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 […]

Featured article: Annual Reflection Brief, June 2020: Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs: Emerging findings and key insights – Brookings CUE

Read the Brookings Center for Universal Education’s new brief, “Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs: Emerging findings and key insights,” by Jenny Perlman Robinson, Molly Curtiss, and Patrick Hannahan. The brief includes an overview of the Real-time Scaling Labs–which includes the TPD@Scale Philippines’ Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (ELLN) Digital initiative–and a synthesis of learnings to […]

Coalition joins Global Convening of Brookings Real-time Scaling Labs

The Coalition joined a global convening of the Millions Learning Real-time Scaling Labs held in Feusisberg, Switzerland in July. Millions Learning is a project of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. Hosted by the Jacobs Foundation, the event was attended by civil society leaders and senior government officials representing Real-time Scaling Labs in Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Iraq, […]