Schooled: Students Speak Up webinar features student voices from around the globe. Learn the impact Coronavirus has on students’ home and school life  directly from students.

The second semester of this year has unfolded for students all over the world in a manner far beyond our imagination just six months ago. Students, parents and schools are rapidly trying to adjust to online learning, working and schooling in a time of uncertainty and social distancing. We have heard the challenges of parents and schools, but what do students think? Cognia™, a leading expert in accreditation, assessment and continuous improvement, is hosting a live student webinar on April 28, at 4:00 p.m. EDT to find out.

Across the globe more than 1.5 billion students or more than 90 percent of the world’s learners are at home due to school closures in 190 countries.[i] To provide support during this unprecedented time, Cognia has curated COVID-19 resources  webinars and professional development opportunities for educators, and has convened a group of high school students for a global webinar called Schooled: Students Speak Up.

Who: Dr. Mark A Elgart, president & CEO, Cognia and students in Cognia Accredited  schools from across the globe

What: Live global student panel webinar to learn impact of COVID-19 on student and school life

Topic: Schooled: Students Speak Up

When: Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 @ 04:00 p.m. EDT (US and Canada)

Where: Join the Cognia Schooled: Students Speak Up Panel online here. Upon registration, participants will receive further access details via email.

Audience: Students, educators and parents.

The panelists are high school students from the United States, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. This panel is the first live global student panel offered by Cognia.

“The upheaval and anxiety caused by the pandemic has impacted students’ lives more than we can imagine,” said Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia.  “At Cognia, we are learner centric; all of our resources and support be they for students, schools or states focus on student impact.”

With approximately nine out of ten students worldwide out of school because of the Coronavirus, it is more important than ever to focus on the learners. This webinar gives us, the adults, an opportunity to hear firsthand from high school students about how their lives have changed—how they feel about learning from home, missing school events, and being separated from their friends.

Join this webinar and hear the voices of eight students from around the world who are unknown to each other but who may share similar experiences and emotions. This is an opportunity to learn what it is like to be a high school student during this time when their school experience—perhaps their senior year—has been forever changed. “If we listen closely, these students’ words may lead us toward meaningful change in how we think about education—in both ordinary and extraordinary circumstances,” said Elgart.

About Cognia

Cognia has the knowledge to help schools improve. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional services and consulting within a framework of continuous improvement. The result of the merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress, Cognia was formed to bridge the gap between school evaluation and student assessment. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, our 36,000 institutions serve and support nearly 25 million students and 5 million educators every day. Cognia is an undeniable force for enhancing schools, engaging students, and driving better outcomes for all. In 2020 Cognia marks 125 years of commitment to guiding and supporting excellence in education through accreditation and continuous improvement.

[i]According to UNESCO estimates. Source