Teachers Worldwide Find Creative Solutions to Avoid Education Disruption Due to COVID
“This crisis has created an unprecedented context that has brought to the fore teacher leadership, creativity and innovation,” said a recent report by UNESCO.
“In the majority of cases, teachers were forced to act without much warning and with little time to prepare. Curriculums were modified or condensed, lesson plans adapted, working methods turned on their heads. But, whether via the internet, mobile phone, television, radio broadcast or the mail, teachers continued to provide an education to their students.”
In countries with poor connectivity, where over 40% households do not have a computer or online access, many teachers have prepared take-home packager for their students, along with digital communities and support groups on Facebook and Twitter.
In order to celebrate teachers’ leadership during the COVID-19 crisis, UNESCO plans to celebrate their work on October 5th, with World Teachers’ Day, on the anniversary of the signature of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
The organization has released an event’s website.