Teaching and Innovation in times of Covid: Education experts participate in international conference

13 July 2021
Credit: KIX LAC

On April 21, KIX LAC hub held the first International Conference "Teaching and Innovation 2021. Teaching professional development in times of Covid: opportunities from innovation".


The meeting brought together important leaders in the educational field and more than 700 virtual attendees. Participants included Dr. Michael Fullan, Director of Global Leadership, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; the Minister of Education of Guyana, Priya D. Manickchand; Dr. Javier González, Director of SUMMA; Dr. Laurette Bristol, Manager of Programs and Human Resources Development of CARICOM; and Dr. Carlos Vargas-Tamez, Head of Teacher Development at UNESCO's Task Force for Teachers.


Fullan's keynote presentation focused on the 10 priorities to activate deep learning and the 6 C's, global competencies to develop it: character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking, highlighting that success occurs when leaders participate as learners with staff to change the culture".


González thanked the participants from different parts of the world for their participation, and highlighted teaching competencies as fundamental pillars for building a fairer education, especially in the context of Covid-19, where innovation does not necessarily mean software or more technology, but better pedagogy.


The conference also included participation by the Minister of Education of Guyana, Priya Manickchand, the Chief of Section of the UNESCO Secretariat for Teacher Development - Teachers Task Force, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Tamez, the manager of the Human Resources Development Program of the Caribbean Community - CARICOM -, Dr. Laurette Bristol and the Director General of OCES, Dr. Didacus Jules.


To watch the conference recordings, click the links below:

English https://www.facebook.com/KixLac/videos/18332666030146

Spanish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMaPhar2OSM