Remote Teaching · New Ways of Teaching 2020

Call for Proposals - September 2020

The British Council Americas seeks the services of a skilled and experienced consultant with considerable experience and international reach and experience of the Basic (i.e. compulsory) Education sector to undertake a research and analysis project, which has as its objective the collection, synthesis and analysis of available data and insight into the skills and CPD required by teachers who need to teach remotely as result of recent school closures.

Timescales of the project

  • Apply by: 9 November 2020

  • Start date: 16 November 2020

  • End date: 30 January 2021  


School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have seen teachers having to find alternative means of education to reach children obliged to stay at home. At the start of the Pandemic in March 2020, nearly 155 million children in the Americas were not in school. As of September, it is estimated that globally more than 800 million children, or over 45% of enrolled learners are not at school. UNESCO estimates that one billion students, two-thirds of the global student population, face either school closures or uncertainty. 

Remote (i.e. synchronous, online) teaching and guided online (i.e. asynchronous) learning have been adopted by schools across the region and in many cases, teachers have found themselves having to adapt themselves quickly to cope with this. This emergency remote teaching has, in many cases, transformed into hybrid learning, with teachers having to cope with some learners based at home and others in the face-to-face classroom.

Read the full details and requirements to apply here:

  • Call for proposals - New Ways of Teaching (Adobe PDF 214KB)
  • Appendix A - New Ways of Teaching (Adobe PDF 683KB)