The Tes courses team set to work building innovative courses within the Stream platform. Teachers would be able to see the latest course offerings through the Tes website and sign up for courses using either an e-commerce mechanism or using a pre-paid voucher code from their school or academy. This was all facilitated by Stream.
Tes courses gained two major wins in early 2016. First, the latest addition to the course catalogue, Growth Mindset, went viral. Thousands of teachers took up the opportunity to learn and network with one another through Stream. This was followed up with a win at the prestigious BETT awards for web-based ICT tools for Learning, Teaching and Assessment Tools for Schools; a win borne out of the work delivered via Stream.
In the autumn of 2015 Tes Institute expanded to include other forms of teacher training, including subject knowledge enhancement courses, School Direct PGCE, and a straight to a teaching program. The existing partnership with HT2 Labs bred a level of trust that brought Tes Institute to become a launch client for Red Panda, helping to co-develop an expanded platform that took in the requirements of delivering accredited online qualifications, with HT2 Labs.
“A great deal of thought has been put into the content and technology behind and they are proving very popular with teachers, including our most recent course on growth mindset. This win underlines TES Institute’s position as a real innovator in all areas of teacher training.” Rob Grimshaw, CEO, Tes