The home of professional development in education.
Pedagoog is an online pedagogical library and web-app that provides staff in primary and secondary education with on-demand access to thousands of carefully selected, curated and frequently updated articles, courses and resources to support a truly ‘continuous’ approach to professional development.
Traditional methods of Continued Professional Development in schools (such as whole staff inset) are not as effective as personalised CPD. The cost of sending individuals on external courses means that a small percentage of staff benefit from personalised CPD each year – and for those that do, there is usually little by way of follow-up available to help embed their learning.
A cost effective solution
Pedagoog’s on tap, online and on trend digital library offers a cost-effective solution for Schools to use to help embed a culture of continuing professional development. Every entry in Pedagoog has been read, summarised and catalogued by a team of experts to enable users to quickly find the material most suitable for their learning needs and interests.
UX design & web development
Our team of UX designers and web developers worked closely with Education Innovation Partnership to bring their vision of CPD for schools to life. The web app was built on top of the WordPress CMS to help bring an MVP to market within a short period of time.
The app’s easy to navigate structure helps school staff quickly find what they need but also invites them to discover new ideas by browsing sections.
Each of the 3 key sections is divided into sub-categories reflecting the core themes. For example, users looking to improve pupil recall and performance can navigate via the Skills section to Memory and Metacognition where they can use different filters to search for specific concepts or browse for new ideas. Separate sections for Courses, Resources and Blogs also help connect users more quickly to ‘the best next thing’.
For those embarking on career development, the structure of the library, which is organised into specific skill, subject and leadership themes, also gives users an insight into the many areas of expertise and career development opportunities within the profession, together with access to the resources required to build a personal portfolio to support advancement.
Portfolios of research
Pedagoog gives every individual control of their professional development agenda. The Bookmark and Portfolio tools enable users to manage and organise their learning journey at a pace to suit them.
Building portfolios of research which can be shared with colleagues in the School facilitates the learning of all, as well as supporting whole school development initiatives. Features such as the ability to rate the usefulness of different articles and resources and share Portfolios mean users also benefit from the collective wisdom of other educators using the library.
Helping educators stay up to date
Pedagoog helps educators to stay up to date with strategies that support learning in and outside of the classroom, as well as the latest pedagogical developments in their subject field. Pedagoog helps ensure that school leaders at all levels are able to access the most recent discussion and key developments and debates in their field and so adopt the practices that produce the best results for them.