Our Education Solutions
2017 World Teachers’ Day
Presentations were made by Dr. Hui Yin Hsu, the Chair of the Department; Ms. Elizabeth Shuman, the Co-chair at the Committee on Teaching at the United Nations; Dr. Ada Okika, Executive Director of the UNESCO Center for Global Education; Dr. Minaz Fazal, Assistant Prof. of the Teacher Education Program; Shiang Kwei Wang, Associate Dean of the School of Education at the New York Institute of Technology; Dr. B.N. Kumar, Prof./Research Fellow at the New York Institute of Technology; Michael Uttendorfer, Associate Prof. at the School of Education at the New York Institute of Technology; Dr. Reba Renee Perry-Ufele, CEO of Diva Dynasty Magazine Inc. and Diva Dynasty Management; and Mr. Ramjee Sah, retired teacher from Nepal.
Discussions ranged from providing resources to teachers to enable them to teach more effectively, encouraging teacher exchange and visiting programs, getting parents involved in empowering teachers, and professional development for teachers to making teachers and teaching purposeful, community and cultural empowerment, and education and teaching through technology.
The forum called on focused action towards teachers, teaching and learning in freedom, and empowering with emphasis on:
- Teachers while in school, during their careers, and after their careers.
- Teaching strategies and policies to be revisited with input from teachers while in school, during their careers, and after their careers.
- Global teacher support programs.
- Teacher mobile apps.
- Making teaching-oriented technology a priority.
- Empowering teachers in consideration with Knowledge Attitudinal Practice (KAP).
- Teachers’ connection with students during and after school (bringing technology practices into action).
- Teaching with an understanding of culture.
The forum called for further programs with the Department of Teacher Education at the New York Institute of Technology and the UNESCO Center for Global Education to provide both faculty and students with UNESCO and the United Nations’ work on education, teaching, and teachers. The forum noted the stringent need for technology education in the classroom and teaching to help improve the teaching and global empowerment of teachers.