Development of Teaching Practice Award

– for teachers and school leaders

Are you committed to developing effective evidence-informed teaching practice in your classroom or school in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for the pupils you teach?

 

– Explore the evidence around the development of teacher expertise

– Evaluate existing practice and choose a focus that is meaningful to you to refine or develop further

– Demonstrate your expertise and share effective practice in the unit assessment

– Focus on developing evidence-informed approaches that will make a difference to pupils within your context.

 

There are two pathways to achieving the Development of Teaching Practice Award, meaning you can select the pathway that is most relevant for your role.

For: Practising teachers and middle leaders                 Cost: £129                   Length: 3-6 months

Eligibility: You will need to be a practising classroom teacher and a member of the Chartered College of Teaching.

This assessment unit explores the development of teacher expertise. You will identify a specific aspect of your teaching that you would like to develop, reflecting upon and evaluating your current practice before engaging in cycles of deliberate practice to refine your approaches and hone your expertise in your chosen area. As part of the supporting content for this assessment unit, you will have access to a short online course that will help you to familiarise yourself with the evidence around development of teacher expertise and guide you through the process of deliberate practice. At the end of the unit, you will reflect on your experience and share effective practice, submitting a Developing Teaching Portfolio for formal assessment.

This unit also includes free access to IRIS Connect software; a powerful professional development tool that enables you to record and reflect on your classroom practice.

Successful completion of the unit assessment leads to the Development of Teaching Practice Award and offers 20 credits towards Chartered Teacher Status.

This assessment unit uses a combination of guided online learning, independent self-directed study and sustained periods of classroom-based, deliberate practice. 

 

There is around 3-4 hours of core learning content:

– Explore research and evidence around the development of expertise

– Build your understanding of deliberate practice and how you can use this to refine and develop your teaching practice as part of this assessment

– Consider approaches to teacher evaluation and access tools and resources that will support you in evaluating your own practice as part of the assessment.

 

Additional supporting content includes:

– Complimentary access to IRIS Connect software, a powerful professional development tool that enables you to record and reflect on your classroom practice

– Detailed assessment guidance

– A collection of evidence-informed rubrics to support the evaluation and development of practice

– Assessment exemplars

– Reading list

– Resources and activities to support you with your research engagement

– Technical guidance for recording and submitting your video presentation.

All content will be accessed via the Chartered College of Teaching’s online learning platform, MyPD.

As part of this assessment, you will be required to engage with research and evidence around an area of classroom practice of your choosing, undertaking two cycles of deliberate practice in your classroom and seeking feedback from a colleague, coach or mentor in at least one of these deliberate practice cycles. 

Your submission will take the form of a Developing Teaching Portfolio, which must include:

– A summary of key research, including rationale for deliberate practice (500 – 800 words)

– An action plan for two cycles of deliberate practice (no word count)

– Two deliberate practice reflections (500 – 800 words each)

– A recorded video presentation (5-7 minutes in length)

– Appendices (including evidence of feedback received).

Academic writing

Candidates will need to be comfortable with writing clearly and concisely in a formal tone and style, structuring their work in a logical manner. We expect all candidates to uphold the highest standards in academic integrity, through appropriately referencing their attributions in a consistent format.

– Learn how to use deliberate practice to refine and hone your expertise in an area of your choosing 

– Have autonomy over your professional learning and development as you implement and embed evidence-informed pedagogical approaches in your classroom

– Free access to IRIS Connect software to record and reflect on your classroom practice

– Be recognised for highly-effective evidence-informed teaching with a focus on ensuring the best possible outcomes for your pupils. 

This assessment was really interesting and the extended period to concentrate on a specific area was invaluable. I am now being asked to help other year groups and champion effective questioning’ (Chartered Teacher candidate)

1. How long will it take to prepare for and complete this assessment unit?

We would expect that most candidates would be able to complete the Developing Teaching Portfolio assessment within 3 months. This includes time to engage in two cycles of deliberate practice, with each cycle lasting around 2-4 weeks. Typically, you should aim to complete this assessment within one term.

 

2. How can I purchase this assessment unit?

You can purchase the assessment unit via our online shop on MyCollege. Please note you will need to log in via your membership account. If you do not currently have membership, you can find further information on our website. If you are intending to work towards Chartered Teacher Status, you will need to ensure you are eligible.

 

3. I am interested in being considered for Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL), where can I find out if my qualifications meet the criteria?

Full details regarding Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning and how to apply, can be found on our website here.

 

If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us at charteredteacher@chartered.college.

For: School leaders (Headteachers, DHT, AHT, Executive Headteachers and leaders working within similar roles across a school or trust)

Cost: £179                 Length: 3-6 months

Eligibility: You will need to be a practising school leader and a member of the Chartered College of Teaching.

This assessment unit explores the development of teacher expertise. You will use our CPD review tool to undertake a robust evaluation of your school’s existing CPD practice, identifying strengths and potential areas for development as part of a school and peer review. You’ll choose a specific area of CPD to focus on in more detail and engage with evidence and research to build your understanding and practice in this area. As part of the supporting content for this assessment unit, you will have access to a short online course that will help you to familiarise yourself with the evidence around development of teacher expertise and guide you through the process of evaluating the effectiveness of CPD practice in your context. At the end of the unit, you will reflect on your experience and share effective practice, submitting a CPD Review Portfolio for formal assessment.

Successful completion of the unit assessment leads to the Development of Teaching Practice Award and offers 20 credits towards Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status.

This assessment unit uses a combination of guided online learning, independent self-directed study and dedicated time to focus on developing CPD practice in your context.

 

There is around 5-6 hours of core learning content:

– Explore areas of key research around approaches to teacher professional learning and development, including: school culture, collaboration, deliberate practice, instructional coaching, mentoring and classroom observation

– Become familiar with evidence and guidance to support effective CPD leadership within your school context, including identifying CPD needs, overcoming common barriers, and evaluating impact

– Access a CPD review tool and resources that will support evaluation of your own school/s CPD practice as part of the CPD Review Portfolio assessment.

 

There is also the opportunity to take your learning further with an additional 6+ hours of content including expert video presentations, case studies and reading lists.

 

Additional supporting content includes:

– Detailed assessment guidance

– A free CPD review tool developed by the Teacher Development Trust

– Guidance for engaging in peer review

– Assessment exemplars

– Resources and activities to support you with your research engagement.

 

All content will be accessed via the Chartered College of Teaching’s online learning platform, MyPD.

In this assessment, you will be required to undertake a review of CPD in your school, using this to refine and develop your approaches moving forward. As part of the CPD review process you will be required to seek external input in the form of a peer review (or external review with a coach, school development partner or similar) and must make your own arrangements for this. 

 

Your submission will take the form of a CPD Review Portfolio. Which must include:

– An initial written reflection, following your initial review (500 – 800 words)

– A summary of key research, including a proposed outline for development (700 – 1,100 words)

– A follow up reflection (500 – 800 words)

– A recorded video presentation (5-7 minutes in length)

– Appendices (containing any supporting documents, including a written record of the school self-review and peer review).

Academic writing

Candidates will need to be comfortable with writing clearly and concisely in a formal tone and style, structuring their work in a logical manner. We expect all candidates to uphold the highest standards in academic integrity, through appropriately referencing their attributions in a consistent format.

Benefits

– Deepen and extend your knowledge of effective professional development practice

– Dedicated time to focus on developing CPD f practices in your school in order to embed a culture of excellent teaching and impact positively on pupil outcomes 

– Focus on an aspect of CPD practice that supports school development and is meaningful for your context.

Showcase effective practice in your school’s through the recorded video presentation

– Be recognised for your commitment to developing teacher expertise and high-quality evidence-informed practice.

The focus on CPD has really helped my leadership and has helped me to redevelop the entire approach to CPD at my school at all levels’. (Chartered Teacher (Leadership) graduate)

1. How long will it take to prepare for and complete this assessment unit?

We would expect that most candidates would be able to complete the CPD Review Portfolio assessment within 3-6 months (typically within two terms but this may be shorter or longer depending on your school circumstances). You should ensure that you plan enough time to undertake your initial review, engage with research and evidence relating to your chosen area, put actions in place to refine or develop your school/s CPD approaches and review progress and prepare and record your recorded presentation.

2. How can I purchase this assessment unit?

You can purchase the assessment unit via our online shop on MyCollege. Please note you will need to log in via your membership account. If you do not currently have membership, you can find further information on our website here. If you are intending to work towards Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status, you will need to ensure you are eligible and can find further information here.

3. I am interested in being considered for Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning (RPCL), where can I find out if my qualifications meet the criteria?

Full details regarding Recognition of Prior Certificated Learning and how to apply, can be found on our website.

 

If you have any other questions, please get in touch with us at charteredteacher@chartered.college.

How do I sign up?

Please note you will require active membership of the Chartered College of Teaching to be able to purchase this assessment unit.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to get in contact with any queries about our course on charteredteacher@chartered.college

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