What we know about evaluating the impact of continuous professional development (CPD)
Effective CPD can impact greatly on student performance, so how do you go about evaluating it?
Drawing on findings included in my recently published short paper, ‘What we know about evaluating the impact of continuous professional development (CPD)’ we will explore the purpose of evaluating teacher CPD, some dos and don’ts and refer to Thomas Guskey’s five levels of professional development when thinking about CPD evaluation.
You will leave the session with up-to-date evidence around current practices of teacher CPD evaluation as well as some vital steps that can be taken to effectively measure the impact of teacher CPD in your school.
Costa is Veema’s driving force and has many years of experience both within the classroom and at leadership level. He understands firsthand the needs and priorities of schools today and has led national and international keynotes and workshops on improving teaching and learning, leadership in schools and implementing and managing effective change. Costa passionately advocates that professional development is a requisite tool for teachers to engage with pedagogy, offer collaborative working partnerships, challenge and advance existing practice. Taken together these sharpen our ability to focus on how we teach and how pupils learn.