Festival of Learning - CPD Opportunities Posted on 7 June 2017 by Becky Millen - Kent-Teach in Career The Festival of Learning in June is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The aim of the festival is to highlight the benefits of learning, celebrate learning achievements and to encourage everyone to participate and embrace lifelong learning. You can get involved this month by taking the opportunity to undertake some Continuous Professional Development. We recommend you discuss your career development with your line manager or Headteacher during 1:1s and appraisals but here are a few ideas to get your conversations started: Ted Talks is a great medium to access information on a wide variety of topics which will help you develop your teaching career and also you can find interesting resource for your students too. Here are our 10 favourite Ted Talks all educators should watch.Kent CPD online is a good resource for teacher training opportunities, you can access their website here. Local Teaching Alliances provide some interesting and useful courses that can be utilised to help you develop. There are a number of alliances in Kent such as: East Kent Alliance, Medway Teaching Alliance, Mid Kent Learning Alliance and Ashford Teaching Alliance. Get on social media; Twitter especially has some amazing accounts to follow for resources, advice and education news. Here is some guidance on getting started on Twitter and who you can follow in the education sector. Social media is a great way to share information and ideas with other teachers but also has its pitfalls that you should be aware of before posting. Here is some advice about using social media in education settings. If you want more information about the CPD opportunities available to teachers and school staff in Kent, check out this article on how to enhance your teaching career through CPD.