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ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose? by Mind Map: ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose?
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ICT CPD: Fit for Purpose?

How continuous is CPD?

Is there a point where you can know it all?

Can we link it with behavioural factors?

Catalysts for personal CPD Change

Mentoring ( South Africa)

Make need for ONGOING professional development obvious--and reward it!

Who we are

John Cuthell: MirandaNet; Virtual Learning: School improvement & other things

Christina Preston- MirandaNet and iCatalyst ICT CPD programmme

Dughall McCormick: Kirklees LA E-Learning Consultant

Richard Allen Independant consultant - Learning Platforms etc., etc.

Leon Cych- Learn 4 Life - Independent Consultant -

Dai Thomas- Director of ICT/Elearning Warden Park School ,Mirandanet

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Allison Allen - Independent consultant; School improvement through ICT etc.

Marilyn Leask Brunel University ICT for CPD, web 2.0 see for example

Tom Cooper-Strategic Leader ICT-Lewisham LA

Pedro Hernández-Ramos, Santa Clara University, USA / Teaching and Learning with Technology

What you see is what you get

Assistive technology

Teaching & learning at core

Teaching of ICT will not survive much longer

Are Functional Skills enough?

Build Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPCK), not just the T!

Teachers must be at the same level as their students at least

Is this realistic? cf tennis coaches.

All Teachers at least need to try Nintendo Wii

What do teachers do?

They ignore research because it's not relevant to their day-to-day needs (or so they think!)

Learning platforms?

too boring and unassociated with needs

How do you make these authentic

Other models than just a repository

Where well led & relevant to all learners makes whole school buzz!

need to utilise social network style input

We learn better together, helps reflection

We need to come up with a Statement of Requirements which is platform agnostic!!!

Colaboration should be national not limited to individual schools!


Gamers use 'community' for personal learning.

Most ICT Developments are in Games play. We need to harness the best to ensure we are inclusive ie Boys!



T&L Pedagogy

GTC accreditation

again authentic - action research models

As an incentive—tied to reward structure and personal motivation (for formal recognition)

Are all teachers learners?

Some teachers might talk the talk but do they walk the walk?

Is there a climate to enable this?

No! Alas, not all current teachers should remain in the profession (but how to ease them out?)

What are the barriers?

Diversity of people's existing ICT skills

Lack of recognition of how ICT can help

"What I've always done before works really well. Why should I change?"

Fear of admitting a need.

The kit is unreliable

Leadership not fully 'signed up'.

Time and opportunity for CPD cascading

Lack of opportunity to monitor impact and plan strategically as a result

Short-term vs. long-term

Institutional Arrogance

Over cautious filtering/restrictive technical teams

We are a barrier as our lang/jargon excludes rather than includes!

fear of thinking others are better able to use the technology

"I've got enough on as it is, thank you!"

Where's the fun in all of this?


Face book


Mistake always = opportunity to learn. Change mindset!

Level of community engagement - compelling content

In seeing what students can do with new tools in supportive learning environments!

Relevant theories

Diffusion of innovation

communual construction

braided learning


What does innovation mean?

Changing the school day or terms?

Changing how we "do" school?

Re-think the purposes of education away from information transmission

purpose of ICT CPD?

Must be relevant

work-based research


develop a community problem solving ethos?

Remove feeling of exposure

Develop higher thinking skills (Bloom's)

Create excitement about learning, rather than fear

Must be timely

Generic or 'course'-based CPD is not the best model

Action research pull model

If the CPD doesn't hit you at the right point in your development, the impact is lost

Relevant to learner needs

New Teachers and CPD

Do we encourage reflection in the right ways?

How is this continued after QTS?

How embedded is reflective practice after University course?

Online environments for support and community building—plus daily problem-solving and timely advice!

What can help ICT CPD


ICT CPD Key role mentorship within schools with time to team teach and facilitate


Leadership Focus

Open school cultures

Kit getting easier and more reliable

ICT embedded as good teaching & learning catalyst

Higher profile on national/local agendas


Drivers to help with intrinsic motivation

Management role in CPD effectiveness?

Must be enlightened in order to empower

Willing to take risk

Does accountability get in the way?

Must be an ICT management person on the SMT