TeachingHOW2s is excited to announce the adoption of its HOW2 Teacher Development Platform by CITB National Construction College.
Renowned for delivering industry-led, first-class training in real-life environments, CITB National Construction College chose the HOW2 Platform for its leading status in teacher development.
This decision underscores CITB’s commitment to providing teaching staff with enhanced support and autonomy, particularly in addressing areas identified for development during individual and departmental observations. CITB plans to leverage the HOW2 Platform by directly aligning ‘actions’ identified in observations with specific teaching techniques offered on the platform.
Progress monitoring will be facilitated through staff self-assessment and reflections on the platform, creating a dynamic feedback loop that informs subsequent observations.
Responsible for developing a training and skills system to meet the evolving needs of the construction industry, CITB aims to expand the application of the HOW2 Platform by facilitating peer observations among staff. This approach will support collaborative teaching and learning goals, allowing educators to self-determine objectives aligned with their professional development aspirations.
Among the factors influencing CITB’s choice of the HOW2 Platform were:
160+ evidence-based classroom techniques providing personalised teaching and learning opportunities
Clear guidance and peer-to-peer support capabilities fostering educator confidence
Facilitation of the implementation of valuable, previously untried techniques, contributing to learner progress.
CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland, and Wales. As an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Education, CITB is accountable to government ministers and Parliament. Dedicated to supporting the construction industry, CITB’s mission is to attract talent, foster skills development, and contribute to building a better Britain. With a focus on creating a skilled, competent, and inclusive workforce, CITB informs and enables individuals to join the construction sector, develops a training and skills system to meet future needs, and provides support for the industry in training and workforce development.
The HOW2 Teacher Development Platform empowers educators to lead their professional learning and work collegially to strengthen their practice.
Delivering systematic, evidence-based, pedagogical on-demand expertise for unlimited numbers of teachers — the HOW2 Platform offers 100% scalable support, building teaching and learning capacity across entire teaching institutions — or networks of institutions — without the costs and inconvenience typically associated with in-person workshops and conferences.
Available anytime, from any device, the HOW2 visual guides to Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) techniques come in various visual formats, including info-graphics and click-through presentation screens. The guides’ precise, step-by-step, easy-to-navigate nature makes learning and adapting the techniques quick and easy whether it’s for the classroom, lab, or workspace, accelerating the application of high-impact practices that have been shown to build student learning and close equity gaps.
The HOW2 Platform is used by Community Colleges, Further and Higher Education colleges, schools, independent vocational training providers, and public organizations in the UK, the US, and Canada.