World Maths Day

It’s that time of year. Across the world teachers are signing up students in their millions to prepare for the start of the biannual World Education Games, October 13-15.

Now in its eighth year, this global online challenge, hosted by 3P Learning, encourages learners to pit their wits against students their age from locations includig China, Turkey, Canada and the United States.

The experience of getting into college should be as polished as the experience students have been told to expect when they arrive. And admissions systems failures can be costly and put a college’s reputation on the line.

According to WisePay, its new 24/7 online Course Booking and Enrolment Service will not only simplify the booking and payment processes for courses, it will also improve the student experience and reduce administration costs.

Teachers plan celebration of support for UN's Sustainable Development Goals
For the first time ever, schools across the world will join together at the end of September to deliver The World’s Largest Lesson; educating students about the UN (United Nations) Sustainable Development Goals, using resources co-created by teachers and education specialists.

The World’s Largest Lesson, delivered in partnership with UNICEF and with the support of TES Global and Education International (EI), is part of the Project Everyone initiative led by the campaigner Richard Curtis.

'Pupils who wouldn’t even stay in lessons become engaged,' says researcher  

Efforts to improve the country’s mastery of ICT, English and maths have been given a boost by a research report published by the University of Sunderland. 

The report, ‘The positive effects of using e-learning resources on the success rates and progression of learners in functional skills’, reveals that students struggling with ‘functional skills’ show a 9 per cent improvement when they use e-learning resources for 15 hours over an eight-month period. 

Waltham Forest School joins CPD programm to empower teachers to use digital content to improve achievement

Innovative Mission Grove Primary School in Walthamstow, London, is working with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content for school classrooms, on a new professional development effort that will support teachers as they prepare today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. 

It enables Discovery Education to provide a five-year, customised programme of professional development to support teachers in developing consistent and effective instructional practices using digital content and technology to maximise engaging and relevant learning experiences for students.