Taking the Lead - World Teacher Day Celebration

Education International

Dear colleague, 

World Teachers’ Day is just around the corner and this October 5th Education International is hosting a 24-hour celebration spanning the globe. We hope you will join us in this largest-ever online meeting of teachers. Here are some updates on the event:  


The event programme is now available on the website at www.5oct.org/programme/

Featured speakers 

During the 24-hour event, the teachers of the world will be joined by a fantastic cast of international guests, including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers of Education, heads of international organisations, famous journalists and scientists, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and many more. 

Please see the full list of speakers at www.5oct.org/speaker/

Tune in on October 5th 

The event will be livestreamed across all Education International platforms. All streaming links will be available on the day at www.5oct.org/watch/, with interpretation to English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. 

What do you want to take the lead on? 

We want to hear from you! What are you fighting for in your school, in your community, your country and the wider world? What are you taking the lead on?   

Go to www.5oct.org/take-the-lead/ and use the materials available to share your priorities for our students, our profession and education as a whole. In the lead-up to World Teachers’ Day, we will be sharing your ideas on our social media platforms. 


See you online on October 5th!

Education International 

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