Record number of teachers using Education Technology to accelerate Professional Development

The world’s leading premium international schools organisation, released figures recently that show a steep rise in teachers using Education Technology (EdTech) to boost their teaching and digital skills even further.

Online professional development platforms, recorded an 82% increase in the number of training sessions taken by teachers between September 2020 and April 2021, compared to the same period last year.

The data analysis, based on 10,000 teachers in 30 countries, found that courses on teaching skills were the most popular among teachers and accounted for 51% of all online course enrolments during this period. This included online workshops and professional development courses, such as Teaching Creative Writing, Early Years Pedagogy, and Empowering Learners. On average, teachers took part in 57 training sessions focused on further enhancing their teaching skills during this time.

The analysis shows that 1 in 5 sessions (21%) focused on further improving digital skills, with popular sessions including Technology for Collaborative Learning, Digital Tools for Student Engagement, and Gamification for Learning. 

Courses on wellbeing and pastoral care made up 14% of all sessions, with courses such as Mindfulness and Wellbeing and Healthy Living proving the most popular. This was closely followed by resources on leadership and career management at 13%, with the most popular courses including Mindful Leadership, Developing Resilience, and Managing through Change.  

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Nord Anglia University (NAU) contains thousands of resources, courses, and learning opportunities designed to support teachers’ professional development and connects them with peers across Nord Anglia Educations global network of schools. Using the best in AI to personalise the learning experience, the platform promotes collaboration and the sharing of best practice in teaching, wellbeing, and career management with teachers forming community groups online. 

“Education technology is a quality professional development tool that supports our teachers’ professional development and unlocks students’ learning, wherever they are in the world.”

Sarah Osborne-James, Regents International School Pattaya, School Principal
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