Q1: TJ: I love the idea of bringing teachers together to collaborate on improving, but I’m still a little confused about what your company actually provides? Is it:
- a space to meet?
- a particular curriculum?
- something else?
Do you have any data that shows that this program actually improves teacher efficacy and/or student outcomes?
Hello TJ! These are very valid questions! Here are my answers:
*Our main operations relay on coordination, facilitation, content creation and mapping solutions. So, it is all what you have listed. Adding to this, our main aim is to get teachers out of their schools structures to be “position-free” and put LEARNING at the center of their experiences. I mentioned that these spaces will be curated up in public spaces. To add, our main aim is to not only have educators from schools but also other education ecosystem players. I will share a success story for you to have an idea. A teacher from a rural area wants to incorporate tech in her school but she don’t have good connections nor computers, this concern was raised during WONDERLAND, where educators wonder about their needs.
What we did is that we networked her with THAKI (an NGO that gives laptops for free to rural areas and TABSHORA who offer laptops for free too!). Our next step to support this teacher is to have better Professional Development opportunities through a 2 months program…*
As for the self efficacy, a study by OECD showed that increasing professional collaboration for teachers has direct effects on their self-efficacy, please check the below graph!
As for the students outcomes, during the third phase < DEEPDIVE LAND>, we will map outcome chains through our developed model to reach students outcomes.