Health, Happiness and Prosperity: how do we make this a priority in the new normal?
Teacher well-being is a foundational need for any school or system. Without healthy teachers, we will not have healthy students, parents or communities. Addressing the trauma and stress from these school closures, as well as re-imagining, designing and developing our education systems to put teacher and student well-being at the center is key. This session will look into how you address your well-being as a teacher? How do you help your students, parents and communities? Importantly we ask how we could redesign the systems and our schools to place well-being at their centre.
Moderator: Elisa Guerra, Member, UNESCO International Commission on Futures of Education, Mexico
Speaker: Vijita Patel, Principal, Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre, UK
Speaker: Hiba Ballout, Head of Secondary cycle, Science Coordinator and Biology Teacher, Saint George’s School, Lebanon
Remarks by David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, Belgium
1500 – 1525 T2: Teacher Leadership
A professional calling to teacher agency and teacher advocacy in times of uncertainty
Outraged that half the world won’t have access to what this conference will deliver, determined that we will learn the lessons from this moment in history and purposeful in leading our students, schools and communities through these uncertain times to truly put the student at the center teaching to the whole child. This session will explore the need for this new normal for teachers.
A need to embrace technology to reach students has pushed teachers to search for the best software and hardware to deliver a true education. Designing to enhance the learning process by choosing the right technological tools to fit the pedagogy, curricula and student context, specific professional development needs, technology vetting service and digital literacy are at the forefront of teachers thinking at the moment and will be explored in this session.
Collaborative communities with collective teacher efficacy
During this period of school closures, teachers have shown how collaboration will play a major part in this new normal. From the grassroots to the systemic, teachers have been collaborating to find solutions for students, parents, communities and themselves. Teachers trust teachers, but we need a collective trust within our communities to truly collaborate between every educational stakeholder to develop the whole student. A real need is presenting itself for teachers to leverage the technological tools in a truly collaborative way. How to collaborate is key professional development that will help build the relationships that can help teachers, their students and their communities grow.
Moderator: Ross McGill, Founder & CEO, Teacher Toolkit, UK