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UNESCO-IBE Webinar Series No.1: Learning to Build Back Better Futures of Education

Learning to Build Back Better Futures of Education: Lessons from educational innovation during the covid-19 pandemic
Webinar Series No. 1 with an inter-regional focus

Co-organized by the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the Global Education Innovation Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, this first webinar seeks to contribute to the development of operational strategies for change in education that will help prepare students for the future, while addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and making education systems more resilient to future disruption, with an inter-regional focus.

Drawing on the goals and extensive work of the Global Education Innovation Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in advancing knowledge on how to transform public education, the aspirations of the Hybrid Education, Learning and Assessment (HELA) initiative of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) and the inspiring vision of UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative, this webinar set out to identify and study examples of educational innovation that emerged during the pandemic and that present pathways for transformation.

Learn more about the UNESCO-IBE - Global Education Innovation Initiative collaboration: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/news/learning-build-back-better-futures-education-lessons-educational-innovation-during-covid-19

Time and Date
Friday 25 February 2022
15h-16h30 Geneva time (UTC+1)
9h-10h30 New York time (UTC-5)

Zoom (Registration link here). 

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

Provisional Agenda

Friday 25 February 2022
15h - 16h30 Geneva time (UTC+1)

15:00 – 15:15
Welcome and opening remarks (5 minutes for each)

Mr. Yao Ydo, Director, UNESCO-IBE
Mr. Fernando Reimers, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Mr. Renato Opertti, Senior Expert, UNESCO-IBE   

Moderator: Ms. Yi Yang, Consultant, UNESCO-IBE

15:15 – 16:05
Panel presentations: Lessons from Education Innovation during the Covid-19 Pandemic (10 minutes for each)

Digital Knowledge Bank, Egypt

Ebtehal Elghamrawy, Teaching Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Rising on Air radio education, Liberia and Sierra Leone
Keya Lamba, Co-Founder of Earth Warriors Global

Assessing students’ competences through digital technologies, Norway
Marte Blikstad-Balas, Professor, University of Oslo

Digital competence as an enabler for teachers’ professional development, Brazil
Lúcia Dellagnelo, CEO of the Center of Innovation for Brazilian Education

Rocket Learning: Leveraging technology to improve family engagement for early learning, India
Aditi Nangia, Project Lead, Private schools (Governance) at Central Square Foundation in India

Moderator: Mr. Renato Opertti, Senior Expert, UNESCO-IBE

16:05 – 16:15
Discussant (10 minutes)
Mr. Sohbi Tawil, Director of the Future of Learning and Innovation Division, UNESCO

16:15 – 16:25
Questions from participants (10 minutes)
Moderator: Ms. Florence Ssereo, Programme Specialist, UNESCO

16:25 – 16:30
Closing remarks (5 minutes)

Mr. Fernando Reimers, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Recording (YouTube)

Download the concept note and agenda in English, French and Spanish.