Leading Professional Development

New Vistas For Teacher Development Are Opening Up After Lockdown

Jane Jones shows how professional learning within on-line environments has begun to flourish into new diverse, personalised and collaborative opportunities. Drawing on rich teacher testimonies she portrays an optimistic picture of professional development in the most challenging of times.

Getting more personal and creative!

In this reflection, I draw on my work as a Teacher Educator with my network of student teachers, NQTs and more experienced colleagues over the last year since lockdown one. Lockdown certainly necessitated a re-thinking of teacher development. However, it also provided scope for an investigation into professional opportunities from which I have identified an increasingly diversified approach to teacher learning and development generally. I am interested in what I perceive as growing teacher preference for a personalised route in their professional development in which teachers have a choice.

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