Planning for Next Year (Post #2): Professional Development Workshops

For our second post in this planning series, we’re talking to those of you who organise professional development workshops, twilight sessions, or inset days for other teachers in your school. If this sounds like you, read on!


In addition to writing this blog, Stuart and I are a bit of a travelling roadshow, going from school to school around England, Scotland and Wales running workshops, twilight sessions, or inset days for interested schools. During these workshops, we talk about many of the products and resources we discuss in this blog – in much more detail, of course.

The workshops are designed to inspire and offer training to those teachers who aren’t as confident using technology in their teaching. We work with all teachers, regardless of the subject they teach or their skill level. We talk about things like Photosynth, AutoCollage, Deep Zoom, Worldwide Telescope, OneNote, and the Innovative Teachers Programme and Network. We help teachers start an Innovative Teachers Network at their schools or in their authorities, in order to create and share professional development materials. And we generally have a bit of fun in the process.

If your school or authority is interested in something like this, or if you already have a professional development workshop or inset day you’d like us to participate in, let us know. We’d be happy to join you.

(Our diaries are filling up quickly – so contact us by email if you’re interested: or

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