Personalised CPD on a budget

Teaching HOW2s

Ex-head and deputy team Oliver Caviglioli and Ian Harris set up HOW2s to give busy, cash-strapped schools easy access to evidence-informed CPD. HOW2s transforms dense research into simple dual-coded visuals of evidence based teaching techniques. Supported by the EEF, schools and colleges in the UK, Middle East, the US and Australia have been using HOW2s to resource Evidence-Informed CPD since 2011.

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With a small budget, how can you provide evidence-based CPD that busy teachers will value? One solution would be to give your teachers personalised, anytime access to a huge range of evidence-based teaching techniques. Techniques that are easy to access and quick to learn.

But teachers certainly don’t need more to do, and so the techniques need to provide them with immediate, practical help with their everyday classroom issues.

Your role is tough. As a CPD coordinator, with a very limited budget, you will need to cover a whole range of in-house professional learning activities, covering agendas such as:

• supporting pupils eligible for pupil premium funding.
• assessment for learning.
• questioning.
• whole-class teaching.
• active learning.
• whole-school approaches to literacy.
• supporting students with additional learning needs.

Tougher still, you will also be required to support everyone from NQTs to colleagues with decades of experience. Of course, your teachers will constantly be looking for new ways to meet their students’ learning needs, but you already know that traditional CPD is both ineffective and expensive.

The HOW2s enable us to both support new teachers, but reinvigorate more mature teachers.”
Sally Dicketts, CBE for services to education, CEO Activate Learning Group

HOW2s are designed to suit the busy, time-poor life of a modern teacher. We have researched 150+ evidence-based teaching techniques and broken them down into easy to digest steps. Your teachers can access them whenever they need them and the techniques are immediately transferable to the classroom. They can be personalised to your teachers’ needs so you can support more staff in less time.

And all this at a fraction of the cost of traditional CPD.

Value for money will be at the top of your agenda. Rest assured that HOW2s are supported by the EEF, and they pass the Education Development Trust's CPD test.

What now?

My name is Ian Harris, and I am one of the creators of the HOW2s. Call me on 01277 202812 or email me at [email protected] to find out more. As an ex-SENCO and deputy head in charge of CPD, I promise no hard-sell.

Still unsure whether to call? Take a look at how this Maths teacher uses HOW2s in his classroom.

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