A global tech company, Google, has marked the 2021 Teachers’ Day celebration by creating a unique doodle.
As a way of celebrating teachers, Google Doodle icon for October 5, 2021, involves a group of colourful bumblebees looking at a bigger bumblebee, holding a book.
The image depicts the bigger bumblebee as the teacher while the others are students who are learning from the teacher.
World Teachers’ Day, celebrated annually on October 5, provides an important opportunity to call on Governments and the international community to spotlight teachers and their challenges, and share effective and promising policy responses.
To celebrate 2021 World Teachers’ Day, United Nations agencies and partners, including the World Bank, the Global Education Coalition and civil society organisations, will organise global and regional events and an advocacy campaign with the participation of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
The five-day series of events will include panel discussions and online sessions to examine effective policies, evidence and innovative practices to support teachers for successful recovery, build resilience and reimagine education in the post-pandemic world, and advance the fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 4) of inclusive and equitable education.
Just 40 per cent of countries trained three-quarters or more of teachers on technology related to distance learning during the pandemic.
Only six out of ten countries provided teachers with professional development on psychosocial and emotional support.
The UN said 58 per cent of countries provided teachers with content for remote learning, while 42 per cent provided them with ICT tools and ensured internet connectivity.