The importance and value of CPD
I love CPD days, I get to enjoy meeting varied and interesting teachers for the first time, or renewing friendships with others that I haven't seen for ages. But apart from this useful networking time, it is also an opportunity to update our practical and theoretical knowledge.
There is so much research that has come out, in the last 2 years, on brain development, emotional intelligence and different learning styles that have been incorporated into birthlight teaching, making birthlight one of the leading practitioners in the field of child development.
The outcome of this updated knowledge is that it is filtered down into our practical lessons and if you trained, more than two years ago, it is probable that you may be missing out on some of these important changes and adaptations.
As part of our professional birthlight membership and birthlight teaching agreement, we have signed up and have committed ourselves to attending a two yearly birthlight CPD, so it is paramount to follow this up and meet this requirement.
Birthlight is as always keen to hear of your specific topic needs and suggestions for future CPDs. These can be hosted at your school venue around the country, it takes a bit of organising with the birthlight office team, but we are delighted with queries and always keen to help.
We have several CPD topics on offer, and hope that you will be able to join us in being leaders in our fields.
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Shawn Tomlinson, Birthlight Baby Swimming Tutor