Perspectives and Learning05.10.2020 | Education
Paths to Citizenship: a webinar to discuss the impacts of the pandemic with educators.
In late July, the Paths to Citizenship program promoted an important online debate. The webinar gathered participants in this initiative held by the CCR Institute to discuss “What did we learn from this time and what are the perspectives for the future?”. Held via Zoom, it was attended by Luciana Allan, who is a Mathematics graduate, Doctor in Education from USP and Chief Technical Officer of the Crescer Institute, and host Ariane Telles, who is responsible for the program. A total of 336 educators connected to the webinar!
For Ms. Telles, the webinar brought the Paths to Citizenship audience closer. “We discussed a very relevant topic for the moment - the education challenges and the lessons learned as a result of social distancing,” she highlighted. Other highlights included the recommendations for the present and the perspectives for the future. “We brought data from a survey conducted by the Crescer Institute with perspectives on returning to school in a post-pandemic world and shared some activity tips that the participants can do remotely with students,” Ariane explained.
The teachers were able to interact with each other and express their own opinions about the topic. Read some comments:
“These are refreshing times. With the new challenges, we are applying overlooked knowledge and returning to our study routine. It’s amazing how technology provides endless possibilities, and we’ve failed to explore them in the classroom for so long. It hasn’t been easy neither for teachers nor for parents and students, but we are gradually readjusting ourselves to this new way of working.”
“For long, we have understood the need to implement the technology in our work”. But we were always looking for excuses and ended up postponing this new experience. The time has come, though. And we can’t run away anymore. Maybe when this dreadful period is over, we will be sure that we can always innovate and face any challenges – we are teachers after all”