PDN is #FEtapestry community collaboration professional learning supportive a stepping stone

PDN* is a treasure trove of resources, support and opportunities for practitioners from all parts of the FE sector.

We aim to build upon and strengthen our thriving community, weaving the threads of the sector together into a rich tapestry (you can read more about #FEtapestry very soon!).

There are so many inspiring practitioners in our sector who are quietly doing amazing things. We want to shine a light on the great work being done in dark corners!

*Professional Development North used to be known as ‘PDNorth’. Whilst we’re based in the north of England, we are no longer restricted by location and encourage practitioners from any area to be part of the PDN community! Many thanks to the Education + Training Foundation for being a part of our humble beginnings via their PEN (Professional Exchange Network) programme.

What can PDN do for you?

With PDN, you have the opportunity to:

  • Attend regular meetings, get togethers and forums. Or perhaps you’d like to lead your own? Get in touch!

  • Subscribe to the monthly newsletter (subscribe here!) filled with inspiring practice, recommended resources, CPD opportunities, blogs, events, #EduTwitter follows and EdTech videos.
  • Watch our Youtube channel with videos exploring the hows and whys of digital platforms in TLA (teaching, learning + assessment). Want to make your own video for the channel? Let us know!
  • Read our open blog written by practitioners for practitioners. Likewise, if you fancy writing something – email us!
  • Follow us on Twitter @PDNorth1720 to help keep up to date with the exchanges, events and opportunities happening in FE.
  • NEW!! Attend webinars (or even deliver one!): Watch this space!

“Always feel so inspired after spending time with PDNorth”

“PDNorth gave me the opportunity for meaningtul dialogues in reflective spaces. It gave me support, reinforced that I’m ‘not alone’ in my FE challenges. I’ve been introduced to so many valuable resources, strategies and met many new friends. Thank you!”

“A powerful platform for sharing of best practice which has supported so many teachers in their day to day work.”

“A lovely sense of community and some fantastic events over the years.”