Teacher Development

Communities of Practice: Sharing Innovations to Accelerate Impact

In March 2016, Teach For All launched the Communities of Practice, providing a platform for alumni from across the global network with similar career pathways to build relationships and further their work by sharing and discussing each other’s successes and challenges. While individuals’ local contexts are unique, the nature of the challenges the alumni are addressing in their countries is often similar.

Teach First Israel Educators Explore STEM Initiatives in New York City

In August 2016, Teach First Israel alumni and participants visited New York City for a three-day learning trip focused on professional development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Each morning, the group attended formal professional development sessions focused on STEM lesson planning at the Relay Graduate School of Education.

Teach For All Launches Alumni Communities of Practice

In March, 23 alumni of 10 Teach For All partner organizations gathered in Pune, India, to reflect on the current state of teaching and teacher development in their contexts and explore ideas and pathways to improvement. The event, which focused on building relationships between alumni who are currently developing or supporting teachers, officially launched one of Teach For All’s first Communities of Practice (the others will explore school leadership and education policy).