We’ve just received an email announcing that the TDA are closing their CPD database in March, as they feel the time is right for the education community to produce its own tools.
This is their email.
Teacher professional development is the principle key to improving an education system, and so the question to be asked is what will replace it?
Here at Informed Education we’re confident we have the answer. We’ve been working away developing our new site GoodCPDGuide.com to be all that the TDA database is and more. We already have over 300 courses listed on our alpha website, and have signed up big names such as the Institute of Physics, Creative Education and the University of Hertfordshire to list their training opportunities on our new site, with many more on the way.
However, we will be offering much more than just a list of courses:
- Consultancy services, including finding local ASTs and ex-LEA advisors
- Podcasts and media clips
- Online courses and webinars
- Reviews of courses provided by teachers, rating teaching, facilities and impact on their practice.
- Education research summaries, written for teachers
- Regular mailings to keep all school staff up to date with the latest training materials, opportunities, and research.
- Reminders of key learning points from courses that teachers have attended, 10 days, 10 weeks, and 10 months after they attended.
- Collaborative online areas for course attendees to share their ideas, learning points, and help each other implement their new ideas in the classroom.
We will be launching our public beta site in January, with a view to a full launch in March. We’re pleased to note that this timetable fits nicely in with the TDA’s plan to shut down in March, and we look forward to welcoming new teachers, schools and providers on board.