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Would a specific #EdTech Teacher Status benefit those teaching in FE?

The Education and Training Foundation’s (ETF) exercise in exploring the feasibility of an EdTech Teacher Status for the Further Education (FE) and Training sector’s workforce closes on Friday 29 November.

Through a short surveythe ETF is welcoming thoughts from the whole FE sector to help gauge opinion and make sure the needs of the sector are met. Similar to Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status and Advanced Teacher Status (ATS), conferred by the ETF through the Society for Education and Training (SET), the EdTech Teacher Status would be the badge of EdTech advanced practitioner professionalism and mastery in FE.

The EdTech Teacher Status would promote advanced practitioner recognition and would enable teachers and trainers to demonstrate how they are having an impact on others at an EdTech level to support them in developing their practice in order to improve the outcomes on their learners and/or to demonstrate how they consistently enable their learners to achieve excellent outcomes through their redefined pedagogic high-quality approaches and practice.

Vikki Liogier, the Education and Training Foundation’s Head of Learning Technologies, said:

“At the ETF, we believe in being responsive to the needs of the sector. The research aims to collect the FE sectors views on the value of delivering a training programme that will support educators in redefining their pedagogic approaches with EdTech and recognise the support educators deliver to their colleagues.

“We encourage all members of the FE workforce to complete the survey as the responses are important in informing the proposed status and the shape it could take.”

The deadline to complete the EdTech Teacher Status survey, which takes between 10-15 minutes to complete, is 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

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