Equitable Remote Learning for All: Using multiple delivery channels to support ethnolinguistic minority children

Equitable Remote Learning for All: Using multiple delivery channels to support ethnolinguistic minority children

As part of the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group, UNESCO is hosting the third session of its regional webinar series. This webinar will focus on using multiple delivery channels to support ethnolinguistic minority children's remote learning. The webinar will begin with a brief review of the Guidance Note on Ensuring Inclusive Education for Ethnolinguistic Minority Children in the COVID-19 Era. Against this background, each panel speaker will provide examples of delivering remote learning that use various methods to minimize the effects of compounded disadvantages, such as remoteness, poverty, migration, and language barriers, that ethnolinguistic minority children face in maintaining their learning remotely and for returning to school.


Objectives

  1. To share context-specific strategies for effectively delivering quality and inclusive remote learning to ethnolinguistic minority children.
  2. To explore how remote learning can enhance and strengthen mother tongue-based multilingual education programmes during and after COVID-19.
  3. To catalyse multilateral engagement and cooperation in implementing MTB MLE programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.


Target Audience

The target audience for the webinar includes regional, national and international level education stakeholders (including both policymakers and implementers) interested in strategies for delivering remote learning to ethnolinguistic minority children for inclusive multilingual education programmes.


Working Language

English will be the working language of the webinar.


Date, Time and Format

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm (Bangkok time; GMT+7)

Format: Zoom


Registration

Registration is free and required in advance. Once you register, a unique join URL will be sent to your email. Click here to access the registration link.


Agenda

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Moderator: Francisco Benavides, Regional Education Advisor, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office

1:00pm - 1:10pm

Welcome and Introduction from the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group

1:10pm - 2:10pm

Panel Speakers (15 mins each):

  • "Reaching Ethnic Minority Students during COVID-19 in Cambodia" - Ms. Dany Khieu, Education Advisor at CARE, Cambodia
  • "Smart Voice: A Digital Offline Learning Kit for Students in the Remote Areas" - Ms. Emmanuela Shinta, Founder and Executive Director at Ranu Welum Foundation, Indonesia
  • "Digitalizing MTB-MLE Teacher Training" - Ms. Suraporn Suriyamonton, Country Representative at Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, Thailand
  • "M-Lugha: First Languages First" - Mr. Abdinoor Ali Yerrow, Founder and Edtech Specialist at M-Lugha App, Kenya

2:10pm - 2:40pm

Q&A and Discussion

2:40pm - 2:50pm

Key Messages and Closing

  • Ms. Margarete Sachs-Israel, Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, UNESCO Bangkok


Resources

Webinar recording

PowerPoint presentations

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Thailand

Guidance Note on Ensuring Inclusive Education for Ethnolinguistic Minority Children in the COVID-19 Era

Concept note and agenda

Speakers' biographies

1st regional webinar on developing digital learning materials for ethnolinguistic minority children

2nd regional webinar on fostering multilingualism for inclusion

The Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG)


For More Information

Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Secretariat E-mail: ap.mlewg@gmail.com

 

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