FIRST ONLINE CELEBRATION PROGRAM ON THE OCCASION OF TEACHERS DAYDue to new the type of corona virus pandemic, teachers that made a difference from 81 cities of the country will not be hosted in the capital as a part of Teachers Day activities but the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk will have online meetings with these teachers. It is planned to organize online music recitals, interviews, concerts, movie shows, virtual museum visits, short film, painting, poetry, short story contests as well as mind games, success stories of teachers who made a difference, interviews with retired teachers and stories about the education lives of teachers."
November 24 Teachers Day will be celebrated with online activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Director General for Teacher Training and Improvement Adnan Boyacı pointed out that last year Minister of National Ziya Selçuk issued a circular for celebrating Teachers Day not only for a day but during the whole week in 81 cities of the country.
Boyacı stated that Teachers Day celebrations and activities are carried out both in the country and foreign missions in order contribute to the improvement of teaching perception among the public and to increase the motivation and solidarity among teachers adding that the Ministry was careful to organize activities that would be embraced by the teachers.
Recalling that online November 24 Teachers Day activities began on November 16 when the Ministry also started professional improvement program for teachers, Boyacı went on to say:
"Within this framework, we organized the first online Teachers Day Program which includes online music recitals, street interviews, concerts, movies, virtual museum visits, short film, painting, poetry, short stories contests as well as mind games, success stories of teachers who made a difference, interviews with retired teachers and stories about the education lives of teachers. Acting in line with the "Strong Teacher, Strong Future" motto, the Ministry of National Education is on teachers' side not only for a day but all the time. Like Teacher Ziya says education is a team work."
Great interest in the activities
Boyacı noted that teachers can follow Teachers Day activities on "https://ogretmen.meb.gov.tr/24kasim/" and more than 750 teachers visited the page.
Stating that teachers that made a difference from 81 cities of the country will not be hosted in the capital as a part of Teachers Day activities but the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk will have online meetings with these teachers, Boyacı added that it is planned to organize cross-continental teacher meetings with the participation of the Minister Selçuk and teachers who are working abroad.
The first virtual exhibition of charcoal drawings of martyred teachers are on display. Works of fine arts high school students and teachers can also be seen in the online exhibition.
"Teachers are singing for Turkey" groups are giving online concerts for teachers and all web-site visitors. Folk Singer Sümer Ezgü's duet with the group adds a color to the celebration activities.
Interview with psychiatrists and author Gülsen Budayıcıoğlu on the role of the teacher in child's development is among the online activities.
Blue bicycle, My sister Mommo and Fish and Honey movies are on the show at the web-site.
Central Asia Antique and Turkish Music artist Arslanbek Sultanbekov performed special folk songs for teachers.