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2021 World Tour Travel Guide


WELCOME ABOARD, 2021 WORLD TOUR REGISTRANTS!

We are so thrilled to embark on this journey with you. Make sure you bookmark this webpage! As we inch toward the World Tour, this will be your 2021 World Tour information hub. Prior to, and for the duration of the 2021 World Tour, this Travel Guide webpage will update regularly with important event information.

WHAT TO EXPECT TO EXPERIENCE IN EACH COUNTRY

The Hosts in each country have developed their own unique formats for telling their stories by presenting authentic personal experiences and reflections recorded on available tools – mostly cell phones – while dealing with the constraints imposed by the COVID lockdowns. The Hosts will be sharing what they believe to be the most important things you need to know about early childhood services in their country. Most presentations will be in English. Many will be in other languages with English subtitles.

SCHEDULE

APRIL 5 – Day 1 – Welcome & Opening Plenary

APRIL 6 – Day 2 – India

APRIL 7 – Day 3 – Colombia AND Tour Group Zoom Meeting #1

APRIL 8 – Day 4 – Roma Communities in Europe

APRIL 9 – Day 5 – Kenya

APRIL 10 – Day 6 – Mexico

APRIL 11 – Day 7 – Nepal

APRIL 12 – Day 8 – Lebanon

APRIL 13 – Day 9 – Scotland

APRIL 14 – Day 10 – South Africa AND Tour Group Zoom Meeting #2

APRIL 15 – Day 11 – Fiji

APRIL 16 – Day 12 – Closing Plenary & Farewell

ACCESS TO THE WORLD TOUR EVENT WEBSITE

On March 29 (March 30 for some of you), you should have received an email from “Community.talentlms.com”. You are now able to log in using the system-generated username and password you received in that email. If you did not see this email, search your spam folder for “community.talentlms.com.” After checking your spam folder, if you still did not receive the email notification, then simply click the link above, click on “log in”, and then choose the option “Forgot Your Password”. The system will let you reset your password using the email address you used to register for the World Tour.

Visit the World Tour website by clicking the following link.
https://worldforum-community.talentlms.com

After logging in, you are directed to the homepage. You will see a leaderboard and three sections: Go on Tour, Play in the Sandbox, and Tourist Information.  The majority of your time will be spent in these three areas.

Go on Tour:

  • Country content is revealed daily
  • Hover over the picture and click the Start Course (triangle icon) to view content
  • Connect with your Tour Group
  • Find Plenary information

Play in the Sandbox:

  • View interactive content as part of the World Tour
  • Play the World Tour Trivia Game
  • Upload a video greeting or share a song
  • Check out content from the World Tour Sponsors
  • Learn more about World Forum Foundation

Tourist Information:

  • View informational videos to help you navigate the World Tour

 

Content Access Statement

Access to the 2021 World Tour content is restricted to those who have registered. You do not have permission to share video content with others, such as co-workers or students, without the express written permission of the World Forum Foundation. Registered participants will have access to World Tour content for 30 days following the close of the event. Additional information will be shared (at the close of the tour) regarding an option to purchase extended access or a projection license to share content with students, co-workers, or others in the community.

CONTACT THE WORLD TOUR HELP DESK

If you are having trouble logging in or navigating the World Tour event platform, please contact [email protected].

STRUCTURE & EVENT PLATFORM

We are using TalentLMS, a learning management system, for this virtual experience. See the section above for information about gaining access. 

You can find the featured countries on the World Tour homepage. However, the order that the countries are featured will remain a secret. Each day of the World Tour, you will receive an email introducing that day’s featured country. Email announcements and new content will be released daily at 12 AM Pacific Standard Time. You can calculate the time/date in your location using the time zone calculator tool on the World Tour Travel Guide webpage.

Each participant in the World Forum World Tour will have the opportunity to watch and react to over 10 hours of rich video content that can be viewed asynchronously. Combined with other learning activities live on Zoom and on the Learning Management System, you have the opportunity to earn 20 hours of continued professional development.

There will be up to an hour of video content each day of the World Tour, plus a discussion board conversation to respond to and articles available for download on the theme. Additional opportunities for engagement and asynchronous online discussions will be facilitated throughout the 12-day tour period with your Tour Guide facilitators. 

Two live, small group discussions will be held via Zoom for each “Tour Group” on April 7 and 14 (this will be April 8 and 15 for some of you). These sessions will be facilitated by World Forum leadership and recorded for later reference. 

The Opening and Closing Plenaries will be held on Zoom for all participants. You will hear from several World Forum Foundation Leadership members and learn about the state of Early Childhood Development (ECD) worldwide. These will be recorded and made available to participants following the live session. The Opening and Closing Plenaries will be at 9 AM CST on April 5 and 16 (this will be April 6 and 17 for some of you).

PASSPORT

Because the World Tour requires only virtual travel, we know your real passports will miss out on ten new stamps from the featured countries. World Forum developed a “passport” to provide a fun, creative activity for you to personalize as we “travel” our way through the 2021 World Tour. Download your 2021 World Tour “Passport” today to learn about the demographics of the ten countries that will be featured on the World Tour. Add a stamp as you finish up each country visit, learn about each country’s Host Team, and keep your World Tour notes in one place.

How to stamp your passport: After exploring the featured country, right-click and copy the stamp located under the country map in the passport. Then, return to page 4 of the passport, right-click, and paste the stamp. Save your passport and move on to the next featured country.

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE

The World Forum 2021 World Tour offers the opportunity to earn up to 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).  A CPD Certificate of Completion will be produced and issued, by World Forum Foundation, for those who complete the Professional Development requirements during the 2021 World Tour. The requirements for earning the CPD hours are outlined in the World Tour event platform.

The World Forum 2021 World Tour has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been endorsed by CACHE, demonstrating the quality and rigor of the professional development opportunity. This is an unregulated program and is not a nationally recognized qualification. CACHE is based in the United Kingdom and has a long history of providing credentialing and endorsed programs to support early educators in the UK and internationally.

What is endorsement? Endorsement is designed to give formal recognition to an organization’s bespoke program, designed to enable professional development. A CACHE Endorsed Program is not recognized as a regulated qualification.

Disclaimer: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700) and CACHE; Council for awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. CACHE has exercised reasonable care and skill in endorsing this program, and makes no representation, express or implied, with regard to the continued accuracy of the information contained in this program. CACHE does not accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions from the program or the consequences thereof.

Endorsement Statement: CACHE is a trading name of NCFE (registered company number 02896700)and CACHE; Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education; and NNEB are registered trademarks owned by NCFE. These programs have been reviewed by a Subject Specialist in childcare and are endorsed by CACHE, they are not a regulated qualification.

TIME ZONE CONVERTER

Keep this time zone calculator handy as you plan for the Opening and Closing Plenaries, as well as your smaller Tour Group discussions. Be sure to select the correct date (noted below in the Schedule & Structure section) when calculating the time in your location.

Helpful Tips:

1. Click the “Calculate Time” button below.

2. “Location 1” should automatically default to your current location. If it does not, click “search”, enter your city/town, and select the correct location from the menu on the right side of the pop-up box.

3. You will need to click “search” under “Location 2” and set the city to “New York – USA”.

4. Next, click the “Show Timetable” button. Find the New York (PST) time that is noted below in the Schedule & Structure section.

• The Opening and Closing Plenaries will be at 10:00 AM in New York/PST Time

• You will need to refer to your Tour Group confirmation email to calculate the correct time for your small Tour Group discussions.

Thank You to Our 2021 World Tour Sponsors!