This a great sounding event at at King’s College London in association with Teachers College, Columbia University and Teacher Education Exchange. Unfortunately I'm out of the country so won't be able to attend.
"If we accept that the quality of teaching is the most significant in-school factor in students’ progress, how do we prepare teachers initially and throughout their professional careers to make the greatest difference to young people’s lives? How do we define this ‘progress’ and how also ‘the greatest difference’? And what does it mean to learn to teach and to develop your teaching – and to support teachers in these endeavours - from a critical perspective on teacher development, on researching teaching, on ‘effectiveness’, and society?"
More details on their website.