Taalim-Forum strengthens capacity to scale ICT-mediated Teacher Professional Development

17 March 2023
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Members of the Taalim-Forum team implementing the project Distance education to improve quality and access to school education in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Tajikistan, represented by Director Almagul Osmonova and Communications and IT Assistant Aigerim Jolchubekova, took part in the three-month TPD@Scale learning cycle hosted by the KIX Europe, Asia and Pacific (EAP) Hub. The Kyrgyz team also included the Rector of Naryn State University, the school director, an instructor of the Republican Institute for Teacher Professional Development, and the Director of a private online school for teachers.

The learning cycle on TPD@Scale and innovations in teacher professional development included weekly knowledge-exchange sessions that allowed teams from different countries to share their ideas and experience on scaling teacher professional development (TPD) through information and communications technologies (ICT). The coaching sessions supported the country teams’ work on knowledge products: policy briefs and projects on scaling up TPD programmes. The Kyrgyz team presented their policy brief in an inter-group knowledge-sharing session. 

Participants in the learning cycle learned about the principles, components, and different models of TPD and how they can be applied to analyze teachers’ needs in the region. Participants also studied how to adapt, localize, and develop large-scale and ICT-mediated TPD to achieve equity, equality and efficiency in education. 

Participants completed the learning cycle and received certificates.