New figures released by Nord Anglia Education show an increase in teachers turning to the organisation’s professional development platform, Nord Anglia University (NAU) to enhance the classroom learning environment for students.
Taken from 10,000 in 31 countries, including Qatar, the analysis found courses that sharpened teaching skills were the most popular and accounted for 62% of all online learning sessions between May 2021 and October 2021. In contrast, between September 2020 and April 2021 teaching skills made up 51% of all learning sessions on NAU.
- Courses on Teaching Skills were wide ranging with subject specific courses such Mathematics for Early Years through to broader topics like Learning Styles and Pedagogy.
- Nord Anglia’s analysis also shows that 15% of online sessions focused on Pastoral Care and Wellbeing. Nord Anglia’s Supporting Student Wellbeing Within a School Community course was one of the most popular courses on NAU during the period with over 5,000 teachers completing it.
- Courses focused on Digital Skills made up 15% of all learning sessions. Digital Tools for Interactive Study and Gamification for Learning were some of the most popular.
NAU contains thousands of learning resources designed to support teachers’ continued professional development and connect them with peers across Nord Anglia’s 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.
In September this year, the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) awarded Nord Anglia University formal accreditation for the third year running for the quality of its professional development programme. The LPI also commended Nord Anglia as an organisation that ‘continually learns and improves’.
Dr Elise Ecoff, Group Education Director, Nord Anglia Education, said: “It’s great to see how education technology is a transformative tool for professional development and helps teachers continue to deepen their knowledge and access learning wherever they’re teaching in the world. At Nord Anglia, encouraging a culture of continuous improvement is at the very heart of our mission to ensure the best learning outcomes for our students.”