In the last few weeks, the global pandemic has had extreme consequences on the world of learning and wellbeing. Some countries are thriving in online learning environments, whereas others are lacking technology support & training for teachers and families. While speaking with our community, we heard of many challenges faced by our learners, teachers and parents.
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On 20th March, our Founders invited our global education community to share homeschooling and online learning solutions that can be used immediately by learners and families in confinement. These solutions led by a student, teacher or parent, could be big or small, but should support student learning and wellbeing in this pressing time.
After a 7-day submission period, we closed the open call with a thrilling 102 innovative solutions to meet the challenges raised by COVID19 pandemic head-on! We have received ideas and best practices from around the world, including Hong Kong, Brazil, Colombia, Taiwan, India, Finland, US, Canada, UK, Uganda and more.
On 2nd April 2020, 1000-1200 UTC, we will be hosting a global call for our innovators, ambassadors, youth ambassadors and other community stakeholders to discuss our current realities and brainstorm on collective solutions.
In the call, we hope to focus our attention on:
- The current impact of the global pandemic on K12 education - What is working, What is not.
- Critical challenges & opportunities in Remote Learning & e-Learning methods.
- Explore the selected solutions from our COVID19 Spotlight
- Define our collective commitment
- Prioritise next steps & action
We invite everyone to join the call, hear from our selected solutionaries and brainstorm on how to take it back into our local contexts.
We thank our community members for offering support and resources in this time of need. Head to our Coronavirus Toolkit especially designed to support educators & parents during this COVID-19 outbreak.