New Report Examines Opportunities and Challenges in Digital Teacher Professional Development in Displacement Settings

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Childhood Education International’s Center for Professional Learning (CPL) has launched a new report examining challenges and opportunities in digital teacher professional development in displacement settings.

Cover of the report, with a screenshot of the Open Educational Resource Library website

Drawing on findings in the Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa regions, Digital Teacher Professional Development in Education in Displacement (EiD) Settings: Access, Equity, and Quality is a step forward in the search to deliver digital teacher professional development to teachers in displacement contexts, where access to professional development is often lacking and where educators may be in particular need of opportunities to connect with and learn from other educators as they support students whose education may have been interrupted and who may be experiencing trauma and instability.

The report identifies opportunities for delivering digital teacher professional development in displacement contexts in an equitable, inclusive, and scaled approach so that educators everywhere have continuous, quality, holistic professional learning opportunities.

The report is authored by Dr. Oula Abu-Amsha, Senior Consultant with CPL, with input from the CPL Quality Holistic Learning Project Fellows, who are educators with direct experience working with displaced and refugee learners.

Read the Report

On January 18, 2023, CE International hosted a webinar focused on the report’s findings. Dr. Abu-Amsha discussed learnings from the Quality Holistic Learning Project and a review of the state of the digital teacher professional development TPD field, as well as recommendations for best practices in creation and implementation of digital professional learning and Open Educational Resources.