International Day of Education 2023

International Schools Association

24th January

International Day of Education

On the occasion of International Education Day, schools are invited to participate in 5 different contests in which students and teachers can submit short videos according to the proposed theme.

Organisers:

International School of Istanbul

Jaime Carbonell

Primary School

NIKA School

Pablo Flores

Head of International Department

Summary

For the International Day of Education, schools are invited to participate in 5 different contests where pupils and teachers can send short videos according to 5 themes: 

"Teaching my Spoken Language"
"My Funny School Life"
“My Schooling Day”
“My School Breaks” or “My S-Cool Breaks” 
“Relevant Figures for the Education” 

Additionally, schools are invited to send a short video (out of contest), under the theme:    -  “Ask Your Teacher” just for general informative purposes.  

The day of the event, they will: 
  1. Have an overall presentation of Human Rights (we need help: maybe a guest speaker -refugee etc- who makes the event even more inspiring. I know a Medicos sin Fronteras member who may be willing to participate.)
  2. Get assigned into different rooms and talk about their findings. Maybe each room can get assigned a different human right (This ensues their own research task done at school). 
  3. Have a whole discussion as a whole group. 
  4. Share a few speeches?? (videos) School select a couple of volunteers before the day of the event.
  5. Make collaborative phrases on Jamboard: If I were a president/ a UN leader, I would….
  6. Create a collaborative CANVA on a Human Right. (The same groups that were used for #2 can be used again or not). This may go on after the event if there is not enoough time.
Students should have worked on persuasive devices (rhetorical devices)/ speeches/ graphic ads prior to the event and on Human Rights. 

General Goals

  • Celebrate the International Day of Education 

Specific Goals

  • Contribute to the International Day of Education through a serie of activities where ISA’s member schools can join and share their views and perspectives  

Programme

This is the proposed schedule to celebrate this day:

Event Opening

- Speech From Nika School Director. The importance of education (to reach equity, develop societies, etc.).
- Speech From Istanbul International School Director. The importance of education (to reach equity, develop societies, etc.).
- Speech From ISA representative (John Lees or Edgardo Manzitti).

Video Collection: “Ask Your Teacher”

ISA´s school teachers/pupils are asked to send short videos of no more than one minute. In those videos, pupils should ask questions to their teachers like: What do you think about your first school? Why did you choose to become a Teacher? What do you consider the most important thing in your work as a Teacher? etc.

Contest 1: “Teaching my Spoken Language”

ISA´s school teachers/pupils are asked to send short videos of no more than 5 minutes. In those 5 minutes, pupils should play the role of a language teacher. He/she can wear national-traditional dresses or special outfits.

Contest 2: “My Funny School Life”

ISA´s school teachers/pupils are asked to send short videos of no more than one minute. In those videos, pupils should be invited to tell jokes or anecdotes regarding their school lives. It can be done as a monologue.

Contest 3: “My Schooling Day”

ISA´s school teachers/pupils are asked to send short videos of no more than two minutes. In those videos, pupils should be required to film an average day in their lives, from the moment they wake up in the morning until they go to sleep but mainly emphasizing on their school moments.

Contest 4: “My School Breaks” or “My S-Cool Breaks”

ISA´s school teachers/pupils are asked to send short videos of no more than one minute. In those videos, pupils should be required to film how they spend breaks / spare time between lessons.

Contest 5: Relevant Figures for the Education

Pupils create a presentation about a figure relevant to education as it is today. In the contest pupils should give their vision, in a video of no more than one minute, how a perfect school would look like, how those figures influence in their schools, why they are important in the educational process, and so on. It can be combined with teachers talk about what education means to them and how do they teach as well. Referents in the world or in the pupils’ country are very welcomed. Examples of relevant figures in the world are:
- Socrates
- José de Calasanz
- John-Jaques Rousseau
- María Montesori
- Howard Gadner
- Salman Khan
- Andria Zafirakou

Event Closing

Online real time. From ISA representative (John Lees or Edgardo Manzitti) naming the winners in every contest and expressing ISA’s gratitude to all participants.

Rules

Schools can participate in all contests.
Videos can be send in English or in the language spoken in their country with subtitles in English.
Videos can be sent until January 20th 2023.
Contest winners should be announced in a closing real time event and in the landing page on January 24th 2023.

How to Participate

  • Schools should do prior work with a group of students in order to participate effectively.
  • At least some idea of  Human Rights across the world and a little bit of rhetorical/persuasive devices (not essential like the prior research). 

  • There could be listeners/ inactive guests.

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In case you may have doubts or you may require any other additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us in our email communication@isaschools.org

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