Here is a list of other CPD suggestions you may find useful.
I was lucky to attend a fair few webinars during lockdown, many of which were free and I have taken so much inspiration from these.
I found Dr Gianfranco Conti's webinar on Curriculum Design really useful and I'm hoping to attend some more of these webinars at some point.
Esmeralda Salgado introduced me to Learning Apps (my new favourite website) during the Linguascope Show and Tell webinar and Mike Elliot taught me how to use Flippity Randomiser with sentence builders. I shared some of my own ideas at one of these webinars in May alongside some incredible educators. I was inspired by Stéphane Derône's webinar on Memorable French Lessons too. If you're a Linguascope subscriber I believe you can catch up on these recordings in the staffroom section of their website.
A particular favourite of mine was the #alatelunch #mflKOcpd webinar on knowledge organisers during which I took four pages of notes. You can find out more about knowledge organisers for MFL here, but I also recommend following Katie Lockett, Jane Brierly, Sophie Newnham, Clare Seccombe and Sophie Bowers on Twitter, and having a look at the MFL Knowledge Organisers group on Facebook.
The Teach Meet MFL Icons team have organised a their first webinar (free!) for tomorrow (26/9/20) and it sounds like it's going to be a popular one, with over 500 people signed up already! I am very excited and equally as nervous to be speaking at this alongside some of the educators who have really inspired me over the last few years.
These are all books I have read / am currently reading and would recommend to others.
A Quiet Education by Jamie Thom
Breaking the Sound Barrier and The Language Teacher Toolkit by Dr Gianfranco Conti and Steve Smith
Independent Thinking on MFL by Crista Hazell
Love to Teach and Retrieval Practice by Kate Jones
Teaching Walkthrus by Tom Sherrington and Oliver Caviglioli
You can find all of these in my Amazon store. Have a listen to Rebecca Nobes' marvellous 'From Page to Practice' podcast for more edubook suggestions.
Here is just a small selection of my current favourites:
The Language Gym - Find Dr Gianfranco Conti on Twitter @gianfrancocont9
Language Teacher Toolkit - Steve Smith's blog - Find him on Twitter @spsmith45
Learning Linguist - Find Rebecca Nobes on Twitter @BexN91)
Leo Languages - Find Claire Wilson on Twitter @LeoLanguages
MFL Classroom Magic - Find her on Twitter @EClaireMFL
4. Social Media
I love using social media as part of my CPD. Twitter in particular has enabled me to connect with thousands of educators across the world. It's a great place to go when you need a bit of support (although do be careful about what you share online and you may want to consider using a pseudonym) and to exchange classroom ideas and resources. You can find a list of suggestions of people to follow on Twitter here (although it hasn't been updated in a while). This is not an exhaustive list and purely a starting point for any educators who are new to the #EduTwitter community. I personally tend to follow people with "MFL Teacher" or similar in their bio, and avoid any Twitter arguments like the plague. Joe Dale is a really good one to follow, as are Clare Caio and Ollie MFL. There are plenty of hashtags to follow e.g. #mfltwitterati #edutwitter #FFed and every Monday night at 8:30pm you can join in with the #mflchat.
I sometimes share ideas, blogposts and resources on my Facebook page and there are a ton of groups you can join as well:
French Teaching Resources Ireland
Global Innovative Language Teachers
MFL Knowledge Organisers
Modern Languages Teachers' Lounge
New GCSE MFL
Secondary MFL in Wales
I've really enjoyed being a part of the #MFLinsta community on Instagram (hashtag set up by the lovely Claire Wilson). It's a great place to have a browse if you need a bit of inspiration (or if, like me, you're a stationery addict) and everyone is very friendly and supportive. You can follow me too @MorganMFL89.
5. YouTube Videos
Have a look at ResearchEd's YouTube channel - I particularly enjoyed Jo Facer's Simplicity Rules video and have her book on my wishlist. I've heard great things about Steve Smith's YouTube channel as well, although haven't had time to work my way through his videos yet.
I was invited to speak on the The Teacher Planning Podcast where I talked through a lesson in which I prepare students for a piece of writing. Keep your eyes peeled for the episode with Claire Wilson (Leo Languages)!
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