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Connecting with communities of practice for PLD

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Whenever people with a common interest have an identified online place, forum or method to connect with peers and discuss issues of common interest, we can say that a community of practice exists.

This module explores where communities for supporting online practice might be found and how you might check it is the right one for you.

Aim

This module will help you connect with communities of practice for Professional Learning and Development (PLD).

Objective

After completing this module, you will be able to:

• carry out an ordered search for relevant online professional communities of practice
• identify some simple guidelines to make your engagement with online communities more effective.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the DTPF component - G2 : Progression and CPD: strategies to develop digital skills and pedagogy

  • Use online resources or social media to identify suitable training and professional development opportunities.
  • Use online resources or social media to update one's subject-specific competences.
  • Use online resources or social media to learn about new teaching methods and strategies.
  • Use online resources or social media to search for and identify digital resources which support professional development.
  • Use the exchange in digital professional communities as a source of professional development.
  • Use online training opportunities, e.g. video tutorials, MOOCs, webinars etc.
  • Use digital technologies and environments to provide training opportunities for colleagues and peers.
  • Use professional collaborative networks as a source for one's own professional development.
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Taking note of your feedback
We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
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7th February 2019
Matthew Gordon

Some good points--would've been better to have some links or lists of subject areas/specialist forums. Rather resource light.  Report this review

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience, this will inform your peers and help us understand how to improve!
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13th May 2019
Valeria Panyko

Being a member of various networks such as TES, LinkedIn, ATS Facebook groups, Twitter and others has had a great impact on my current practice. It's great to learn from each other, share experiences and ideas and to recognize that we are a part of a larger community of educators whose aim is to support our learners every way we can.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you for your helpful comments which will inform our ongoing development.
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21st April 2019
Tina Blease

Our Response: Cool!
30th September 2019
Gary Dring

Our Response: Appreciated!
18th September 2019
Rich Buckley

Our Response: Thanks for taking the time to review your experience.
2nd July 2019
Gaillies Codd

Informing me to join Facebook is so antiquated I expect to see it on Sunday afternoon BBC TV  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
20th June 2019
dawn goodman

Good way for teachers to find out information for their area subjects or if not sure on anything.  Report this review

Our Response: Thank you we appreciate your comments and have noted them.
17th June 2019
Maria Abbott

Our Response: Thank you, your feedback is important.
14th June 2019
Jason Marks

Our Response: Thank you. We appreciate your feedback. It is important for us to understand how to improve our training modules and, subject to you having given consent, we will be in touch to discuss it further with you. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Helpdesk on 0330 22 333 63. Understanding your views is important to us.
2nd June 2019
Gillian Auld

Our Response: Glad this module met your expectations!
9th May 2019
Sarah Parry

Our Response: Thank you.
30th April 2019
Tony Shakespeare

Our Response: Looks like we did not quite meet your expectations. Thanks for your feedback.
30th March 2019
William Sibley

Our Response: Looks like we did not quite meet your expectations. Thanks for your feedback.
16th February 2019
Donna Marley

Our Response: Thank you. We have noted your feedback.
11th February 2019
Susanna Brandon

Our Response: Thank you.
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