Online training package for teachers
Being ready for lesson observation by consistently delivering Good and Outstanding learning.
Lesson observation is sometimes surrounded by fear, worry, stress, misconception and general all-round misery. But it doesn’t have to be.
This package is designed specifically for teachers to use to help them confidently prepare for lesson observations and consistently deliver Good and Outstanding sessions in their everyday practice. Through this highly interactive online training package you will:
• Develop a clear understanding about the purpose of observation;
• Have clarity about expectations for lesson observations and dispel misconceptions and anxieties;
• Be able to confidently plan Good and Outstanding sessions;
• Be able to confidently deliver learning sessions that develop learners’ skills well and ensure at least Good learning and progress;
• Recognise how everyday Good and Outstanding teaching, learning and assessment ensure Good and Outstanding lesson observations;
• Watch Outstanding practice DVDs and reflect upon how you can improve and enhance learning in your own lessons.
The New Common Inspection Framework for September 2012 focuses very sharply on teaching, learning and assessment. This focus takes account of the needs of employers and the skills learners need to develop. Providers should consider:
• The importance of improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment;
• The extent to which outcomes for learners (included preparedness for employment) are improved through high quality teaching, learning and assessment;
• The effectiveness of leadership and management in improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, which in turn improves outcomes for learners.
Providers train their observation teams but often provide little communication to teachers, tutors, assessors and support workers about the observation process. As a result, staff often have many misconceptions about why their sessions are observed, what they should do in an observation and how Outstanding learning can be achieved not just during an observation, but also on a regular basis.
Providers are finding it increasingly difficult to make a cohort of teachers available for a full day of training, and the logistics of organising even a half-day event can be difficult. We have found that teachers often respond more positively to short, sharp opportunities to improve their teaching practice and that they appreciate flexible arrangements to complete training.
An online training package will provide teachers with an opportunity to:
• Understand what is being observed and why;
• Understand what they can do in order to make the most of an observation;
• Develop a more positive mindset about how observation can and should lead to improvements for their learners;
• Improve understanding about how Good and Outstanding learning looks;
• Focus upon strategies that work for learners;
• Reflect upon own practice using a structured framework.
Teachers will be able to access the online training at anytime of the day, any day of the week. A link will be available on the Provider's Intranet to the Observe and Improve website page that contains the online training. Stage 1 of the training package will last approximately 60 minutes.
In addition, stage 2 of the package will allow teachers to visit on subsequent occasions to access the best practice DVDs with 6 additional 45-minute segments of training (using the same processes to observe and reflect upon the session segments but with different footage that demonstrates different themes each time).
For further information contact Nicola Bacon
tel: 0115 911 1113 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our team of senior trainers and consultants are highly experienced with proven expertise and up-to-date knowledge on best practice in the education sector.
Deborah McVey MSc; Cert Ed;
Head of Observe and Improve
Deborah leads, and ensures the quality of all the education support and training services. With an impressive reputation across the education sector, she is a highly regarded consultant and incredibly popular and influential trainer. An inspector for Ofsted since 2002, she is known for her dynamic and engaging interpersonal skills and ‘down to earth’ approach. Her coaching skill is invaluable towards assisting providers to improve and find solutions. Deborah’s training sessions and presentations are much sought after.
Observe and Improve Coordinator
Nicola is highly experienced in providing central support and communications for a wide range of national events and complex projects, and is well known for her outstanding organisational skills and high levels of client care she provides.