TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING – RESOURCES
Education systems face the daunting task of delivering effective continuous professional development to teachers and educators. Delivering on this promise is especially challenging in the light of the learning crisis, especially in low-resource contexts. Teachers have to continuously adopt their teaching strategies to adapt to the new realities such as distance and blended learning models, and to the varying learning needs of students.
New reality, new approaches to teacher professional development utilizing low-or high-tech solutions
Many of the new high and low-tech resources (ranging from synchronous activities requiring high-speed connectivity to resources delivered offline via radio, printed material, etc.) can offer teacher professional development solutions that can be applied “at scale” (regional, national, or global) with the potential to benefit and engage a large number of teachers, either remotely, face-to-face, or a combination of both.
Technology for Teaching (T4T) is the World Bank’s program to enhance and scale TPD opportunities using tech-based solutions. The T4T team is using evidence and operational experiences to illustrate how systems can enhance TPD by leveraging technology throughout the learning experience across all three TPD stages: access, engage, and apply.
Utilizing existing research and anecdotes, coupled with close consultations with in-country teams, the team developed practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners on how to design, implement, and evaluate TPD approaches using tech-based solutions.
Effective Teacher Professional Development Using Technology : Technology-Based Strategies from Across the Globe to Enhance Teaching Practices - A Guidance Note. Drawing on emerging research and successful on-the-ground programs from across the globe, this Note can be used by policymakers and practitioners to consider a range of options to address implementation barriers and scale up TPD programs using technology.
Technology for Teacher Professional Development Navigation Guide A Summary of Methods. This Guide summarizes evidence on designing and implementing six common methods to deliver tech-based TPD, providing a snapshot of the evidence, impact, technology employed, associated costs, and implementation considerations of these methods.
Evidence Matrix. An open-source repository of evidence (published and working papers) on tech-based TPD programs in low-and middle-income countries.