TACCLE4 CPD is developing a toolkit that includes policy analyses, route map, and planning and quality assurance tools for managers, trainers and providers of CPD schemes and arrangements. Secondly, the project is developing further the handbooks with attention to different needs in the educational sectors involved. Thirdly, the project is developing a collection of Open Educational Resources from the the perspective of supporting ‘training of trainers’ initiatives.
This EU-funded project “TACCLE4 – Continuing Professional Development” (2017-2020) builds on the work of a series of predecessor projects with the acronym “TACCLE”:
- TACCLE1 (Teachers’ Aids on Creating Content for Learning Environments, ) started the work by producing an “E-Learning Handbook for Classroom Teachers”. The handbook (in multiple languages) was a generic overview that supported teachers in the use of digital tools for teaching and learning in the class room. In parallel to this, the project organised courses for interested teachers throughout Europe. (See on the first project [Author 2] 2009 and the archive website http://taccle.eu/.)
- TACCLE2 continued with web-based handbooks and resources for different teacher groups and learning domains (Primary teachers, Humanities teachers, STEM teachers, Creative and performing art teachers, Core skills teachers). The TACCLE courses were developed further. (See on the second project the website http://taccle2.eu/.)
- TACCLE3 Coding focused on the the new curricular challenge to introduce coding and programming into primary education. For this purpose the project developed a new generation of TACCLE3 websites with common structures and content areas in different languages and integrated the TACCLE courses into the project. (See http://www.taccle3.eu.)
The current project TACCLE4 CPD is based on the experience and sustainable practices developed by the previous TACCLE projects. It focuses on the growing need to support the continuing professional development of teachers and trainers in using digital tools and web resources from the perspective of smart pedagogy and new curricular challenges. With this shift of emphasis the project takes into account the needs of different educational sectors (primary & secondary education, adult education, vocational education and training). From this perspective the project looks at the transferability of previously developed tools and methodologies to the ’new’ sectors (adult education and vocational education) and at new challenges and potentials to be identified in the different sectors.