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Training Launch - Education response to COVID-19: Distance Learning and Teacher Training Strategies in the Caribbean Sub-region

When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:00 - Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 14:30
Timezone:
America/Jamaica
Organizers:
  • UNESCO Kingston
  • Blackboard Academy
  • Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning (CCEP)
  • UNICEF

In the Caribbean region, available data shows that nearly 7 million learners in 23 countries and of 91,710 teachers have been affected by school closures due to COVID-19.

To address these unprecedented disruptions to Caribbean education systems, the UNESCO and Blackboard,  together with the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning (CCEP) and UNICEF are providing high quality distance and blended learning training to 10,000 teachers in 20 Caribbean Small Island Developing States. 

The 'Education response to COVID-19: Strategies for distance education and training in the Caribbean - A UNESCO, Blackboard and UWI Initiative' aims to increase access to professional development opportunities for teacher educators, teachers, inspectors and educational community leaders through a coordinated regional approach to design, deliver and maintain quality online learning resources.

During this launch event, representatives from UNESCO and Blackboard will share lessons learned from their pilot initiative in 2020. To enhance capacity development of teacher educators, teachers and educational leaders in digital skills and blended learning solutions in Jamaica. UNICEF will be a strong partner in this initiative on the national level. 

To join the meeting, see the agenda and know more information, please click here

Photo credit: UNESCO Kingston

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