We convene key education policy leaders, practitioners and researchers through workshops, round-tables and communities of practice to help accelerate effective education reform.
In 2015 Learning First and Teach for Australia jointly piloted Australia’s first policy fellowship for teachers, EdFellows. This innovative program supports passionate early-career educators to bridge the divide between education policy and practice in order to improve the outcomes of Australian students.
We have also worked on international and domestic communities of practice and workshops, bringing together experts, policymakers and stakeholders across jurisdictions to jointly work on improving school education. These communities can help to build an evidence base around key issues, facilitate the exchange of ideas and help systems take concrete steps towards improving education.
We run workshops for education policymakers and leaders to help them outline strategic plans to improve education systems and collaborate with stakeholders.
Building on these convening capabilities, LF will be expanding its training arm in 2016 to offer courses and workshops on education policy and reform. This training will be tailored for policymakers at various stages of their careers. They will initially focus on education strategy, accountability and performance management, leadership and teacher development, and an education policy course for those starting out in the field.