Reflections on what we have learnt from an extraordinary period in history

CPD was not very high on the agenda in March of this year and all of us at Learning Cultures were very unsure as to what the future would hold for a company that does nothing else except deliver training and development for schools and colleges.

We had to make significant changes to our business model and change our approach to how we can provide an offer that will help and support all those in the profession to manage the profound changes the pandemic and school closures have created.

Learning how to create an online platform that is as successful as face to face training has given us all a host of new skills.  We have been surprisingly busy with some innovative sessions and have worked with delegates from the UK and much further afield.  We have delivered whole school virtual INSET with break out rooms and opportunities for highly interactive learning conversations. We have facilitated live links with senior leadership teams who wanted to focus on how to strategically manage blended learning and we have designed a suite of tools for educators to use to ensure they continue to deliver high quality learning.

We are continuing to innovate to ensure the outstanding courses that we have designed and delivered over many years continue to provide educators with the knowledge and skills they need for continuous professional development.  This term has been operational for many, strategic planning that will inevitably include CPD has probably remained something for later.  When you are ready, we have some superb training courses, coaching programmes and a certification route to becoming a coach. We have ready-made training packages with everything there to deliver CPD to suit your training timetable. We have live webinars where the trainer is there and we have a new range of CPD in a nutshell courses that individuals can dip into in their own time.

We can also offer you our expert team of coaches if you want to talk, share ideas or discuss the best approaches to ensuring learning continues and everyone is safe. This next week is about reflecting on what is important and building the reserves ready for what happens next.  Remember the importance of CPD to your own well-being and continuing professional learning and when you are ready dip into what is simply the best, most highly researched and well-regarded training out there.

  • Live Webinars, two sessions of two hours covering the same content as our offsite courses and providing the same high-quality resources and materials either as twilight sessions or sessions in the morning
  • Inclusive online CPD programmes where the whole course is for use at a time to suit the CPD timetable. Everything is there including video presentations, whiteboard animations, activities, card sorts, resources, links to research and relevant publications and a multiple-choice quiz. This suite is designed to be used as part of your own CPD timetable
  • In a Nutshell courses – one- hour webinars to buy off the shelf and to use at any time. We have six courses and will be adding to these over the next few weeks.  They provide a generous starting point for anyone wanting to learn a little about coaching, curriculum design, and learning.
  • Bespoke online or in-house CPD delivered for whole school, college or team sessions where the content is tailor-made linked to whole organisational or team priorities
  • Online one-to-one coaching sessions for senior and middle leaders and for teachers and other staff in a school or college
  • Leadership consultancy working with an expert coach to co-construct excellence in school strategic planning and building high quality outcomes for all involved in educating the next generation.
  • We also offer a 360° review service. This is a highly beneficial process that provides an in-depth focus for strategic professional development and the management of change.

 

Accessing Education CPD through a Virtual Learning Platform

Online CPD for educators is undoubtedly the way forward.  Certainly, in the short term.  Here at Learning Cultures we are working hard to bring you our highly acclaimed training courses to a virtual platform.

We have six courses ready to go.  We are discounting the cost of these by 30% to £695.00 + VAT from £995.00 + VAT per school. We intend to continue this offer until such time as we can provide offsite and INSET training again. You will have access to the course and login details for up to 10 members of staff.

Each course you buy will allow up to ten members of staff to access the array of materials, presentations and activities as many times as they want for up to twelve months. Each will have their own log in details and can then use the training for their own use and to share with their teams. Each of our courses has an element of coaching within it. Coaching is by far the best way to ensure that the learning is cascaded and shared widely.

We are watching carefully the unfolding picture as to how we move forward from here towards a more normal way of life.  It is clear that group activities in large hotels and conference centres are unlikely to happen in the very near future.

However, training your staff is still an essential element of school life and all staff must have opportunities to learn new skills, reflect on their practice and work together through professional conversations and motivational dialogue.  Those who have attended our training courses in the past will know that all our training is outstanding, and full of new and highly researched evidence-based learning materials.  Our online platform will offer the same and more.

Have a look here for more details and order your virtual CPD so that all your staff can continue to develop professionally using the acclaimed resources and presentations for which we are justifiably proud.