Saturday, May 30th
All timings are in BST (GMT +1)
1245 Livestream opens
1300 - 1315 Welcome by Vikas Pota, Host, T4
1315 - 1335 The new normal for teachers - shaped by teachers
Speaker: Maggie MacDonnell, Winner of the 2017 Global Teacher Prize, Canada
Speaker: Andria Zafirakou, Winner of the 2018 Global Teacher Prize, UK
1340 - 1405 T1: Teacher Well-being
Health, Happiness and Prosperity: how do we make this a priority in the new normal?
Teacher well-being is a foundational need for any school or system. Without healthy teachers, we will not have healthy students, parents or communities. Addressing the trauma and stress from these school closures, as well as re-imagining, designing and developing our education systems to put teacher and student well-being at the center is key. This session will look into how you address your well-being as a teacher? How do you help your students, parents and communities? Importantly we ask how we could redesign the systems and our schools to place well-being at their centre.
Moderator: Elisa Guerra, Member, UNESCO International Commission on Futures of Education, Mexico
Speaker: Vijita Patel, Principal, Swiss Cottage School Development & Research Centre, UK
Speaker: Hiba Ballout, Head of Secondary cycle, Science Coordinator and Biology Teacher, Saint George’s School, Lebanon
1415 - 1445 Keynote: Education disrupted - education rebuilt
Moderator: Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, Financial Times, UK
Speaker: Andreas Schleicher, Director of Education & Skills, OECD, France
1450 - 1455 Fighting for teachers
Remarks by David Edwards, General Secretary of Education International, Belgium
1500 - 1525 T2: Teacher Leadership
A professional calling to teacher agency and teacher advocacy in times of uncertainty
Outraged that half the world won’t have access to what this conference will deliver, determined that we will learn the lessons from this moment in history and purposeful in leading our students, schools and communities through these uncertain times to truly put the student at the center teaching to the whole child. This session will explore the need for this new normal for teachers.
Moderator: Esteban Bullrich, Senator & Former Minister of Education, Argentina
Speaker: Yasodai Selvakumaran, Humanities Teacher, Rooty Hill High School, Australia
Speaker: Armand Doucet, Teacher, Riverview Middle School, Canada
Speaker: Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, PhD, Assistant Professor, BRAC Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh
1530 - 1550 Giving girls a voice - Introduce session
Moderator: Vikas Pota, Host, T4
Speaker: Ziauddin Yousufzai, Teacher, Malala's father and a peace, women's rights and education activist, UK
1550 - 1555 Making up for the learning loss
Remarks by Jaime Saavedra, Global Director of Education, World Bank, USA
1600 - 1620 Teacher Showcases
Teacher showcases will highlight some of the best practices in T4 topics at this time demonstrating “How To” do it and the resulting projects or outcomes.
Francis Jim Tuscano, Department Chairperson, Xavier School, San Juan City, Philippines
Tengku Julianna Tengku Rushdi, SMK School, Bugaya, Malaysia
Nhial Deng, Refugee & Teacher, Kakuma Camp, Kenya
Jennifer Williams, Professor, Saint Leo University, Florida, USA
Camilla Uhre Fog, International School of Billund, Billund, Denmark
1630 - 1655 T3 Teacher Technology
What actually works?
A need to embrace technology to reach students has pushed teachers to search for the best software and hardware to deliver a true education. Designing to enhance the learning process by choosing the right technological tools to fit the pedagogy, curricula and student context, specific professional development needs, technology vetting service and digital literacy are at the forefront of teachers thinking at the moment and will be explored in this session.
Moderator: Betsy Corcoran, Co-Founder & CEO, EdSurge, USA
Speaker: Koen Timmers, Computer Science Teacher, Belgium
Speaker: Jaipriya Balaji, High School Math and Physics teacher in National Public School, India
Speaker: Professor AnnMarie Thomas, Director, Playful Learning Lab, University of St. Thomas, USA
1700 - 1705 The Futures of Education - they are in our hands!
Remarks from Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director General of Education, UNESCO, France
1705 - 1720 Why teachers matter
Moderator: Vikas Pota, Host, T4
Speaker: Banky Wellington, Singer, Rapper, and Actor, Nigeria
Speaker: Folawe Omikunle, CEO, Teach for Nigeria, Nigeria
1720 - 1745 T4: Teacher Collaboration
Collaborative communities with collective teacher efficacy
During this period of school closures, teachers have shown how collaboration will play a major part in this new normal. From the grassroots to the systemic, teachers have been collaborating to find solutions for students, parents, communities and themselves. Teachers trust teachers, but we need a collective trust within our communities to truly collaborate between every educational stakeholder to develop the whole student. A real need is presenting itself for teachers to leverage the technological tools in a truly collaborative way. How to collaborate is key professional development that will help build the relationships that can help teachers, their students and their communities grow.
Moderator: Ross McGill, Founder & CEO, Teacher Toolkit, UK
Speaker: Madhav Chavan, Founder, Pratham, India
Speaker: Dorte Lange, Vice President of DLF, Denmark’s Teacher Union, Denmark
Speaker: Danielle van Eck, Physics Teacher, Protea Heights Academy, South Africa
17:45 - 18:00 Conclusion