Issue 3, Feb 2016
What we do...
We are here to support you to build your skills and knowledge; to help you achieve an excellent learning experience for all.
We are based in WG15 and you can contact us by emailing email@example.com or speak to us on the extensions listed below:
Chris Phillips- Staff Development Admin Co-ordinator- ext. 2598
Helen Hayes- Staff Development Assistant- ext. 2407
Hannah Tyreman- Learning Improvement and Development Manager- ext. 2405
We can give you information on:
How to apply for a course
Booking a course and travel
In-House development opportunities
Forms and policies
Programmes and events
You can also find us on Google+ just Click Here – you will need to log in using your college email address and password.
Please see the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions accessed from the Staff Development HUB page.
Just a reminder
Retrospective applications will not be approved or funded.
Hub>Learning>Staff Development>Development Opportunities
Latest Updates! Development Catalogue
To access the catalogue, please click here
Pre-Retirement Course- Places still available!
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May 2016
The next 2 day course is on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th May 2016, the location is the Presentation Suite (S201) at Hillsborough College. Times for both days are 08.45 to 15.15.
If you are starting to plan for future retirement this is an ideal course to help with financial planning including taxation, inheritance tax, wills and benefits. You will hear advice on equity release, investing lump sums, concessions and money saving and how to get further professional advice.
The course also covers health & wellbeing, security in your home as well as opportunities and interests for your leisure time.
This course is open to staff who are starting to plan for their retirement as well as those who have already made plans to retire in the near future.
To book a place on this event please contact staff Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching
Starts 22 Feb 2016
3 hrs per week
Through this course, you’ll understand:
- The theory and science behind effective Assessment for Learning
- How to use Assessment for Learning to elicit evidence about what’s going on in your learners’ minds
- How to use this evidence formatively with your learners in your laboratory and classroom
- How to write, judge and use the hinge questions that are central to Assessment for Learning in STEM.
We'd like to gather a group of staff who are interested in completing this course so that we can meet for 30-45 minutes each fortnight during the course and share experiences.
If you're interested in this CPD activity, please complete this form with your availability for the fortnightly group meetings: http://goo.gl/forms/T2m6twEZrv
Celebrating success - Peter Norton, Public Services
I am Peter Norton, the Course Leader on a Foundation Degree in Policing studies, at the Sheffield College. I am also an Advanced Practitioner in Higher Education at the college.
I was fully supported for obtaining my BA Honours degree in Education and Professional Development completed in 2014. I am currently supported on a course for Supporting College Based Higher Education.
The majority of my learning and development is at HE level in the specific role of Policing, however this does have an effect on the FE courses with the Uniformed Public services courses, as I can inform the teaching staff of the latest developments in Policing and also helps the internal progression of these students onto my level 4 and 5 course.
As part of my staff development, I am supported in attending meetings as part of the management team with the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing. Current project work is to design a QAA approved specific subject benchmark statement for Policing. The Forum is also working with the College of Policing in developing a new degree level Policing qualification, for new and existing entrants to the Police service.
Once the new course has been approved, this will help shape the curriculum design for FE students wanting to progress onto this course for future employability with the Police service.
You can apply to attend your own development by clicking here.
On this day...
3rd February 1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long
3rd February 2008, UK singer Adele went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album '19'. As of December 2011, worldwide sales for the album stood at over 6.5 million copies.