Planning and Evaluating Professional Development

Back for a second year, this community is for educators advancing the practices of planning and evaluating professional development in our schools. Great PD simultaneously identifies tools to improve teaching and learning, whilst accounting for the unique context of your school. As a member of this community, you will be able to share and learn about common tools and processes that will improve PD at your school, and consider how to adapt these ideas to your context for the greatest impact. A big part of effective PD is ensuring that it is timely. Therefore, each of our sessions will be tailored to your needs at that moment in time. To achieve this an initial survey plus careful consideration of what is being discussed by our community will guide the focus throughout the year. Join us today!

Live Session Dates & Times:

All 5 live sessions for this community will be on Thursdays between 4:00-5:30pm (HKT) on the following dates:

  1. September 21, 2023
  2. November 2, 2023
  3. November 23, 2023
  4. March 21, 2024
  5. April 25, 2024

Meet the Hosts:

Ewen Bailey

This community will be hosted by Ewen Bailey, an experienced international leader in education who supports teachers and leaders to build resilient, collaborative teams focused on continuous improvement. 

Currently based in Singapore, Ewen has previously directed whole-school professional development for one of China’s top IB World schools, where he fostered a collaborative culture of student-centered professional learning. 

During the pandemic, he led an innovative project with England’s Department for Education and Oak National Academy that delivered high quality online training resources for thousands of initial teacher trainees and early career teachers.

Sandra Chow

Sandra Chow is Director of Digital & Innovative Learning at Keystone Academy, in Beijing, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation for their future. She has over 20 years of experience as an educator in Canada and internationally.

She is an ISTE Certified Educator, Apple Distinguished Educator and Professional Learning Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and Google Certified Coach, Innovator, and Trainer, as well as a Global Competence and GCAA Certified Practitioner. Her experience as a professional accountant, educational consultant, and cross-cultural educator gives her a unique perspective as a leader. She strives to prepare students and train educators to learn, teach, collaborate and create in a globally competitive society.