Teach With Africa continued our educational programming activities with a global webinar on 28th March, 2021. The webinar, which drew esteemed panelists from the education sector in both the United States and South Africa, focused on the global perspectives of virtual teaching, learning and the socioemotional care needed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 150 people registered for the webinar. 

Leveraging the use of technology when international travel is curtailed, we have initiated a virtual Educators’ Exchange Program in partnership with the Global Teachers Institute. Fellows from GTI are working this year in collaboration with educators in the U.S through Teach With Africa partner schools. They are engaged in conversations around selected topics anchored by the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Examples of their Social Responsibility Projects include: poverty eradication, promoting literacy in young students, the use of various technology platforms in education, and an exploration of career opportunities towards economic growth. 

Our goal is to resume the Educators Exchange Program, as in previous years, when it is deemed safe to do so, while still embedding the benefits of virtual learning. 

Teach With Africa will continue with educational programming webinars and other events throughout 2021.

Global Perspectives on Virtual Teaching, Learning and Socioemotional Care

Live webinar recording: Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Length of Video: 1 Hour, 43 minutes

Synopsis:
 The webinar features global perspectives from an esteemed panelist from South Africa and the U.S. discussing the topic of virtual teaching, learning, and social-emotional care during the pandemic.

Panelists

Aletha M. Harven, PH.D.

Professor, California State University, Stanislaus. DEI Strategist. Creator & Host for webinar series, “Transformative Conversations: Promoting Equity & Inclusion in Education & Beyond.”

John Gilmour, B.A.

Founder & Executive Director of LEAP Science and Maths School, S.A. Co-founder, Bridge & South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition, S.A. Executive Director, Global Teachers Institute, S.A.

Wanda M. Holland Greene, M.A.

Head of School, The Hamlin School, San Francisco, CA.

Jonathan Jansen, PH.D

Distinguished Professor, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. President, Academy of Science of South Africa.

John Gilmour, B.A.

Founder & Executive Director of LEAP Science and Maths School, S.A. Co-founder, Bridge & South African Extraordinary Schools Coalition, S.A. Executive Director, Global Teachers Institute, S.A.

Flora Mugambi-Mutunga, M.ED.

Director, Community Building & Inclusion, Town School for Boys, San Francisco, CA