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Action Research Project with IRIS Connect

Educational Teaching Alliance Launch Action Research Project with IRIS Connect The project involves 6 trainee teachers, working across 3 federation schools and will span 4-5 weeks. Each trainee teacher has been asked to select an area of their practice to focus on and improve using various techniques like questioning and assessment. The trainees have also […]

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IRIS Connect joins Creative Classrooms Lab Project

IRIS Connect joins Creative Classrooms Lab Project  The project, run by Creative Classrooms Lab, will carry out a series of experiments on the implementation, impact and up-scaling of 1:1 pedagogical approaches using tablets. The evidence collected will enable policy makers to make more informed decisions around the use and integration of tablets. (more…)

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JAMK signs partnership with IRIS Connect

The most sought after Teacher Education College in Finland, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, has recently signed a partnership agreement with IRIS Connect. JAMK provides teacher training to educators in one of the most highly regarded education systems in the world. The partnership agreement marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration in which JAMK will […]

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“Experts in Teaching” project at VIA University

A quarter of Denmark’s trainee teachers will have access to remote support from tutors at VIA University using IRIS Connect. They will also be involved in an extended research project looking at micro-teaching as part of Initial Teacher Education. The partnership between VIA University, which was seeded at BETT 2013, started with an extended research […]

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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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