We need to support our teachers, now more than ever! The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of most schools in Latin America and the Caribbean, meant that from one moment to another, teachers had to adapt the educational content and their instructional methods and switch to a remote teaching mode for which they weren't prepared. Ministries of Education across the … [Read more...] about Helping our Teachers: Now More Needed Than Ever!
Entry by Juan M. Hernández-Agramonte (IPA), Emma Näslund-Hadley (IDB), Olga Namen (IPA) and Brunilda Peña de Osorio (MINED) The COVID-19 pandemic forced a complete overhaul of the work of teachers, likely larger than the pandemic-related changes to any other profession. From one day to the next, teachers worldwide were asked to abandon face-to-face instruction and create … [Read more...] about 3,000 Teachers Share their COVID-19 Remote Learning Experiences
The social isolation caused by school closures due to COVID-19 could have devastating consequences for children and adolescents and puts their mental health and their socio-emotional and cognitive development at risk. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having socio-emotional skills such as adaptability, empathy and stress management, which are key for facing the … [Read more...] about Learning for life: Socio-emotional skills to face the new normal
Nichole Saad is the senior program manager for education at the Wikimedia Foundation, and Edna Medina is a partnerships consultant for Latin America at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation is the nonprofit organization that operates Wikipedia and the other free knowledge projects. The Foundation is a new member of the 21st Century Skills Coalition, joined by … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and digital literacy skills action on Wikipedia
Happy day, teachers! Today, Teacher's Day is celebrated in several Latin American countries. And what better time to recognize their work than during this pandemic, when teachers' work has been highlighted and valued by all of society. The declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic last March has caused impacts in all areas. Education has undoubtedly been one of the most strongly … [Read more...] about Teachers: the other essential workers during COVID-19