Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) - Jordan
The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) has joined the Microsoft Global Training Partner (MGTP) program, a crucial partnership that enables it to benefit from technological innovation in the field of online teacher training, and enhance educator skills in online instruction, especially in light of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Academy’s enrolment in the program comes in the midst of Microsoft’s ongoing work in the region to digitally transform industries, communities, and individuals alike, particularly during the pandemic.
As part of the program, the academy will gain access to resources such as Office 365 and Minecraft, as well as free online training courses on Microsoft’s Education Center to help its participants develop the teaching process in a way that keeps pace with unforeseen circumstances.
QRTA CEO, Dr. Osama Obeidat, stressed the importance of this partnership in ensuring that educators gain professional experience in the field of educational technology, and equipping them with skills needed for improving students’ adaptability and resilience.
Education Lead at Microsoft Middle East and Africa Emerging Markets, Angela Nganga, emphasized the crucial role of this partnership in supporting teachers in a scalable manner, while guaranteeing that educator skill development aligns with an ever-changing education landscape.
The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) is a non-profit organization committed to empowering educators with the skills needed to excel in the classroom. Since its launch in 2009, and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, QRTA has offered professional development programs for teachers and education professionals in Jordan and the Arab World