Today (03 April), the Government has announced its education technology strategy to help tackle teacher workload and support development.
As part of this, the Chartered College of Teaching is delivering a free online course focused on the effective use of EdTech in the classroom. In addition, a special technology issue of the Chartered College’s award-winning journal, Impact, has been sent to every school in England.
Commenting on the launch of the strategy, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“Teachers are central to the effective use of education technology. At the Chartered College of Teaching we believe that technology must be driven by the needs of the classroom and not the other way around. We want our teachers to have the resources and expertise to use technology effectively, and be able to draw on the best available research evidence.
We are pleased to be working with the Government on this important work and to foster greater collaboration. Our special issue of our journal Impact, focused on education technology, along with our free online course, will be a huge help to all teachers. Our resources support colleagues in the teaching profession to deliver the best possible education and help their pupils to thrive.”