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Teach First: Transforming the online experience for trainee teachers through blended learning

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  • Date

    Jul 20, 2020

    11:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Duration

    1 Hour

  • Location
    Virtual On-Demand

Teach First is an educational charity that develops and supports teachers and leaders in England. In under 20 years, it has placed thousands of teachers in low-income areas, supporting more than one million children. In 2020, Teach First accelerated the transformation of its teacher training and school leadership programmes to enable online learning during the COVID-19 crisis and provide blended in-person/online tuition long-term. The move inspired a whole new way for the team to create and deliver content and introduced an engaging learning environment for trainee teachers and school leaders. Thanks to the close working partnership between Teach First and D2L, learners were accessing courses through the Brightspace platform three months ahead of schedule, with learner numbers rapidly scaling up to 10,000.

Join this session with Teach First to gain insights into how the rapid transition to a blended learning model helped maintain continuity of learning for trainee teachers and leaders during and beyond COVID-19.


Helen Farmer Head of Digital Learning, Teach First
Hattie Abretti Digital Learning Consultant, Teach First