We are excited to give you a sneak peek into VIPKid Journey 2020, the official VIPKid teacher conference! On December 5, 2020, we’ll be gathering together for a virtual conference to provide you with best practices and strategies to create a joyful learning experience while teaching online. We can promise you that this conference is not just another Zoom meeting or a virtual meetup! We’re using this platform to create an experience that reflects an in-person conference: a main stage for keynotes, smaller break-out sessions where attendees can ask questions, network with other teachers and explore interactive expo booths. But virtual or not, we can’t have Journey without the Swag. You’ll receive a pair socks and Dino family pins!
What can I expect from VIPKid Journey 2020?
This year’s schedule is packed with tons of exciting speakers and events. We’re bringing together leading experts in childhood education to give you tips on building connections and empathy as online educators. There will be a behind the scenes look at VIPKid’s long term plan and vision, plus we’ll be having a celebration of Chinese culture in order to provide insight and help you further connect with your students. Keep an eye out for announcements about pre-event fireside chats, Q&A sessions, and some giveaways throughout the event.
VIPKid Journey 2020 is also using a custom event platform that is far more engaging than a typical web conference, and designed to feel more like an in-person event. This platform allows us all to connect better than ever, and gives us the opportunity to share our tips for creating a more joyful classroom. We’re also looking forward to our networking and breakout sessions, which gives teachers a chance to connect with other VIPKid teachers and build a community.
We know that this has been a difficult time around the world, and we’re thankful that our VIPKid teachers have the right tools and skills to have a positive impact on so many students around the globe. And now, more than ever, it’s important to come together to learn new ideas that can help you make an even bigger impact.
Who are some of the speakers?
One of the many breakout sessions we’ll be featuring is a presentation from Professor Jeanine Ntihirageza from Northeastern Illinois University, who has done extensive research on building empathy in online teaching. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to learn from the latest research on modeling empathy in online teaching.
Our keynote speaker is none other than Sonia Manzano who you might know for her role as Maria which she played on Sesame Street for 44 years! As someone who has pioneered bringing joy to children through a screen, we can’t wait to hear what Ms. Manzano shares with all of us.
Overall there will be more than 20 presenters during the course of the event, which means you’ll be able to find a presentation that caters to your interests!
We want to take a moment to thank our sponsors, Mastercard & daVinci Payments for the assistance in helping make VIPKid Journey 2020 happen. We also thank each and every one of our teachers for their skills and dedication to helping their students learn. We’re so excited to put on such an interactive event that is bound to give attendees great insights on how to deliver more joy through a screen.