SALT would like to welcome you to our first CPD Byte. We have created a Blackboard course called CPD Inclusivity which is designed to help all teaching and support staff to develop a more inclusive approach to their role. The course contains lots of information about your obligations in terms of the law and Swansea University’s policies regarding provision for the full range of protected characteristics.
The course is under development and therefore we would welcome your ideas and opinions. There is a blog section where members of staff are encouraged to post valuable, up to date information about Inclusive Practice in their particular discipline. We will also be supplementing the online content with workshops. The first one is ‘Being an Inclusive Personal Tutor’, which we are working on at the moment.
I am hoping that the course content itself, and the need to be better at what we do, will be enough motivation to take part in the Inclusivity CPD patch, but I anticipate that badges embed an additional incentive to learn.
The idea is that staff can experience the instructional content, delivered in the module, and then be rewarded with a digital image of a “badge” upon completion and a real metal badge too. These digital badges can serve as recognisers of certifiable skills.
You may already be enrolled, so look out for the CDP Inclusivity in your Current Modules. If you can’t see the module, follow the instructions below.
- First ensure that you are logged on to Blackboard
- Click on http://bit.ly/CPDInclusivity
- Click on the “Click Here to Enrol” link
- Click on the green + Enrol button on the left
- Let Mandy Jack know how you get on firstname.lastname@example.org