Date: Monday 24 November 2014
Theme: How many times have you had to sit through an hour-long in-service training (INSETT) session only to take one or two useful ideas out of it? By its very nature, the INSETT model of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) that assumes a group of teachers with different backgrounds, experience, expertise, and learning preferences learning in the same room at the same time with the same materials at the same pace cannot cater for the diversity of teachers in your staffroom, or address the individual learning needs of each teacher.
This talk explores the need to move on from ineffective one-size-fits-all models of in-service teacher training, presents evidence-based findings about the features of continuous professional development activities that make a difference, and focuses on two CPD approaches that put teachers in the driving seat of their development.
About the speaker
Silvana Richardson is Head of Teacher Development at Bell Educational Services. She has worked in English Language Teaching for over 25 years as teacher and academic manager, and has trained EFL, MFL, ESOL, EAL, CLIL and subject teachers and trainers in the state and private sectors both in the UK and abroad. She has been Director of the Bell Delta Online and Director of Studies at Bell Teacher Campus, Cambridge. Silvana is a speaker in international conferences and a Quality Assurance inspector. She holds an MA in Teacher Education, is PGCE and Delta qualified.