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A widely accepted definition.. Please Read it and try to say what concepts and key words caught your attention more!
Here is the CPD framework by the British Council. It is the only available one. But, let’s use it today and try to locate ourselves and identify our own level of competence.
Discussing the idea of the need to bridge the gap and to adapt with new and constantly changing students’ behaviors and needs…
The idea of developing or perishing.. Stagnation as a shortcut to burnout and to death….
Take Back Control of your CPD
TAKE CONTROL OF
Korba Prep School
CPD stands for:
‘…all natural learning experiences and those
conscious and planned activities which are intended to
be of direct or indirect benefit to the individual, group
or school and which contribute through these to the
quality of education in the classroom. It is the process
by which, alone and with others, teachers … acquire
and develop critically the knowledge, skills and
emotional intelligence essential to good professional
thinking, planning and practice.’
(Day, 1999: 4).
Continuing Professional Development.
What do English teachers need to know and be able to do?
Paul Woods– British Council Uruguay 30 May , 2014 8th Panama Capacitaciones Conference
Teachers keep their knowledge and skills up to date .
Teachers build self-confidence and cope with positive
Teachers achieve progression and advancement.
Higher positions and higher salaries.
Upgrades, social, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills .
adapted from : https://www.cpdstandards.com
“There’s no such
thing as a career path.
It’s crazy paving, and
you have to lay it
Sir Dominic Cadbury
Access and invest the various sources of information (blogs, video, podcasts, webinars, sites...)
Be the lifelong learner
Search for career opportunities
Ask the right questions:
How can I get there?
What skills and knowledge do I need?
Who can help me?
Make a plan, involve others (PLNs), take action!