Five hundred teachers and educators from across 15 countries are expected to be in Jamaica on January 21, 2023, for the Global Education Teachers Summit to be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.
The confab is being organised and hosted by Jamaica-born, Maryland-based educator Keishia Thorpe under the theme ‘Redesigning the future of education’. Teachers are expected from Colombia, Canada, the United States, Ghana, Mexico, Uganda, Argentina, and Morocco, among other countries.
The summit is being held in partnership with the Jamaica Teachers’ Association and the Jamaica Teaching Council, with the Ministry of Education endorsing the event, and will see six training sessions spread across the day. There will be presentations by master teachers, education ministers and education strategists.
The summit is free for all teachers and is being sponsored by Thorpe’s non-profit, Elite International.
The event is being billed as a stakeholder mini-conference to bring together educators and education stakeholders from across the world for knowledge sharing, and to discuss equitable and inclusive practices as a vision for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for Education 2030.