Web conference | Saturday 3 October 2020

The UNESCO World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5 October. This year, it is 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 are organising a series of online talks, workshops and panel discussions to mark the occasion. The theme for this year's 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)
10.00-11.00 The hybrid classroom. Dilemmas, choices and solutions Sophia Mavridi 
11.10- 12.10 Teacher wellbeing – An individual and collective responsibility Sarah Mercer
12.20- 13.20 Online teaching – establishing connections that go beyond the screen Tamires Gama 
13.30-14.30 Changing our teaching in challenging times Tim Phillips & Panel
15.00- 16.00 Panel discussion – the future of education Various 
16.10- 17.10 Which English? Whose English? Tony Young
17.20-17.50 Navigating language learning through WhatsApp during the lockdown:  an experience from Cameroon Abigail Ekangouo Awanga 
17.50- 18.20 Hitting home runs from home – Keeping students ‘school fit’ during Covid-19   Monique Bachman
18.30- 19.30 How to build a secure online environment to protect young learners and teens Jennifer Dobson
19.40-20.40 Staying safe online in the new school year Boris Radanovic 

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

Frequently asked questions

Is the web conference free?
Yes. There is no charge for attending the web conference.

Will I get a certificate for attending?
Yes. Certificates will be made available after each session. Participants will need to type in their own name and download.

Where can I watch the recordings of sessions?
All sessions will be recorded and available on our TeachingEnglish website 24 hours after the live event.

Can I get a copy of the presenter slides?
Where possible, a PDF version of the slides will be made available on the same page as the recording. In some cases, due to copyright, it may not be possible to provide a copy of the slides.