The month of December: a time for reflection and celebration. This is the time of year that unites us as community. From Diwali to Hanukkah to Christmas, light takes priority, no matter your faith, religion or beliefs – and that light represents joy and hope.
This year began with a significant amount of hope at Teach2030; we believed in the contextualised teacher professional development that we provide through our Teach2030 courses. By April, we aimed to expand our community by 3000 teachers – and we are delighted to announce that we did it! With 13,687 teachers enrolled onto our courses and 17,307 teachers subscribed to our website, it is a remarkable achievement! We look forward to seeing all our new and existing members of our community in our 2024 events.
We also had big ambitions for these community events, wanting to expand and develop our workshops. Sarah Kerr, our Education Consultant, took charge of the community in September, transforming the workshops into a free. certified series. Over the last few months, she has been successfully running ‘The Professional Teacher’ series each month with a Teach2030 Ambassador co-hosting. Numbers have sky-rocketed to over 30 per workshop. The next free series, ‘Growth Mindset’ begins on January xxth, so join us there!
It has been important to us that our community events this year have supported the new courses. In September, we released ‘Being a Professional Teacher’– a course that focuses on using teaching standards to improve teaching. 100% of those who have taken the course state that they are a better teacher because of it. The same month, we also released our brand new, free and certified competition course based on independent learning, where learners become less dependent on their classroom teacher. These lifelong skills set up students for life, helping them with their future prospects. This event is still open for submissions and we would love for you to enter!
Elevating teachers voices has always been at the forefront of our mission at Teach2030. This year was no different and, every month, we proudly heard our Teach2030 Ambassadors through their blogs. We are so grateful for all of their hard work. We have even expanded the programme, as we now have 19 ambassadors. We are excited by plans for 2024; our very first virtual meeting of the new year will be with them because we recognise their importance!
In October, I was delighted to attend the annual HundrED Innovation Summit in Helsinki. The event celebrated their ‘Global Collection’ – 100 scalable innovations to transform education worldwide. In 2022, Teach2030 featured. What amazed me were our numbers. In 2022, we only reached 11 countries. Just two years later, Teach2030 is now in over 113 countries. With one of our teachers teaching approximately 225 children a year for 25 years, this could be a staggering 63,000,000 children who gain from improved teaching strategies and learning outcomes.
The biggest inspiration for us is our Teach2030 community, who are all presenting a growth mindset outlook by choosing to upskill themselves for the benefit of their communities. We are so proud of all that you are continuing to achieve, and we want to shine a light on, and celebrate, you all. It takes hard work and commitment to improve your classroom skills, and we will be here to support you with your teacher professional development in 2024.
The light of Teach2030 is burning bright, and we are full of hope, joy and optimism.
Have a wonderful festive season. Your team at Teach2030.