We’re very glad to share the second installment of the GoodCPDGuide Newsletter!
This month’s news from the GoodCPDGuide:
- GoodCPDGuide providers recently took part in market research done by the Teacher Development Trust and other organisations on behalf of the Department for Education. The research was aimed at assessing CPD provision for implementing the new National Curriculum. Both the DfE and Teacher Development Trust were very grateful to the providers for their assistance in this valuable process.
- A new round of the GoodCPDGuide Quality Assurance Audit is now underway. This is one of the methods we use to make sure we only list services of the highest quality. Six providers will have their services audited by an expert panel, who will assess everything from the quality of evidence behind their approach to the level of follow up support offered. We look forward to sharing the results in the New Year!
- It’s been a bumper month for user reviews on the GoodCPDGuide. In the past month the number of user reviews on the site has almost doubled. More user reviews means greater transparency for everyone using the site: users can make better informed choices, while providers can better understand the impact their services are having. Keep them coming!
As of this month the GoodCPDGuide now has over 2000 listings from more than 300 providers! Thank you to all our providers for continuing to list more and more of their services on the site.
We’re very glad to have welcomed the following new providers to the GoodCPDGuide this month:
- United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), a charity dedicated to improving literacy education in the UK
- Independent Coach Education, who provide training and advice for sports teachers and coaches at all levels
- YPO, an organisation specialising in the provision of public sector goods and services
Review of the Month
Congratulations to Tutor2U, whose course, The Best Business Lesson Ever (TBBLE), is the top rated course this month on the GoodCPDGuide. Tutor2U offer courses for teachers of economics, business studies, politics, sociology, law and more. One delegate said of TBBLE:
“The new ideas for teaching can be used straight away and adapted to give them an indefinite shelf-life”.
Reviewing your CPD experiences is a great way to reflect professionally and share your feedback. To write a review on the GoodCPDGuide, simply find the course or resource you have used and click “Review this”.
If you are a provider and would like advice on how you can encourage user reviews on your listings, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember As well as being independently reviewed, it is important that allprofessional development is based on robust evidence and has been rigorously evaluated.
- Does your CPD pass the test? The four questions you should be asking of all professional development resources, by GoodCPDGuide Support Officer Sarah Coskeran
- 4 ways to become an outstanding NQT David Weston, Chief Executive of the Teacher Development Trust, discusses four vital professional development habits for NQTs
Follow our blog for more advice and news relating to good CPD and the work of the Teacher Development Trust.
Finally, we’d like to wish all GoodCPDGuide users and providers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Thank you for all your support and for using the site in 2013. We look forward to another exciting year of growth and development!