Redefining professional learning, certification and development by giving control back to the educatorEXPLORE
Yet globally, and more acutely in Middle East, Africa and Asia, there is a shortage of skilled and qualified educators. The issue is not just about the need for more educators but, importantly, the ability of existing educators to up-skill and train themselves for today and tomorrow.
nexquare's futuristic, data-centric, end-to-end platform redefines professional learning, certification and development by giving the control back to the educators. By allowing educators to embark on new learning pathways, self-assess themselves against standards, collect feedback and learn from peers and mentors, and access content for continuous learning, the platform enables each educator to identify growth opportunities and personalise his or her development trajectory.
No continuous professional development opportunities exist for educators - PD is limited to workshops or one-off instructions which neither modify teacher practice nor improve student learning
Majority of the PD efforts are top down, driven by the leadership, and 'one-size-fits-all', with minimal control in the educators' hands
Challenges with more "opinion based" inputs into the process; does not allow educators to properly "evidence" their competencies against standards and skills
Current manual approach to managing professional development means any effort to estimate the impact of PD activities on progress and student outcomes is cumbersome and mired with assumptions
The technology platforms do not easily enable communication or learning from peers, mentors and supervisors through feedback / observations or through sharing of best practices on pedagogy and content. The process remains largely manual today
Adopts cutting-edge contemporary thinking on educator professional development to encourage competency-based learning centered around trust, transparency, quality and equity
Standards, skills and competencies of learning pathways and PD programs are the backbone of the platform - increasing awareness and creating a single measure of expectation and success
Educators can select learning paths aligned to personal goals, classroom needs or school-wide priorties. Real-time dashboards provide 360⁰ insight on their strengths and growth opportunities
Enables educators by providing leading digital content across standards and competencies, which can be accessed any time, from anywhere, at their own pace
Provides educators the ability to showcase their competence against standards and skills via a life-long portfolio of evidences, that can include peer assessments, lesson plans, student progress reports, in multiple digital formats
Enables educators to communicate with and learn from peers, mentors and supervisors through feedback / observations or through sharing of best practices on pedagogy and content
Certificates and badges that educators can add to their portfolios to showcase the skills that they have developed throughout their careers
nexquare’s main focus has been to simplify teacher’s lives – currently complex tasks such as configuring a report card, changing the marks schema or changing fee structures mid year, can be accomplished in an intuitive and simple way.
Customisable and open architecture enables the platform to be deployed quickly revolving around new standards, skills and competencies and available across languages, across devices
nexquare's platform is currently used to deliver contemporary educator development learning pathways, certification and readiness to licensing programs in UAE. The platform has enabled thousands of educators to embark on new learning pathways, self assess, acquire new skills from digital libraries and peers, and create a life-long digital repository of evidence to showcase their competencies.