I had a great day on Tuesday when I went to a meeting of the Southern Hub of Ako Aotearoa staff developers group in Christchurch. This is a meeting of people who work in New Zealand polytechnics who work with institute staff to develop their teaching and learning skills.
The main reason for going along is because I have a new mini-project which is funded by Ako Aotearoa: to develop a proposal that can be submitted to Ako Aotearoa for further funding to carry out a collaborative project. The project will consist of researching and collating digital resources that can be used to support teachers as they improve their teaching and learning skills.
The question I am pondering is: how can we as staff developers measure the difference it makes to staff when we share resources with them ie if I share a video with a teacher showing her an example of best-practice, how can I measure what effect that video has had on the teacher's practice?
Image: 'Yellow Tape Measure' Darrren Hester