Available Courses

The most effective professional development happens over a period of time, over several sessions and allows time for implementation and time for reflection about the thinking and ideas that it has stimulated. There are many different approaches to professional development. At the Historical Association we are continuing to develop flexible professional development opportunities to suit all budgets, needs and timescales. In this section you'll find details of all our available opportunities. This area will be regularly updated as new CPD opportunities become available, so don't forget to keep it bookmarked. 

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  • Your Secondary CPD calendar spring 2021

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD under normal circumstances. At present we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation and we know that while teachers continue to provide a frontline service, most face-to-face teacher...

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  • HA Webinar: Teaching for ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in the primary history curriculum

    21st April 2021

    This webinar will consider debates associated with teaching these aspects of diversity, based on the premise that they are fundamental to effective teaching and learning in history. The session will include practical activities which can be applied to the classroom.

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  • HA Webinar: Using the best pedagogy to make your curriculum work

    3rd March 2021

    In this webinar we will focus on choosing the best pedagogy to make your curriculum land. This will cover: Strategies to help students ‘know more and remember more’ The use and abuse of cognitive science in the history classroom The importance of enquiry Strategies that help build curiosity and connections

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  • Women’s Rights Teacher CPD

    4th February 2021

    The Historical Association and British Library Learning are pleased to offer this fantastic virtual CPD for teachers linked to the Library’s new exhibition 'Unfinished Business: the Fight for Women’s Rights'. This free online event will combine brilliant resources and expertise from both organisations to give teachers fresh insights into the...

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  • Webinar: Untold stories of the Holocaust

    18th January 2021

    In this webinar, Martyn Cox will talk about three very different encounters with witnesses to Holocaust-related events. Two were with interviewees for his recent Royal British Legion films: Marzenna Schejbal who fought in the Warsaw Uprising, and Robin Fassam, a RAF photographer who helped document the liberation of the concentration...

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  • Webinar series: Untold stories of the Second World War

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    There are countless events, people, acts of defiance, courage, bravery and sheer hard work during the Second World War that have remained untold stories… until now. During the last year the Royal British Legion has been working with the specialist historian and film-maker Martyn Cox to produce brand new films...

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  • Webinar series: A great curriculum is like a great museum

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    Getting our curriculum right is one of the most important jobs for a history teacher. We have a responsibility to do justice to the past. But how do we do this? What makes a great curriculum? In this webinar series Richard Kennett (HA Trustee, Chartered Teacher of History and textbook...

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