CPD Consultation Workshop for teachers taking place in the Dublin West Education Centre on Tuesday, 25 November 2014
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As announced recently by the Teaching Council, Phase 1 of the consultation process on teachers’ professional learning is now open. The purpose of this period of consultation with teachers is to inform the development of a national framework for continuing professional development (CPD).
The CPD framework will provide a long-awaited opportunity to acknowledge the learning, both formal and informal, that teachers already engage in.
The Teaching Council wants to hear from teachers about their experience of learning to date. It will take this feedback into account when we prepare the first draft of a national framework of professional learning, also referred to as CPD.
There are three ways to provide feedback in this consultation process:
- Workshops – County Dublin teachers can attend a consultation workshop in place in the Dublin West Education Centre on Tuesday, 25 November 2014. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. Places are limited so please book early. Travel expenses may be recouped and refreshments will be provided. Please click here for details of a workshop near you.
- School level – Teachers may also wish to arrange a discussion at school level, and provide feedback on a whole-staff basis. The Council has made available support materials to facilitate this.
- Questionnaire – an online questionnaire is available to facilitate feedback from registered teachers. Please log in here to access the survey.
Why should I engage with this consultation on my professional learning (CPD)?
- The quality of students’ learning depends on the quality of teachers’ learning.
- Teachers want to learn; it is important and needs to be supported and acknowledged.
- A hallmark of any profession in the modern era is the extent to which its members are expected to learn throughout their careers.
- As a professional standards body, the Teaching Council must provide reassurance to the public and the profession that teachers are engaging in lifelong learning. It must also provide reassurance, through a national framework, as to the quality of that learning.
This consultation process provides a valuable opportunity for the voice of the profession to shape the language and structures that will place learning, in its rightful place, at the heart of the teaching profession.
Further information is available here on the Teaching Council website.