Enhancing learner success: using research and evidence about effective Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL) to make a difference
This presentation draws on two case studies of high quality practitioner research in the FE and Skills sector to show how evidence informed professional learning can impact on student success
But I already do a lot of staff development. What is the SKEIN service going to tell me I don’t already know?
SKEIN can help even the best colleges to better focus their energies and money on professional development processes, systems and activities which deliver actual benefit for students. Colleges, that are in general enthusiastic, organised supporters of their staff development, rarely evaluate (or know how to evaluate) the impact of the PD they provide or pay for.
Each SKEIN college receives its own report which is fully confidential to them. It’s up to each college to decide whether and how they want to share the findings internally or otherwise. E.g. some college leaders we’ve worked with chose to share excerpts from their report or report summaries with their staff whilst others decided to just use them to inform their organisation’s strategic development.
We offer a follow-up service, which involves us visiting the college after two and a half terms to track your progress and offer advice.
Unlike (superficially) similar services, SKEIN;