What awaits on the other side of learning recovery?
This is the question the Annual Educators’ Congress (AECON) 2023 recognized and answered during the 2-day event, held virtually on January 26 and 27. Under the banner “Learning Recovery to Learning Resilience,” AECON attracted over 20,000 education thought leaders, policy-makers, and practitioners to convene and discuss emerging education topics and trends, and most importantly, to continue the efforts toward learning resilience.
In response to the learning loss brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Education (DepEd) launched a learning recovery plan in 2022. AECON 2023, organized by Rex Education, aimed to bolster DepEd’s efforts by promoting resilience among learners and education ecosystems. The event featured renowned local and international speakers discussing themes such as inclusive education, comprehensive student growth, and student engagement strategies. Breakout sessions covering various education topics allowed participants to delve deeper into their areas of interest. Dr. Jerome Buenviaje emphasized the significance of resilience in achieving quality and inclusive education during the synthesis session, motivating attendees to continue the journey from learning recovery to learning resilience. Rex Education’s commitment to nurturing lifelong learning and supporting learners’ well-being and success shone through AECON, where educators, policy-makers, and practitioners came together as champions of education to make a difference in the lives of students.