I believe the best Professional Development is that which is meaningful and can be reused by the learner. Therefore some PD (and I have delivered some) is ineffective as it is taken on by the learner in an ad hoc manner to serve the purpose of fulfilling a checklist for some other purpose. The most effective PD that I have delivered has been personalised to meet the needs of the learner so that it could be used very soon after.
As a lifelong learner, I always look out for opportunities to learn by going to as many Professional Development inservices as I can. Please look at the PD Received section of the portfolio to see a summary of recent PD that I have attended.
I am lucky enough to be able to provide PD inservices to other teaching staff. This is offered both externally (e.g. via TeachMeets) and internally at St Augustine’s College through various PD options available. Please look at the PD Delivered section of the portfolio to see a summary of recent PD that I have attended.