Google is celebrating World Teachers’ Day today, October 5 with a doodle.
On its webpage, the technology giant wrote: “Happy World Teachers’ Day 2023! Today’s Doodle honours educators across the world who nurture students to become the best version of themselves.”
“To educators: Thank you for all that you do to help your students grow by instilling a love for learning.”
The doodle animation has the letters that spell out “Google” shown as leaves reading books, getting watered by the sun (spelt as the letter O) against a notebook backdrop.
World Teachers’ Day is an international day held annually to celebrate the work of teachers and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community tone in education.
Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of recommendations by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2023 is “The teachers we need for the education we want”. Teachers are the heart of education; in many countries, they leave the profession they love, and fewer young people aspire to become one.
UNESCO estimates that the world needs over 69 million new teachers by 2030, and the shortage only continues to grow.
The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage”, the 2023 celebrations will emphasize the importance of stopping the decline in the number of teachers and then starting to increase that number at the top of the global agenda. Through various activities, they will advocate for a dignified and valued teaching profession, analyze their challenges, and showcase inspiring practices to attract, retain and motivate teachers and educators. It will also examine the ways in which education systems, societies, communities, and families recognise, appreciate, and actively support teachers.