The global pandemic has provided a catalyst for KAA to design and develop different models for effective professional learning.
Some of the emerging outcomes and benefits are:
- Increased accessibility (no travel required, flexible timings, recorded sessions can be accessed and revisited to suit participants, less teaching cover required, participants able to access from home etc)
- More flexible approaches including self-study, remote facilitation, programmes offered with intersessional breaks to allow for practical tasks and study, use of improved technology (breakout rooms, chat, whiteboards etc)
- Wider collaboration, world-wide, from more participants and facilitators in different countries for example input from USA, UK, Europe for participants from Japan, Egypt, Hong Kong, England, China
- Economical considerations have enabled more schools to offer more opportunities for professional learning (no travel or accommodation costs)
- KAA Online has created a community of schools developing sustainable approaches to the provision of high-quality professional learning
- Many schools recognise the benefits of coaching, both one to one services and the development of coaching skills and demand is increasing
- Much evaluative feedback points to the success of remotely facilitated blended learning and highlights positive responses from school leaders and participants.