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Professional Development

Consultation-driven, school-tailored and research-based professional development that supports educators in using digital resources, and proven pedagogical strategies to enhance student learning.

Delivered to you by professionals with rich educational experience.

Discovery Education Professional Development

Our approach

Our Professional Development team is committed to the highest standards of professional learning, grounded in research and successful practice. We partner with you to identify your vision for improving teaching and learning and work together with you to develop a customised programme. Themes range from developing outstanding practice and planning curriculum lessons to flipping your classroom, and integrating digital media into teaching and learning - be it on a  1:1 or 20:1 basis.  

Our philosophy

We want to partner with you to promote excellence in all facets of teaching and learning, shining a spotlight on the work of outstanding practitioners and offering achievable strategies that will enable all educators to excel.

We partner with schools, Local Authorities and academy chains to:
  • Collaboratively design professional learning plans that provide continuous improvement in teachers’ skills
  • Support professional learning communities via access to the Discovery Education Community
  • Address professional learning needs for both classroom teachers and senior leadership
  • Provide highly-trained and certified educators for all on-site and web-based professional learning experiences.
Why partner with us?

Discovery Education is an award-winning professional development provider with over 14 years' experience working with schools, helping them to achieve their technology implementation goals.

  • 2,800+ professional development sessions delivered in 2013-14.
  • 98.5% of teachers would recommend Discovery Education Professional Development in a survey of over 10,000 participant teachers (2013-14).
  • 500+ teachers took part in Coding professional development in 2013-14.
    • 98% of participants said their confidence in teaching coding had increased as a direct result of Discovery Education Professional Development.
    • 98% said they would recommend Discovery Education Professional Development to other schools.    
Professional development programmes

Multiple-day programmes offering full, wrap-around support from strategic vision planning through to classroom implementation and practice.

Exploring online safety across your school

Beginning with an audit, this programme provides schools with a framework to ensure good practice across the school. Working strategically through to classroom application, participants will be given opportunity with guidance and support to create resources to use with students.

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Embedding iPads across your school

Whether your school is new to iPads or needs to understand how to integrate them across the curriculum to affect student outcome, this programme can be tailored to the needs of your school.

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Mix and match

Any of our courses can be combined to provide wide coverage of curriculum areas, strategic digital transformation or application of specific digital media to form multiple day programmes.

Professional development courses

Primary

A wide variety of courses are available as half day, single day or multiple-day sessions to support schools with integrating digital media to engage students through dynamic instructional methods. From developing an understanding of digital transformation and the elements of digital citizenship, to enhancing curriculum subjects through embedding digital media, there is a course to suit the needs of all schools and classrooms.

Secondary

Our experienced educational consultants will partner with you to develop a personalised programme of professional development to support the integration of digital technologies and media into your secondary setting. Our courses help improve teaching and learning through understanding the goals of digital transformation, the requirements of digital citizenship and the impact digital media can have on the curriculum and student outcomes.

Additional professional development opportunities
Webinars

We offer a series of short professional development webinars throughout the year, available to you at no cost. These sessions are designed to provide useful insight into our services, keep you up-to-date on changes, and provide inspiration and ideas for how to deliver an effective curriculum within your school.

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