Cycle of webinars on teacher training: TPD@Scale for Latin America and the CaribbeanJuly 30, 2019
SUMMA, through its Latin American platform for collaboration with educational advocacy -CO+INCIDE-, is developing the TPD@Scale 2019 cycle of webinars. The initiative, open to all, is part of SUMMA’s work as regional leader of the Scale for Latin America and the Caribbean (TPD@Scale for Latin America and the Caribbean) project.
The cycle of webinars comprises 8 sessions in total, distributed from June 2019 to June 2020. At each meeting, researchers and professionals from Latin America will discuss challenges and innovations in teacher professional development, both in initial training and in continuing education. The next talk will take place on September 5 and will deal with innovation in initial training. Those interested in participating can register here.
SUMMA Alliance with TPD@Scale
Since 2018 SUMMA has been part of the Board of Directors of TPD@Scale Coalition for the Global South -Teacher Professional Development Coalition- and in 2019 it assumed the leadership of the regional chapter for Latin America and the Caribbean. The purpose of this Coalition is to contribute to the achievement of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), through the promotion of ICT-driven, quality, equitable and sustainable professional development of teachers on a large scale, through collaboration, research and implementation support.
This organization is a collaborative effort of ministries of education and government agencies/entities; international organizations; development agencies; NGOs; universities, educational establishments and training centres; research and public policy centers; private corporations and entities linked to education and technology.
The TPD@Scale Coalition for the Global South was created by Digital Learning for Development (DL4D), a global research network that seeks to improve education systems in developing countries through the understanding of digital learning. DL4D is jointly funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, while managed by the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) of The Philippines.