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Kirsten Holt: Use it or Lose it How to Activate Professional Development

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Kirsten Holt: Use it or Lose it How to Activate Professional Development

  1. 1. 10/04/2019 1 Use it or lose it: how to activate professional development Kirsten Holt, Head of Pavilion ELT 15.5016.20 Friday 12th April 2019 ©Eaquals Eaquals International Conference | Madrid | 11-13 April 2019 #eaquals19madrid Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.
  2. 2. 10/04/2019 2 A short advance warning! 1. Activate your wifi (if you haven’t already), via User: vipbarajas Pass: vip2017 2. Go to www.menti.com 3. Standby for poll! A quick poll on CPD Visit menti.com and enter the code 52 73 53 to find a question and then record your views.
  3. 3. 10/04/2019 3 Think back to your last conference … Chat with a partner, using these questions: 1. How did you record the conference? 2. What was the conference about? Briefly summarise the key topics. 3. Did you tell anyone else about your learning. If so, who and how? 4. Have you done anything with your learning since? If so, what and how? Conference experiences Chia Suan Chong Mike Harrison Sandy Millin
  4. 4. 10/04/2019 4 The (Ebbinghause) forgetting curve Making things stick … with B.R.I.C.K.  Build up memory strength  Revisit training … and reinforce regularly  Incorporate more active involvement  Create clear and easy-to- absorb information  Keep it relevant with reading and reflective leaning
  5. 5. 10/04/2019 5 Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals! Reflect (often)
  6. 6. 10/04/2019 6 Experiential learning Experience the activity: do it, perform, try it out. Reflect on what went well, and what didn’t. Process by analysing the experience, discussing, reflecting. Group reflection and interactive discussions
  7. 7. 10/04/2019 7 Reflecting as part of experiential learning Experience the activity: do it, perform, try it out. Reflect on what went well, and what didn’t. Share the results, reactions and observations openly. Process by analysing the experience, discussing, reflecting. Test the theory
  8. 8. 10/04/2019 8
  9. 9. 10/04/2019 9 Action research in experiential learning Experience the activity: do it, perform, try it out. Reflect on what went well, and what didn’t. Share the results, reactions and observations openly. Process by analysing the experience, discussing, reflecting. Generalise to connect the experience to other contexts and situations. Apply what was learnt to a similar or different situation and practise. We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience. Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. .
  10. 10. 10/04/2019 10 What will you now try at this conference? Please return to menti.com to vote on the CPD activities. Record your research and findings
  11. 11. 10/04/2019 11 Goal-orientated Opportunity-driven StructuredInformed Individual experiential learning; creating best practice Extending your research and findings Staffroom sharing complex knowledge; determining action plans / school policies Communities of Practice solving problems; testing new ideas; generating change Extending beyond your teaching context COMMUNITY MEMBERS: share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic DOMAIN: Shared inquiry and the key issues or problems to be solved PRACTICE: learn how to do it better or more consistently, in more contexts, as you interact regularly ONGOING IMPROVEMENT: deepen your knowledge and expertise by interacting on a continuous basis COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
  12. 12. 10/04/2019 12 Overcoming the forgetting curve Final views Please return to menti.com to record your opinions.
  13. 13. 10/04/2019 13 Success.com Thank you for listening and participating! https://padlet.com/kirsten_holt/use_it_or_lose_it kirsten.holt@pavpub.com

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