Web conference | Saturday 3 October 2020

The UNESCO World Teachers’ Day  is celebrated every year on 5 October. In 2020, it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the hard work and effort that everyone involved in education has done to adapt and continue teaching in new and difficult circumstances. 

Together with IATEFL, we organised a series of online talks, workshops and panel discussions to mark the occasion. The theme for 2020 year was World Teachers' Day is appropriately titled 'Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future'. 

Conference programme

The web conference will take place on Zoom and includes ten sessions.

Time Title of talk Speaker(s)
13.00–14.00 The hybrid classroom. Dilemmas, choices and solutions Sophia Mavridi
14.10–15.10 Teacher wellbeing – An individual and collective responsibility Sarah Mercer
15.20–16.20 Online teaching – establishing connections that go beyond the screen Tamires Gama
16.30–17.30 Changing our teaching in challenging times Tim Phillips & Panel
18.00–19.00 Panel discussion – the future of education Various
19.10–20.10 Which English? Whose English? Tony Young 
20.20–20.50 Navigating language learning through WhatsApp during the lockdown:  an experience from Cameroon Abigail Ekangouo Awanga
20.50–21.20 Hitting home runs from home – Keeping students ‘school fit’ during Covid-19 Monique Bachman
21.30–22.30 How to build a secure online environment to protect young learners and teens Jennifer Dobson
22.40–23.40 Staying safe online in the new school year Boris Radanovic

Details of each session and speaker can be found on our TeachingEnglish website.