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Event
  • 21.10.2021

The Digital Turn: Empowering the Caribbean’s Teachers

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The Covid-19 pandemic forced teachers to implement blended and distance learning modalities, often without sufficient guidance, training or resources. Improving teachers’ digital competences is key to the teaching profession, to design quality distance learning as well as to their own professional development. 

In Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO and Blackboard Academy and the Caribbean Center of Educational Planning (UWI-CCEP) at the University of the West Indies have partnered to improve digital literacy training for teachers in the Caribbean with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is based on a train-the-trainer model with resources for a self-sustaining professional development program. The goal is to train at least 10,000 teachers in digital skills and teaching strategies. With additional support from UNICEF in Jamaica, 7,000 teachers in Jamaica will be able to participate in the training.

The webinar The Digital Turn: Empowering the Caribbean’s Teachers will feature key elements of the project in the Caribbean to draw lessons from the regional experience and highlight the need and unpack the complexities of teacher training on the pedagogical use of ICTs. That experience will work as a starting point to connect the challenges of teacher training on ICTs at a global level, referencing the different needs and strategies implemented on ICTs. 

Interpretation in English, Spanish and French will be available.

Objectives:

  • Showcase key lessons and opportunities from the train-the-trainers project in the Caribbean.
  • Highlight the need and complexities of teacher training on the pedagogical use of ICTs drawing lessons from different experiences and the train-the-trainers project in the Caribbean.
  • Explain the UNESCO ICT competency framework; exploring the 6 areas to be addressed and its different levels by emphasizing the relevance of developing ICT skills on teachers throughout their career.
  • Showcase the mapping of ICT competencies offered to teachers by teacher training course elaborated by the teacher development section at UNESCO HQ.
  • Share experience on teacher training on ICTs in the different countries in the Caribbean and with regional organizations such as CARICOM, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and explore the possible synergies with other strategies on a global level (for example from the Global Teacher Campus).
  • Share experiences with Abuja office as a similar teacher training project with Blackboard is being developed.

REGISTER HERE.

Provisional agenda:

Agenda

Credit of the photo used for the visual: UNESCO Kingston

Event
  • 21.10.2021

The Digital Turn: Empowering the Caribbean’s Teachers

REGISTER HERE.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced teachers to implement blended and distance learning modalities, often without sufficient guidance, training or resources. Improving teachers’ digital competences is key to the teaching profession, to design quality distance learning as well as to their own professional development. 

In Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO and Blackboard Academy and the Caribbean Center of Educational Planning (UWI-CCEP) at the University of the West Indies have partnered to improve digital literacy training for teachers in the Caribbean with financial support from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project is based on a train-the-trainer model with resources for a self-sustaining professional development program. The goal is to train at least 10,000 teachers in digital skills and teaching strategies. With additional support from UNICEF in Jamaica, 7,000 teachers in Jamaica will be able to participate in the training.

The webinar The Digital Turn: Empowering the Caribbean’s Teachers will feature key elements of the project in the Caribbean to draw lessons from the regional experience and highlight the need and unpack the complexities of teacher training on the pedagogical use of ICTs. That experience will work as a starting point to connect the challenges of teacher training on ICTs at a global level, referencing the different needs and strategies implemented on ICTs. 

Interpretation in English, Spanish and French will be available.

Objectives:

  • Showcase key lessons and opportunities from the train-the-trainers project in the Caribbean.
  • Highlight the need and complexities of teacher training on the pedagogical use of ICTs drawing lessons from different experiences and the train-the-trainers project in the Caribbean.
  • Explain the UNESCO ICT competency framework; exploring the 6 areas to be addressed and its different levels by emphasizing the relevance of developing ICT skills on teachers throughout their career.
  • Showcase the mapping of ICT competencies offered to teachers by teacher training course elaborated by the teacher development section at UNESCO HQ.
  • Share experience on teacher training on ICTs in the different countries in the Caribbean and with regional organizations such as CARICOM, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and explore the possible synergies with other strategies on a global level (for example from the Global Teacher Campus).
  • Share experiences with Abuja office as a similar teacher training project with Blackboard is being developed.

REGISTER HERE.

Provisional agenda:

Agenda

Credit of the photo used for the visual: UNESCO Kingston

Event
  • 21.06.2021

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

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

Event
  • 01.04.2021

First KIX LAC International Conference - Teaching professional development in times of COVID: opportunities from innovation

Watch the replay here.

One of the principles of KIX LAC is responding to countries' needs and demands. On this ground, teacher professional development has been one of the topics that representatives have defined as a priority in the agenda for the next years. Therefore, KIX LAC has been organizing several activities that approach the topic from different perspectives, including a conversation led by one of the representatives aimed at analyzing the challenges from a practitioner's point of view, a webinar led by academicians and a workshop for teachers´unions leaders. It is also preparing a policy brief which digs into the topic in the region and a systematic review that will collect lessons and good practices in the field that are relevant for KIX LAC countries. This International Conference has the goal of discussing findings and mobilizing evidence with a broader public.

Format

The event will feature a presentation of high-level authorities and experts. The presentations will be followed by discussion with key actors from the region as Dr. Michael Fullan, the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.

Speakers

  • Dr. Michael Fullan, the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.
  • Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Representatives from International Organizations implementing initiatives on teacher professional development.

The event will be broadcast in English, Spanish and French.

The agenda will be available shortly.

For more information about KIX LAC click here