A free/open online course (MOOC) which offers participants the opportunity to learn about their "digital footprint" and social media in an inclusive, supported, and networked environment. The course starts on July 5th and finishes Aug 15th.
A Professional Development Game for teachers. The School is an opportunity to turn your CPD into a game. Work your way through the rooms during one academic year to become a PD expert and win the respect of your colleagues.
EnglishAgenda | British Council | use our Continuing Professional Development Framework to support your development at your stage in your career; and download the CPD handbook and other useful resources.
European Commission - The Lifelong Learning Programme:
EU Funded continuing professional development opportunities.
The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of their lives to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as helping to develop the education and training sector across Europe.
The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.
Between the formal professional development sessions, each professional educator needs to seek professional development each day. This professional development should be archived to document what you have been learning informally.
Most important is the need for a different approach to teacher development that focuses on helping teachers with their own digital literacies. These are the skills to integrate technology into our daily lives and practices. Technology use, just like the language our students learn, needs to focus on things that are useful and that enrich and enable lives.