CPD must be 3 things: continuous, professional, and it must develop you and your skills!
This download outlines the types of CPD you should be doing, many of which you probably are without even realising it! It also includes a handy log for you to record your CPD efforts: http://www.supplybag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CPD-Log.pdf
Do you use this CPD log? Do you find it useful? Let me know in the comments below! (Issues mentioned there are now resolved!)
A few Mondays a year, in the Supply Teacher Network, we hold an informal CPD session. Why not join us? We take suggestions for CPD from the floor… e.g. the first session, on interactive whiteboards, came about through a discussion between supply teacher members, how one knew everything about SMART boards, but had never used a Promethean board, and another supply teacher had the opposite experience. We decided then that we probably knew enough between us all (over 1,100 members at the time) to hold our own CPD session on it, learning from each other!
Don't forget to bring your CPD log along with you when you join us on those Monday evenings, be ready to take notes either using pen and pencil, or by copying and pasting the relevant threads! From time to time we welcome visitors to our CPD sessions who can give us more information on our chosen subjects. If you are interested in taking part as a visitor in our CPD session, please contact me.