Entries by Chloe Hynes

Working From Home: The New Normal

Members of the @ccc_pathways team share what it’s like to #WFH. As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, working from home has become the new normal – at least for now. As educators, we are often used to the busy buzz of our classrooms and workshops, to face-to-face contact with those who share our […]

Organising the CPD Exchange Week #3

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou Mycroft Once the venues were sorted, we set up an Eventbrite for the day. This ticketing service is a real boon for free events like ours, because there’s no charge, it looks good and you can generate signing in sheets and pre-event emails too. […]

Organising the CPD Exchange Week #2 (Again)

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou Mycroft Wow. I actually wrote this article (see previous blog below that was scheduled for yesterday) last week, knowing something was coming but no idea of the scale of what. Only ten days later, reading it takes me back to a different time.  As […]

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #2

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou Mycroft Once the venues are sorted, we can set up an Eventbrite for the day. This ticketing service is a real boon for free events like ours, because there’s no charge, it looks good and you can generate signing in sheets and pre-event emails […]

Organising the CPD Exchange: Week #1

A weekly blog on lessons learned by PDNorth Events Lead, Lou Mycroft So the wheels are in motion for the PDNorth CPD Exchange 2020. We’ve booked the venues – old favourite Liverpool Quakers, Leeds City College’s gorgeous Printworks and TBC. We’re holding all three on the same day, with Claire and me MCing them on […]

Twenty years in FE: How Practitioner Research has shaped my professional development.

Cathy Clarkson from our CPD exchange (Yorkshire & Humberside) talks about the impact practitioner research has had on her own continual professional development. I’m no stranger to practitioner research. It’s formed a valuable part of my CPD throughout my career, with the support of organisations such as the NRDC, LSIS, SUNCETT, EMCETT and the ETF*. […]

Showcasing Digital: Inspiring others to #HaveAGo

by Susanna Brandon, PDNorth Northwest TLA exchange As part of the PDNorth TLA (Teaching, Learning & Assessment) professional exchange, our Myerscough Director of Quality and procedures Sue Keenan facilitated an afternoon showcase of our latest digital skills projects and teaching tips delivered by members of the Myerscough digital skills team and selected teaching staff with […]

Contextualising maths and English within vocational learning – reflections from a professional catering teacher

Robert Broome, a practitioner from our online action research exchange, explores how language and context matters when embedding Functional Skills. My name is Robert Broome. I’m a level 1 course team leader in professional cookery at North Hertfordshire College and I am also completing my PGCE teaching degree at Bedford college. As part of my […]