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An overview of professional development

A video clip of Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about ways an online teacher can continue their professional development.

We’re now going to turn our attention to professional development for online teachers. Online teachers tend to work alone, which means they don’t always benefit from the kinds of professional development that teachers in a physical school receive. An online teacher is likely to need to seek out professional development opportunities themselves.

Task 1

Watch Lindsay, Marie Therese and Mary talking about different ways that an online teacher can develop their teaching skills. What do they say about the development activities below? Take notes.

Activity Notes
Replacing the staff room  
Please note down your answers on a piece of paper

Check your answers.

Task 2

In what ways do you develop your teaching skills at the moment? Go to our poll to choose the best answer for you. Is it similar or different from other participants of this course? You can view the results of the poll here.

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