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We need ambitious education innovations; innovative, impactful and scalable approaches that are effective also in low resource environments and help our children flourish in life.

Teachers are expected to shoulder the burden of delivering a high-quality education at a distance, despite being having limited recourses and training

Extended periods of school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to have significant effects on students learning and development. As governments work to implement distance learning, teachers are expected to shoulder the burden of delivering high-quality education, despite being poorly prepared to do so. 

This is particularly true in contexts where teachers do not have the proper technology to facilitate remote learning. However, even in cases where teachers have access to the technology they are often not trained on how to use it, much less how to effectively teach with it. In addition, there is a huge disparity in the amount of training and support teachers are given.

This project aims to identify scalable low-and-high tech solutions for teacher PD, including training and support, that can be replicated at scale

For many students, teachers are the adults with whom they will interact with the most. Successful teachers are likely to be the first role models that young people encounter outside the home. They teach content, make learning fun, shape students’ attitudes, exemplify empathy, teach teamwork and respect, and build student confidence in several ways. Effective teachers prepare students for a world where they must interact with others, adapt quickly to change, and where success will hinge on knowledge as well as attitudes and behavior.

Helping teachers to be successful, especially with so many massive and rapid changes to education, is more critical than ever.

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Online Learning
Online learning also known as e-learning takes place at a distance through the use of technology.
After School Programs
After School Programs take place after the regular hours of school and are usually offered by an add
Economically disadvantaged
Economically Disadvantaged refers to students that live in a household with an income below average.
Media Literacy
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Bilingualism
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Equity
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Student-led
Student-led learning is where students themselves facilitate their learning, having greater control,
Technology
Learning in which teachers use technology to teach and learners learn with aid of technology.
Educator training
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Digital Skills
Digital skills in education is any learning that makes use of digital tools and technologies during
Student Voice
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Whole-school Model
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Robotics
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Wellbeing
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Atronomy is the the branch of science that deals with astronomical objects, space, and the physical
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Solutions integrating technology into teaching and learning.
Outdoor
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Learning By Doing
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Professional Development
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Music
Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music.
Social Emotional Learning
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and i
STEM
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Public Schools
Public School is freely available to the children of a community or district and maintained by the g
Assessment
Assessment helps track the progression of students and better identity strengths and areas of growth
Blended Learning
Where online and offline meets! The innovations in this collection see the potential of using intera
Financial Skills
Financial Skills equip students with the knowledge to understand and manage finances and learn how t
Global Citizenship
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Employability
A set of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attributes to ensure young people have the ca
Youth Empowerment
Youth empowerment is a process where young people gain the skills to take charge of their lives, mak
Language Learning
The process and practice of teaching and learning a second or foreign language.
Health
A combination of learning experiences designed to influence a student's knowledge, attitudes and beh
STEAM
STEAM education stands for any combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathema
Engineering
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Real World Learning
Real world learning takes students directly into the real world, to explore authentic issues hands-o
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Primary Education
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Open Educational Resource
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Early Childhood Education
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Design Thinking
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Nature
Developing knowledge of how natural environments function where learning occurs in the context of na
Dance
Dance education is a practice whereby students develop the knowledge and skills required to create,
Mindfulness
The purposeful inclusion of mindfulness and mindful meditation principles, theories, and practices i
Self-esteem
Instilling an overall sense of self-worth or personal value in young people, cultivating their confi
Empathy
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Soft Skills
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Skills
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Storytelling
Storytelling is a human art form that teaches about expressing human experience.
Leadership
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Entrepreneurship
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Coding
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Sustainable Development Goals
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Character Education
The importance of character education cannot be understated. Ensuring that students are developing a
Writing
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Rural Education
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Digital Citizenship
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Gender Equality
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Reading
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Special Needs
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Critical Thinking
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Bullying Prevention
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Parents
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Literacy
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Numeracy
Numeracy refers to the ability to understand and work with numbers.
Arts
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Project Based Learning
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Drama
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Gamification
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Learning Environment
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Inclusion
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Play
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Chemistry
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LGBTQIA
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Math
The practice of teaching and learning mathematics.
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Creativity
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Mentoring
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Visual Arts
Art forms that create works that are primarily visual in nature, such as ceramics, drawing, painting
Artificial Intelligence
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Displaced Children
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Science
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Physical Education
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Personalized Learning
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Creative Thinking
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Sustainability
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Secondary Education
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