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World Education Summit (WES) 2023 supporting girls and schools across the Commonwealth to learn, thrive and lead equitable change through distance learning

The Commonwealth of Learning has been offered the opportunity to nominate 100 teachers for sponsorship to participate in the World Education Summit 2023, a virtual event starting on Monday 20th March, 2023. See: The first 100 teachers to sign up will be selected on a first come, first served basis.

Please indicate whether you would be interested to participate in the event and afterwards provide a short email story of approx. 300 words (1 page) about something you learned from the event.

To confirm your participation, you may immediately submit your details on this link:

By accepting this offer you agree to COL sharing your name and email address with the conference organisers to facilitate registration.

About WES

WES was established in 2021 as a unique, online gathering of the greatest minds in education. It is now established as the world’s largest online educational community. It provides access to the greatest digital collection of professional development content and research (450+ sessions each year) to 75,000 registrants from over 90 countries.


What is WES?


  • A global online gathering connecting educators, teachers and leaders to learn and improve learning for schools – with access all year on any device from anywhere on Earth
  • Equitable, online access to the very best in education
  • Impact-driven and provable school improvement models
  • Connecting, enabling, and showcasing work of schools and charities in education space
  • It is all about impact and equity of access – applying learning to classrooms, improving teaching, leadership, and schools and systems, regardless of background, means and context.

WES 21 and 22 in numbers:

  • 75,000 registrants – 25% of attendees school leaders
  • 900 + speakers / sessions – on demand catalogue across 8 stages / 10 themes
  • 90 + countries represented as speakers / attendees
  • 29,000 students – largest global student survey – launched through WES

4 days live plus 1-year access on demand afterwards



Our mission is aligned with the U.N Sustainable Development Goal of promoting inclusive and equitable quality education for all. We seek to reach as many people as possible for as low cost as is feasible globally as part of our global pledges (Appendix 1), We look for ways to reach those who educate in low resource areas across the Commonwealth and provide outstanding professional development in the area of distance education.

A sample of sessions with this focus at WES23 would include:

  • The Future Classroom – Alex More
  • Inquiry Through Self-Organised Learning Approach – Amparo Recatala
  • Turning Digital Ambitions into Impact – Al Kingsley
  • Self-Directed Learning: A pedagogy to connect physical and digital learning environments
  • Curating an Open School – Professor Mick Waters, Sir Tim Brighouse, Stephen Cox, et. Al
  • What can we learn from existing open school success? – Dr Tony Mays
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