Featured article: Who’s ready to change? Tracking adaptations during scaling in education – Brookings CUE

Read the Brookings Center for Universal Education’s new article, “Who’s ready to change? Tracking adaptations during scaling in education” by Jenny Perlman Robinson and TPD@Scale Coalition Secretariat Director, Victoria Tinio. The article discusses how education initiatives adapt to changing environments, and it features Brookings CUE’s recently-published Adaptation Tracker. This tracker has been designed to support […]

Teachers’ skills in Honduras in a year of transition and recovery: addressing the effects of the pandemic, natural disasters and social inequalities—Rosa María Moncada and Dante Castillo, SUMMA

At the beginning of the pandemic, Honduras launched its “We want you studying at home” campaign where teachers and students made an effort to continue with educational activities from home during heavy lockdown measures. Now at the end of the school year, the Ministry of Education proposed for November 2020 to February 2021 to be […]

Improvement Science as a way to build resilience—Dr. Paul Walley, The Open University

The Covid-19 crisis has given all educators worldwide a whole series of problems to solve.  Given the real-time nature of the issues solutions have needed to be found quickly, so that continuity of education is maintained (where possible) and where pupils do not lose too much of their educational opportunities.  In some cases the evidence base about […]

Freeze or Fight?—Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Ateneo Laboratory for the Learning Sciences

The South East Asia – Primary Learning Metrics (SEA-PLM) Programme is a UNICEF and SEAMEO partnership that aims “to improve the region’s capacity to measure learning outcomes, use data, and allow peer exchange on policies and practices.” Its flagship effort is the SEA-PLM Assessment. Formally launched in 2014, the study attempted to measure the outcomes […]

Looking Beyond School Closures: Considering Teacher Well-Being and Support—Dr. Carmen Strigel, RTI International

Whether schools are reopening or continue to be closed with a priority placed on virtual instruction, there are several critical considerations particularly relevant for TPD@Scale. Aside from family and student well-being and student academic growth, we need to place more emphasis and consideration on our teachers. This includes their well-being, their support, and their training.  […]

Key things to focus on TPD@Scale in the new normal—Diana Laurillard, UCL

COVID-19 must surely change our plans for the future of HE across the world, in terms of both quality of provision and equality of access. Digital access is not universal, but neither is access to conventional education. Access to mobile broadband in the developing world is now 75%, and could reach 100% by 2023. By contrast, […]

New Normal: Observations from China—Prof. Wang Qiong, X-Learning Centre, Peking University

Observations from China  According to news reports and some investigations, online teaching during the epidemic has widened the gap between students’ studies and brought about some side effects, such as academic frustration and mental stress, which require schools to adopt strategies for. In addition to the fire and earthquake emergency plans, schools have added emergency […]

Learning Disrupted: Priorities for building teacher capacity at scale during COVID-19⁠—Worldreader

Covid-19 has significantly transformed teaching and learning practices globally. Parents have become co-teachers and students are often learning in isolation. In this time of transition and “building back better,” teachers will benefit from professional development and support in the following three areas: 1. Adapting pedagogical strategies When teachers are faced with the new challenge of […]

Can you make a cricket sing during the day?–Dr. Ari Widodo

About the study: This study entitled “Micro-climate studies in a STEM-based curriculum using open-source hardware and software” looks at how to leverage a networked mesh of open-source environmental sensors to help teachers unearth their student’s evolving intuitions and conception about local micro-climate through a STEM-based curriculum. Learn more about the project here. Several schools in […]