Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Keynote Speaker (Week One)
We acknowledge your continued support in our drive for raising the bar in providing unrivalled teacher training, especially in the Nigerian public primary education sector. We are also pleased to inform you that, in spite of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education sector, the Foundation did not relent in its efforts in achieving its goals and in equipping Educators with relevant skills and knowledge beneficial to the education sector both now and post COVID-19.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic posed a huge challenge to education systems not only in Nigeria but all over the globe. Worldwide, governments ordered the closure of schools to help curtail the spread of the virus among pupils and teachers alike. The closure gave rise to a ‘new normal’ in the educational sector. This would mean no more face-to-face interactions between pupils and teachers and a consequent paradigm shift into online teaching and virtual education.
In a bid to ramp up the capacities of teachers to impart knowledge remotely and to adapt seamlessly to the ‘new normal’, Bunmi Adedayo Foundation set out to organize a 7-week Webinar Series for Educators holding on Thursdays, starting from 30th July through 10th September. The theme of the webinar series is centred around “Securing the Future of Teaching and Learning in Nigeria”. The series addresses the following thematic areas, viz:
- Technology for Teaching and Learning Assessment
- Advanced Teaching Methodology
- Subject-Specific Pedagogy
- Leadership and School Administration
- Career Etiquettes and Development Tips
- Curriculum Planning and Development.
So far, we have recorded a total of 1,224 educators who successfully registered for the webinar series, and over 50% attendance in all the sessions from Week 1 to Week 5. However, registration is still open for new participants to also benefit from the concluding parts of the series.
The Foundation engaged the services of key stakeholders and seasoned professionals in the education sector to serve as keynote speakers and to deliver content in line with the aforementioned thematic areas, respectively. Some of the keynote speakers who have graced the Webinar Series include:
- Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Honourable Commissioner for Education in Lagos State.
- Mr. Rotimi Eyitayo, CEO Teammasters International
- Dr. Tunji Abimbola, Principal Partner, TMAB Education Consulting, and
- Mrs Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, Director General, Office of the Education Quality Assurance, Lagos State Ministry of Education
SUMMARY OF THE WEEKLY SESSIONS OF THE WEBINAR SERIES FOR EDUCATORS TILL DATE
Two seasoned educators, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Da Silva (Lead Trainer, Outstanding Edu-Consult) and Mr. Eshiemokhai D. Ugiomoh (Certified I.T. Professional and Administrator) anchored this week’s session. They spoke respectively on “Effective Assessment and Feedback Management System for Online Learning” and “Deep Dive on Learning Applications Required for Literacy, Numeracy and Basic Science”.
Mrs. Wunmi Tolu-Alalade (Founder, Sapphire Exploits 21st Century Skills Educators Forum) and Mr. Louis Ezekiel Olubanjo (Lead Consultant, Global Relevance Education and Development Initiative) taught about “Adapting your School Curriculum to Meet Blended Learning Requirements” and “The Learning Environment Design” respectively.
The week’s session featured “Designing a 21st Century Pathway for Careers in Education” and “Etiquettes and Personal Grooming for Educators” delivered by Mrs. Dideolu Adekogbe (CEO/Lead Consultant, Florish-Gate Global Consults) and Ms. Nancy Ekpezu (Lead Consultant and Trainer, Pezu Smith Consulting) respectively.
Mrs. Ayopeju Njideaka (CEO, Nurture House Consulting) and Mrs. Tinuola Olufowobi (Lead Education Consultant, StandFirm and Associates) facilitated the topics, “Leadership, Learning and Motivation Strategies for School Faculty” and “Plan and Action Steps for School Improvement: Preparing for the New Normal” respectively.
This week featured the topics, “Behavioural Management and Positive Discipline for Learners (In-Class and Virtual)” and “Differentiation in the Classroom (Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence)” as presented by Mr. Akin Benjamin (Education and Personal Development Coach) and Mrs. Dideolu Adekogbe (CEO/Lead Consultant, Florish-Gate Global Consults) respectively.
The concluding two weeks of the webinar series will cover the following topics:
“Reflection as a Critical Skill: Tools and Strategies for Teachers” to be facilitated by Mr. Akin Alamu (CEO/Head Consultant, HighRank Curriculum) and “Engaging Scaffolds that Deepen Independent Learning” to be facilitated by Mrs. Olubunmi Adewakun (Early Childhood Specialist and Certified Educational Administrator).
“How to Build Reading Skills in Children: For Parents and Educators” to be anchored by Mrs. Diana Omowunmi Ojuola (Expert, Reading Skills Creativity and Handwriting) and “Developing Paragraphs: A Building Block in Creatives” to be anchored by Olufunso Kehinde Fagbohun (CEO/Coordinator, Glowing Stars Learning Centre).
Kindly see below, links to videos showing each of the held sessions on Youtube:
Week One - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3WvwaZVvG4
Week Two - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re_Wqqwe8g8
Week Three - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeMFk3icSSQ
Week Four - https://youtu.be/u9FDN2B518U
Week Five - https://youtu.be/KOqY4HMo5ec
Week Six - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VtCH9l0RZo
Week Seven - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zotaky36sY
From the foregoing, it is evident that your donations have contributed to the Foundation’s impact on the Nigerian education sector. We therefore encourage and request your continued support.
To partner with us, please call +234 807 549 1110 or +234 807 549 1389 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once again for your matchless support.
We wish you the best of September!
Yours in Development,
Programme Director, BAF
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