UIL started Technology teaching for Literacy Educators. Digital skills are the key to 21st-century literacy. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators have limited ability to use technology in the classroom and have been shown to benefit from locally relevant and structured training in this area. This is true in Côte d’Ivoire, as in many other places.
Workshop on With the participation of the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition (GEC) and the Global Literacy Alliance (GAL)
To facilitate the provision of quality literacy by facilitating the effective use of technology in literacy teaching and learning, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and the UNESCO Abidjan Office will, 8-10 November 2022 hold a workshop on With the participation of the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition (GEC) and the Global Literacy Alliance (GAL), this national workshop will enable participants to develop contextualized digital skills training modules for literacy educators in Côte d’Ivoire.
Workshop participants contained experts from the Ministry of National Education and Literacy and other ministries, as well as representatives of civil society, including several associations of literacy centers and promoters of literacy teachers.
Côte d’Ivoire is the first French-speaking country to introduce this program to improve the digital skills of literacy teachers.
The country plans to refine and pilot the modules in preparation for the 2023 National Literacy Teacher Training. Other countries and organizations will join the initiative from 2022 onwards.
Since its launch in 2016, as part of the Lifelong Learning Framework, the Global Alliance for Literacy has advanced the international discourse and led the agenda to bring literacy to those most in need around the world. . The alliance includes 30 countries committed to youth and adult literacy. It serves as a platform for members to discuss progress and challenges and share knowledge and best practices.