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Supporting schools with their distance learning

Moving to distance learning is not just a technical challenge Since the widespread closures of schools as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak we have been working hard to address the challenges schools will face when rapidly deploying a distance learning capability. Thousands of teachers across the country face the prospect of suddenly having to […]

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Reflection Cycles; game-changing opportunities for reflection and collaboration

If you’re an IRIS Connect customer, you are eligible to participate in our brand new course; Reflection Cycles. So, what are Reflection Cycles? Reflection Cycles are interactive, online, facilitated courses created to lead you through a cycle of learning, reflection, collaboration and improvement. Utilising video examples to contextualise course theory, we provide you with the […]

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IRIS Connect announces its new strategic partnership with Cognition Education

IRIS Connect announces its new strategic partnership with global group, Cognition Education, who will provide IRIS Connect’s video for professional learning system to educators throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands. IRIS Connect is delighted to announce their partnership with Cognition Education Group; a  leading global provider of professional learning, education consultancy, and […]

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Using video technology to support teacher development in Thailand

A large-scale teacher training project was commissioned by the Thai Government aimed at transforming English teaching in Thailand. The Thai MoE contracted the British Council to provide enhanced in-service training to 15,000 Thai primary and secondary teachers of English. To ensure the training translated into sustained teacher engagement and impact on classroom practice, the British […]

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Unprecedented changes to the Welsh education system

Welsh education is experiencing a time of unprecedented change instigated by a report from the OECD about the education system in Wales. The report made clear that the most important factor for improving outcomes for pupils is the quality of teaching they receive. This led to Professor Graham Donaldson’s report on a new curriculum called […]

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Teaching, learning and professional development for ITE – open source resources

In 2017, IRIS Connect joined the “ITELab” Knowledge Alliance, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus Plus Programme. Formed to address the need for training on the pedagogical use of ICT during initial teacher education (ITE), and bridge the gap between ICT and ongoing professional development, the project undertook an experiential and collaborative blended learning approach […]

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New DfE Recruitment and Retention Strategy

It’s well documented that we’re experiencing a teacher recruitment and retention crisis. Yesterday, the Department for Education set out a new strategy to help attract more teachers and stop those in the profession from leaving. They say that for a world-class workforce in education to flourish we must: Get the balance right between holding schools to account and helping […]

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Get certified for being an IRIS Connect Leader in your school

It’s here!  Get recognised for the work you do as an IRIS Connect Leader by becoming IRIS Lead Certified. We’re now accrediting IRIS Leaders and IRIS Connect users for the work they do in schools.  We know that so many of you are doing fantastic things, so we’ve built this certification system to recognise and celebrate the […]

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Chartered College of Teaching and IRIS Connect: Delivering world-class professional learning and certification

The Chartered College of Teaching and IRIS Connect are delighted to announce their collaboration to provide a world-class learning and certification experience for teachers working towards Chartered Teacher status. As the professional body for teachers and leaders, the Chartered College exists to connect, inform and inspire teachers to take pride in their profession and deliver […]

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IRIS Connect partners with Erasmus Plus’ ViSuAL Knowledge Alliance

We are delighted to announce that IRIS Connect is a partner in a second Knowledge Alliance that has received funding from the European Commission within the Erasmus Plus programme. Following the success of the “ITELab” Knowledge Alliance, which is advancing well in its second year, the ViSuAL Knowledge Alliance project’s aim is to co-create an […]

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