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Collaborative Lesson Planning

The Benefits of Collaborative Lesson Planning A recent article in SecEd by Andy Newell, IRIS Connect’s Managing Director, explores the benefits of teachers working on collaborative lesson planning and how the use of video supports reflection and improvements in practice. Andy discusses the need to gather data to reflect and evaluate objectively and use this to […]

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Enhancing the effectiveness of CPD at Pates

Enhancing the effectiveness of CPD at Pates Pates Grammar School, highly renowned for their commitment to collaborative professional development, have placed IRIS Connect at the heart of their CPD programme. Russell Bowen, Assistant Head at Pates, looked at the research and evidence around what improves teaching and learning and recognised that teachers sharing expertise and […]

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Going Beyond CPD White Paper

Going Beyond CPD White Paper Read our latest White Paper – Moving the discussion from the importance of effective CPD for individual teachers to the importance of collaboration. “Building on ‘Making the Network for Teachers‘ (2011),  ‘Going Beyond CPD’ moves the discussion from the importance of effective CPD for individual teachers (building human capital) to […]

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Danish University harnesses the power of video

Danish University raises the bar on ITT and CPD provision with IRIS Connect The VIA University College are at the forefront of research and development into effective professional development for teachers, building upon an already collaborative ethos within the Danish Education system. Danish teacher education, which over four year’s combines theoretical studies and school placements, […]

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CPD Survey Results

CPD Survey Results What do teachers really think of CPD? In the course of our work, we speak to many head teachers and heads of CPD (continuous professional development). These conversations have helped to form our views about CPD in UK schools. It’s these insights that have also informed our development of IRIS Connect. However, it’s always […]

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Whole Education – A new partner

Whole Education. A New Partner IRIS Connect, now a partner to Whole Education, is excited to deliver and support new and innovative ways to enhance CPD practices by fusing adult learning methodologies, mobile camera technology, data collection tools and a secure online teacher learning community to enable individuals and schools to deliver excellence in a […]

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Education Consultant Interview

Education Consultant Interview We recently caught up with Robert who previously worked across many schools with the Hackney Learning Trust providing support to schools and teachers utilising IRIS Connect for lesson observation, mentoring and coaching and professional Development. A key feature of IRIS Connect is the unique opportunity it provides to create communities of practice […]

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