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Learning, Sharing, Caring: L&D Office hours

Program where L&D practitioners volunteer their time to support teachers that are transitioning to remote teaching for the first time

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I am a.....

  • L&D Program Manager

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L&D Office hours can help teachers that are transitioning to remote teaching for the first time.

The teacher has the opportunity to partner with an L&D professional from X organization. These organizations often are familiarized with technologies and tools to facilitate in-house trainings, and some even do it remotely as they are a global company.The opportunity lies in connecting these two groups, vulnerable teachers that are experiencing remote teaching for the first time, and L&D professionals that are willing to volunteer hours of their week to mentor and support the group.

The L&D practitioner can support the teacher, and after a couple of sessions, the teacher will feel more empowered, familiarized with the technology and ready to support their students.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Question and reflecting what are the future skills our students need. The school system is relying on past systems (From decades ago), and a new era is coming where we need to question what do they need to know, as we don't even know what type of jobs will exist in the future.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

Im a Service Designer working in L&D

What region are you located in?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Where are you located?

Im located in Guatemala City.

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Photo of Paul Kim

Hi Ximena. Thank you for your submission. Teachers definitely need support in knowing how to deliver better instruction remotely. Two things -- what is L&D? Also, can you describe how you might connect teachers to these practitioners?

Photo of Ximena Matus

Hi Paul! sorry that was corporate jargon, L&D are the Learning and Development teams that organizations have. They are the ones owning trainings inside organizations, such as leadership development. Actually Ive been thinking about that, especially as Ive been seeing a lot of comments on Facebook on this matter, Im starting to brainstorm it could start as a Facebook group. Im still on the drawing board, but feel free to share ideas too :)