A wee while back at a South Lanarkshire CPD event hosted by Andrea Reid, I was lucky enough to see Caroline Gibson in action. Caroline spent many weeks over the summers of 2007, 2008 and 2009 in Malawi helping teachers and students, all on her own time and partly funded by her too.
I was delighted then when she agreed to be captured for a CPDShort. Here she talks to Anne McGhee (an associate of the National CPD Team) about her three educational visits to Malawi and her CPD plans for the future.
Caroline has also kindly agreed to answer questions on the Glow page for this CPDShort
I had an excellent discussion this week with Catriona Oates of Scottish CILT. Like many others, Catriona is looking at how national organisations (such as SCILT) can add value to the culture of teacher-led CPD which is proving so valuable. We discussed a lot of examples such as the various TeachMeets and the recent Flashmeet about which Catriona kindly blogged. One of our conclusions was the need to facilitate online communities on Glow to ignite discussion topics and sharing of practice. Our conclusions?
renewed determination to find, or be facilitators, for Glow groups such as CPDLead and SCILT
use CPDShorts to focus on some key areas for debate / professional learning
use CPDFind to bring colleagues to both of these things
The MFLE community in Scotland (through LTScotland online service) was a leading and early success story for Scotland in the area of online CPD. Time to relight the fire?