A partnership of education organizations launches TOM, a free teaching online masterclass

Posted Sep 02, 2020

September 2020

Derry, Northern Ireland:  Makematic—who craft video and animated educational content for brands like Adobe, Microsoft, Crayola and Amazon—announced the launch of TOM a free teaching online masterclass course for educators to help adapt to online teaching.

TOM is a free online professional development resource for teachers making the leap into remote teaching and learning. With a focus on pedagogy over technology, it’s a catalogue of bite-sized videos produced in partnership with Adobe, ClickView, iCivics and Participate. TOM contains 50+ professional development videos from K-12 online teaching experts about online pedagogy, designing online classes and curriculum, building communities of practice and digital well-being.

Makematic’s Director of Engagement and Innovation, Tara Walsh, stated that 

“TOM is a series that has been created with K-12 educators in mind. It focuses on online pedagogy over technology and really takes into account what the research tells us works in this space. The contributors were carefully chosen because of their expertise in the K-12 education, as practitioners or professionals who really know what it takes to be a super online educator. More than ever educators are crying out for resources such as this, and that’s why it’s such an exciting project to be involved in.”

Educators can now access the full TOM series at for free.


About Makematic Ltd.

Makematic creates better educational media for students, educators and families. Bite-sized, impactful animated and live-action videos, developed in collaboration with brands like Crayola, Adobe, Microsoft and the UN. All content is focused around 21st-century skills for tomorrow’s global citizens. For more information and to view the content visit

About Participate

Participate designs and hosts online learning communities to connect adult learners within organizations or school districts around a shared practice. We guide users through sustainable learning experiences that provide personalized learning pathways based on learner needs. By making learning collaborative and transparent, communities promote the spread of best practices and develop professional skills so that all learners feel supported in their professional development journeys.

For additional information or to request interviews, contact:

Mark Nagurski


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