SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum and SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021




 

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A. INTRODUCTION

World Teachers' Day is celebrated around the world on the 5th of October. It is also known by some as International Teachers' Day. The event was established in 1994, and it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the status of teachers.

One and a half years into the COVID-19 crisis, World Teachers’ Day 2021 will focus on the support teachers need to fully contribute to the recovery process. This year, the theme of the World Teachers’ Day is ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for teachers and led to enormous pressure on teachers. Teachers have to adapt and adopt to new alternative ways of teaching strategies/methods, while ensuring the decent learning outcomes of their students. The educational disruptions and school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have confirmed the crucial role of teachers in maintaining learning continuity, but also in sustaining the very dynamics of households, families and communities.  

To celebrate the values of teachers on the World Teachers’ Day during this pandemic, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in collaboration with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok), International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (TTF) of France, and UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) of Russia  will organise a SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum and SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021 under the theme of the 2021 World Teachers’ Day: ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’, on Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 10.00 – 12.00 hrs (GMT+7, BKK Time).

B. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • Good practices on teacher-related policies on COVID-19 recovery
  • Current issues of teachers, and institutional strategies for resilience-building in the post-COVID world
  • Zero-investment innovative and practical ideas for successful recovery, resilience-building, and reimagining education in the post-pandemic world from the outstanding video clips shared by teachers from Southeast Asia.    
C. CO-ORGANISERS
  • Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)
  • UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok)
  • International Teacher Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (TTF), France
  • UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Russia (UNESCO IITE), Russia
D. SCHEDULE

Date: World Teacher’s Day, Tuesday 5 October 2021
Time: 10.00 -12.00 hrs (GMT+7, BKK Time)

E. SPEAKERS

  H E Dr Leonor Magtolis Briones
Secretary of Education and Vice President of SEAMEO Council
Department of Education, Philippines 
  Dr Ethel Agnes Valenzuela
Director
SEAMEO Secretariat
Mr Shigeru Aoyagi 
Director
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok)
Ms Panudda Boonpala
Deputy Regional Director
ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific    
Dr Carlos Vargas-Tamez
Chief of Section for Teacher Development
Head of the Secretariat of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (TTF), UNESCO Headquarters, France  
Dr Tao Zhan
Director
UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE), Russia
Mr Anand Singh 
Chief Regional Coordinator for Asia and the Pacific
Education International, Malaysia 
Assoc Prof Dr Rohizani Yaakub 
School of Educational Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia    
Dr Libing Wang
Chief of Section for Educational Innovation and Skills Development (EISD)
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok)
Dr Kritsachai Somsaman
Deputy for Administration and Communication
SEAMEO Secretariat

F. TENTATIVE PROGRAMME:

SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum & SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021
Theme: ‘Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery’
Date: 5 October 2021     
Time: 10.00- 12.00 hrs (GMT+7, BKK Time) 

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To Join the YouTube Live
https://link.seameo.org/WTD/20211005

G. PARTICIPANTS

The SEAMEO-UNESCO-TTF-IITE Experts Forum & SEAMEO WTD e-Festival: Celebrating World Teachers’ Day 2021 is offered for free via the SEAMEO Secretariat YouTube Live Channel.      

We would like to welcome:

  • Presidents, Directors, Principals
  • Teacher Heads, Managers     
  • Teachers/ Lecturers from schools, TVET institutions, and universities.
  • Educators, Researchers and Practitioners
  • Students: TVET and University Students, Pre-Service Teacher Students   

The e-Certificate of Participation will be provided to the participants who fill-up the “Certificate Validation Form” of which details will appear at the end of the event.

F. PRE-REGISTRATION

To participate in the session, the pre-registration is required using the following link or QR Code.  The deadline of registration is on Sunday 3 October 2021.   

https://link.seameo.org/WTDReg/20211005

I. FOR INQUIRIES:

SEAMEO Secretariat, Bangkok, Thailand  
Email:  secretariat@seameo.org