online training (Cambridge Teacher/Oxford teacher) • Cambridge Speaking examiner training • Cambridge exams invigilator training • First aid training • Other (Self Directed Research?)
  10. 10. How have I shared my development? • Communicate with colleagues? • Presentations?
  11. 11. The Present • Where am I now?
  12. 12. Wheel of life Grade 1 to 10 (George Pickering - Management Training workshop - EAQUALS conference April 2016)
  13. 13. Personal SWOT
  14. 14. The Future • What next?
  15. 15. YOUR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT • What I can offer? • What I would like to achieve?
  16. 16. What next? • What do I want to achieve? • What does the school want? • How can we meet those challenges?
  17. 17. Professional development to follow
  18. 18. Professional development to follow contd. • Online training (Cambridge Teacher/Oxford teacher) • Cambridge Speaking examiner training • Cambridge exams invigilator training • First aid training • Other (Self Directed Research?)
  19. 19. Professional development REVIEW • What did we do as an organisation? • Did we meet our organisational goals? • Did we meet personal goals? • What next?
  20. 20. Eaquals Recognition Scheme • EAQUALS recognition of Continuing Professional Development Aim of the project • ‘To enable Eaquals accredited institutions to issue a formal report detailing an individual employee’s CPD achievements and activities over a given time period, and with official Eaquals recognition for the local scheme.’ ©
  21. 21. What do you do? What about your organisation? Any questions?
  22. 22. Contact Us • Patrick Creed – director@galwaylanguage.com • Alan O’Connor – academicmanager@galwaylanguage.com

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