On March 25th 2020 – 10 days after all schools in Estonia had started distance learning, president of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, moderated the online conference with students, teachers and parents to support remote learning.
President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, moderated the online conference with students, teachers, education specialists and parents. The conference focused on providing an overview of the first ten days of remote learning. Another aim was to find new solutions to support remote learning on the basis of the experience gained.
See the recording of the conference (with English subtitles):
In the opening speech of the conference, Kersti Kaljulaid said that both teachers and parents had to perform at least two roles in this new situation. Everyone had to adapt quickly to cope with supporting their children in remote learning and with their own work duties. “Even in the situation of remote learning, teaching can be left to teachers while parents can provide control and support.” Kaljulaid highlighted positive aspects of learning in the times of the state of emergency: “We have not been left out in the cold. Let us look for support in schools and wherever else we interact with people.”