World Teachers' Day open Forum "Teaching Today"

When, local time: 
Monday, 6 October 2014 -
10:00am to 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Contact: 
wtd@unesco.org

Open Forum on "Teaching today: an international overview of professional development and conditions of work" for the 20th anniversary of World Teachers' Day.

The Day commemorates the adoption of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendations concerning the Status of Teachers. UNESCO encourages local activities which can be promoted on www.worldteachersday.org map
The forum will bring together teachers, researchers, experts (including UNESCO Chairs and university professors), students (teacher training institution, Education Sciences), representatives from teacher training institutes, education and teacher organizations, specialized media.

It aims to provide as much discussion between speakers and participants as possible. The forum will include four parallel participative workshops:
. Teachers’ living and working conditions
. Teachers’ continuous professional development
. How ICT can support teacher training
. Pedagogical innovations in education.

At the end of the two-day open forum there will be a free concert by Toumani and Sidiki Diabate, a father and son duo that embodies perfectly the transmission of knowledge and the beauty of teaching.

Webcast will be available place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on «Teachers for the 21st century» and at 3-4:30p.m. for the conclusions of the workshops and forum.