Chung Hwa Middle School, Bandar Seri Begawan (CHMS BSB) will be participating in the inaugural World Education Week on October 5-9, during which 100 schools across the world will gather online to share their expertise and the best practices.
World Education Week is an effort by 30 civil society organisations coming together, after the record-breaking T4 conference on May 30 which was attended by over 100,000 teachers.
The selected schools will convene in support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals on Quality Education (UN SDG 4) and share their expertise across a range of educational themes such as enhancing employability and life-skills, deepening family and community engagement, the use of technology, a focus on wellbeing, and promoting the science of learning and teaching.
The ambition of this event is to drive World Education Week is to accelerate progress to achieve UN SDG 4, a commitment designed to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.
The participating schools, chosen from every continent and from kindergartens to secondary level, have centred on the theme of ‘Learning Today’, where each school will host a virtual event to demonstrate how to bring change, based on their own innovations and successes.
The event will be led by Vikas Pota, a globally-respected leader and driving force in the education, international development, philanthropic and technology sectors.
In launching the event, Pota said, “I am incredibly inspired by the schools that applied to take part in this year’s World Education Week. Their commitment to improving the life chances of their learners by nurturing expertise and wanting to share their experience with others, especially in these challenging times, says a lot about the global education community.
“They are our heroes, and World Education Week provides us all an opportunity not just to learn from them, but to celebrate their successes, too.”
Principal of CHMS, BSB Kho Guik Lan meanwhile said, “Teaching has never been more difficult, it has never been more important — and the need for student success has never been so urgent. With this event CHMS, BSB, celebrates our truly novel efforts in reimagining teaching, learning and assessment, in order to drive deep 21st Century competencies in our students.
On the role of technology for the theme, ‘Learning Today’, she said, “Every student learns, but in a different way. It is essential for us to cater to the needs of students so they can improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better.
“Technology is no substitute for an inspired learner, but it transpires to increase the integral part of classroom success.
“Schools are rapidly adapting these digital tools, and teachers agree that making this transition is critical and to improving learning outcome.”
CHMS, BSB will showcase the school from 10am to 11am GMT +8, on October 6, at the T4 World Education Week website.