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TEA Collaborative Professional Development

The Teaching Excellence Alliance offers partners opportunities to share existing, and create new, CPD for teaching staff and those that enable teaching, to provide support for individual staff and teams to enhance their practice and to deliver institutional enhancements in teaching, learning and student outcomes.

The TEA is a vehicle through which partner universities can share and develop exceptional CPD offers to the wider group, in the spirit of mutual enhancement. Where possible this will focus on collective/team-based CPD.

All TEA activities seek to embody the spirit of the TEA Strategic Overview and Principles, which you can find on the TEA website.

How does the TEA support CPD?

The TEA Programme team will:

  • act as a ‘broker’ to identify CPD opportunities offered by TEA member institutions,
  • support and connect partners who wish to develop new CPD offers collaboratively;
  • ensure partner institutions receive timely and appropriate information about the TEA-CPD – both as participants and contributors;
  • report back on TEA-CPD to the TEA Management and Implementation groups on any collaborative TEA focused CPD.

TEA focused CPD activities will include:

  • Open learning opportunities that enable cross-institutional access to formal CPD with or without assessment, and informal CPD, i.e. Tweetchats, open webinars, podcasts, teaching exchange and mentorship.

Any CPD activities identified under the TEA umbrella should indicate how they align to the UKPSF, in order to highlight how these activities will benefit participants’ professional development and recognition in a range of contexts and provide evidence of remaining in good standing;

In the longer term, the TEA may explore:

  • accredited or recognised peer-support activities for education officers and other students involved in curriculum design.
  • post-PGCert ‘open modules’ aimed at experienced staff.