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Conversations on Teaching during COVID-19 Webinar Series

When: Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 13:00 - Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 14:00
  • International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030
  • OECD

At the end of 2020, the OECD, UNESCO and the Teacher Task Force launched a campaign to hear from teachers around the world about their experience of teaching during the pandemic. We asked them to send in videos describing how they adapted to the crisis, and many wonderful and fascinating insights were shared. These are now publicly available in the Global Teaching InSights platform

To build on this extraordinary work by teachers, we are hosting a series of interactive virtual Conversations on Teaching During Covid-19. Each conversation will bring together a panel of teachers around a common theme to talk more about the challenges they faced and how they have responded in innovative ways.

If you are a teacher or school leader, we invite you join us in these conversations and take part in a deeper discussion on the innovations we saw from teachers around the world. 

Each conversation will be hosted on Zoom Meeting and will be fully interactive, with all participants encouraged to join the discussion.

  • 8 April - Conversation 1: Learning continuity and innovative pedagogy (hosted by UNESCO). Watch the meeting recording.
  • 15 April - Conversation 2: Social-emotional support in a time of crisis (hosted by UNESCO). Watch the meeting recording.
  • 22 April - Conversation 3: Building a stronger profession together (hosted by the OECD). 

Find out more about the starring teachers:

Conversation 1: Learning continuity and innovative pedagogy (Watch the meeting recording)

  • Thomas Harefa from Indonesia shares how he has brought the students back to the center of the teaching practice through self-paced learning
  • Sandeepa Chavan from Ghana shares her experience on making learning fun and enjoyable.
  • Amit Bansal from India shares how he used coding to teach mathematics and geometrics.
  • Seenu Atoll School from the Maldives promotes a creative reading programme for early childhood education.


Conversation 2: Social-emotional support in a time of crisis (Watch the meeting recording)

  • Marina Watt  from Hong Kong (China) shares how she created “affirmation cards” that help students focus to positive thinking. 
  • Nana Gulic  from Croatia shares how she developed resources to help students verbalize their emotions and shared them in an online platform.
  • Noemi Baysa  from the Philippines develops a global citizen project
  • Daniel Antonio Jiménez  from Colombia had his students create music with homemade instruments, involving their families as well.


Conversation 3: Building a stronger profession together


Closing Webinar:  Rethinking the classroom after COVID-19: Insights and innovations from teachers (Register to participate or watch on YouTube)

  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Borhene Chakroun, Director of the Division of Policies and Lifelong Learning, UNESCO
  • Catherine Gregory, Director of Teaching and Learning / Head of English at Cheadle Hume School in the United Kingdom
  • Fernando Mesquita, Educational Leader at a school in Brazil
  • Filipa Matos, History and Citizenship Teacher in Portugal
  • Eirene Christa Luturmas, Elementary School Teacher in Indonesia

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