Live Online Professional Development

Posted: 31/03/2010

Live Online Professional Development (LOPD)

Do you or your colleagues.

  • value opportunities for professional development but feel reluctant to be out of school for a whole day to attend a CPD course?
  • feel that sometimes attending courses during school hours inevitably leaves you with more work to do, for example, setting cover work for your groups?
  • find that you can't spare the valuable curriculum time with your examination classes?
  • have little or no money in your department budget to spend on supply cover when you are out of school or college on a course?

If so, you may be interested in Live Online Professional Development courses in Mathematics.

Upcoming courses: (applications by 16th April unless stated otherwise):

  • Mechanics 2 (£150)
  • Principal Learning for the Level 3 Engineering Diploma Unit 8: Mathematical Techniques and Applications for Engineers (£150)
  • Polar Coordinates and Power Series for A2 Further Mathematics (£75)
  • Matrices for A2 Further Mathematics (£75)
  • Calculus and Hyperbolic Functions for A2 Further Mathematics (£75) applications by 21st May

LOPD is an innovative approach to professional development. Rather than attending a one or two day course, delegates meet weekly over 4 -10 weeks for live, interactive online sessions with a tutor and a small group of teachers. These courses are ideal for teachers who are unable to take time out of school. Sessions are delivered using a facility which allows a tutor and delegates to communicate live online using audio and handwriting on a shared virtual whiteboard and instant messaging. They cover common subject content and facilitate the exchange of teaching ideas.

This is not a passive learning experience you have to join in with key questions, which can be fun and scary! LOPD participant

For more detailed information about these courses, application forms and contact information please visit: http://www.furthermaths.org.uk/teacher_area/rpd.php

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