​​​​​Organized by the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) in collaboration with the Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) 

Tuesday, 12 May 2020: 2-3.30pm (CEST)​​

​1​​4:00 – 14:15

Welcome & Opening

Ms Vi​beke Jensen, Director, Division of Peace and Sustainable Development, Education Sector, UNESCO

Video "Debating the Futures of Education" (1'27)

Moderator and overall coordination​: Ms Julie Saito, Chief of ASPnet International Coordination Team 

14:15 – 14:50

Theme #1: Experiences of teaching and learning during lockdown

This session will focus on sharing observations, feelings and lessons learned in regards to how teaching and learning has been kept up during lockdown and how it worked (or not) for students, teachers and parents from different contexts and countries. Following a few short interventions by students, teachers and parents, the floor will be open for questions, comments and discussion.

Questions for discussion:

  • ​How effective has the experience of remote learning been? What technologies did you use? What opportunities and challenges did you experience? 
  • How has remote learning shaped and possibly changed the learning community and relationships between students – teachers – parents?

Speakers:

  • Ms Nanda Vania Qurratu Aini, Student, 17 years old, Indonesia 
  • Ms Nevenka Fadin, Student, 14 years old, Argentina 
  • Ms Ganchimeg Jamba, English Teacher, Mongolia 
  • Ms Ghinwa Maassarani, Chemistry Teacher & Parent of two, Lebanon
  • Mr Richard Iyaya, Teacher Educator and Parent, Kenya

Expert: Mr Tigran Yepoyan, Chief of Unit, ICT in Health Education, IITE

Moderator: Ms Katja Anger-Delimi, UNESCO ASPnet Project Officer

14:50 – 15:25

Theme #2: Going back to school, reimagining the futures of education

This session will focus on sharing observations, feelings and lessons learned in regards to moving from confinement to de-confinement, to the new “normal”, and how we reimagine the futures of education. Following a few short interventions by students, teachers and parents, the floor will be open for questions and comments

Question for discussion:

  • How do we reimagine the organization of our schools and learning environments following this crisis?

Speakers:

  • Ms Aisha Bunu, Student, 14 years old, Nigeria 
  • Ms Anne-Fleur Lurvink, English Teacher, the Netherlands 
  • Ms Si Gao, Chinese Literature Teacher, China 
  • Mr Jean-Marc Septsault, Technology Teacher & Parent of two, France 
  • Ms Aseel Jasim, Parent of four, Iraq

Expert: Ms Xiaoxia Zhou, Director, International Center for UNESCO ASPnet, China 

Mr Sobhi Tawil, Chief, Education Research and Foresight, UNESCO

Moderator: Mr Simon Wanda, UNESCO ASPnet Associate Project Officer

15:25 – 15:30

Closing Remarks

Mr Tao Zhan, Director, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)

Q/A and chat during the webinar by UNESCO Associated Schools International Coordination Team:

Overall Webinar moderation: Ms Fouzia Belhami with the support of:
 
Mr Erik Eschweiler for English
Ms Hélène Darne for French and Arabic
Ms Kangni Chen for Chinese
Ms Alba Moral Foster for Spanish

Report of the discussions: Mélanie Seto
 
With the support of  the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE):
Ms Natalia Amelina, moderator of chat for Russian
Mr Edward Toulokhonov, IT System Administrator
Ms Galina Konyaeva, Programme Assistant
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