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Equality Reps Help / Advice / Info

Professional Update


A new MyGTCS support system for Professional Update will be launched in November 2015. The upgraded system will offer improved layout and enhanced functionality; an upgraded Professional Reflective Learning Record (formerly the Professional Learning Record); new search and share functions and better links to the Standards. The GTCS has requested that we thank all the teachers who have helped shape these improvements. Their input has been very important to ensure that the needs of those using the system are met. Further details will be published on the MyGTCS message board, the GTCS website and in future e-newsletters. For more information email The EIS has been organising many successful events to support colleagues with the Professional Update process. The two most recent events were held in Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire. The event in Ayrshire featured workshops on Using the Standards, Leadership Framework, YOUR Professional Learning and Hands on Support – a practical workshop where EIS Learning Reps assisted participants with inputting information about their Professional Learning and demonstrating impact. The event in South Lanarkshire featured workshops presented by EIS Learning Reps from across Scotland. The three themes covered were; Coaching and Mentoring, Professional Learning and PRD and Evidence and Impact. One of the items which is mentioned at every event

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of their learning. This should not be we hold is around evidence and impact. dictated by anyone – EIS Learning Reps We have been keen to make colleagues are there to talk to you about where you aware that the evidence required is not are and where you want to be in terms of a huge amount of paperwork. It is about your professional life and guide you on being able to demonstrate the impact how to get there. of the professional EIS Learning Reps have the The Learning Reps learning you undertake expertise to assist you with have been involved and should not be an in organising joint onerous task. Evidence all aspects of your CPD/ can be drawn from a Professional Learning, PRD CPD events with local authorities throughout range of resources, it and Professional Update Scotland for ten years should be relevant and and have been instrumental in ensuring meaningful and should be analysed and that the Professional Update events have reflected on. covered all areas within Scotland. Events We also remind all of those attending will be organised and held in different events and within SEJ articles that areas from February next year – details Professional Learning will be sent out by email, posters to is something schools, member e-bulletin, SEJ and on you need to be the EIS website under the Events section. undertaking on an Some comments from participants on-going basis. You include: “Super, now have a better have to be doing understanding how to update evidence; this for your annual great ideas for Professional Learning PRD interview and not just in the year and how to use this to take forward my of your Professional Update sign off. learning; Great getting to explore and ask Professional Learning can take many questions regarding the GTCS website; forms – it can be courses but there are a very informative and reassuring.” lot of other different types of professional EIS Learning Reps have the expertise learning. Professional dialogue is one of to assist you with all aspects of your these, reading and reflecting on a topic CPD/Professional Learning, PRD and is another – it is about being able to Professional Update. They provide a concisely demonstrate the effect this has unique and confidential service and had on your teaching. should be contacted to give you the EIS Learning Reps are classroom information, guidance and support you based teachers who have undertaken require. Their email details appear on the high level of training required to be the EIS web-site The able to effectively advise and support Learning Reps can speak to you on the colleagues on CPD/Professional Learning. telephone, email you or meet face-to-face This CPD/Professional Learning should be if this is preferable. They are there to what is most appropriate to you – this is help you, please take advantage of this fundamental to the Professional Update excellent service. process which gives teachers ownership


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The Scottish Educational Journal

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The October 2015 edition of the Scottish Education Journal

SEJ - Oct 2015  

The October 2015 edition of the Scottish Education Journal

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