ACAMIS Peer Learning Network:
Planning & Evaluating Professional Development
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Thursday, March 9, 2023
15:30 - 18:30 (Hong Kong/China Standard Time)


Professional Learning Network for Educators who lead the planning and evaluation of PD

This PLN will establish a collaborative community of educators, advancing the practices of planning, supporting and evaluating professional development in our schools.

Great PD simultaneously identifies the tools and techniques to improve teaching and learning, whilst also accounting for the unique context of our school at that moment in time. As a member of this PLN, you will be able to share and learn about common tools and processes that will improve PD at your school, whilst also considering how to adapt these ideas to your context for the greatest impact.

A big part of contextualizing PD is to ensure that it is timely. Therefore, each of our sessions will be tailored to your needs at that moment in time. To achieve this, short surveys and careful consideration of what is being discussed by our PLN community will guide the focus throughout the year. However, it has been said that "All plans are useless, but planning is essential.", and it is in this spirit that each session will include carefully planned themes, provocations and thinking routines to maximize the value of our precious time together.

Sessions will be facilitated by Ewen Bailey, an experienced international leader in education who supports teachers and leaders to build resilient, collaborative teams focused on continuous improvement. Currently based in Singapore, Ewen has previously directed whole-school professional development for one of China's top IB World schools, where he fostered a collaborative culture of student-centered professional learning. During the pandemic, he led an innovative project with England's Department for Education and Oak National Academy that delivered high quality online training resources for thousands of initial teacher trainees and early career teachers.

This PLN is ideal for any educator engaging in aspects of planning and evaluating professional development, or aspiring to such a role. Participants may include subject or grade-level leaders with teaching and learning responsibilities, instructional or technology coaches, curriculum coordinators and school leaders. Educators from Pre-K – Grade 12 are all welcome.

Meeting Times

15:30 - 18:30 China Standard Time

Meeting #1:

September 22, 2022

Defining the improvements you seek and planning to make them a reality

Meeting #2:

November 10, 2022

Practical measures of the impact of PD and using them to ‘learn our way to better outcomes

Meeting #3:

March 9, 2023

Implementing and sustaining quality professional development

Speaker:  Ewen Bailey

Ewen Bailey is currently a Curriculum Manager and the Initial Teacher Training Lead with Oak National Academy, a virtual school in the UK. He is an educator with more than a decade of experience teaching, leading and learning in a diverse range of schools in the UK, Middle East and China. Most recently, he was Director of Professional Learning and Development (K-12) at SSIS in Suzhou. Ewen is passionate about professional and organisational development. He believes that great teachers and leaders are made, not born, and loves collaborating with others to create the kinds of learning environments where students, teachers and leaders can all thrive.


Email communication before the course start date

Emails related to this Online PD Program will be sent from events@pdacademia.comPlease immediately add this email sender to your safe sender list.

Approximately 2-weeks before the start of the course, participants will be emailed a course introduction, instructions for how to participate and a pre-course survey and readings, if applicable.  If you do not receive this email please let us know.


If notice of cancellation re the registered participant is received:

  • 30+ days pre-event: 80% of fee is refundable
  • 15-29 days pre-event: 40% of fee is refundable
  • Less than 15 days pre-event: no refund

"Event" means the first PLN strand session in the annual program.
Participants who commence but do not complete the full annual program (withdrawing part way through) will not be granted any fee refund.
You may request substitution of a participant(s) and this will be processed at no cost.
Any free places purchased will be cancelled first.  Free places cancelled are not refundable.


In the event of cancellation of any session of the three PLN strand annual sessions, we will make a pro-rata refund or provide an equivalent credit for the registration fee(s) paid.