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About the webinar

Education Exchange: Digital CPD – what do educators want? This free webinar was held on 21 June 2022 at 16:00 BST.

During the pandemic, we have seen an explosion of CPD conducted digitally.  But what is the appetite among educators for digital forms of continuing professional development?  We share our research findings into the experiences and preferences of educators.

In this webinar the lead researcher, Kieren Liu from Everfi research agency, presents insights from over 6,000 teachers, head teachers and policy makers from more than 75 countries. Teachers that took part in the research share their professional reflections on the appetite, benefits and challenges of digital CPD.

About the panel

Kieren Liu

Kieren Liu is the Impact Manager at EVERFI (a Blackbaud company), an independent research consultancy in London, UK working with clients around the world and producing free courses for teachers to teach young people real-world skills. 

Kieren’s work focuses on managing the evaluation of programmes and resources in the education sector, finding ways to improve these, and measuring the impact that these have on students, teachers, families, schools and communities. 

He has worked across a number of sectors (including STEM, accountancy and education) and conducted research on education resources for a number of global organisations and charities including Dettol, The Premier League Charitable Fund, and ACCA.

Nesreen Noureldin

Nesreen is vice-principal of Arabic education at BCCIS East, Egypt and British Council Schools Coordinator and Ambassador.

Her professional interests include education development and CPD, and the application of technology to educational curricula.

Nesreen holds 10 years of professional experience in international exchange programmes, both virtually and in-person for students around the globe, and has organised international exchanges for schools in England, South Korea, Jordan, Palestine, Mongolia, Morocco, Turkey, Lebanon, Argentina and India with a special focus on the SDGs.

Bankole Gbemiga

Bankole Gbemiga teaches biology at Àlímòsó Senior Grammar School, in Lagos, Nigeria.

She is currently the Country Lead for the Commonwealth Connections Project - a project aimed at developing leadership skills and qualities through sport and art for school-age children across Commonwealth nations. 

Bankole's school is a Connecting Classrooms Global Partner with Ysgol Nantgwyn - a mixed secondary school in the Rhondda Valleys of Wales. 

Bankole is committed to teacher CPD and has featured in a publication titled New Pedagogical Approaches Changing Practice in Nigeria.

Claire Mackay 

Claire Mackay is an English As an Additional Language teacher, Glasgow City Council Leader of International Learning and British Council Schools Ambassador, with over 15 years of experience of teaching at primary level. She currently teaches at St Patrick's Primary School in Glasgow.

As a class teacher, she supports newly arrived pupils and their families, champions diversity and helps raise the attainment of bilingual learners. As a Leader of Learning, she assists Glasgow establishments in their International Education provision, including Erasmus and Turing Applications.