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.
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.
From May 2-5, 2016, participants and staff members from across the Teach For All network gathered in Miri, Malaysia, to discuss innovative teaching methods and share effective practices, with the goal of increasing their leadership capacity and making significant strides toward their visions for their students.
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).
Thirteen teacher coaches, teachers, and staff members from as many Teach For All partner organizations gathered in Manila earlier this month for the second Teach For All Learning Differences Fellowship learning trip.
“I feel a renewed connection to the rest of the global network and will seek out more opportunities like this in the future for myself and my peers because of the fresh perspectives and renewed energy it brings to our work.”
At the World Education Forum (WEF) in Incheon, Korea last week, Teach For All joined education ministers from over 100 countries and other global education leaders in evaluating the world’s progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goal on Education and establishing a path forward to ensuring an equitable, quality education for all children.