Sunday, 29 March 2015

Reasons to count my blessings


CPD with iTDi

Although my college is very good at offering visiting speakers, and helps to pay for online courses or Diplomas etc, the amount of CPD I do is much much more.
I have just finished a four-week course on Blended Learning with Pete Sharma. It was offered by iTDi, the International Teachers Development Institute.  They run courses by Teachers, for Teachers. They are reasonably priced, but excellent value for money. People can opt for a certificate of attendance, or pay a wee bit more and do a certificate to show advanced learning. Teachers in a better position financially can help disadvantaged teachers by becoming patrons, and even a little spare cash goes a long way.
They are offering more and more options as the months go on. This course was the 4th I have done with them, and each time I have enjoyed the taking part- and the amazing networking with like-minded people all over the world.
I can't tell you how great it is to work online once a week, while at the same time being guided to read, analyse and develop skills to advance my teaching. I hope that it shows in class and that my students reap the benefits- I know that my trainees do:-)

1 comment:

  1. These courses sound wonderful, and it is good to keep up to date with current trends and methodologies. Well done you :-)