When the Australian professional learning organisation Education Changemakers joined forces with the world’s largest adult learning library Go1.com earlier this year, the idea it set in motion was always likely to be a big one. “We wanted to do something no-one in the world had done yet and create a huge, relevant and useful library of professional learning content for Australian schools,” says the CEO of EC, and former principal Dave Faulkner. “To be where we are in December of 2022 with more than 50 content partners on board, thousands of professional learning items available and more than 300 schools subscribing is just so exciting.”
Since June the EC team have been sharing the platform with educators across the country at events with ACLE, Edutech, PAVCSS, VASSP (Melbourne), DEI (Brisbane), PLI (Launceston), ACEL, APPA, PESA (Sydney), WAPPA (Perth), NT Leaders’ Summit (Darwin) and the NSW PPA (Dubbo). “The response has been so encouraging’, continues Faulkner ‘with so many school leaders telling us at events ‘now THIS is a good idea!”
EC Premium and has been described by many at these events as the ‘Spotify of professional learning’. Once subscribed, schools receive their own customised online professional learning platform, tailored to the school’s own branding. The platform is instantly populated with thousands of K-12 focused professional learning courses, with the option to add any of more than 100,000 wider adult learning courses from the larger Go1 learning library, all for the same flat subscriber fee. Just some of the 300+ subscribing schools include The Kings School (Sydney), Brisbane State Secondary College, Tranby College (Perth) Aquinas College (Melbourne), Bayview College (Tasmania), Canberra Girls Grammar, Parap Primary School (Darwin), and Mt Gambier High School (SA).
The list of content partners continues to grow each week, with notable new arrivals including Dylan Wiliam with his work on formative assessment, Kath Murdoch with her work on inquiry learning and Selena Fisk with her breakthrough insights on data in K-12.
With the subscription price of $150 per staff member equating to less than the cost of half a day of teacher release, schools across the country are signing up to launch the platform now to full effect in 2023. Faulkner stresses; “EC Premium is a complementary solution to your whole school PL approach, but a game-changing one at that.” To connect with Dave directly to talk through your options for 2023, you can email him at email@example.com.