We believe that teachers are the key to improving the quality of education in even the hardest to reach areas. By harnessing the power of technology, and people-to-people networks across the Commonwealth, we help teachers raise learning outcomes in their classrooms.
FIGHTING THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CRISIS
While school enrolments have certainly increased in lower-income countries, it is estimated that 250 million children around the world leave school unable to read or write. Everywhere, educators are challenged with overcrowded classes and poor infrastructure and teachers enter their classrooms lacking the skills, resources, and updated practices to provide children with a good education.
We know that teachers have more impact on learning outcomes than any other factor. That’s why our aim is to help teachers to teach better, so that children learn more and have a brighter future.
The Commonwealth Education Trust is collaborating with government and programme partners to roll out its EdTech platform, Teach2030; providing opportunities for professional development for as many teachers worldwide as possible. Through our digital training platforms, we have already effective upskilled more than 10,000 teachers in over 40 countries.
Our goal is to reach 125,000 teachers and impact more than 6 million children by 2023.
We are on a learning journey to ambitiously conquer the tough challenge of delivering outcomes that so many other EdTech programmes have failed to achieve. Our interventions are based on listening to the voices of our learners and identifying their needs. We are continually developing based on feedback from our community and network.
EDTECH AND Blended Learning
An EdTech platform is the most efficient way to achieve scale but the impact comes from the blend of digital and people. Building capacity of existing resources; governments, organisations, officials, headteachers and teachers through digital resources and the tools to implement regular, high-quality and practical professional development.
In this model:
How we reach teachers
HOW WE MEASURE IMPACT
The statistics on the right are based on a sample of teachers who have completed one of our Teach2030 courses. We have impact surveys embedded in our courses for our international teacher community to respond to help us gather data on their learning.
We are working on how we can follow these teachers on their journey to gather evidence of the impact this is having in their classroom, and importantly on student learning outcomes.
Working with our in-country partner Warwick in Africa, we will begin 2021 with a research project led locally in Ghana to collect critical data to demonstrate our impact.
Teacher, Ghana, October 2020
Q: What changes will you make to your classroom practice after this course?
A: I will use the right phrases to my pupils. I have been able to identify my strengths and weaknesses. I have put down plans to help me improve and develop more strategies to overcome these challenges.
OUR FIELD PROJECTS
HEAR FROM OUR PARTNERS IN THE FIELD
Dr. Ebby Mubang: Teaching Council of Zambia and MEMBER OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND SPECIALISED SERVICES (TESS), ZAMBIA
Dr. Ebby Mubanga, Registrar for Teaching Council of Zambia, will scale up the Teach2030 project from initial 2,000 teachers, to reach all registered teachers in Zambia, an estimated 152,000!
Lucy Kendall: CEO COCO International Children’s Charity, Tanzania
Lucy Kendall, COCO International’s CEO, states the “excellent quality” of Teach2030 courses “We wanted to give our teachers a tangible skill to take away from this time.”
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