Developing Outstanding Teaching and Learning: Creating a Culture of Professional Development to Improve Outcomes
Maximise student outcomes through outstanding teaching and learning. Developing Outstanding Teaching and Learning focuses on improving the quality and consistency of classroom teaching using the Ofsted grade descriptors as an organising framework. This practical resource will enable you to deliver staff development that helps your teachers become effective facilitators of learning and improve outcomes for students through enhanced classroom teaching practice. This professional development guide will enable you to: Raise standards, progress and achievement for students through more effective teaching and assessment throughout your school. Improve the quality and consistency of classroom teaching with a structured CPD framework and effective development tools. Scaffold teacher learning within an effective up-to-date CPD framework based on Ofsted s Outstanding Teaching Grade Descriptors. Foster a highly skilled, reflective teaching community and emphasise the importance of peer support in personal development Achieve CPD that promotes reflection, self-assessment and analysis by your staff, providing you with thought-provoking accounts and analysis of teaching practice. Support and enable those who lead professional learning for others and recognise the importance of time to evaluate and reflect. Better understand students learning needs and work around the obstructions to meeting them. Produce and use evidence that can inform pedagogy and curriculum and raise attainment.
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About the Author:
Julie McGrane is Director of Leading Learning (Education) Ltd, a development and research consultancy committed to helping individuals and organisations develop and innovate by making learning their core business. Having been a teacher and network consultant for the National College for School Leadership, Julie s clients include individual schools, networks and organisations. Julie observes in schools in a wide variety of capacities and works with them as they innovate in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and professional learning. Julie is author of a variety of publications including Engaging Parents Toolkit (Optimus Education, 2008) and is a visiting fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. To find out more visit www.leadinglearning.eu. Rachel Lofthouse is Head of Teacher Learning and Development (Education) in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences (ECLS) at Newcastle University, a role which draws on her experiences of, and responsibilities for, both initial teacher education and post-graduate professional development. In her former life she was a secondary school teacher. Her research focuses on teachers professional learning. This allows her to draw together her teaching, research and consultancy. Her main interests are developing models of coaching and mentoring, supporting and understanding teachers practitioner research and the use of video as a professional development tool. In addition, she specialises in developing and understanding pedagogy based on enquiry and teaching thinking.
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- PublisherOptimus Education
- Publication date2010
- ISBN 10 1905538871
- ISBN 13 9781905538874
- Number of pages208