Countries, businesses, and individuals throughout the world must collaborate on behalf of our teachers to guarantee that they have the digital skills and technology necessary to educate tomorrow's innovators.
Here are four strategies to upskill the digital educator in honour of World Teachers' Day.
The COVID-19 outbreak turned schools throughout the world on their heads. Survival of the fittest means individuals who had access to Chromebooks, Flipgrid, Zoom, or mobile apps, as well as basic wifi, were launched into a virtual or hybrid world over night.
With the educational system investing in a digital future, with the accent on teachers' important role in educating the next generation for a technology-driven 21st century.
There are four things you can do to help a digital educator improve their skills.
1. Enhance the social prestige of teachers: Teachers must be recognised for their leadership, especially in times of upheaval or catastrophe. Respect for teachers must become ingrained in how society respects them on a daily basis, not only on October 5th.
2. Make CSR tactics work for you: To enable for increased global focus, activity, innovation, and effect toward 2030 targets, explicitly connect CSR plans focusing on STEM, technology, and digital equity with the UN SDG framework. Plan your tactics, then track your progress against the goals you set.
3. Form partnerships that take use of government financing while also including private sector investment and non-profits offering programs to provide long-term answers to future digital demands. Expand programs that bring instructors into business settings to help them gain a better understanding of digital transitions, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, robotics-based manufacturing, and other emerging frontiers. We must use our respective resources to train, equip, and empower our educators with digital abilities that update their courses and leave no stone unturned through strategic collaborations and programs.
Rethink the role of technology in education
Education is a collaborative effort. On behalf of our teachers, we urge governments, companies, and global citizens to collaborate. Advances in technology, as well as lessons learned through COVID-19, can help us pave the way for greater educational justice. We can fuel a society where no one is left behind by collaborating with future digital instructors.
Despite the pandemic's stress, there is evidence of teachers' professional receptivity to improving their digital dexterity. During the pandemic year 2020-21, teachers, particularly those with the most classroom experience, developed new digital abilities, modified their pedagogies, and engaged heavily in their professional development by participating in considerably above-trend quantities of training.