Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Thoughts and Responses from Education’s Frontline During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

In April 2020, WISE launched the Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined virtual convening series in partnership with Salzburg Global Seminar on the impact of COVID-19 on global education.  Interest in the series has far exceeded expectations, with events in April and June bringing together more than 3,000 participants from 98 countries, with thousands also participating via social media. The third and final online symposium will take place in September.

To help capture the immense momentum these events have generated within the WISE global community, WISE will publish a special edition e-book, titled Education Disrupted, Education Reimagined: Thoughts and Responses from Education’s Frontline During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.  The book will be released in parts throughout July, August, and September 2020.

Part one, Education Disrupted features articles and op-eds from thought leaders from around the world who participated in WISE’s first event in April.

Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE

Building the Future of Education in a Post-Pandemic World

Education systems are supposed to serve everyone.
Vishal Talreja is Co-Founder of Dream a Dream & Sucheta Bhat is CEO of Dream a Dream

What if Kindness Is the New Normal? A Call to Re-Imagine the Purpose of Education in the Post-COVID World

Dream a Dream shares how their Happiness Curriculum can help youth through the COVID crisis.
Prof. Marc A. Brackett is Director at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

All Emotions Are Information

Positive emotions do open the mind to new possibilities, creating flexibility, openness and efficiency.
Julia Kirby, Manager of Research & Content Dissemination, WISE

Education Disrupted: Stories from the Frontline of COVID-19’s Education Crisis

Necessity is the Mother of Innovation.
Baidurya Sen, Co-Founder, Alokit & Azad Oommen, CEO, Global School Leaders

The New Normal: Online Professional Development for School Leaders

Practical lessons on online professional development for school leaders.
Robyn Whittaker, Collaboration convener, Kaleidoscope Lights & Gail McMillan, Symphonia for South Africa

Love in a Time of COVID-19 Snapshots from the Frontline: Interventions, Practices, and Rapid Responses

COVID-19 has highlighted the fact that humanity matters.
Deborah Kimathi, Executive Director, Dignitas Project

What Next for Children Furthest Behind?

Deborah Kimathi from Dignitas, gives a snapshot of their response to the COVID-19 outbreak and...
Lorenzo Benussi, Chief Innovation Officer & Marcello Enea Newman, Programme Officer, Fondazione per la Scuola

The Elephant in the Room

The crisis has revealed structural failings of our educational system.
Nadine Trépanier, Director of Professional Learning, Ontario Principals’ Council

Connecting Through Professional Learning

To be innovative is to take risks.
Mohamed El Idrissi, Founder and CEO, Teach for Morocco

Teach for Morocco’s COVID-19 Response “Stay Safe and Keep Learning”

The Founder and CEO of Teach for Morocco gives a snapshot of their response to...
Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director of Research and Content Development, WISE

Education Disrupted: Leading Educational Systems Through Times of Crisis and Uncertainty

To lead schools and systems through the COVID-19 crisis, we need to reprioritize our values.
Gregory J. Moncada, Founding Director, Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST)

Preparedness Leadership

Preparedness Leadership, is based on the premise that we can never predict the future.

Leading from Disruption to ‘Next Normal’ in Education

At this time more than ever, educators need to consider and address “Maslow before Bloom”.

After Covid-19, Will Chinese Education Achieve Artificial Intelligence?

China will use COVID-19 to embrace AI in education.

Education Leadership in Times of Uncertainty: Rising to the Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised many challenges to our education systems.

Educating for Well-being: The Need for Systemic Socio-Emotional Learning and Motion Leadership

We need tools to better manage the ways we relate to challenges.