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Monday, November 9
 

09:00 CET

Welcome to [RE]LEARN
In Christopher’s talk, he will open [RE]LEARN Festival with a provocation on the current state of education worldwide and why there is an urgent need for change to shift from a traditional model, which has existed unchanged for well over 100 years, towards a new learning paradigm.

In Christopher’s words, “Students are currently being prepared for a world that doesn’t exist anymore. The pandemic has disrupted education systems everywhere. Now is the time to unleash a new lifelong learning paradigm for everyone. [RE]LEARN is the online festival where actionable learning innovation is shared and grown among movers and shakers that are positively changing education worldwide.’’

Christopher will introduce the Learnlife Hub; an emerging ecosystem where a new Learning Paradigm is being lived out everyday by its learners. Christopher will discuss how Learnlife Hubs are exemplar communities which demonstrate and inspire change, and that every country or city around the world can open a Hub to influence neighbouring communities and government ministries. In doing so, this will build the ecosystem and momentum for change.

Christopher will prompt us to question; as a learner, where would you want to be? It all comes down to choice, which we the adults, the parents, the professionals, have the choice and responsibility to decide what we want for our learners and kids. Old-school or a new paradigm? To guide your thinking, check out this short animation Alike.

Christopher will reinforce that [RE]LEARN is an opportunity for a global community of thought leaders, education leaders, change leaders and learning innovators to unite and take away actionable steps that support meaningful change. At [RE]LEARN, the global online community can choose how they want to participate; as an attendee, a speaker, a Learnlife LEAD (Learning Ecosystem Architect & Designer), Hub Partner or Alliance active contributor. By supporting Learnlife in shaping a new learning paradigm in a free, open-source democratised network, we all can share, learn and support one another to bring about a much needed shift in education.

Together we will build the future of learning. #OurTimeIsNOW

Moderators
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Pommerening

Christopher Pommerening

Founder, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Learnlife
Christopher Pommerening is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Learnlife. Christopher is an entrepreneur and learning visionary on a journey in which he has evolved from an internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, into a high impact entrepreneur on a mission to change... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

09:30 CET

A deeply human education: creating our multi-dimensional learning future
In this Headline Session, Louka will explore the changing landscape of work, learning and society, outlining global shifts and what they mean for our learning ecosystems in an ever more interconnected world. To thrive, we all need a set of capabilities and mindsets that take advantage of emerging opportunities, adapting to integrate and apply knowledge and skills to engage across cultures, domains and languages.

How might a true education for tomorrow’s world not just prepare young people for a job, but rather enable all learners to be highly adaptive for a life of learning and work? How might we consider schools as part of the required societal evolution to become increasingly human and socially and ecologically just?

By thinking of our schools not as factories, but as more akin to forests, with an ecology of ideas, skills, passions and people, we can go beyond our old mental models and return to the most human of elements: connectedness, playfulness, agency and joy. How might we liberate the humans within our systems and create practices where we better connect and communicate, accelerate the development of knowledge, skills and dispositions alongside our young people to create a sustainably developed future.

Speakers
avatar for Louka Parry

Louka Parry

Education Futurist & Thought Leader on Social Emotional Learning, The Learning Future
Anything relating to how we can enable positive change in ourselves and in the world.


Monday November 9, 2020 09:30 - 10:00 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

10:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Louka Parry
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Louka Parry

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Louka Parry

Louka Parry

Education Futurist & Thought Leader on Social Emotional Learning, The Learning Future
Anything relating to how we can enable positive change in ourselves and in the world.


Monday November 9, 2020 10:00 - 10:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

10:15 CET

Learn Well | Toward A Better Normal
How might an innovative approach to Learn Well help accelerate change in education and schooling?

It is increasingly becoming more and more obvious that the mission of childhood education can no longer be the generation of standardised test data, but learning powered by the physical, mental health and emotional competency and wellness of every student and every teacher. To equip today’s students to thrive in the workplace of 2030 and beyond, a whole new curriculum competency framework is needed: one that centres on foundational literacies (ways of knowing), capability skills (ways of thinking) and character attributes (ways of being).

During this global pandemic l have been personally inspired and encouraged by the actions of many individual educators and learning communities to rethink what education can be and should be in the future. In a School for tomorrow’s Continuous Learning Toolkit – Volume III | Wellness By Design® we highlighted that across all continuous learning models during COVID-19 those schools which have continued to thrive have operated effectively and compassionately at personal, relational and community levels. They have responded to adversity by promoting qualities of creativity, curiosity and challenge, complemented by a significant focus on the social and emotional resilience of all - students, staff, and families. People have really mattered, and systems needed to have been reshaped to meet the needs of people; we can’t tell you the number of times we have heard educators tell us that “wellness comes first”.

So, why shouldn’t that be the norm always? The pursuit of excellence, especially academic attainment really matters to us at a School for tomorrow. and we can’t help but wonder why we would ever have thought that wellness was something that was a binary opposite to high standards, or something of secondary importance, or an add-on, or somebody else’s business in education. A flourishing person understands that their wellness is the foundation on which their good character, competency, achievements and contributions are built. So, shouldn’t “being well” be part of a movement toward a better normal?

For learning communities, a positive sense of individual wellness supports a base for rich learning growth and achievement, that enables all learners to thrive throughout their time at school and beyond. Wellness and the full flourishing of the individual cannot be separated from learning. Therefore, it is imperative that any continuous learning competency framework for all school communities, needs to develop a learning ecosystem model that Equips the Learner, Empowers the Learner and Enables the Learner, positioning wellness at the heart of school life.
It is time to choose to allow our students to go on a personal journey of discovery that will give them the character, competency and wellness to be a generation of happier, healthier and more confident young people, who can truly thrive in the new tomorrow of their world. It is time to Learn Well, toward a better normal.

Speakers
avatar for Adriano Di Prato

Adriano Di Prato

Thought Leader at a School for tomorrow, a School for tomorrow
Adriano is a learning architect that is seen as an educational thought leader and edu disruptor. He is the founding partner in a School for tomorrow, a global educational network supporting students, teachers, and school leaders to thrive in a new world environment. Adriano continues... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 10:15 - 10:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

10:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Adriano Di Prato
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Adriano Di Prato.

Moderators
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.

Speakers
avatar for Adriano Di Prato

Adriano Di Prato

Thought Leader at a School for tomorrow, a School for tomorrow
Adriano is a learning architect that is seen as an educational thought leader and edu disruptor. He is the founding partner in a School for tomorrow, a global educational network supporting students, teachers, and school leaders to thrive in a new world environment. Adriano continues... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 10:30 - 10:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

10:45 CET

Has pedagogy had its day?
Has pedagogy had its day? Could Heutagogy be the answer? Mary-Lou will provide an introduction to heutagogy and explain why she thinks it's worthy of consideration if we are serious about dismantling the constructs of education.

I believe this is an important topic in learning innovation just because the terminology doesn't appear in the K-12 vernacular. It is language from higher education. By definition it is the study of self-determined learning and In the past it was only the right of an adult to have the opportunity to learn that way.

The learning objective is to introduce the idea of heutagogy and challenge their ideas around teaching and learning. I will demonstrate how technology can provide the tools to support self-directed and personalised learning and explain why the pandemic has provided us the perfect opportunity to do this now!

The participants will I expect will learn, many for the first time about and be challenged and provoked to think about new ways of supporting students.

Speakers
avatar for Mary-Lou O'Brien

Mary-Lou O'Brien

Digital Transformation evangelist & edTech disruptor, ML O'Brien Pty Ltd
Mary-Lou has had a very varied background that includes being one of Australia's internet pioneers when she started Australia's first online retail business in 1997. She first moved into education after obtaining a Masters in eBusiness and Communication and a Diploma in Vocational... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 10:45 - 11:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Mary-Lou O'Brien
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Mary-Lou O'Brien.

Speakers
avatar for Mary-Lou O'Brien

Mary-Lou O'Brien

Digital Transformation evangelist & edTech disruptor, ML O'Brien Pty Ltd
Mary-Lou has had a very varied background that includes being one of Australia's internet pioneers when she started Australia's first online retail business in 1997. She first moved into education after obtaining a Masters in eBusiness and Communication and a Diploma in Vocational... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 11:00 - 11:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

11:15 CET

The Neuroscience Approach to Learning & Well-being
This workshop will focus on the latest evidence-based research and provide practical strategies to improve student outcomes. The learning objectives of this workshop include:
• The social brain and learning
• How does the brain learn and remember?
• How to facilitate an enriched environment and practical strategies to minimize risk factors
• The impact of trauma on the developing brain and outcomes for learning
• Understanding attachment in the educational setting and the importance of teacher and student relationships for learning
• The neuroscience of fun and learning

Speakers
avatar for Rita Princi-Hubbard

Rita Princi-Hubbard

Founder iN-Ed, Institute for Neuroscience and Education
Rita Princi-Hubbard is the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education and provides regular Neuroscience and Education training to clinicians, educators, students and parents, and seminars and workshops on the Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-being in various domains... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 11:15 - 11:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Rita Princi-Hubbard
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Rita Princi-Hubbard

Moderators
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.

Speakers
avatar for Rita Princi-Hubbard

Rita Princi-Hubbard

Founder iN-Ed, Institute for Neuroscience and Education
Rita Princi-Hubbard is the Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Education and provides regular Neuroscience and Education training to clinicians, educators, students and parents, and seminars and workshops on the Neuroscience of Resilience and Well-being in various domains... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 11:30 - 11:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:15 CET

Learn with a latte, not with a blackboard
Do we really need to sit together in a room and learn together, to learn effectively? Do we learn better by sitting our desks and staring at blackboards, or do we learn better while walking or riding a cycle or simply while sipping a hot cuppa latte on our couch?
Education spans lifelong. And life spans are increasing. With several countries either with existing aging populations or projected aging populations, education cannot always be in class. Now with the pandemic, we are catapulted into a reality of remote learning not just as a way for lifelong learning but all learning.
If you have your hot cuppa latte with you, let's reimagine education with 3 stories.
1. Neha is a third grader, who lives with a hearing disability. Her parents are daily wage earners.
2. Tina is a smart educated young woman, and an entrepreneur in the Retail space. With e-commerce booming she needs to transition her business online but doesn't have the time to go back to school.
3. Radha is a retired doctor, and old - nearing 70. She's now considering coaching on wellness. She would love to sign up for a school for the elderly because she isn't tech savvy. However elderly schools are non existent around her.

Speakers
avatar for Kirti Diwan

Kirti Diwan

Learning is the future of work advocate, Google
Kirti, currently a Skilling and Capability Lead at Google for their Media Operations Practices function. She's also a research student and a champion of women's diversity, education and wellbeing. Passionate about supporting SMEs, she loves white spaces where she can apply her problem... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 12:15 - 12:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

12:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Kirti Diwan
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Kirti Diwan

Moderators
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.

Speakers
avatar for Kirti Diwan

Kirti Diwan

Learning is the future of work advocate, Google
Kirti, currently a Skilling and Capability Lead at Google for their Media Operations Practices function. She's also a research student and a champion of women's diversity, education and wellbeing. Passionate about supporting SMEs, she loves white spaces where she can apply her problem... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 12:30 - 12:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:45 CET

Turning play into a learning opportunity
Screens have become part of our daily life, trying to limit screen time for children increasing seems like a futile battle. Having said that, concerns around screen time are legitimate and have been around even before COVID-19. The only difference is that we’re at a point where these screens are where we work, learn, play and probably the only window that we will have to the outside world for the next few months. So the first thing parents need to do is accept that these screens are part of their children’s lives. Their focus should be on developing best practices and helping their kids stick to them.

Children are often completely immersed in games, losing all sense of time and space but when it comes to learning, parents don’t see the same level of interest from their kids. With online mediums becoming the main way children are taught in these times, teachers and parents around the world are struggling to maintain students’ attention towards learning.

What if we could apply the same technology approaches and techniques used by the most popular video games to education, turning learning into children’s favourite new game?

How Game Based Learning can be a Reward, Not a Task

Anxiety with studying is often attributed to students’ dislike of the subject, but it is actually tied to their frustrations with the way it is taught. In a recent study, 68% of students surveyed said they’d like the subject more if they understood how to apply what they learn to their daily lives.

This points to a need for conceptual learning, which involves teaching a subject based on broader principles or concepts that can later be applied to a variety of specific examples, then continually repeated to reinforce the learning. So why not use gaming as a way to apply this approach to teaching different subject?

Educational gaming has been around for decades, but with digital games becoming more popular now than ever before, this is a golden opportunity for educators and parents. According to a recent study, 74 per cent of teachers report using digital games for instruction and of those, 71 per cent report that game-based learning has been effective in improving their students’ mathematics learning. Games have the power to change learning from an act of passively receiving information to an active pursuit of it. Unlike a normal lesson, a fun yet challenging game makes learners want to come back and play every day. This repetition helps them retain the knowledge they have acquired and creates a foundation for them to build upon in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Deep Nath

Joy Deep Nath

Co Founder, SplashLearn
Joy is the co-founder of SplashLearn, which makes engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. An engineering researcher at heart, Joy focuses on reimagining education for the 21st century for the next generation of learners.  Joy currently oversees... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 12:45 - 13:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

13:00 CET

Designing for Purpose with Tinkercad and Fusion 360
This showcase aims to highlight the power of students using Autodesk software to design solutions that impact or influence society.

The presentation begins with an overview of the common uses of 3D design and 3D printing in education, before discussing the need to go beyond them to facilitate students in becoming creative problem solvers that can use technology as a tool to imagine and design a better future.

A series of innovative project examples are then shown that utilise Tinkercad and Fusion 360 software to create assistive technology, sustainable products, architectural models and more.


Monday November 9, 2020 13:00 - 13:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

13:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Joy Deep Nath
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Joy Deep Nath

Speakers
avatar for Joy Deep Nath

Joy Deep Nath

Co Founder, SplashLearn
Joy is the co-founder of SplashLearn, which makes engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. An engineering researcher at heart, Joy focuses on reimagining education for the 21st century for the next generation of learners.  Joy currently oversees... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 13:00 - 13:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

13:15 CET

The Learnlife Paradigm: From Thought to Action
In this fireside chat, Bryan Gibson; Learnlife Research, Paradigm and Alliance Champion will interview Devin Carberry; Learnlife Learning Director and Learning Experience Expert and Stephen Harris; Learnlife, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer for Learnlife, to discuss where the Learnlife paradigm was conceived and how it is being put into action in Learnlife Hubs in Barcelona and elsewhere. Devin and Stephen will also discuss how the wider community can use the Learnlife paradigm to support change in their context. 

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Gibson

Bryan Gibson

Research, Paradigm and Alliance Champion, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife
avatar for Devin Carberry

Devin Carberry

Director of Learning, Learnlife
Devin Carberry is the Director of Learning and the founding learning guide of Learnlife Barcelona. For the last twenty years, Devin has worked in a variety of educational settings — from after school to public policy and from classroom teaching to nonprofit leadership. He has... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 13:15 - 13:45 CET
FREE

13:45 CET

Making it real: Translating the Learnlife Paradigm into Building Blocks
More to follow... 

Speakers
avatar for Adria Balcazar Castell

Adria Balcazar Castell

Learning Guide and Creators Programme Lead, Learnlife
Focus on Education • Energetic and passionate educator, with volunteering background. Experience with youth, from primary school to university, on the topics of mathematics and science as a teacher and a wide spectrum of soft skills as a non-formal educator.
avatar for Maria Galanopoulos

Maria Galanopoulos

Learning Guide and Explorers Programme Lead, Learnlife


Monday November 9, 2020 13:45 - 14:15 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

14:15 CET

Announcement of the [RE]LEARN Hackathon
To empower school teams to shift towards a new learning paradigm, Innova Partners is mentoring a School Innovation Hackathon during the [RE]LEARN Festival.

In a 10 day time span, educators, school leaders and education experts that attend [RE]LEARN will form teams of 3 to 5 people with like-minded people from around the world to prototype new tools and instrumentalise good practices for school innovation. For this, they'll get to use online co-creation methodologies that will be introduced in "method pills" throughout the week.

In this session we give you the background of this collective project where you can bring your ideas to life!

Find out more about the details on the Hackathon home page. If you want to participate, make sure you register for one of the two kick-off sessions:
- Tuesday 10 November at 11h45 CET
- Wednesday 11 November at 17h30 CET

Speakers
avatar for Till Jaspert

Till Jaspert

Founder, Innova Partners
Till is founder of Innova Partners and catalyst for meaningful innovation at the cross-section of business and education. He believes every learner should develop the gift of creative confidence as a motor for purpose in life.He has accompanied numerous schools and universities across... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Hackathon

15:00 CET

Are we ready for the educational needs of next generations?
- Why is this an important topic in learning innovation?
The disruption of the digital era is making current learning methodologies obsolete for contemporary expectations. What do you think will happen to parents/people who keep the traditional education mindset? The key is to adapt ourselves to the student's demographics, interests and behavior by creating an exceptional experience with a purpose.

- What will participants get out of participating in the experience?
This talked is aimed at leaders in education, parents and anyone who is intrigued about the future of education and how we need to act now in order to have a sustainable and positive impact for younger generations. The idea is to instill the need to switch current archaic mindsets related to education, towards new learning paradigms, which is fully aligned with what Learnlife is already doing and can certainly be showcased as a leading example.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Otero

Alejandra Otero

Edupreneur & CMO for Educational Institutions, NEO Academy
Alejandra Otero - Founder, CMO and former director specialized in digital marketing and student recruitment for educational institutions. Alejandra created NEO with the aim of reshaping the future of education by giving support to educational institutions in the integration of marketing... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:00 - 15:15 CET
FREE

15:00 CET

Networks For Life
Learning objective: to develop an appreciation of the power of alumni networks in low resource environments as a catalyst for change in education, moving away from external education interventions and effectively utilising and funding expertise and resource that already exists. Ultimately, it is to think differently about how children might get more from their current school experience, through role models they can relate to.

Session entails: a brief introduction to why we believe alumni networks are useful as a tool for social change in low resource environments, and a brief outline of how we do it through our methodology. A story sharing segment where you will hear from people who have been positively impacted by alumni networks.

Intended audience: funders, founders and NGO staff working in education innovation to plug the school to work transition and skills gap in low to middle income countries.

Speakers
avatar for Madeleine Harris

Madeleine Harris

Change Leader at inHive Global, inHive Global
Madeleine is a dedicated change leader, passionate about innovation in education and putting young people at the forefront of change. Currently Senior Lead at inHive Global, Madeleine co-leads a programme to create a sustainable network of networks across Sub Saharan Africa. She has... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:00 - 15:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

15:15 CET

Engaging Students, Parents, and Educators as Co-Designers in Educational Innovation.
Educational innovation is a tricky thing to get right. As a leader, it can be difficult to get buy-in from key stakeholders who will be your champions and support your vision for transformational change.

By involving a diverse range of representatives from the very beginning allows leaders to build a willing coalition of champions who co-design solutions and will be there for the entire journey - from problem identification and brainstorming, through to implementation and review.

By the end of this session, teachers and school leaders will understand why involving key stakeholders such as students and parents in the co-design of educational innovations leads to much better results. They will hear case studies and examples, and will take away practical, actionable steps to enable co-design processes within their own contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fullbrook

Kevin Fullbrook

International School Leader, Al-Bayan Bilingual School
With over 20 years in education, Kevin has worked in school leadership positions across Australia, China, and the Middle East. Kevin is a regular speaker and panelist at conferences and online events, and is a passionate supporter of innovation in schools.


Monday November 9, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:15 CET

Pentabilities: a tool and methodology to embed socioemotional skills learning and assessment in your school acitivies
The session is addressed to school administrator and teachers interested in including socioemotional skills as a cornerstone in their school and need a way to vertebrate objectives, methodology and assemssment of those skills.
Meaningful learning is driven by the socioemotional skills, our internal drives. Therefore, recognizing and engaging these skills are key for student-centered pedagogy.
Socioemotional skills have long been demonstrated to be a gold learning objective in our education systems, because of 3 main reasons:
• They are malleable which means they can be educated. We are born with personal traits that have a genetic influence, but the expression of these traits, our skills, can be educated.
• They are a necessary condition for academic success. Interest, perseverance, curiosity, self-management… these are all fundamental to achieve academic success.
• And finally, they predict lifelong wellbeing and explain social inequalities.
If this is so, why are schools, students, families and society still not conferring sufficient value and attention to these skills?
• Because we do not know how to assess socioemotional skills: what does it mean to show responsibility? Or autonomy and initiative? What are some evidences of these skills, and how can you demonstrate them?

Pentabilities offers tools to track socioemotional skills through developmental cycles and a methodology based on formative assessment to help educators create the right environment for the students.
THe Formative assessment, as described by Dylan Wiliam, is the number one strategy for student learning, including socioemotional skills learning. Successful formative assessment requires:

1. a clear and shared common goal
2. collection of evidence
3. providing concrete and evidence-based feedback that moves learners forward.

In the case of socioemotional skills, we need a common language and an understanding of what these skills mean so we can establish clear and shared goals. In order to do that, Pentabilities substitutes complex constructs to five basic skills that span the whole array of personality, as defined by the Big Five Personality Traits, and defines them by a small set of behaviors. Taking notes and capturing behaviors as they materialize require quick action and agility. Pentabilities offers a mobile app that facilitates quick and agile real time registration of observations, by teachers, students and peer students. Also, the pentabilities web platform facilitates making sense of the collected data, by aggregating and visualizing data so that evidence based concrete feedback sessions can be planned and organized with the student.
Besides the resgistration application and analysis platform, Pentabilities helps teachers implement strategies that allow SES to surface, to collect evidences of their development and give appropriate feedback to students to establish the SES learning cycle. How to give feedback to elicit students’ actions towards improvement is also something Pentabilities tackles.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Calsamiglia

Maria Calsamiglia

Co-founder at Pentabilities, Pentabilities
Maria Calsamiglia, DVM, PhD, has been involved in research for ten years and has been a science teacher for 15 years. During those teaching years, she has implemented and coordinated the IB at her school and has directed science excellence programs for motivated high school students... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Kevin Fullbrook
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Kevin Fullbrook.

Moderators
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fullbrook

Kevin Fullbrook

International School Leader, Al-Bayan Bilingual School
With over 20 years in education, Kevin has worked in school leadership positions across Australia, China, and the Middle East. Kevin is a regular speaker and panelist at conferences and online events, and is a passionate supporter of innovation in schools.


Monday November 9, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Maria Calsamiglia
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Maria Calsamiglia

Moderators
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Maria Calsamiglia

Maria Calsamiglia

Co-founder at Pentabilities, Pentabilities
Maria Calsamiglia, DVM, PhD, has been involved in research for ten years and has been a science teacher for 15 years. During those teaching years, she has implemented and coordinated the IB at her school and has directed science excellence programs for motivated high school students... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:45 CET

Architecture for Education: Progressive Pedagogy in the Built Environment
The topic of space and environment is often neglected in discussions of pedagogy and alternative models of education. Across the world our understanding of education is developing rapidly, yet predominant school architecture has experienced only superficial changes in aesthetic and technology; the fundamental spatial elements of classroom, playground and corridor have remained widely unchanged for two hundred years. Education necessitates a culture of critical reflection and dynamic self-improvement, this attitude is reflected in festivals such as [RE]LEARN 2020, but this same culture is not reflected in the production of our schools. Having worked in an architecture practice which specialises in schools, I have been able to glimpse behind the curtain and understand how our schools are designed. The truth is that the majority of the process is an exercise in cutting costs in order to fulfil building regulations which often play little role in improving the quality of education for students.

The talk I’m proposing aims to highlight the rigidity of our policies on school design and how they limit the ability of architects and educators to collaborate and create new, inspiring spaces for students to learn within. There are a number of examples which show what might be achieved if architects and educators are allowed the freedom to collaborate and imagine new school typologies, Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, High Tech High in the US and a number of other schools have incorporated school design as a key component of the curriculum and a significant contributor to students’ education. My hope is that attendees of this talk will come away with an improved understanding of how architecture and space influences education and challenge their own assumptions on how a school or classroom should work and function. The school should be an active catalyst for learning, not just a passive container.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Edmonds

Charlie Edmonds

Design Researcher at the University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Charlie is a design researcher from the University of Cambridge. His master's thesis, Void Pedagogy, explores the intersection of progressive pedagogy and urban design in Tokyo. His work on architecture for progressive education has been featured by The Charette, Dezeen, and the Cambridge... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:45 CET

Reimagining Asynchronous and Synchronous Delivery for Low-income communities.
Session Overview; As the time changes, the way lessons are being delivered have changed too. MOreover, since we live in a versatile age, it has become super important that teachers revisit the way they deliver learning to students while considering the environment and resources students have access to when leading learning. Asynchronous and Synchronous delivery has been one of the most important concept added to learning innovation overtime. Though these concepts have proven to be effective in moving learning forward especially in unprecedented times such as the outbreak of COVID19, It has however not been certain that it has been able to cater for the needs of learners from low-income communities who lack access to steady internet, learning devices and educational resources. This session will however focus on how we can productively extend this models to students with these challenges. For the sake of the different learners’ needs and the adaptability to modern technologies, Asynchronous, synchronous and even hybrid learning should be greatly understood. In this session Participants will learn about the synchronous and synchronous deliver, how we can make it adaptible to our different environments and how we can leverage on it to assist students with major needs such as bad internet connection, lack of access to materials and a conducive learning environment.


About the audience;
This session will serve entry-level educators who are just starting out such as student-teachers. At this level, It is assumed that these educators are testing out models that work with the little resources at their disposal while looking out for ways that could make room for learners’ different learning capabilities and ultimately target to improve learning outcome.

Learning Objectives;
Participants will be able to understand what asynchronous and synchronous learning is, how to use each of them as well as how to use both.
Participants will be able to learn the steps involved in flipping materials for the classroom.
Participants will be able to understand the different kinds of learners for each class and how to adjust deliveries to benefit them.

Speakers
avatar for Blessing Akpan

Blessing Akpan

Founder & Lead Mentor, The Innovative Child Network
Blessing Akpan is an educator, social entrepreneur and the Founder of The Innovative Child Network, a not-for-profit organization leveraging mentorship, and training to raise innovative children through skill-based learning. She integrates and implements both project-based learning... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Blessing Akpan
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Blessing Akpan

Speakers
avatar for Blessing Akpan

Blessing Akpan

Founder & Lead Mentor, The Innovative Child Network
Blessing Akpan is an educator, social entrepreneur and the Founder of The Innovative Child Network, a not-for-profit organization leveraging mentorship, and training to raise innovative children through skill-based learning. She integrates and implements both project-based learning... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:00 - 16:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Charlie Edmonds
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Charlie Edmonds.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Edmonds

Charlie Edmonds

Design Researcher at the University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge
Charlie is a design researcher from the University of Cambridge. His master's thesis, Void Pedagogy, explores the intersection of progressive pedagogy and urban design in Tokyo. His work on architecture for progressive education has been featured by The Charette, Dezeen, and the Cambridge... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:00 - 16:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:15 CET

Co-creating online communities of care centered around equity
In this session, I will talk about how I've co-created multiple open online spaces where educators have built community focused on values of equity and care - and how these communities walk the walk of these ideals in different ways and emerge over time to better fit the needs of those involved. The two communities co-founded are Virtually Connecting and Equity Unbound, and I'd like to highlight key factors of their success.

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:15 - 16:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:15 CET

The need for a 3 Dimensional Curriculum
The relevancy of delivering curriculum that is meaningful to the 21st century learner and how to support our educators to deliver it effectively

Speakers
avatar for Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Creator of 3D Curriculum, STEAM Centre UK
Paul has In depth knowledge of Curriculum Planning and Development, with specialism in creative uses of technology (he did STEAM long before it became a thing) Computer Science, Robotics, AI, VR/AR and project based experiential learning. He was also winner of a competitive NSF grant... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:15 - 16:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Maha Bali
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Maha Bali

Moderators
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.

Speakers
avatar for Maha Bali

Maha Bali

Associate professor of practice, American University in Cairo
Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of virtuallyconnecting.org (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:30 - 16:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA.

Moderators
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Paul Smith-Keitley FRSA

Creator of 3D Curriculum, STEAM Centre UK
Paul has In depth knowledge of Curriculum Planning and Development, with specialism in creative uses of technology (he did STEAM long before it became a thing) Computer Science, Robotics, AI, VR/AR and project based experiential learning. He was also winner of a competitive NSF grant... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:30 - 16:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:45 CET

How to be a leader in education
Jeder Mensch, der anleitet, ist eine Führungskraft, aber wie wirst Du zur Führungspersönlichkeit mit Souveränität, Beliebtheit und natürlicher Autorität? Wie kannst Du Menschen so begeistern, dass sie eigenständig und leidenschaftlich gemeinsame Ziele stecken und erreichen? Wie Du durch die Nutzung der Kraft der Musik alles aus den Menschen herausholst, was in ihnen steckt und zur Quelle der Potenzialentfaltung wirst - darum geht es in diesem Vortrag.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Weckert

Sandra Weckert

Founder, Braintreeacademy
Every person who leads is a leader, but how do you become a leader with sovereignty, popularity and natural authority? How can you inspire people so that they independently and passionately set and achieve common goals? How you use the power of music to bring out everything in people... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:45 - 17:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:45 CET

I Cry At Work: A model for authentic and intensive change-support and why the education revolution can’t succeed without it
Books, blogs, TEDTalks, workshops plant inspiring ideas that allow us to fall in love with revolutionizing the school system. It helps us dream of schools for our children that nurtures their most natural inclination towards meaningful and authentic learning. It empowers our children. It values them.

But at the most basic level, lasting change within any system means changing people. It means changing the heads, hearts and habits of individuals. 

We need more people on the ground in schools. More people listening and co-creating with teachers. More people building relationships and taking on those tough conversations that push mindset and practice.

This discussion explores a model for supporting school change that celebrates the intensive, personal and challenging nature of change along with using project-based learning as a catalyst for pedagogical, cultural and organizational shifts within the schools we work with. Our model gives schools on-site consultant support two days per week for several years. We become part of the working fabric of the school. We are in classrooms, active in teaching team meetings, eating in the staff room, working with school leaders, co-teaching and being a visible presence of change and for change.

And we are not afraid of crying.

I cry when sharing projects that I’ve done with students as a teacher at High Tech High. One in particular where we designed a park in memory of a young girl who was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.

I cry when teachers reflect on small moments in their classrooms where they are overwhelmingly proud of their students for doing something, they didn’t think was possible.

I cry with people when they feel stressed. When they need to talk about how challenging teaching is and how undergoing a change process can be even harder. When their own lives are affected by this work. I understand, it is hard.

I cry when students exhibit projects that are beautiful, authentic and empowering.

I cry at home (with a glass of wine) when change feels to be moving eternally slow or when people are aggressively resistant. I try to remind myself it’s not personal against me, though some days it can feel deeply so.

The revolution of our school system will start with a clear and inspiring vision. The success of the revolution will depend on our ability to support individuals through the process. And not being afraid to cry.



Speakers
avatar for Loni Bergqvist

Loni Bergqvist

Founder of Imagine If, Imagine If
Loni was (and always will be) a teacher.​Loni started her career in education teaching at a traditional school in San Diego, California. She became a project-based learning 'convert' when she started attending night school in Leadership at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 16:45 - 17:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

17:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Loni Bergqvist
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Loni Bergqvist

Speakers
avatar for Loni Bergqvist

Loni Bergqvist

Founder of Imagine If, Imagine If
Loni was (and always will be) a teacher.​Loni started her career in education teaching at a traditional school in San Diego, California. She became a project-based learning 'convert' when she started attending night school in Leadership at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:00 - 17:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Sandra Weckert
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Sandra Weckert

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Weckert

Sandra Weckert

Founder, Braintreeacademy
Every person who leads is a leader, but how do you become a leader with sovereignty, popularity and natural authority? How can you inspire people so that they independently and passionately set and achieve common goals? How you use the power of music to bring out everything in people... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:00 - 17:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:15 CET

Become the author of your life with natural learning
We all have interests, skills and needs. And there is a society we life in with specific culture and rules. How can we learn to accept certain rules and learn to life in our culture without keeping down our personal needs? Does it always need a revolution in our youth? Or can we learn do handle other opinions without changing our own one?
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
To be ready as a student means you have self-confidence, you are trained to have your own opinion, you learned to ask and to listen. We need schools that prepare children to be ready for teachers.
Learning outcomes:
Learn about difference between natural learning and formal learning
Learn about settings where adults and children can learn and teach together
Learn about self-empowered learning

Speakers
avatar for Roland Dunzendorfer

Roland Dunzendorfer

Founder of Colearning Vienna, Colearning Wien
Roland Dunzendorfer, co-founder of the learning center Colearning Vienna, is a passionate self-educated learner an coach. His own children experienced natural learning from the very beginning. His strength is to accompany young people without teaching them by empowering their own... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

17:15 CET

The Big Thought: Capturing and communicating your shared purpose
Education organisations should be vibrant, energising and directive. And yet too many risk being viewed as dull, lifeless and devoid of direction. Putting things right means looking at shared purpose - the life-giving source of any effective organisation driving forward change.

This interactive and inspirational session aims to help leaders:
1) Articulate the shared purpose for the organisation
2) Connect the dots of purpose, vision and values
3) Release the power of creativity in their communication
4) Generate buy-in from staff and leaders on the journey

Speakers
avatar for Alistair Bullen

Alistair Bullen

Driving transformational change for leaders & their organisations, ABA | Building brands with purpose
Alistair Bullen is a change agent, interior designer, brand strategist, and NLP practitioner who uses this unique blend to connect with audiences in a creative and powerful way. Through his role as Founder of ABA as well as a Facilitator for Aberkyn – a change management consultancy... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

17:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Alistair Bullen
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Alistair Bullen

Moderators
avatar for Justin Blake

Justin Blake

Thought Leader: innovation, strategy and social change, HundrED UK Lead
Justin Blake is the HundrED UK Lead. HundrED is a global non-profit working across 100+ countries to identify and spread impactful innovation that supports quality learning and enables children and young people to thrive. Justin was the first 2020 Global Ambassador of the Month for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alistair Bullen

Alistair Bullen

Driving transformational change for leaders & their organisations, ABA | Building brands with purpose
Alistair Bullen is a change agent, interior designer, brand strategist, and NLP practitioner who uses this unique blend to connect with audiences in a creative and powerful way. Through his role as Founder of ABA as well as a Facilitator for Aberkyn – a change management consultancy... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:30 - 17:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Roland Dunzendorfer
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Roland Dunzendorfer

Moderators
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roland Dunzendorfer

Roland Dunzendorfer

Founder of Colearning Vienna, Colearning Wien
Roland Dunzendorfer, co-founder of the learning center Colearning Vienna, is a passionate self-educated learner an coach. His own children experienced natural learning from the very beginning. His strength is to accompany young people without teaching them by empowering their own... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:30 - 17:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:45 CET

How we create the learning culture for the future - and how to start now
How do we create change in the educational system?
Which competencies do I need on a personal level to be equipped for change?
How do I work with resistance - inside and outside?
At which point does a development get holistic and sustainable and which models do we have to understand the transformational process?
And how do we make a bigger movement out of it?


For the future of learning, holistic approaches are needed - it is not enough to just change methods and content, but a holistic change model is required, which takes into account inner and outer structures.

The lecture is about understanding the levels of change and identifying steps in the change process.

Education plays a key role in overcoming global challenges and it does not just need a different content in our systems, but also a totally different culture of learning.
That includes more participation and an attitude at eye level instead of concurrence.
We need teachers with a global consciousness to accompany this development.
From this perspective teacher training is an acupuncture point for social change.

How do we get there?

Speakers
avatar for Silke Weiss

Silke Weiss

Innovator for Learning Culture, Founder of Pioneers of Education, LernKulturZeit Akademie GmbH
Silke Weiss is a former teacher and a passionate learner, she is founder and CEO of the LernKulturZeit Academy for global citizenship education. As an education innovator her work is dedicated to change the learning culture, making it more relationship based and tailored to support... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 17:45 - 18:15 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

18:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Silke Weiss
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Silke Weiss

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Schmitt

Christoph Schmitt

Learning investigator and expedition companion, Bildungsdesign

Speakers
avatar for Silke Weiss

Silke Weiss

Innovator for Learning Culture, Founder of Pioneers of Education, LernKulturZeit Akademie GmbH
Silke Weiss is a former teacher and a passionate learner, she is founder and CEO of the LernKulturZeit Academy for global citizenship education. As an education innovator her work is dedicated to change the learning culture, making it more relationship based and tailored to support... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 18:15 - 18:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:30 CET

Learning Innovation - A fireside chat with Richard Wurman
Richard Wurman & Christopher Pommerening will have a very open conversation about broken education systems, memorize vs. memory and the future of learning.

Moderators
avatar for Christopher Pommerening

Christopher Pommerening

Founder, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Learnlife
Christopher Pommerening is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Learnlife. Christopher is an entrepreneur and learning visionary on a journey in which he has evolved from an internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, into a high impact entrepreneur on a mission to change... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Saul Wurman

Richard Saul Wurman

Founder of TED Conferences, Architect and Information Architect
Richard Saul Wurman has written, designed and published 90 books on wildly divergent topics. Two of these are the notebooks and drawings of architect Louis I. Kahn (1963) and What Will Be Has Always Been (1986), a seminal collection of Kahn’s words. Wurman chaired the IDCA Conference... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 18:30 - 19:00 CET
FREE
  Fireside chat

19:00 CET

How self determined learning empowers creativity & leadership
Listeners will learn how sitting passively in a class or even taking notes in a class is not an effective way to learn. They will experience what it is like to be an active learner and why interacting with people you don't know well promotes curiosity. I will also go over my TRICK philosophy explained in my book How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results. TRICK stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration and Kindness. I will give examples from parenting and from teaching that help listeners understand the power of each part of the acronym.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Founder of Palo Alto High Media Arts Program, Godmother of Silicon Valley, TractLearning Inc
Esther Wojcicki is known as the GodMother of Silicon Valley because of the number of highly successful students coming out of her program at Palo Alto High. She is co- founder of TractLearning, Inc (2020), founder of the largest scholastic media program in the US at Palo Alto High... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

19:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Esther Wojcicki
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Esther Wojcicki.

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Schmitt

Christoph Schmitt

Learning investigator and expedition companion, Bildungsdesign

Speakers
avatar for Esther Wojcicki

Esther Wojcicki

Founder of Palo Alto High Media Arts Program, Godmother of Silicon Valley, TractLearning Inc
Esther Wojcicki is known as the GodMother of Silicon Valley because of the number of highly successful students coming out of her program at Palo Alto High. She is co- founder of TractLearning, Inc (2020), founder of the largest scholastic media program in the US at Palo Alto High... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 19:30 - 19:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:45 CET

Empowering Future Leaders: A Fireside Chat with Lara Stein
We live in a time of radical change and unprecedented complexity. Whether it's a life-threatening pandemic or climate change, many communities, companies, and organizations around the world are simply not equipped to navigate the speed of change we face. The demands on our leaders have never been greater—and their expectations have never been higher. Yet the current methods of helping people prepare for the future are designed to deliver the status quo. A new framework of sustainable leadership is needed to navigate complexity and succeed in the face of structural, economic and technological uncertainty. This fireside chat with Lara Stein will discuss how to empower leaders of the next generation with the knowledge, courage and integrity to lead us all into a better future.

Moderators
avatar for Jenny Anderson

Jenny Anderson

Freelance journalist, host, LearnIt podcast, LearnIt

Speakers
avatar for Lara Stein

Lara Stein

Founder, CEO, Director & Equality Activist, Boma Global
Lara Stein is the Co-Founder and CEO of Boma Global, a global network of local partners offering transformational learning experiences to help people and organizations be more intentional and intelligent about our shared future. Prior to founding Boma, Lara was the Executive Director... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 19:45 - 20:15 CET
FREE
  Fireside chat

20:15 CET

We're Not Disrupted Enough Yet: Why Real Change in Schools Will Take More Than a Pandemic
This last year has thrown most educators into an exhausting disequilibrium when it comes to their thinking about schools. In some ways, the various pandemics we've faced (COVID, social justice, fake news) have forced us to change a great deal. They have sped up our embrace of technology, challenged our dependence on assessments, and surfaced a host of questions about equality, justice, literacy, and the future, among others. We've been forced to at least consider some bigger questions about the purpose of schools and our roles in them.

Yet, one of my BIG questions is "How much has REALLY changed?" On the surface, things do look and feel a bit different. But underneath, arguably, we are still being driven by the same outcomes, the same practices, and the same mental models that we've developed over centuries about classrooms, teachers, and learning. That's why so many of us are itching to "get back to normal."

In this session, I'll explore why real change in schools is needed now, offer a framework for shifting the way we think about our work in a post-pandemic world, and discuss some ways to embrace an increasingly uncertain future. 

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Co-Founder, Blogger, Podcaster, Leadership Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur, BIG Questions Institute
Will has an international reputation as someone who effectively challenges traditional thinking about schools by offering a combined dose of common sense about learning and hard reality about how the world works today. Audiences in six continents and over 25 countries have heard his... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 20:15 - 20:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

20:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Will Richardson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Will Richardson

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Co-Founder, Blogger, Podcaster, Leadership Coach, and Serial Entrepreneur, BIG Questions Institute
Will has an international reputation as someone who effectively challenges traditional thinking about schools by offering a combined dose of common sense about learning and hard reality about how the world works today. Audiences in six continents and over 25 countries have heard his... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 20:45 - 21:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:00 CET

How to create leaders, not followers
I ´ll walk you through my 18 years of experience of being an entrepreneur educator running clubs in schools and helping kids succeed in English and having confidence in themselves. How we started in one kindergarten and during years we´ve created an ecosystem of English and personal development from small superheroes in kindergarten to big leaders in companies, summer camps and Sweet and Sweet and Chilli Saturdays in our house. I´ll talk about being banned from kindergartens after 18 years of working together and how teachers and directors must follow and are not able to lead because of inspections and government. I believe that the future for education is in creating and upgrading schools to clubs, bringing the leader´s wisdom to education, making education full of open questions and creating leaders, not followers. I´ll walk you through the SPINTO® system of leadership, and how can we use the know-how of mankind and twist it into education, clubs, and communities. 


Speakers
avatar for Sarka Kralickova

Sarka Kralickova

SPINTO® Leader at Atlanta Akademie, Atlanta Akademie | SPINTO® method
Sarka Kralickova is a SPINTO® Leader, Professional Neurolanguage Coach®,  Certified Fascinate® Advisor, an Educator, a founder of Atlanta Akademie, and an owner of ASPINTOA. She created an ecosystem of education from small superheroes to soul leaders where kids, students, and... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:00 - 21:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:00 CET

Sourced: Vitality-Centered Educational Design
Sourced Design is a vitality-centered educational design rooted in living systems principles and the six-year case study of Springhouse. The design founder, and two Springhouse learners, will engage in dialogue about the five design principles including practice examples, while exploring why we must liberate and decolonize educational design. Participants will learn about the Education Design Lab where they can work with the design with the support of these principles and a committed community.

The vitality-centered principles of this design include:
Take care of vulnerability.
Cultivate personhood.
Build beloved community.
Respect how the Earth works.
Love and serve others.

In this session, those who are engaged in the messy, creative, and rigorous work of redesigning education in ways that honor the vitality, the life source, the ineffable in all of us, will share their experience through stories and examples of those five principles in action.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Finn

Jenny Finn

Founder of Springhouse and Sourced Design, Springhouse
Jenny has been committed to creating structures that foster vitality in people, communities, and organizations for nearly . She holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Education from Prescott College where her research focused on how the quality of one’s inner life affects the life that they... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:00 - 21:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Jenny Finn
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Jenny Finn

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Finn

Jenny Finn

Founder of Springhouse and Sourced Design, Springhouse
Jenny has been committed to creating structures that foster vitality in people, communities, and organizations for nearly . She holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Education from Prescott College where her research focused on how the quality of one’s inner life affects the life that they... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:15 - 21:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Sarka Kralickova
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Sarka Kralickova

Speakers
avatar for Sarka Kralickova

Sarka Kralickova

SPINTO® Leader at Atlanta Akademie, Atlanta Akademie | SPINTO® method
Sarka Kralickova is a SPINTO® Leader, Professional Neurolanguage Coach®,  Certified Fascinate® Advisor, an Educator, a founder of Atlanta Akademie, and an owner of ASPINTOA. She created an ecosystem of education from small superheroes to soul leaders where kids, students, and... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:15 - 21:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:30 CET

Designing Learning Futures: Helping Schools Catalyze Deep Change to Support Modern Learners
Education has been in the midst of a global transformation effort for quite some time. While education reform has been a central focus for decades, in the last five years especially the conversation has shifted from reform to redesign—to transforming our fundamental model of teaching and learning from the “sage on the stage” model that emphasizes the acquiring of knowledge, to learner-driven personalized learning. Relatedly, these efforts have been reinforced by a global conversation and movement to competencies over content standards, such as Brazil’s new national curriculum that emphasizes broader competencies; and even national systems replacing traditional structures with transformative new ways of supporting teaching and learning, such as Finland removing the use of a national curriculum altogether. Similarly, in 2019, the OECD released their new Education 2030 “learning compass” framework, outlining not just a comprehensive framework of skills, competencies and knowledge, but embedding it in pedagogical pillars of learner agency and well-being. Such a compass sets a new north star for most learning environments and educational systems, far beyond where they currently sit today. These models and arguments for such deep transformation are warranted, as they align with our research on how children learn best and what competencies are most needed in our modern world. However, indeed, these models of learning are fundamentally different from our traditional school models. How, then, do we help our schools all around the globe make this transition?
This global tidal change of educational transformation was further compounded in early 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in mass school closures globally with over three quarters of the world’s schools closed. Overnight, millions of learning environments globally were forced to quickly and radically redesign how they deliver teaching and learning. Schools across the spectrum — from those considering deep transformation to those who were not yet on this pathway — were suddenly now all forced into rapid and deep innovation, largely having to support their learners in ways they have never considered before. In this intense and unprecedented time for education systems, where many learning environment are now in the grips of accelerating radical change within their systems, how can we help schools to harness the opportunity for innovation while also assist them in effectively navigating their way to be the needed learning environments of our modern world?
The WISE Innovation Hub is a platform and initiative supporting schools to cross this chasm and make deep transformation to learner-driven, competency-based learning environments by developing their own “engines of innovation” within their school. We support participating schools to conduct their own research, design and innovation cycles in order to drive their school’s transformation forward into the future, now. Through participating in this session, participants will learn about the strategies and tools we are using to drive evidence-based transformation, and examples of what this looks like in practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Groff

Jennifer Groff

Innovation and Research Fellow, WISE / Qatar Foundation
Jennifer Groff, PhD is an educational engineer, designer, and researcher, whose work focuses on redesigning learning environments and systems. Currently, she is the Innovation Fellow at WISE (Qatar Foundation), where she is leading the development of their Global Innovation Hub--a... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:30 - 21:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:30 CET

Project Ocean Harvest: High School STEM as an Opportunity for Immediate Environmental and Economic Impact
In this session we'll introduce Project Ocean Harvest, an initiative to design and operate a regenerative ocean farm as the foundational experience of a high school STEM course. This is a crucial topic for learning innovation because for all the fervor for reimagining education, there is a dearth of operating models. This session will describe a concrete example of what an innovative learning experience actually looks like at a public high school in Alaska, and what it will look like as we grow a network of schools engaged in the Project.     

The learning objectives for the session will be for participants to 1.) understand the structure of the unique STEM curriculum, and 2.) situate the unique curriculum within the larger student-centered, place-based, project-based, and purpose-inspired learning frameworks. We will describe how we are planning to achieve the specific project goals of environmental regeneration and economic self-sufficiency for students at a public high school in Alaska, and how those goals are intentionally intertwined with the unique history of the local indigenous Alaskan Native community. 

Intended for educators and non-educators alike, session participants will benefit from the experience of seeing how the design of a learning experience springs from the needs of a community, and how these experiences can benefit both people and the planet.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Soponis

Trevor Soponis

Founder of The Sustainable Learning Projects, The Sustainable Learning Projects
Dr. Trevor Soponis is a life-long education professional with extensive experience in leading transformative education projects involving school, district, state, and university partners. His doctorate from New York University examined the impacts of innovative environmental education... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:30 - 21:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Jennifer Groff
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Jennifer Groff

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Groff

Jennifer Groff

Innovation and Research Fellow, WISE / Qatar Foundation
Jennifer Groff, PhD is an educational engineer, designer, and researcher, whose work focuses on redesigning learning environments and systems. Currently, she is the Innovation Fellow at WISE (Qatar Foundation), where she is leading the development of their Global Innovation Hub--a... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:45 - 22:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Trevor Soponis
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Trevor Soponis.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Soponis

Trevor Soponis

Founder of The Sustainable Learning Projects, The Sustainable Learning Projects
Dr. Trevor Soponis is a life-long education professional with extensive experience in leading transformative education projects involving school, district, state, and university partners. His doctorate from New York University examined the impacts of innovative environmental education... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 21:45 - 22:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:00 CET

Learner-Centered Leadership
The future of education will require new school models, new approaches for teaching and learning, and innovative leaders who can create the conditions for deeper, student-centered learning. How can leaders move the focus from challenge to possibility, get buy-in from key stakeholders, and create momentum toward transformational change at all levels? Session attendees will have the opportunity to identify where they are in the transformation process and will uncover strategies and tactics to successfully navigate from vision setting, to establishing a learning model, to iterating and achieving impact for all students at scale.

During the session, administrators and leaders in K-12 education will:
Understand how learner-centered education requires a new vision of leadership.
Get insights from decades of research about how organizations can create an internal culture of innovation to support district or school-wide change.
Learn strategies for how school leaders can make transformational change, from creating actionable game plans to getting buy-in from key stakeholders.
Identify the tools and resources needed to encourage participants to embrace a learner-centered learning and leadership model.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Author of, Altitude Learning
Devin is the Chief Impact Officer at Altitude Learning. He is a three-time California superintendent of the year (2016 AASA, 2015 ACSA, 2015 Pepperdine), Innovative Superintendent of the Year (2014 Classroom of the Future Foundation), and author of the book "Learner-Centered Lead... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:00 CET

Student Voice and Choice (in the Arts): Why some students thrive in self-directed environments and how to incorporate choice into curriculum
For four years, I ran a full-choice creativity classroom in an urban public high school. While the rest of their day was a more traditional-style of education, every day in my class students chose what to do with their own time. It could have been the same one project all year, or a different project every day - as long as they were creating something. From visual art, to carpentry, to digital fabrication, to building robots, and performing plays - this innovative model showcased what learners do when given autonomy over their own education. During this session we'll look at several student case studies that highlight the needs of different learners and demonstrate how to incorporate learning choice to serve students of varied skill and background. We'll highlight the advantages of working with students as collaborators and engineers in the shaping of curriculum, especially the advantages for students of color or those in an under-resourced schools. Participants will leave with examples of student trajectory in self-directed learning, and with concrete models at for incorporating lessons learned into an existing learning space.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Raymond

Amy Raymond

Creator of arts and learning spaces, experiences, and programming, Immersive Arts
Amy is a lifelong learner and lover of the arts. She has been working professionally in arts and entertainment since she was 15 years old. As a teenager she dreamed of developing a space where young people were trusted as contributing members of a community. Now, she works with youth... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Amy Raymond
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Amy Raymond

Speakers
avatar for Amy Raymond

Amy Raymond

Creator of arts and learning spaces, experiences, and programming, Immersive Arts
Amy is a lifelong learner and lover of the arts. She has been working professionally in arts and entertainment since she was 15 years old. As a teenager she dreamed of developing a space where young people were trusted as contributing members of a community. Now, she works with youth... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Devin Vodicka
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Devin Vodicka.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Vodicka

Devin Vodicka

Author of, Altitude Learning
Devin is the Chief Impact Officer at Altitude Learning. He is a three-time California superintendent of the year (2016 AASA, 2015 ACSA, 2015 Pepperdine), Innovative Superintendent of the Year (2014 Classroom of the Future Foundation), and author of the book "Learner-Centered Lead... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:30 CET

Designing Games to Repair Our World
How can we use design and creativity to enhance empathy, compassion, and care? In this interactive talk, I will talk about how I used game jams to enhance perspective-taking and to reduce bias. Game jams are hands on game creation events, where people come together (in person or virtually) to make games. The game jams first took place in nine cities in the United States. I assessed these jams and found that people explored their identities, and considered others' identities, while learning about game creation.
We are now going to do a series of game jams in Nigeria to support connection and compassion among different ethnic groups there (e.g., Hausa, Yoruba, Niger Delta, and the Igbo), as well as to teach game development skills and enhance creative expression.
In this short talk, I will provide an overview of the game jams and tips, guidance, resources, examples, and other support for how you can create a virtual or in-person game jam event for your school, class, organization, company, or group. The hope is that having people create together will help enhance learning and problem solving, but also to enhance equity, justice, and compassion, and connect humanity. Can engaging in creative practices with others help support understanding among people--and repair our world?

Speakers
avatar for Kat Schrier

Kat Schrier

Innovator of Games for Good, Marist College
Dr. Kat (Karen) Schrier is an Associate Professor and Director of Games & Emerging Media at Marist College. She also served as a Belfer Fellow for ADL's Center for Technology & Society, where she supported research and design work related to games, empathy, inclusion, and bias reduction... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:30 CET

Wonder and Awe: The Effects of Biophilic Design on Learner Well-Being
Wonder and Awe is about our brains, bodies, and hearts on nature.  Daylight improves learning rates and regulates our circadian system functioning, views of greenery restore our attention and reduce our stress.  Join me as we learn to harness the power of nature through biophilic design.  In this session we will cover Terrapin Bright Green's 14 Patterns of Biophilic Design.  There are biophilic design solutions at every scale for every space, indoors and out.  Discover simple interventions you can implement right now to ensure all learning spaces support well-being and the development of healthy human biophilia. 

Speakers
avatar for Anna Harrison

Anna Harrison

Biophilic Design and Innovative Learning Environments Consultant, Aedis Architects
Anna is an experienced educational planner, workshop facilitator, interior designer, and educator who has worked with a variety of nonprofit agencies, professional associations, corporations, K-14 school districts, and private individuals over her 30-year professional career. As a... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Anna Harrison
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Anna Harrison.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Harrison

Anna Harrison

Biophilic Design and Innovative Learning Environments Consultant, Aedis Architects
Anna is an experienced educational planner, workshop facilitator, interior designer, and educator who has worked with a variety of nonprofit agencies, professional associations, corporations, K-14 school districts, and private individuals over her 30-year professional career. As a... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Kat Schrier
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Kat Schrier

Speakers
avatar for Kat Schrier

Kat Schrier

Innovator of Games for Good, Marist College
Dr. Kat (Karen) Schrier is an Associate Professor and Director of Games & Emerging Media at Marist College. She also served as a Belfer Fellow for ADL's Center for Technology & Society, where she supported research and design work related to games, empathy, inclusion, and bias reduction... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:00 CET

Resilient Learning Communities
Resilience is an often misunderstood concept, yet it is a necessary element of learning communities. In the early 1970’s researchers interested in gaining an understanding of resilience focused on children and adolescents who flourished despite challenging life circumstances and negative experiences. Resilience was perceived as a fixed, innate, singular characteristic or trait that enabled one to push through challenges. Over the last fifty years, the focus of resilience has shifted to one that is more inclusive of external factors, systems and processes, and the influence those factors, systems and processes had over one’s ability to regain equilibrium after the introduction of adversity or risk. This view of resilience is the foundation of contemporary research which argues that resilience is not an individualist characteristic, but rather one that is a cluster of processes that change over time and can be intentionally enhanced by the acts of others. In addition, it has been suggested that it is through relationships that growth of resilience is best fostered, known as relational resilience. This was supported by a recent study conducted by Dr. Agvent who found that the process of resilience was more than making it through a challenge, but rather a means for positive transformation through relationships within a community of educators and learners.

Now, more than ever, relational resilience is a necessary component of building and maintaining effective learning communities. The global pandemic, political divide and uncertainty of how our Nation will respond to future challenges has left families worried and anxious about their health, safety and the future of their children’s education. Learning in community, (for example, co-ops or co-learning communities) have become more common as families withdraw their children from public school systems. Pandemic pods are popping up in cities and towns and parents/guardians and children must learn how to build and sustain learning environments that embrace community and can not only withstand challenges, but foster resilience so that challenges may be viewed as opportunities for positive individual and community growth and transformation.

Learning in community provides families with the opportunity to collaborate and create educational experiences together. Families share resources, teaching responsibilities and work together in the best interest of their children. However, learning in community is not without its challenges. Personality conflicts and misunderstandings are inevitable in a group environment and have the potential to create a divide among community members and result in disconnection, power struggles and silenced voices. However, understanding and embracing the human need for relationships allows people to encourage and support one another rather than allowing the inequality of power structures to marginalize, oppress, or silence others. The presence of empowerment, empathy and courage within a community are necessary ingredients for creating resilient communities.

Participants will gain an understanding of relational resilience, the importance of building resilient communities and explore strategies to strengthen resilience within their own educational communities. This session applies to those in homeschool learning communities as well as those in learning communities present in traditional K-12 and post-secondary schools.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Agvent

Christina Agvent

Edupreneur & Founder of Trifecta Education, Trifecta Education, LLC
Dr. Christina Agvent has over thirty years of experience in the field of education and has served as a teacher, school director, professor and director of strategic partnerships at the university level. An innovator in education, Dr. Agvent has designed and developed one-of-a-kind... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
FREE

23:00 CET

Virtual STEM activities through Esports as school programs
Your kids already play video games... WHY NOT MAKE IT PRODUCTIVE. This school year holds many unknowns and obstacles, however, consistency lies within the Esports community, giving students that sense of unity. Make Esports the definite aspect of your child’s life this school year. They can socialize and interact with students across the country while participating in educational tournaments.

MEET STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE.

Here are the Facts:
-Esports gamers have a 10% increase in attendance and 1.7 GPA growth.
-More than 200 colleges offer Varsity Esports.
-20 million dollars in scholarship money is awarded to students annually.
-97% of school-aged teens already play video games.
-82% of High School Esports League members have never participated in extracurricular activities.

Key Benefits:
-Improvement in Academic Performance & Attendance
-Engagement & Participation
-Teamwork & Comradery
-Preparation for Future Career Endeavors

Over 3,100 high schools have esports programs. It's helped over 85,000 students improve grades, attendance, and classroom engagement.

What is Esports?
-Professional live competitive video gaming involved in thousands of global tournaments annually.
-Young cyber athletes learn through gaming in a safe environment, developing stamina and preparation for the real world.
-It’s all about community and bringing people together.
-Have your child be a part of something they are proud of!

Our primary goal is to further STEM education by using new teaching
methods, while harnessing children’s natural desire to play games.

Who are we?
The Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF), founded in December 2018, is a 501(c)(3) organization established to offer financial assistance to schools and provide a channel for students to reach their potential through esports. The VEF strives to promote the industry’s positive impact on healthy lifestyles, mental health, community, and STEM through literacy.

Foundation Initiatives:

-Diversity & Inclusion
-Cyberbullying
-Mental Health
-STEM / STEAM
-Healthy Habits
-Addictions
-Belonging
-Suicide Prevention
-Internet Safety
-Digital Citizenship

Foundation Goals:

-Build a network of inclusive student gaming communities
-Create scholarship opportunities for students within these communities
-Ensure a safe and supportive environment for players at every level
-Promote gaming literacy across the ecosystem

Your donation helps the foundation assist schools and students with STEM learning activities and devices. Donate today: https://www.varsityesportsfoundation.org/donate

Speakers
avatar for Bubba Gaeddert

Bubba Gaeddert

Leading change with STEM through esports in schools., Varsity Esports Foundation
Bubba currently is the Executive Director of the Varsity Esports Foundation (VEF), as well as an adjunct professor in higher-ed since 2013. The VEF is a non-profit that strives to increase literacy around esports and how to be proactive with such initiatives as healthy lifestyles... Read More →


Monday November 9, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

06:45 CET

Are we ready for the educational needs of next generations?
- Why is this an important topic in learning innovation?
The disruption of the digital era is making current learning methodologies obsolete for contemporary expectations. What do you think will happen to parents/people who keep the traditional education mindset? The key is to adapt ourselves to the student's demographics, interests and behavior by creating an exceptional experience with a purpose.

- What will participants get out of participating in the experience?
This talked is aimed at leaders in education, parents and anyone who is intrigued about the future of education and how we need to act now in order to have a sustainable and positive impact for younger generations. The idea is to instill the need to switch current archaic mindsets related to education, towards new learning paradigms, which is fully aligned with what Learnlife is already doing and can certainly be showcased as a leading example.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra Otero

Alejandra Otero

Edupreneur & CMO for Educational Institutions, NEO Academy
Alejandra Otero - Founder, CMO and former director specialized in digital marketing and student recruitment for educational institutions. Alejandra created NEO with the aim of reshaping the future of education by giving support to educational institutions in the integration of marketing... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 06:45 - 07:00 CET
FREE

07:00 CET

Contributive Learning - Redefining the Future
The purpose of education is to learn about who you are, how you fit into the world and how you can contribute to humanity. Real equity then, will only ever be achieved when we redefine what success looks like, for ourselves, our communities and our world. If we seek wellbeing and social justice then we must stop believing that dominant cultures hold all the answers and start remembering that everyone can contribute. Leading from this perspective, Joanne has developed the Contributive Curriculum.

The Contributive Curriculum takes teachers and leaders on a unique learning journey designed to bring meaningful, relevant learning to life in the classroom, remotely, or bringing the community into schools. The tools provide strategies and activities to help teachers and leaders focus on student learning outcomes that help them learn about themselves, form meaningful connections, better access the curriculum, and, through the process of learning, contribute to the world in life-changing ways. Join her if you want to hear how schools and systems across the globe are starting to recognize that life is for loving and living, and it is through contribution. We are discovering the meaning and fulfillment is the new wealth and contribution is the only way to earn it.

Joanne will share a case study and sample tools during this session to inspire you to believe in the power of Contributive Learning to create a better world for all of humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Joanne McEachen

Joanne McEachen

Creator of the Contributive Curriculum, CEO & Founder, The Learner First
Joanne (Waitaha/ Ngāti Māmoe /Ngāi Tahu) is the CEO/Founder of The Learner First (US/AU/NZ), Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), Executive Committee for Karanga The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills (Global), Board Member for Partners for Youth... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 07:00 - 07:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

07:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Joanne McEachen
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Joanne McEachen

Moderators
avatar for Adam Collis

Adam Collis

Cofounder and Director of Innovation, Catalyst

Speakers
avatar for Joanne McEachen

Joanne McEachen

Creator of the Contributive Curriculum, CEO & Founder, The Learner First
Joanne (Waitaha/ Ngāti Māmoe /Ngāi Tahu) is the CEO/Founder of The Learner First (US/AU/NZ), Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), Executive Committee for Karanga The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills (Global), Board Member for Partners for Youth... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 07:30 - 07:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

07:45 CET

Designing a future YOU: What and How to grow in the fully digital era (with Amanda Rablin)
For too long, educators, parents and even students themselves have known that there are skills beyond those in the traditional curriculum that were becoming increasingly important to success - but articulating this change and how to address it have been elusive. Soft skills, people skills, and single-focus ideas like design thinking and growth mindset are some of the terms that have helped - but a unified way to map and ensure students grow across the whole spectrum of literacies that a change to a fully digital era is bringing has felt our of reach.

This session will provide answers to this dilemma via the work of the FutureWe.org community who have spent the last 3 years collating fifty possible top-level skills that the shift to a digital future requires into one succinct framework. From this work comes a mapping tool and a growing list of ways that students as well as their ‘grown-ups’ can use it to help them grow and prosper.

In addition, this session will share the work of Firstonmars.net and STEM Punks as examples of how to bring such previously elusive skills directly into the classroom in a way that combines 'lessons' with the students inherent humanity. Participants will be given access to the mapping tool and free resources to evaluate. The session will also focus its message around key Learnlife principles of life long learning and positive educational change.
- Includes interactive activities, appearance by Teacher and eLearning coordinator Amanda Rablin, a Q & A and a followup workshop session.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan Nalder

Futures Learning, STEAM, Edtech and Space in Ed Leader, FutureWe, STEM Punks
Over 20 years in Education, I have seen how life-long learning, digital tools (STEAM, AR/VR, mobile) & futures thinking transform lives. Now, as founder of the FutureWe Community, Futures Coach for STEM Punks, St Peters Lutheran College ICT Trainer, Advance Queensland Digital Champion... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 07:45 - 08:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

07:45 CET

Contributive Learning: Adding to the World
Following on from the Keynote on Contributive Learning this workshop will look at one of the modules from the Contributive Curriculum- Self Understanding. Teachers and leaders will have an opportunity to remember who they are are why they engaged in teaching before they take this work back to their classrooms, schools and communities.

You will have an opportunity to use a learning progression designed for adults first, trial some of the learning experiences that remind us all that learning is about real life and design ways to contribute to the greater good of humanity by adding to the world.

The Contributive Curriculum takes teachers and leaders on a unique learning journey designed to bring meaningful, relevant learning to life in the classroom, remotely, or bringing the community into schools. The tools provide strategies and activities to help teachers and leaders focus on student learning outcomes that help them learn about themselves, form meaningful connections, better access the curriculum, and, through the process of learning, contribute to the world in life-changing ways. Join her if you want to hear how schools and systems across the globe are starting to recognize that life is for loving and living, and it is through contribution. We are discovering the meaning and fulfillment is the new wealth and contribution is the only way to earn it.

You will leave this workshop with a Self Understanding Learning Progression and a set of learning experiences and tools to use in your community to activate equitable opportunities for learners, both children and adults!

Speakers
avatar for Joanne McEachen

Joanne McEachen

Creator of the Contributive Curriculum, CEO & Founder, The Learner First
Joanne (Waitaha/ Ngāti Māmoe /Ngāi Tahu) is the CEO/Founder of The Learner First (US/AU/NZ), Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar (Austria), Executive Committee for Karanga The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills (Global), Board Member for Partners for Youth... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 07:45 - 09:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

08:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Jonathan Nalder
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Jonathan Nalder.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan Nalder

Futures Learning, STEAM, Edtech and Space in Ed Leader, FutureWe, STEM Punks
Over 20 years in Education, I have seen how life-long learning, digital tools (STEAM, AR/VR, mobile) & futures thinking transform lives. Now, as founder of the FutureWe Community, Futures Coach for STEM Punks, St Peters Lutheran College ICT Trainer, Advance Queensland Digital Champion... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 08:00 - 08:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

08:15 CET

Reimagining the Purpose of Education
As the impact of the pandemic unfolds, it is becoming abundantly clear that traditional learning models have ill-equipped our children to respond to the current crisis. Some of the structural and systemic challenges in our education systems have come to the forefront.

The invitation of this session as we prepare ourselves for the post-pandemic world is that we use this pause to reimagine how schools and learning ecosystems can be truly transformative for all children.

For example, what if learning ecosystems decide to:

i) Spend the first three months when children come back to school only on re-integrating them into the post COVID-19 world, while deprioritizing academic subjects.
ii) Have no examinations across the board for one year.
iii) Invest in targeted trauma-healing of teachers, resulting in schools becoming more trauma responsive.
iv) Support school leaders to re-imagine the school calendar to integrate life-skills and SEL as core components to prepare children for future uncertainty.
v) Change the metric of success of our education systems from academic and economic outcomes to well-being and thriving of all students, communities, and the planet.

Considering how our school and societal systems are currently designed, this is not going to be easy. Yet this is the most important call of the moment, and we will collectively reimagine the purpose of education to transform the lives of our children.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Talreja

Vishal Talreja

Co-founder of Dream a Dream, Dream a Dream
Vishal co-founded Dream a Dream along with 11 others. Dream a Dream is a non-profit empowering children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in the 21st century using a creative life skills approach. Dream a Dream works with 10,000 young... Read More →
avatar for Suchetha Bhat

Suchetha Bhat

CEO of Dream a Dream, Dream a Dream
Suchetha has over 19 years of work experience having worked both in the corporate and social sector. As an Electronics and Communication engineer, she started her career with Larsen and Toubro and then worked with multinationals such as Telelogic and IBM during her successful 9 year... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 08:15 - 08:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

08:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Vishal Talreja and Suchetha Bhat
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Vishal Talreja and Suchetha Bhat.

Speakers
avatar for Vishal Talreja

Vishal Talreja

Co-founder of Dream a Dream, Dream a Dream
Vishal co-founded Dream a Dream along with 11 others. Dream a Dream is a non-profit empowering children and young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in the 21st century using a creative life skills approach. Dream a Dream works with 10,000 young... Read More →
avatar for Suchetha Bhat

Suchetha Bhat

CEO of Dream a Dream, Dream a Dream
Suchetha has over 19 years of work experience having worked both in the corporate and social sector. As an Electronics and Communication engineer, she started her career with Larsen and Toubro and then worked with multinationals such as Telelogic and IBM during her successful 9 year... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 08:30 - 08:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

08:45 CET

Education should have changed considerably long before Covid 19 - Examples of Innovative Practice in an Australian Secondary School.
How do you change the culture of a school - Innovating to enhance the engagement of students ?
At the heart of any contemporary School should be the ability and willingness to engage students and the local community in a meaningful and purposeful manner.
In 2017 it was identified that my current school required significant transformation. A new Principal was appointed in mid 2017 and subsequently the appointment of a Vice Principal in 2018.
This presentation highlights the journey of the College in reinventing its self as a school since then and the considerable success experienced in a very short time. The presentation includes:
• Leading effective change in shifting a school’s culture
• Reengaging a school community
• Providing a point/s of difference as a school
• Embracing innovation and creativity in bringing about significant pedagogical change and enhancing teacher growth
• New Pathways for students
• Engaging students, enhancing life-long learning and meeting 21st Century needs
• Building community, industry and educational partnerships

This presentation, accompanied by video, highlights specific models of teaching and learning pedagogical practice including an alternative Timetable model, Project Based Learning, student voice and gamification in the classroom. Additionally it will outline the change management processes utilised by the College to bring about significant school improvement.



Speakers
avatar for Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Thought Leader - Innovating to Engage Secondary Students, Mater Dei College - Western Australia
Having held numerous leadership positions in regional and metropolitan schools in both the Western Australian Government educational system and Catholic Education Western Australia, Paul has a strong history of innovative practice. He is a passionate advocate of innovative Teaching... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 08:45 - 09:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

09:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Paul Watson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Paul Watson.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Thought Leader - Innovating to Engage Secondary Students, Mater Dei College - Western Australia
Having held numerous leadership positions in regional and metropolitan schools in both the Western Australian Government educational system and Catholic Education Western Australia, Paul has a strong history of innovative practice. He is a passionate advocate of innovative Teaching... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 09:00 - 09:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

09:15 CET

Understanding and Engaging with Generation Alpha
Generation Alpha are not only today's primary-age school students, they represent the future and provide a lens through which we can look to the next decade and beyond. By 2030, the oldest of them will have moved through their teen years to reach adulthood. By the middle if this decade, Generation Alpha will be the largest
generation globally. They will live for longer and will be more culturally diverse compared to the former generations. Their technology makes them the most
globally connected generation ever. It is essential that educators effectively equip them to thrive in rapidly changing times, and empower them with learning skills for a multi-career future.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Social Researcher & Author who named Generation Alpha, McCrindle Research
Mark McCrindle is an internationally regarded social analyst, demographer and futurist. He is the Principal of the research communications company McCrindle, a TEDx speaker, regular media commentator and the author of four books on generational and social change.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 09:15 - 09:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

09:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Mark McCrindle
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Mark McCrindle

Moderators
avatar for Jen Buchanan

Jen Buchanan

Future focused educator, Future Schools Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Social Researcher & Author who named Generation Alpha, McCrindle Research
Mark McCrindle is an internationally regarded social analyst, demographer and futurist. He is the Principal of the research communications company McCrindle, a TEDx speaker, regular media commentator and the author of four books on generational and social change.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 09:45 - 10:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

10:00 CET

Peace Education - A Force for Good
The participants will have an opportunity to reflect on what peace education means with some practical examples of with what this means. A reflection, on how in this new virtual world, geographical educational boundaries can be broken down for Peace.

Speakers
avatar for Arnett Edwards

Arnett Edwards

Thinker on peace education; sustainability; celebrating cultural diversity in education; leadership, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Principal of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong since 2011. A real interest in access to education; peace and sustainability and educating young people to make a positive impact in the world.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:00 - 10:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

10:00 CET

The future of work: Future proofing students to thrive in carrers amidst rapidly changing times
COVID-19 ushered in the most transformative change to work that we have seen in a century. With the impacts extending deep into the workplace, this session will equip educators with an understanding of what the future of work will look like. From remote working, to emerging sectors, from emerging leadership styles to the emerging focus on work wellbeing, this session will help participants understand and navigate the future of work to facilitate student, school and societal wellbeing.

Speakers
avatar for Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Social Researcher & Author who named Generation Alpha, McCrindle Research
Mark McCrindle is an internationally regarded social analyst, demographer and futurist. He is the Principal of the research communications company McCrindle, a TEDx speaker, regular media commentator and the author of four books on generational and social change.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

10:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Arnett Edwards
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Arnett Edwards

Moderators
avatar for Ben Mason

Ben Mason

Founder & CEO, globalbridge

Speakers
avatar for Arnett Edwards

Arnett Edwards

Thinker on peace education; sustainability; celebrating cultural diversity in education; leadership, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
Principal of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong since 2011. A real interest in access to education; peace and sustainability and educating young people to make a positive impact in the world.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:15 - 10:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

10:30 CET

Impact as the next step toward authentic assessment
Learning Objective: To assess learning not as a set of skills that remain internal, but as action that has impact on the self, others, and the world.

Intended audience: Anyone who is interested in alternative forms of assessment, particularly as they design learning experiences that seek outcomes hat are authentic and potentially reiterative.

In this workshop, we will discuss why measuring impact is the next step toward applying learning to action. We will look at how to measure impact qualitatively and quantitatively, using Net Promoter Scores as means to collect feedback and reflect on our products/ideas so as to improve them.

Impact is the only thing that matters in our lives. Impact is the dynamic, never ending process that takes place when we interact with the world, others, and ourselves. The level and quality of impact we have is the result of our actions, which are the consequences of our thinking. Without going too far down this philosophical path (I’d get lost anyway), impact is why we do anything and everything we do. I write to influence, that has (I hope!) impact. You help animals in distress, that has impact. We design a playground together for the community, that has impact. We burn fossil fuels, that has impact. Impact is also the way we demonstrate our creativity, communication skills, ability to apply math, purple prose, and so on. Learning is when we can transfer our skills onto new endeavors or reiterations of endeavors to have (more) significant impact.

What if, instead of chasing our tails trying to measure learning, we focused on the only thing that matters, impact? This would create the terrain for truly authentic products because these would no longer be assessed in isolation; they would be constructed specifically to have impact. Like the age-old question If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it make a sound?, too many projects (and I’m thinking of poorly-implemented Genius Hour here) exist only in themselves and fade away at the end of the semester, which takes away any purpose to the project in the first place. If we started to measure impact and asked whether the user would recommend a solution (product or service), we would externalize the outcome and target an authentic audience that must decide whether it would stake its name by recommending this particular solution. This takes us beyond “oh this is nice and this is what I like about it…” to “I would recommend this solution because…” This takes our thinking deeper. This is how the world works outside the classroom. This is how we need to re-imagine why we do things in schools. This prepares students for the uncertainties of the world through constant reflection on thinking, actions, learning, and planning for improvements—in essence, for innovation.

This ends summative assessment as we know it and makes everything formative, and since learning should be generative, this allows us to appreciate the intangible complexities of the learning process.

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Freud

Benjamin Freud

Co-Founder, Coconut Thinking
Dr. Benjamin Freud began his career in consulting for start-ups in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s, working with people whose ambitions were no less than to change the world. This experience had a profound effect on Benjamin’s outlook on education, innovation, and entrepreneurialism... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:30 - 10:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

10:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Benjamin Freud
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Benjamin Freud.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Mason

Ben Mason

Founder & CEO, globalbridge

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Freud

Benjamin Freud

Co-Founder, Coconut Thinking
Dr. Benjamin Freud began his career in consulting for start-ups in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s, working with people whose ambitions were no less than to change the world. This experience had a profound effect on Benjamin’s outlook on education, innovation, and entrepreneurialism... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:45 - 11:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

11:00 CET

The Beauty of a Complex Future
Participants will learn that successful and sustainable change thrives in a culture that deliberately nurtures bottom-up, co-created, and contextualised innovation; rather than an environment that is dependent on responding to top-down change directives.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Knock

Anne Knock

Thought Leader on Complexity, CULTURE | LEARNING | DESIGN
Anne Knock is an complexity strategist, on her way to completing a PhD and is passionate about the reimagining school culture, learning and design through empowering bottom-up or grassroots change. She commenced her working life as an elementary/primary school teacher and has had... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:00 - 11:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Anne Knock
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Anne Knock.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Knock

Anne Knock

Thought Leader on Complexity, CULTURE | LEARNING | DESIGN
Anne Knock is an complexity strategist, on her way to completing a PhD and is passionate about the reimagining school culture, learning and design through empowering bottom-up or grassroots change. She commenced her working life as an elementary/primary school teacher and has had... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:15 - 11:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

11:30 CET

Beyond Coexistence: Understanding our individual role in diverse communities
If we live in a post-colonial world, why does cultural hierarchy still exist? And how do we counter this? Structural solutions are in the works but they're not enough. And why the buzz around Diversity? Colourful student bodies suggest we've achieved coexistence on a small-scale, but coexistence is not what we should be aiming for.

Educators have an individual responsibility to be equipped with (or actively learning) the skills we wish to see in our learners - the ability to positively engage with a diverse community is no different.

This session will explore the rhetoric around diversity and the outcomes of different approaches to being inclusive. It will introduce a "Framework for Engaging with Diversity"; exploring intentional practices that we as educators can implement in our own lives and work spaces in order to contribute to a thriving diverse community.

Speakers
avatar for Aayesha Fazal

Aayesha Fazal

Advocate for Social Justice in Education, Rohingya Eskul
Aayesha Fazal is a young educator, passionate about social justice and equity. She has taught and designed curricula in refugee contexts, including with the high school diploma program created by the non-profit Amala. Her personal drive is in supporting the Rohingya community, who... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:30 - 11:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:45 CET

Dreamers are Doers
The first step to accomplish and surpass the impossible is to dream. By dreaming we visualize the unlimited opportunity of what can be achieved. By doing, we chase our dreams aggressively! We become consistent and motivated, we stay on track and we turn our dreams into reality.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Grimaldo

Hector Grimaldo

Director, Dreamland Eco English
I’m Hector Grimaldo, an Educator, an Entrepreneur, and a Role Model to all my students. I am a friendly dreamer and an energetic doer. I am the Director of Dreamland Eco English and the Co-founder of Link Online Leaners which are both education innovations in HundrED.org. I am an... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:45 - 12:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:45 CET

[RE]LEARN Hackathon - KICK-OFF WORKSHOP: Present challenges & Create Teams
To empower school teams to shift towards a new learning paradigm, Innova Partners is mentoring a School Innovation Hackathon during the [RE]LEARN Festival.

This workshop offers attendees a first possibility to select a topic and form teams of 3 to 5 like-minded people from around the world to prototype new tools and instrumentalise good practices for school innovation, and to empower school teams to shift towards a new learning paradigm.

Note: you only need to attend one of the two alternative kick-off workshops.

Proposed challenges
Imagine new tools for
  • shaping vision & culture
  • designing desired learning frameworks
  • bridging digitalisation and learning
  • professional development in the learning community
  • creating whole school innovation
Find out more about the details of the Hackathon here: https://www.innovapartners.net/relearn-hackathon/

REGISTER FOR THE KICK-OFF WORKSHOP

Speakers
avatar for Till Jaspert

Till Jaspert

Founder, Innova Partners
Till is founder of Innova Partners and catalyst for meaningful innovation at the cross-section of business and education. He believes every learner should develop the gift of creative confidence as a motor for purpose in life.He has accompanied numerous schools and universities across... Read More →
avatar for Ada Maymó

Ada Maymó

Strategic Design, Innova Partners
For her background as a designer, Ada has been surrounded by creativity since she started her career. She believes it is possible to create meaningful social impact in organisations and people through a human-centred design approach. She loves being part of the Innova team as here... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:45 - 12:45 CET
FREE
  Hackathon

12:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Hector Grimaldo
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Hector Grimaldo

Speakers
avatar for Hector Grimaldo

Hector Grimaldo

Director, Dreamland Eco English
I’m Hector Grimaldo, an Educator, an Entrepreneur, and a Role Model to all my students. I am a friendly dreamer and an energetic doer. I am the Director of Dreamland Eco English and the Co-founder of Link Online Leaners which are both education innovations in HundrED.org. I am an... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:00 - 12:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:15 CET

Using Creativity as a Driver for Education
What do you think of when you think of the word creativity? Do you think of artists and designers only? Or do you think of something deeper? Do you think about a freedom to explore? To enquire? To challenge? To make and embrace mistakes? To tackle inequalities? To embrace change? These are the things that I think of when I think about the word creativity and all of these elements I have seen in my students, teachers and parents since I introduced creativity at the forefront of my teaching and leading. Through my speech I would like to encourage fellow teachers, leaders and educators to approach education as we would in a design studio, to use creative and collaborative tools to extend our planning practices and our teaching methods. Through this speech I will share with educators a range of tools such as a design thinking and ViP, which can be, but rarely are, applied to an educational setting. I would like to share with fellow educators a range of research and practices across the globe that are putting creativity, a connection to nature and heart-centric teaching at the epicenter of their practice and thriving as a result. I would like to share my educational plan for a school for the future, with roots in Bauhaus inspired pedagogy, high quality sustainable resources, a love of nature, project-based learning to inspire and encourage inquiry and an engaging and calm environment. Many of these approaches I am either currently using or have in the past. I would hope that my talk would inspire, motivate and give tools for a more holistic and human approach to education. It is our best tool to encourage positive change, form well-rounded, resilient, happy and confident young people.

Speakers
avatar for Catriona Woodward

Catriona Woodward

Assistant Principal, Malvern College PreSchool
Catriona is a passionate educator, dedicated to using alternative practices to provide a better education system for the future. She has worked as a curriculum architect for EYFS and KS1 in London, dedicating herself to creating a heart-centric and human orientated curriculum to inspire... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:15 - 12:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

12:15 CET

Why do we sit to learn?
Modern schools are incredibly busy places with relentless pressures to increase standards. In amongst all of this, the health and wellbeing of primary/elementary school children is on the decline. Physical activity levels are falling from as early as 7-years of age - only 10% of children achieve the daily recommendations for physical activity. There are increasing numbers of children leaving school classified as obese or overweight.

Traditional approaches towards improving health outcomes for children focus heavily upon Sport & PE during segmented periods of the school day. But does this engage all children in becoming more active? Or does it merely maintain the levels of those that are active already? Could Physically Active Learning (PAL) be a solution?

Research demonstrates that PAL improves classroom behaviour and activity engagement, significantly reduces sedentary time and improves academic performance.

School leaders and teachers will understand how to integrate PAL approaches into teaching and learning. They will be empowered to take Maths and English lessons outdoor and know new ways to engage all children - in EYFS, KS1 and KS2/K12 education systems.

PAL is not a gimmick or a fad - this session will consider research from across the globe and demonstrate how we can bring about behavioural change and attitudes. As one 9 year old boy said, "I used to think I was rubbish at Maths - but now I know I'm not..."

Speakers
avatar for Bryn Llewellyn

Bryn Llewellyn

Pioneer of Physically Active Learning, Tagtiv8
Bryn worked in various UK schools for 25 years as a Teacher, Deputy Head and Acting Head. In 2012, he founded Tagtiv8. His pioneering approach to Physically Active Learning (PAL) provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning and also promotes physical activity... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:15 - 12:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

12:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Bryn Llewellyn
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Bryn Llewellyn.

Speakers
avatar for Bryn Llewellyn

Bryn Llewellyn

Pioneer of Physically Active Learning, Tagtiv8
Bryn worked in various UK schools for 25 years as a Teacher, Deputy Head and Acting Head. In 2012, he founded Tagtiv8. His pioneering approach to Physically Active Learning (PAL) provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning and also promotes physical activity... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:30 - 12:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Catriona Woodward
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Catriona Woodward.

Speakers
avatar for Catriona Woodward

Catriona Woodward

Assistant Principal, Malvern College PreSchool
Catriona is a passionate educator, dedicated to using alternative practices to provide a better education system for the future. She has worked as a curriculum architect for EYFS and KS1 in London, dedicating herself to creating a heart-centric and human orientated curriculum to inspire... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:30 - 12:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:45 CET

The Third Pillar' - Engaging Parents in the Learning Process
Learning happens everywhere and in every moment of the day. And a key component for learners to have an enriching learning experience lies in the teachers, school leaders and parents working as a team, to support the learner at the heart of the experience, ensuring there are positive and trusting relationships across the board. In this open conversation, Learnlife Hub directors, Sam and Emma, talk to parents about how they can be involved in the learning experience and why and how we can actively involve parents in the learning process. We are all lifelong learners!

Speakers
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →
avatar for Emma Buckle

Emma Buckle

Hub Community Director, Learnlife
I am passionate about driving and experiencing change in education first-hand. As the Director of our nature hub, I see and experience a new way of learning each day. Talk to me about anything from how we build strong communities to help support learners, to why the outdoors and nature... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:45 - 13:15 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

13:00 CET

Designing for Purpose with Tinkercad and Fusion 360
This showcase aims to highlight the power of students using Autodesk software to design solutions that impact or influence society.

The presentation begins with an overview of the common uses of 3D design and 3D printing in education, before discussing the need to go beyond them to facilitate students in becoming creative problem solvers that can use technology as a tool to imagine and design a better future.

A series of innovative project examples are then shown that utilise Tinkercad and Fusion 360 software to create assistive technology, sustainable products, architectural models and more.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 13:00 - 13:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

13:30 CET

The Power of Learning Hubs
More to follow... 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Pommerening

Christopher Pommerening

Founder, CEO & Chief Empowerment Officer, Learnlife
Christopher Pommerening is the Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Learnlife. Christopher is an entrepreneur and learning visionary on a journey in which he has evolved from an internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist, into a high impact entrepreneur on a mission to change... Read More →
avatar for Stefany Bogatan

Stefany Bogatan

Partnerships & Special Projects, Learnlife
Stefany’s role at Learnlife involves developing partnerships and expanding Learnlife hubs into different parts of the world. Prior to Learnlife, she worked as an English teacher for 10 years in Canada, South Korea, Morocco, Denmark and Spain.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 13:30 - 14:00 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

14:00 CET

Experiments in Change: Unpacking and responding to patterns of belief and behavior
If you could get better at ONE THING — the One Big Thing that would make the biggest difference to your fulfillment and effectiveness to leading the change kids deserve, what would that be?

This Firestarter talk is an introduction to a research-based cutting edge technology for adult development. It is designed to provide a clear rationale for why our change efforts so commonly fail and then will highlight the next steps for combatting this immunity to change. Based on 30 years of work led by Robert Keegan and Lisa Lahey, this acknowledgment of our immunity is critical to catalyzing the change learners need and desire.

The core of this work is in the workshop that should follow in which participants would work with the tool itself to serve their needs and context.

Today's world demands new learning environments, yet we often fail to realize these shifts regardless of our best intentions. The Immunity to Change model begins with the conversation about who we are as people and what barriers we (inadvertently) create that get in the way of tackling well-intentioned, strategic change. Addressing the fundamental sources of why we fail to enact the change that is necessary is critical if we hope to generate and act on learning innovations.

The core learning objective of this session is to provide participants with a new way of thinking about personal change - the type of change that leads to more generative social fields and catalyzes the transformations we need in education today.

Speakers
avatar for Colleen Broderick

Colleen Broderick

Learning Architect at International School of Zug and Luzern, International School of Zug and Luzern
Early in her career, a foray into communications eventually led Colleen to work with urban youth on developing problem-solving and leadership skills. Moved by this experience, she realized the enormous potential that children can access when they’re able to engage in---and reflect... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:00 - 14:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

14:00 CET

Rethinking Assessment in the New Normal era
Imagine yourself sitting for an online exam not knowing what you’re being assessed for, don’t have a clue about how to answer the questions online, or not even sure if this new way of testing will “understand” your answers!

This is what most students worldwide feel nowadays due to the unexpected closure of many schools; leaving school leaders, teachers and consequently students clueless about many issues that were considered a given before COVID-19.

One of these issues is assessment, and during this session we'll discuss the following issues:

How can we provide students with a reliable tool of online assessment?
How can we prepare students for online assessment?
How can we prevent plagiarism and cheating in online assessment?
Are there any reliable (and free) assessment tools out there?

Speakers
avatar for Israa Osman

Israa Osman

Founder and author, Teach-O-Gen
With 13 years of teaching experience, TEFL and CELTA holder,Isra is a Cambridge certified Trainer in Teaching with Digital Technologies with extensive experience in implementing technology in EducationShe's also the Writer and author of Education Passion blog. She's the Educational... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:00 - 14:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

14:15 CET

Empowering young people to tackle the climate crisis
I am establishing a platform for all young people aged 5-25 to be able to share ideas and gain support and advice from specialists, academics and industry in innovations and practices to tackle the climate crisis. Students have protested for over two years and now we need to support them in innovation and action to progress further. Young people are more prepared to take risks and have capacity for thinking which is not constrained by current paradigms. We need to support them and allow them to contribute which will be good for innovation, their mental wellbeing, and their futures. Would love to collaborate with people across the world in this.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Parker

Becky Parker

Empowerer of young people, Benenden School
After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Becky taught in a variety of schools and found when she offered genuine research opportunities to her students they thrived in the subject. The students put a payload in space, worked with NASA and CERN, and published... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:15 CET

Journey to Belonging: Finding Your Way to Successful Relationships
Building healthy relationships with others can be a difficult task, but necessary for wellbeing and learning. The presenter will share her experiences with belonging to shed light on how we can all feel a sense of safety and belonging.

Speakers
avatar for Ilene Winokur

Ilene Winokur

Director, Journeys to Belonging
Dr. Ilene Winokur has lived in Kuwait since 1984 and is a professional development specialist mentoring teachers globally including refugee teachers. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was a teacher and administrator for 25 years at the elementary and pre-college levels. Her blog and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:15 CET

new learning forms through educational covid challenges
After the nation wide lockdown mid-march our studies at intrinsic campus were put on hold, but not for long! We decided to shift our energy towards a service for the public called intrinsic challenge. We asked people to submit their challenges in connection with Covid-19 and digital learning and in a few days they came in by the dozens. How can we have a decent graduation event considering the lockdown measures? How can we find new ways of grading students when we can not see them physically? Challenges like these, put the students and experts at the intrinsic campus to the test. In small self-organized groups, we got together and used digital white boards, zoom break-out rooms and leaned into the real-life challenges at hand. Our promise to the public? We will present them with three concrete solutions to their challenges within a week. Our learnings? Transparent co-creation, prototyping, unfiltered ideation, being aware of the possibility of failure, being in a state of makeness and learning from each other.
What a rush! This learning experience has shaped our culture at intrinsic and is now a meaningful part of our DNA. We chose to take the opportunity this disruption gave us and find real life solutions to real life problems.
If you want to know more about the new normal of learning, we would be more than delighted to share our insights, knowledge and experiences with you and your audience.

Speakers
avatar for Lenny Staples

Lenny Staples

educational pioneer, intrinsic Campus
I spent over 15 years in the Hospitality business, running Hotels and Co-founded a unique Bed and Breakfast, that was also an art Gallery creating unforgettable experiences and honing my emotional intelligence. After my daughter was born in 2015, I decided to refocus my energy towards... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Becky Parker
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Becky Parker.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Becky Parker

Becky Parker

Empowerer of young people, Benenden School
After a physics degree and research at the University of Chicago, Becky taught in a variety of schools and found when she offered genuine research opportunities to her students they thrived in the subject. The students put a payload in space, worked with NASA and CERN, and published... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

14:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Ilene Winokur
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Ilene Winokur.

Speakers
avatar for Ilene Winokur

Ilene Winokur

Director, Journeys to Belonging
Dr. Ilene Winokur has lived in Kuwait since 1984 and is a professional development specialist mentoring teachers globally including refugee teachers. Prior to retiring in 2019, she was a teacher and administrator for 25 years at the elementary and pre-college levels. Her blog and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

14:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Lenny Staples
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Lenny Staples.

Speakers
avatar for Lenny Staples

Lenny Staples

educational pioneer, intrinsic Campus
I spent over 15 years in the Hospitality business, running Hotels and Co-founded a unique Bed and Breakfast, that was also an art Gallery creating unforgettable experiences and honing my emotional intelligence. After my daughter was born in 2015, I decided to refocus my energy towards... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

14:45 CET

Using Paper Based Role Playing Games to Simulate a More Sustainable Society
How can we learn to take risks, deal with ambiguity, and respond with agility to a volatile world? Interestingly, people have been practicing these skills for a couple generations now, and doing it for fun. Through Role Playing Games like Dungeons and Dragons, we find all these elements packaged into a deeply social experience based in a fantasy world. Using the same motivations and interactions, we have taken this concept and moved it from the world of Fantasy into that of Science Fiction. In this session we will share how we designed and implemented three role playing games with a focus on sustainability. Each of these games were scaled to become an experience shared by the entire Green School Middle School. In each case, students not only got real practice in the core skills, but had so much fun doing it that they could not stop thinking about it.

In Utopia/Dystopia, students imagine living in a near future where humans can only viably live in Archologies run by AI, and must learn how to subvert the system. In Marsbound, students become the first colonists on Mars, and have to balance a fine line of managing collective resources and innovating for a better future. The New States of Atlantis puts students in the land developer's seat, where they make decisions that impact their island and deal with cataclysm.

The session is designed for educators interested in creating scenarios that evoke authentic feelings we face in a VUCA world. It will share the development journey of these games, and how this type of role play builds memorable experiences for all ages. As each of the games we created are open source, all materials are openly available. After this session, bold educators and administrators will feel empowered to employ such an experience in their class or school.

Speakers
avatar for Noan Fesnoux

Noan Fesnoux

Guru, Gardener, Gamer, REAL School Budapest
Noan has been working as an educator since 2003. With a background in Marine Biology, Noan consistently brings students into the only classroom that really matters: nature. He has worked with multiple startups in building bespoke programs tailored to the needs of the organization... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 14:45 - 15:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Noan Fesnoux
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Noan Fesnoux

Speakers
avatar for Noan Fesnoux

Noan Fesnoux

Guru, Gardener, Gamer, REAL School Budapest
Noan has been working as an educator since 2003. With a background in Marine Biology, Noan consistently brings students into the only classroom that really matters: nature. He has worked with multiple startups in building bespoke programs tailored to the needs of the organization... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:00 - 15:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:15 CET

Parenting for the future - timeless skills
What lessons have we learnt from the Pandemic? Who are struggling and who are thriving? Why? How different will the post Pandemic world be? What will be the other disruptions that are likely to occur? How do we parent for the future? What are timeless skills and how do we imbibe them? Who will thrive in the future and why? How do we develop those abilities in our children?

The two great disruptions that will occur are climate change and the conquest of technology. Hundreds of millions of jobs are likely to be lost. Many businesses will be disrupted and several will shut down. So far we have seen the march of technology where incrementally machines, automation and AI have taken away jobs. The march is likely to accelerate into a conquest and a large section of the future generation may find itself out of business and out of jobs. What can parents of today do to mitigate these potential outcomes for their children? More importantly can parents educate and parent differently so their children could actually thrive in the future. We have to begin with reinventing ourselves and pass on our successful practices on to our children. Ours and the next generation can be both prosperous and happy.

Speakers
avatar for Sandeep Hooda

Sandeep Hooda

Changemaker at Vega Schools, Vega Schools
Sandy Hooda is a first-generation entrepreneur who has created successful technology and hospitality ventures. He realised through personal experience that his school education did not ignite his love of learning, and played a limited role in developing skills that lead to success... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:15 CET

The Porn Conversation: A Nonprofit organisation offering tools for parents and educators to talk to youth about sex - beginning with the topic of porn!
The Porn Conversation is a Nonprofit organisation that is redefining 'The Talk’ at home and sex education at schools by encouraging critical and educational conversations with parents, educators, and young people - beginning with the topic of porn. Not only does The Porn Conversation normalise talking about porn with young people, it guides adults on how to expand to other necessary themes such as anatomy and physiology, puberty and sexual development, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, consent and boundaries, sexual health, interpersonal violence, and online safety.

Comprehensive sex education has many positive effects, including increasing youth’s knowledge and improving their attitudes related to sexual and reproductive health and behaviours. Sex education is fundamental for young people’s development, yet it is absent in many schools. When sex education is provided at school, the educators are often ill-equipped to lead the course and the material is outdated. Although most parents agree that sex education is necessary, they fail to talk about sex at home. Oftentimes the message children and teens receive about sex is nonfactual and shame-inducing. It’s only natural that young people are curious about sex, and without access to age-appropriate and evidence-based information, they are left to learn about sex through what they find online, which in many cases, is porn. The online sex culture of today, is often aggressive and disturbing, and youth can easily misinterpret what they see online as realistic representations of sex and relationships.

In this session, we will explore how The Porn Conversation is redefining ‘The Talk’ and sex education as we know it - by providing a program that is sex-positive, comprehensive, and intersectional. Through the development of our Conversation Guides for parents and the Curriculum and Activity Guides for Educators, we have developed classroom and at-home material suitable for three different age demographics of students, 8-11, 12-15, and 16+. The Porn Conversation is continuing its growth and soon to be relaunching with Q&A’s, workshops, ambassador programs, animated videos, a chatbot and more!

We hope the audience of parents and educators will not only gain a greater understanding of the critical need to talk to young people about sex, but become acquainted with the free tools The Porn Conversation has to offer in order to initiate ‘The Talk’ at home or implement a Comprehensive Sex Education program at their schools.

Speakers
avatar for Avril Louise Clarke

Avril Louise Clarke

Clinical Sexologist & Project Manager, The Porn Conversation
Avril (Miami, 1992), aka @SexologyGirl has a Master’s degree in Clinical Sexology from the University of Valencia and works as a Sex Educator and Sex Therapist for adolescents and adults in Barcelona. She has 5+ years experience in the classroom, developing lesson plans and leading... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Dobner

Pablo Dobner

Founder, The Porn Conversation
Pablo Dobner (Buenos Aires, 1970), is a father of two girls, the CEO of Erika Lust Films and the co-founder of the Nonprofit organisation, The Porn Conversation, alongside his partner Erika Lust. Back in 2005 he and Erika started a production company to innovate the chauvinistic world... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Avril Louise Clarke & Pablo Dobner
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Avril Louise Clarke and Pablo Dobner.

Speakers
avatar for Avril Louise Clarke

Avril Louise Clarke

Clinical Sexologist & Project Manager, The Porn Conversation
Avril (Miami, 1992), aka @SexologyGirl has a Master’s degree in Clinical Sexology from the University of Valencia and works as a Sex Educator and Sex Therapist for adolescents and adults in Barcelona. She has 5+ years experience in the classroom, developing lesson plans and leading... Read More →
avatar for Pablo Dobner

Pablo Dobner

Founder, The Porn Conversation
Pablo Dobner (Buenos Aires, 1970), is a father of two girls, the CEO of Erika Lust Films and the co-founder of the Nonprofit organisation, The Porn Conversation, alongside his partner Erika Lust. Back in 2005 he and Erika started a production company to innovate the chauvinistic world... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Sandeep Hooda
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Sandeep Hooda.

Moderators
avatar for Eszter Mészáros

Eszter Mészáros

Learning Designer, Insitu
Eszter is a learning designer and early-stage social entrepreneur with a passion for helping parents and children have more and deeper conversations. She strongly believes that learning how to ask meaningful questions, to listen to others and to share and reflect are core competencies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandeep Hooda

Sandeep Hooda

Changemaker at Vega Schools, Vega Schools
Sandy Hooda is a first-generation entrepreneur who has created successful technology and hospitality ventures. He realised through personal experience that his school education did not ignite his love of learning, and played a limited role in developing skills that lead to success... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:45 CET

The impact of COVID-19 on developing countries’ education sector; case of Rwanda
The pandemic has affected the globe in the education sector. However, developing countries have been hit worse. For the past 7 months, rural learners have been unable to experience learning of any sort. This has been, largely, caused by lack of access to digital tools like radio, tv, internet, to help them follow online learning materials for the few countries that had online learning platforms. However, there are other kids in the same countries who were able to follow the learning, because they have access to digital tools. This presents the problem of inequality between the learners in the system; those that accessed the learning tools and those that havent, yet they are under the same curriculum and testing standards.

The participants will understand the challenges that are faced by developing countries in the face of outdated education systems, how these injustices affect the learners, and how to address these challenges to create innovative learning methods that are inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Jean(Barack) Habumugisha

Jean(Barack) Habumugisha

Thought Leader On Innovative Learning Methods, Learnlife - Kigali
Barack is passionate about innovative learning. He is a Thought Leader and member of the Learnlife Alliance. He has spoken to different education events on the topic of innovative learning in Rwanda, Kenya and previously spoke at the Thought Leaders Summit in Barcelona. Barack is... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:45 CET

Transforming Education: Moving from Pyramids to Circles
Matti will invite you on a journey to learn more about how to transform educational institutions into circle organizations with high-level of self-responsibility and organization where every voice matters and people meet on same eye-level. What is needed to co-create a circle organization and why is growth essential for a school and any other business structure to blossom? Sharing from the 25 years of experience in guiding teams, schools and companies thru transformation and growth, Matti  will also give you insights in what principles are essential for truly regenerative education that give energy to all involved.



Speakers
avatar for Matthias Straub-Fischer

Matthias Straub-Fischer

Founder, Senior Consultant and Guide, 7Generations
For the past 25 years, Matthias (Matti) Straub-Fischer has been a Senior Consultant and Guide in the field of entrepreneurial education and in supporting schools and organizations into regenerative business structures. He founded and built up the Innovationsdorf Bern, a hub of interdisciplinary... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Jean(Barack) Habumugisha
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Jean(Barack) Habumugisha.

Speakers
avatar for Jean(Barack) Habumugisha

Jean(Barack) Habumugisha

Thought Leader On Innovative Learning Methods, Learnlife - Kigali
Barack is passionate about innovative learning. He is a Thought Leader and member of the Learnlife Alliance. He has spoken to different education events on the topic of innovative learning in Rwanda, Kenya and previously spoke at the Thought Leaders Summit in Barcelona. Barack is... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:00 - 16:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Matthias Straub-Fischer
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Matthias Straub-Fischer

Speakers
avatar for Matthias Straub-Fischer

Matthias Straub-Fischer

Founder, Senior Consultant and Guide, 7Generations
For the past 25 years, Matthias (Matti) Straub-Fischer has been a Senior Consultant and Guide in the field of entrepreneurial education and in supporting schools and organizations into regenerative business structures. He founded and built up the Innovationsdorf Bern, a hub of interdisciplinary... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:00 - 16:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:05 CET

Creativity Matters
We’ve probably all been guilty at one time or another of pigeon-holing creativity into specific industries and fields of study, and talking about “those creative folks” we know who have creative jobs.

In my career I have been fortunate enough to have met and engaged with leading creative practitioners, researchers,thought leaders and educators. It’s made me understand and appreciate more deeply why creativity matters, and why it should matter in education as we teach and prepare tomorrow’s workers and leaders.

Join me in discovering why Creativity Matters

www.adobe.com/uk/education

Speakers
avatar for John Arboleda

John Arboleda

Head of Primary & Secondary Schools, EMEA, Adobe
My role focuses on leading strategic engagement among various educational stakeholders with a focus on primary and secondary (K12) education, districts, foundations, NGOS, regional governments, and Ministries of Education to expand Adobe's contribution as a trusted industry partner... Read More →



Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:05 - 16:35 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

16:15 CET

LAS Edge - Alternative programs with a traditional school: Growing change from within
Those of us drawn to a learning innovation festival all read and talk about the need for a shift in how we think about education. We agree that it is time to do things differently. We no longer need convincing. We do need, however, lots of good models of real programs, complete with the successes and bruises of implementation, to effectively share what we mean by innovative teaching and learning.

In this session, we will explore one program initiated as a small additional opportunity for some students within a much larger, and largely traditional, high school program. How can those of us working in traditional schools contribute to a movement for greater innovation in schools? Is it possible to wobble even a little the feedback loops which keep traditional schooling so solidly similar to the schools of past generations and the schools in the next city, state, and country?

We'll look at two aspects of the LAS Edge program (see https://www.las.ch/learning/edge), now in its second year (but based on three years of a similar alternative program within the larger program): (1) the underlying educational framework provided by the agile movement, with concrete examples from the program, e.g. pull systems and working in iterative cycles, and (2) dropping traditional assessment and grades in favor of high frequency, low stakes feedback.

Our discussion will also focus on using existing school goals and programs to make small, incremental change in the direction of greater innovation and student agency. While we might all fantasize about radically different models of education, only a few of us have the opportunity to start with a clean slate, and even then one might discover that there is no clean slate to start from. So how do we create and sustain the change that is possible from our positions within the current educational assumptions and structures, and how do we grow that change year to year?


Speakers
avatar for Paul Magnuson

Paul Magnuson

Director of LAS Edge and LAS Educational Research, Leysin American School/Edge Program, Switzerland
Paul Magnuson created and runs a department of research at the high school level at the Leysin American School. He supports teachers as they guide their own professional development through action research, presentations, and publications. He also welcomes more than a dozen visiting... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:15 - 16:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Paul Magnuson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Paul Magnuson.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Magnuson

Paul Magnuson

Director of LAS Edge and LAS Educational Research, Leysin American School/Edge Program, Switzerland
Paul Magnuson created and runs a department of research at the high school level at the Leysin American School. He supports teachers as they guide their own professional development through action research, presentations, and publications. He also welcomes more than a dozen visiting... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:30 - 16:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:45 CET

Teachers and parents - separated by a common goal?
In an interactive session, I will be exploring the relationship between teachers and parents and work out motivations and barriers for cooperation, creativity and contribution to one bigger goal: Happy learners.

Speakers
avatar for Béa Beste

Béa Beste

Edupreneur, Blogger, Book Author & Co-Learning Expert, Tollamedia GmbH
Béa cofounded and led Phorms Education until 2011, explored the world to research and understand the most innovative educational approaches in the world, created an educational e-commerce and maintains now one of the biggest family blogs in Germany, Tollabea.de. She authored a book... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 16:45 - 17:15 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

17:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Béa Beste
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Béa Beste

Moderators
avatar for Christoph Schmitt

Christoph Schmitt

Learning investigator and expedition companion, Bildungsdesign

Speakers
avatar for Béa Beste

Béa Beste

Edupreneur, Blogger, Book Author & Co-Learning Expert, Tollamedia GmbH
Béa cofounded and led Phorms Education until 2011, explored the world to research and understand the most innovative educational approaches in the world, created an educational e-commerce and maintains now one of the biggest family blogs in Germany, Tollabea.de. She authored a book... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:30 CET

Guiding Students Through the Learning Pit
James Nottingham created The Learning Pit® to encourage his students to step out of their comfort zone and seek challenges that will deepen their learning. Today, the model is used around the world to enhance students’ language of learning, metacognition, resilience and curiosity. It also helps teachers identify when to move students from surface- to deep-learning, as well as providing a framework for effective questioning.

This webinar is suitable for teachers, leaders and support staff working with students between the ages of 3-19. It will help participants to ...

• Understand how the Learning Pit can be used to encourage learners of all ages to step out of their comfort zone and take on more challenges
• Know when to support, when to challenge, when to confuse and when to engage students so that they move from surface to deep learning
• Learn how to teach students to use “Pit Tools” so that they grow their independence, resilience and self-efficacy

Speakers
avatar for James Nottingham

James Nottingham

Director, Fellow, Author, Innovator & Leader, Challenging Learning
James Nottingham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators. He is best-known for... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 17:30 - 18:00 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

17:30 CET

Teacher and Parent communication
In an interactive session, I will be exploring the relationship between teachers and parents and work out motivations and barriers for cooperation, creativity and contribution to one bigger goal: Happy learners.

Speakers
avatar for Béa Beste

Béa Beste

Edupreneur, Blogger, Book Author & Co-Learning Expert, Tollamedia GmbH
Béa cofounded and led Phorms Education until 2011, explored the world to research and understand the most innovative educational approaches in the world, created an educational e-commerce and maintains now one of the biggest family blogs in Germany, Tollabea.de. She authored a book... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 17:30 - 19:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

18:00 CET

Live Q&A session with James Nottingham
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by James Nottingham

Moderators
avatar for Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Director, Global Ambassador, Co-Founder & Curator, Portland Education

Speakers
avatar for James Nottingham

James Nottingham

Director, Fellow, Author, Innovator & Leader, Challenging Learning
James Nottingham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development, and is included in the Future 500, a definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators. He is best-known for... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 18:00 - 18:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:15 CET

How do we raise social entrepreneurs - in primary school?
There is no doubt that schools can have a fundamental impact on kids - this is why we have them. So how do we raise a generation that can thrive while also solving the world's big problems? How will they be able to reinvent the big systems that are causing our major challenges? How can we build creativity and the ability to bring dreams to life?

Drawing on his experiences as head of strategy and parent at Green School Bali, and his new endeavour REAL School Budapest, Barna will offer a vision for education to change the world, and practical suggestions that schools and learning communities can implement immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Barna Barath

Barna Barath

Education and Climate Change Entrepreneur, REAL School Budapest
Barna is a climate change and education entrepreneur. He is the founder of REAL School Budapest, a new international primary school that educates for sustainability through real life entrepreneurial learning. Previously Barna spent four years as head of strategy, board member and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 18:15 - 18:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

18:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Barna Barath
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Barna Barath.

Moderators
avatar for Eszter Mészáros

Eszter Mészáros

Learning Designer, Insitu
Eszter is a learning designer and early-stage social entrepreneur with a passion for helping parents and children have more and deeper conversations. She strongly believes that learning how to ask meaningful questions, to listen to others and to share and reflect are core competencies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barna Barath

Barna Barath

Education and Climate Change Entrepreneur, REAL School Budapest
Barna is a climate change and education entrepreneur. He is the founder of REAL School Budapest, a new international primary school that educates for sustainability through real life entrepreneurial learning. Previously Barna spent four years as head of strategy, board member and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 18:45 - 19:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:00 CET

The Power Of Everyday Heroes
You’re not a leader because of your title, but because others believe you to be worth following. As a leader, you are charged with seeing the future, establishing a vision, making critical decisions on the fly, and delivering on your values all while creating a healthy culture and motivating a team of individuals to work together. Simple, but not easy.

Your 2020 story is one you will be telling for the rest of your life. We’re not going ‘back to normal’, but forward to a new way of being in which individual and team agility is the key to fulfillment-fuelled success.

Team dynamics require you understand the motivations and behaviours of those you lead. In this session Jaz focuses on equipping you with the skills around quickly decoding the tendencies and challenges of the individuals you lead and serve in order to multiply your own impact by developing a leadership mindset in others.

Jaz will help you create your bespoke and personal impact roadmap so that you can develop a more resilient mindset and dramatically change your habits. You will learn how to reframe so that you can swap judgement (especially towards yourself) for curiosity and become more agile when facing change outside of your own control.

When leading an organisation, a team, a family or yourself, understanding what it’s like to be on the other side of you will transform your ability to galvanise others, manage difficult conversations and eliminate drama. You will leave with your own toolkit to develop a strong positive mindset in yourself and others.

Speakers
avatar for Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Thought Leader on Chaos Navigation, Resilience Ninja and Change Agent, Human First Ed
It’s true that you are only as powerful as the stories you tell. Imagine if you were 10% braver, said goodbye to imposter syndrome and embedded ambitious resilience in yourself and those you influence? That’s what Jaz does. She leads people along their own hero's journey to the... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

19:00 CET

Uncover the real purpose of your school
A workshop for school leaders, education entrepreneurs, education changemakers

Let's find and clearly articulate the real purpose of your school or learning experience by answering a series of questions, looking at examples and going through a process.

Clearly expressing your purpose, mission, goals is harder than you think for it to be meaningful. Kids "realising their full potential", kids to be "happy and productive citizens" won't cut it anymore. What is it really that you are trying to achieve, and how will you be true to this goal.

This workshop is suitable for existing schools just as much for new learning experiences. Ideally, a few people from the same organisation would join to go through the exercise, bringing in different perspectives.

Barna has led the development process for clarifying the Green School mission that helped unite a diverse community around a shared quest. His process has also helped his business become a market leader in its chosen field. Barna is not a marketing consultant, rather an entrepreneur who has seen what impact a well-thought-out mission statement can have on every aspect of an organisation. Changing education needs to start with being really clear about what we are trying to achieve - this workshop will help you do just that.

Speakers
avatar for Barna Barath

Barna Barath

Education and Climate Change Entrepreneur, REAL School Budapest
Barna is a climate change and education entrepreneur. He is the founder of REAL School Budapest, a new international primary school that educates for sustainability through real life entrepreneurial learning. Previously Barna spent four years as head of strategy, board member and... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 19:00 - 20:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

19:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Jaz Ampaw-Farr
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Jaz Ampaw-Farr.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Director, Global Ambassador, Co-Founder & Curator, Portland Education

Speakers
avatar for Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Thought Leader on Chaos Navigation, Resilience Ninja and Change Agent, Human First Ed
It’s true that you are only as powerful as the stories you tell. Imagine if you were 10% braver, said goodbye to imposter syndrome and embedded ambitious resilience in yourself and those you influence? That’s what Jaz does. She leads people along their own hero's journey to the... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 19:30 - 19:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:45 CET

Unlearning the future; unsticking the past; unknowing the known: A conversation with Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick, on all things learning and life. 
A curated conversation between Lord Dr. Michael Hastings and Dr. Stephen Harris on all things learning and life. The format for conversation will be an open Q&A that will draw upon personal experiences to formulate thinking around how the future of learning ought to look and what a global networked community can do to achieve this at the grassroots level.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Lord Michael Hastings

Lord Michael Hastings

Chancellor, Professor of Leadership, Governor, Trustee, UK House of Lords, Regents University London
Michael began his career as a teacher moving into government service in 1986 on policy to bring employment and development to Britain’s inner cities working directly with No.10 following major urban black led riots in ‘81 & ‘85. In that period onward, he became a Commissioner... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 19:45 - 20:15 CET
FREE
  Fireside chat

20:15 CET

It’s the Stupid Economy
Why did EdTech fail its greatest test?
Why hasn’t the education structure changed since 1870?
What caused the pandemic?
Why do we need the SDGs?
What do the Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+, Feminist and environmental movements have in common?

During this century it will be humanity who faces its greatest test and this will require the biggest change to our global economic model since the invention of money.

How do we prepare present and future generations to meet this challenge so that our future children will thrive beyond the 22nd century?

Tune into Graham’s keynote to find out.

Speakers
avatar for Graham Brown-Martin

Graham Brown-Martin

Founder & Strategic Leadership Coach, Regenerative Global
Graham Brown-Martin weaves together social, political and technological trends to provide organisations with strategic insight to catalyse conversations and actions that help us prepare for the future. He is the founder of BeyondTomorrow.Global, a growing international intelligence... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:15 - 20:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

20:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Graham Brown-Martin
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Graham Brown-Martin

Moderators
avatar for Justin Blake

Justin Blake

Thought Leader: innovation, strategy and social change, HundrED UK Lead
Justin Blake is the HundrED UK Lead. HundrED is a global non-profit working across 100+ countries to identify and spread impactful innovation that supports quality learning and enables children and young people to thrive. Justin was the first 2020 Global Ambassador of the Month for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Graham Brown-Martin

Graham Brown-Martin

Founder & Strategic Leadership Coach, Regenerative Global
Graham Brown-Martin weaves together social, political and technological trends to provide organisations with strategic insight to catalyse conversations and actions that help us prepare for the future. He is the founder of BeyondTomorrow.Global, a growing international intelligence... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 20:45 - 21:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:00 CET

Are we preparing students for 2019 or 2030?
Are we preparing students for 2019 or 2030? 
The exponential digitization and convergence of numerous technological fields has started the 4th industrial revolution.  This digital transformation will bring paradigmatic changes and increasingly exponential rates, as digital platforms usher in a new economic reality. We now have pocket devices that can perform 11 trillion operations a second and hold 11.8 billion transistors on a single chip. This year we will make millions of these devices adding up to trillions and trillions of transistors. The shift will be profound. 
People all around the globe are faced with almost invisible forces that are altering paradigms around work, and by extension education.  The automation of work as a result of this convergence has intensified labor force transformations and it is estimated that approximately 2 billion jobs will be lost to automation by 2030, and give rise to new unprecedented opportunities to reimagine life on earth. 
Innovation in education is the key component linked to the productivity of a country and the quality of life experienced by its citizens in a digitally transformed world. Preparing students to thrive in the 4th industrial revolution is not an academic conversation. It is an urgent one that requires creativity, investment and an appreciation that the future of education is not technology led. The future of education is human led, purpose driven and technology augmented. Are we preparing students for 2019 or 2030? 

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Matthews

Dwayne Matthews

Future of Education Strategist and Innovation Evangelist, TomorrowNow Learning Labs
Dwayne Matthews is an innovation evangelist and “future of education” consultant. He converges and shares knowledge on the future of education, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Dwayne is the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, which offers a future focused approach... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 21:00 - 21:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

21:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Dwayne Matthews
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Dwayne Matthews

Moderators
avatar for Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Alex Bell FRSA FCCT

Director, Global Ambassador, Co-Founder & Curator, Portland Education

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Matthews

Dwayne Matthews

Future of Education Strategist and Innovation Evangelist, TomorrowNow Learning Labs
Dwayne Matthews is an innovation evangelist and “future of education” consultant. He converges and shares knowledge on the future of education, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Dwayne is the founder of TomorrowNow Learning Labs, which offers a future focused approach... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 21:30 - 21:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:45 CET

Purpose Driven Innovation
Participants will understand how the intersection of STEM education, innovation and entrepreneurship provides a unique framework for students to participate in designing the future and creating solutions to global and local challenges. Building a sustainable future and equipping future leaders is essential to the survival of the knowledge based economy.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Conrad

Nancy Conrad

Transformative Education Leader, Conrad Foundation
A former teacher, Nancy has become a recognized leader in transformative education and named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM education, serving as a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Her presentations include TED, MIT, and, the Global Competitiveness Forum... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 21:45 - 22:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Nancy Conrad
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Nancy Conrad.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Conrad

Nancy Conrad

Transformative Education Leader, Conrad Foundation
A former teacher, Nancy has become a recognized leader in transformative education and named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM education, serving as a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Her presentations include TED, MIT, and, the Global Competitiveness Forum... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:15 CET

Differentiated mediation for teachers: a practical approach designed for teachers to mediate learning and improve student-teacher relationship and learning based on teachers’ differences.
Differentiated instruction is a teacher´s response to learner´s needs. But what about teacher´s needs: shouldn’t we take them into account? For sure: and that is what this session is all about! We are going to a fast-deep dive to answer “Why and how we should start practicing a differentiated teacher´s mediation?”, and also get three specific and effective tips to start prototyping it at learning programs.

It is already well known that students in the same classroom are different in many aspects and we must provide differentiated instruction to guarantee quality and significative equal learning opportunities. But what about teacher´s differences and different needs: shouldn’t we think about these differences when designing, planning, and teaching meaningful learning programs? The answer to this question is a big YES.

Teachers were, are and will always be the crucial mediator between content, the reality of the learner and the meaning of learning. The quality of this mediation is what makes a difference for quality learning, either in physical presence or in online synchronous settings. Students have different learning needs due to human essence, backgrounds and life experiences, and teachers have the same sources of differences. The mediation of the teacher is highly influenced by own personality characteristics and strengths.

This session is based on a successful action research project from a teacher development program that had a very positive evaluation: 100% of teachers recommended the program to their colleagues and 88% of teachers were able to implement and observe positive influence on students engagement during the program.

Participants will be in contact with concepts and practical suggested pathways to enhance teaching and learning from K12 to lifelong learning programs, including college and postgraduate institutions.

Learning objective: participants of the session will get in contact with content and experiences that will allow them to answer: 1) Why should I consider teacher differences in my learning program? 2) Which are good criteria to choose a differentiation method? 3) How can I start prototyping some initiatives?

Session will be an interactive dialogue that will end with participants getting three effective tips to start prototyping Differentiated Mediation for Teachers in their reality.


Speakers
avatar for George R. Stein

George R. Stein

EDUnovator and Consultant | Researcher | Founder of Geostein Learning, Geostein Learning
George is an EDUnovator who integrates his activities as a professor, consultant, social innovator, and researcher to be a systemic learning agent through his company Georstein Learning that designs and implements learning projects for individuals and organizations. After 20 years... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:15 CET

Sustainability in schools - it's not “green,” it's everything!
Traditionally we hear “sustainability” and we think of recycling and “green” activities. We must expand this association to include all systems in schools - financial, social, educational, environmental and wellbeing. Understanding school sustainability from the perspective of systems thinking gives us the power to take real action right now, as administrators, as educators and as students. In this engaging session you will expand your understanding of sustainability and identify that everyone in your school community can become a change maker in the collective outcomes of creating a better future for our students, our school and our planet.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Swedlow

Nicole Swedlow

Sustainability Innovator at Compass Education, Compass Education
As Executive Director of Compass Education, Nicole leads a talented global team of educators working to reimagine education from a sustainability and systems perspective. Compass trained educators can be found in more than 42 countries and hundreds of schools.Prior to joining Compass... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:15 CET

Teachers as Co-Constructors for 21st Century Learners
21st century learners need unique approaches that evolve with them as they develop and the world around them evolves. What are we doing to construct experiential learning that is keeping pace with them? This session is hosted like a roundtable discussion where questions are posed and participants interact. The end goal is to address relevant issues in the classroom and extend the participants thinking regarding how to engage their students instead of direct their students. How to co-construct their learning instead of build it for them and expect them to fit inside the box.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Robberson

Chelsea Robberson

Education Disruptor, Lealyn Growth
I always thought my dream was to be teaching in a classroom, wearing my “I teach for the money & fame shirt”, and loving every second of dancing along with my students to Tooty Ta by Dr. Jean. It always seemed like an appropriate dream given my BA in Child Development.I took my... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Chelsea Robberson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Chelsea Robberson

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Robberson

Chelsea Robberson

Education Disruptor, Lealyn Growth
I always thought my dream was to be teaching in a classroom, wearing my “I teach for the money & fame shirt”, and loving every second of dancing along with my students to Tooty Ta by Dr. Jean. It always seemed like an appropriate dream given my BA in Child Development.I took my... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:30 CET

Live Q&A session with George R. Stein
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by George R. Stein.

Speakers
avatar for George R. Stein

George R. Stein

EDUnovator and Consultant | Researcher | Founder of Geostein Learning, Geostein Learning
George is an EDUnovator who integrates his activities as a professor, consultant, social innovator, and researcher to be a systemic learning agent through his company Georstein Learning that designs and implements learning projects for individuals and organizations. After 20 years... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Nicole Swedlow
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Nicole Swedlow.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Swedlow

Nicole Swedlow

Sustainability Innovator at Compass Education, Compass Education
As Executive Director of Compass Education, Nicole leads a talented global team of educators working to reimagine education from a sustainability and systems perspective. Compass trained educators can be found in more than 42 countries and hundreds of schools.Prior to joining Compass... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:45 CET

From Ideal to Real: Applied Generational Decoding for Enhanced Leadership
All learning trips begin with a simple step. But finding the right and most effective direction for ‘one’s desired destination’ is very much dependent upon all stakeholders’ awareness of the precise departure location or starting point. And this applies to both the individual and team dimensions.
Thus, multi-generational educational organizations wishing to plan strategically, increase employees’ sustainability, foster creativity and maximize synergy require Gen-savvy leaders who can more than ever take off their own generational lens and respond effectively to the needs and motivations of their stakeholders while heading towards collective aims. Ignoring this may lead to project failure right from the start. ‘From Ideal to Real: Applied Generational Decoding for Enhanced Leadership’ provides attendees with a more sustainable, generationally-friendly approach to decision making that favors personal, professional and institutional sustainable growth through enhanced inter-generational collaboration and synergy.
Undoubtedly, every generation displays distinctive beliefs and perceptions that impact upon institutional cultures and affect organizational dynamics (Elmore, 2017; Stillman & Stillman, 2017; Zarra III, 2018; Breiburd, 2020, among others). Equipping employees to thrive as a team, is no easy issue, in particular when research confirms the distinct idiosyncratic nature of GenZ educators with their lengthened pathways into adulthood (Twenge, 2017) and expects them to reach 24% of the workforce in 2020 (Manpower, 2016). This complex panorama is compounded by the fact that the workforce renewal is taking place in the midst of a global pandemic with unprecedented work conditions and that family members have become key partners towards reaching students’ goals
Consequently, promoting synergy in organizations through empathic generational bonding and sustainable leadership becomes crucial to increase collaboration, lower attrition rates and support individual, professional and organizational learning.
This session draws creatively from generational updated theory (from Mannheim 1928 to date) and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Its objective is to provide attendees through a lively, interactive session, supported with powerful PowerPoint visuals with a practical, easy-to-implement generational approach that favors the creation of positive, resilient workplace cultures through enhanced constructive intergenerational interaction. Participants’ specific take-away will include proven strategies to sustain stakeholders’ motivation along their challenges, tools to avoid generational sticking points and techniques to harness learning potential in a more than ever V.U.C.A world.

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Breiburd

Silvia Breiburd

Global Educator. Generational Consultant & Coach. Incubator, The Global School
Silvia Breiburd is an educator and action researcher on generational theory with wide experience in primary and secondary teaching and managerial positions; teacher training and in-service professional development. She holds a degree in Law, a degree in Education and a Diploma in... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:45 CET

The Adult Power Cleanse: Why moving From Command-and-Control to Co-Creation is the key to transforming children's lives (and ours)
In this talk, Aaron Eden will share his recipe for transforming education and parenting to produce the outcomes we truly want—by moving from Command-and-control to Co-Creation; from Power-over, to Power-with. He will share his learnings from working with children, parents, teachers, and school leaders around the world, and from building and running transformative learning communities across cultures. Participants will learn how to start seeing the pervasive adult power stances we’ve all been conditioned to perpetuate, and to begin to deconstruct them—in partnership with each other and with the children in our care. And, importantly, how to avoid the pitfall that commonly lead adults to say: “IT doesn’t work”. Concrete practices will be shared to help us make the shift, to see the changes in our kids and our relationships in real time, to begin to weave these practices into the existing structures we occupy, and to be resilient in the face of constant pressure to conform to the authoritarian power structures our schools and communities often expect.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Eden

Aaron Eden

Executive Director, Institute for Applied Tinkering, Brightworks / Eliad Group
Aaron Eden’s mission is to re-humanize how we work, learn, live, and lead. Aaron is Executive Director at the Institute for Applied Tinkering, the parent organization of Brightworks which is consistently listed as one of the most innovative schools in the world. He is also founding... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

23:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Aaron Eden
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Aaron Eden.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Eden

Aaron Eden

Executive Director, Institute for Applied Tinkering, Brightworks / Eliad Group
Aaron Eden’s mission is to re-humanize how we work, learn, live, and lead. Aaron is Executive Director at the Institute for Applied Tinkering, the parent organization of Brightworks which is consistently listed as one of the most innovative schools in the world. He is also founding... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Silvia Breiburd
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Silvia Breiburd

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Breiburd

Silvia Breiburd

Global Educator. Generational Consultant & Coach. Incubator, The Global School
Silvia Breiburd is an educator and action researcher on generational theory with wide experience in primary and secondary teaching and managerial positions; teacher training and in-service professional development. She holds a degree in Law, a degree in Education and a Diploma in... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

07:00 CET

Museums and schools working together to increase equity and reduce disparity
Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures is a Museum based education programme that is funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Education. The programme delivers rich and engaging opportunities to learn of and with digital technologies to those with limited digital learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections. Te Papa leads the contract and have partnered with three museums around the country to deliver this programme to schools. Each class accesses a bespoke, in-depth learning programme over the course of a ten-week period.

This session will outline the research that sits behind the pedagogical approach, highlighting the results which has evidenced:

- teachers using the museum as a rich context for deep learning, social impact and experiences

- improvement in student and teacher understandings of creating with digital technologies

- understanding of digital ways to take existing knowledge and using it to retell or create new knowledge

- examples of student learning with digital technologies within the museum context


Speakers
avatar for Tara Fagan

Tara Fagan

Change leader and innovator, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Tara Fagan is Project Director Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The Raranga Matihiko programme delivers innovative digital technologies learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 07:00 - 07:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

07:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Tara Fagan
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Tara Fagan.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Fagan

Tara Fagan

Change leader and innovator, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Tara Fagan is Project Director Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The Raranga Matihiko programme delivers innovative digital technologies learning opportunities, while increasing access to national and local exhibitions and collections... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 07:15 - 07:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

07:30 CET

Instructional video, the key skillset for modern teachers
Educators will be taken through the justification and research around instructional video before exploring the processes and further learning for how to make their own evidence-informed examples of these learning artifacts, as well as how to use these to transform the learning processes that occur within their learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Kolber

Steven Kolber

Global leader in Instructional Video, Brunswick Secondary College
Steven Kolber is a proud public Government school teacher who has been teaching English, History and English as an additional language for 10 years. He is passionate about teacher collaboration which he supports through organising Teach Meets, running #edureading (an online academic... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 07:30 - 07:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

07:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Steven Kolber
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Steven Kolber.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Kolber

Steven Kolber

Global leader in Instructional Video, Brunswick Secondary College
Steven Kolber is a proud public Government school teacher who has been teaching English, History and English as an additional language for 10 years. He is passionate about teacher collaboration which he supports through organising Teach Meets, running #edureading (an online academic... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 07:45 - 08:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

08:00 CET

The relational foundations of human flourishing: well-belonging before well-being
Join the CEO of one of the world's unique think-tanks and a key international thought-leader in Education and Social Capital. Dr Rob Loe's doctorate, in the field of the measurement of human relationships, sought to explore the systems, processes and structures of highly-connected school environments that encourage relationships to thrive in and those that hinder them.

Relationships Foundation has studied and measured relationships in organisations for over 25 years with a recent focus on schools. Since its launch in 1994 a number of insights have governed their work:

- Human flourishing and wellbeing are rooted in relationships. The evidence is clear that social connections are a vital factor in happiness and health. Yet the sad reality is that too many people experience loneliness, division or broken relationships.
- Organisational effectiveness is rooted in relationships. Our own work over the years with schools, prisons, healthcare and other organisations to support and develop their relationships, and our partnerships with experts in these fields, consistently shows that an organisation’s relationships are a key factor in their social impact.
- Relationships are too often neglected or undermined. The unintended consequences of policies, the individualism of culture, the impact of new technologies, and the priority of financial over social measures are all create conditions in which desired relationships are more difficult to sustain.
- Relationships are a powerful focus for ethically motivated social reform as we work together as a society to promote individual and community flourishing.

So, what’s the big idea? I’m going to suggest there are three essential elements to this:

1.The first is the need to look at the world through a different lens – a relational lens.
2. Secondly, I’m going to speak about relationships not as a means to an end but an end in itself. And I think we are used to the idea, I might suggest, of using relationships to achieve some other purpose – whether it be increased profits or political advancement.
3. And lastly, I would like to suggest that in order to foreground the central importance of relationships, there has been a need to pioneer the mapping and measurement of them – and that’s part of making relationships an end goal.

The session will explore the thinking that undergirds this work and unpack the results of the measurement of relationships and wellbeing of over 8000 students in a range of international settings. We knew relationships matter; we now know that strong relationships with peers, or with a teacher, protect.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Loe

Robert Loe

Group CEO, The Relationships Foundation
Dr Rob Loe is the Group CEO of the Relationships Foundation. He joined the wider family of relational organisations back in 2013, to found Relational Schools, having worked as a teacher and senior school leader for over a decade. He studied Education at Cambridge University where... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 08:00 - 08:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

08:30 CET

Leading into the Futures
How might you harness FutureThinking Frameworks to equip you for leading learning in 2030?
“The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order” Alvin Toffler (1928-2016)
As the quote from Alvin Toffler identifies we are rarely prepared for what the future might bring, and it rarely plays out in the way ‘experts’ predict. We are about to enter a time of exponential change. So, what are the challenges and opportunities this might bring, and how might we navigate these to enable our learning communities to have a sense of confidence?

The session will explore the following key questions:
What might learning look like in the future?
• What are the key drivers influencing the velocity and shape of learning?
• What are the implications of such change and what can we do to prepare?

Speakers
avatar for Nick Burnett

Nick Burnett

Education and Learning Futurist, LearnTech Lab
Nick has a particular interest and expertise in the areas of exponential technologies and their possible impact on education and learning. Whilst interested in all facets and technologies his particular focus is on the K12 sector and the role immersive tech, AI, Blockchain and AI... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 08:30 - 08:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

08:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Robert Loe
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Robert Loe

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Robert Loe

Robert Loe

Group CEO, The Relationships Foundation
Dr Rob Loe is the Group CEO of the Relationships Foundation. He joined the wider family of relational organisations back in 2013, to found Relational Schools, having worked as a teacher and senior school leader for over a decade. He studied Education at Cambridge University where... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 08:30 - 08:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

08:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Nick Burnett
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Nick Burnett.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Hutton

Peter Hutton

Co-founder Future Schools Alliance, Future Schools Alliance

Speakers
avatar for Nick Burnett

Nick Burnett

Education and Learning Futurist, LearnTech Lab
Nick has a particular interest and expertise in the areas of exponential technologies and their possible impact on education and learning. Whilst interested in all facets and technologies his particular focus is on the K12 sector and the role immersive tech, AI, Blockchain and AI... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 08:45 - 09:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

09:00 CET

Making school transformation sustainable: beyond lighthouses
The history of school transformation is marked by exciting one-off examples that show great promise but rarely create the seismic change required to transform education. To effect lasting change we need to build capacity in schools to network transformation within and beyond each schools context. Drawing on our books (co-authored with Dr Miranda Jefferson) Transforming Schools (2017), Transforming Organizations (2020) and Transforming Education (2021) this presentation will outline somme of the key features of developing and sustaining transformation beyond 'one-off' lighthouse schools. Drawing on our experience in long term partnerships with 50 schools across Australia we will discuss how a re-imagining of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment creates the foundations for long-terms sustainable and beneficial change all driven by a deep connection with creativity, collaboration, communication and critical reflection (the 4Cs).

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Researcher, Author and Educational Transformation Practitioner, 4C Transformative Learning
Professor Michael Anderson is an internationally recognised educational leader. He has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years. His international research and practice focus on how the 4Cs can be integrated using coherent frameworks to make... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 09:00 - 09:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

09:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Michael Anderson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Michael Anderson.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Researcher, Author and Educational Transformation Practitioner, 4C Transformative Learning
Professor Michael Anderson is an internationally recognised educational leader. He has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years. His international research and practice focus on how the 4Cs can be integrated using coherent frameworks to make... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 09:30 - 09:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

09:45 CET

Aggregation of Marginal Gains in all Learning: making learning better
Learning is taking a cue from elite sports. A revolution is Sport has seen a focus on the aggregation of marginal gains - so many little details that together make a substantial difference to performance and outcomes.

In Learning too, new technologies, like the of Internet of Things with big data, alongside much research about cognitive processes, have revealed a host of easily attained, small, marginal gains. Each impacts on our learning outcomes, but aggregated together they make a remarkable difference. Engagement, understanding, focus, behaviour, academic performance, wellbeing and just plain enjoyment all improve.

This entertaining session explores many years of research in learning spaces, face to face and online: schools, universities, sports coaching facilities, companies, home learning & working spaces, outdoor, indoor. It looks at the reality of those marginal gains as CO2 is reduced, TVOCs are capped, noise is nuanced, temperature is held at optimal levels, and very much more. Helpfully, the mediation and optimisation of these variables, when they are sub optimal, is affordable and easy to achieve. The right plants can suck excess CO2 out of crowded learning spaces for example. Everyone notices the difference right away.

This is hugely important. Whatever pedagogy is adopted within institutions or on-line the least we might aspire to is to allow our learners to be the best they can possibly be. Of course, if Learning was the Olympics we would be doing this already.

In a responsive non-linear presentation, participants wil see strategies for better learning from differing contexts around the world, and will take away things to do, simply, right away to Make Learning Better.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Heppell

Stephen Heppell

Learning Innovator, Technology and Spaces, Heppell.net & UCJC
Stephen is Professor: The Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid. Stephen's "eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground" approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 09:45 - 10:15 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

09:45 CET

Making coherence of creativity in learning
Even before this present crisis there was much discussion in schools, schooling systems nationally and internationally about creativity and how we might teach and assess it. This Interactive session will explore how creativity can be understood as a a deep learning process. Using the Creativity Cascade Coherence Maker outlined in Transforming Schools we will discuss how Creativity can be understood by students and teachers and integrated in classroom practice irrespective of age or subject area. The session will provide opportunities to practically explore creativity through coherent pedagogical frameworks that drive authentic learning.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Researcher, Author and Educational Transformation Practitioner, 4C Transformative Learning
Professor Michael Anderson is an internationally recognised educational leader. He has taught, researched and published in education and transformation for over 20 years. His international research and practice focus on how the 4Cs can be integrated using coherent frameworks to make... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 09:45 - 10:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

10:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Stephen Heppell
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Stephen Heppell.

Moderators
avatar for Ben Mason

Ben Mason

Founder & CEO, globalbridge

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Heppell

Stephen Heppell

Learning Innovator, Technology and Spaces, Heppell.net & UCJC
Stephen is Professor: The Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid. Stephen's "eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground" approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:15 - 10:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

10:30 CET

Creating empowered and self-authoring learning communities.
This session is designed for experienced innovative school leaders looking for what’s next, through to those leaders at all levels who may be just starting off on their change journey and looking to know what is possible.

The 30 minute session, led by someone who has actually implemented significant school transformation for over a decade, starts by examining the common assumptions around traditional education and then looks at practical examples of innovations that have emerged from challenging these norms.

When Peter was appointed Principal of Templestowe College in 2009, it was a “broken” school with just 286 local students and 23 Year 7s and was twice threatened with closure. Within eight years, TC students had the option of three starting times, no year levels, no bells, no detentions nor compulsory uniforms. Each student had a five-year individualised learning plan where they develop their academic program from over 150 electives, students sat on staff selection panels, provide feedback to teachers every 5 weeks, ran more than 80 of their own businesses and TC employed over 100 students to help run the school.

Taken as a package these innovations became known as the Take Control educational model.

In 2018 Peter Hutton along with Adaptive Cultures expert David Runge, founded the Future Schools Alliance (FSA), an Alliance of innovative educational leaders collaborating to evolve and transform their school communities so that all learners are enabled to explore their holistic potential. Each school’s journey is unique but common to all alliance members is a desire to explore transformation; a change in the form, nature, appearance, feel or purpose of their educational setting.
Participants will leave with an appreciation of what a truly student empowered school can look, feel and sound like and how they can work collaboratively with other innovative schools through the Future Schools Alliance to achieve their unique aspirational vision for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hutton

Peter Hutton

Co-founder Future Schools Alliance, Future Schools Alliance


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:30 - 10:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

10:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Peter Hutton
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Peter Hutton.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hutton

Peter Hutton

Co-founder Future Schools Alliance, Future Schools Alliance


Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:45 - 11:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

11:00 CET

(Re)designing school for a complex and compassionate world.
Let's take a look around. Lift our heads and take a look at trends in society and in organisations and the labour market and reflect on the future. Today I see a lot of needs not being met. I see a lot of fear and polarized debate, hate and judgement. I see hurt people hurting people.

But there is also something new emerging, something caring, compassionate, and conscious. Some call it the Teal paradigm, others talk about the concept of metamodernity. What we agree on is the importance of a rather fast and peaceful transition to this new paradigm, because the other path seems to end in walls being built, climate change not being dealt with and people suffering.

So, how can we, as innovators, entrepreneurs, schools or teachers impact the development of society towards the conscious and compassionate path? How can we be what we want to see?
I will talk about some of the conclusions I have drawn - which have become the corner stones of the nonprofit Teal School.

Through this I hope to inspire to further thoughts and ideas on how to design schools and learning experiences for a compassionate Teal world.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rosendahl

Sarah Rosendahl

Founder of Teal School, Teal School
Sarah Rosendahl is a social entrepreneur on a journey to transform the school system. Towards being better suited for the complex, fast-evolving world we live in and the changes we are facing. Towards developing every child holistically, based in needs, talents and passions. And towards... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:00 - 11:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Sarah Rosendahl
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Sarah Rosendahl

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Rosendahl

Sarah Rosendahl

Founder of Teal School, Teal School
Sarah Rosendahl is a social entrepreneur on a journey to transform the school system. Towards being better suited for the complex, fast-evolving world we live in and the changes we are facing. Towards developing every child holistically, based in needs, talents and passions. And towards... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:15 - 11:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

11:30 CET

A purpose-driven life - the heart and soul of a School for tomorrow.
What's your purpose? What's our purpose? How can we share in this together?

Dr Philip SA Cummins has been leading a global team of educators over the past decade through his various collaborations with schools and their communities - this session shares the most essential research findings about the role of purpose and how it underpins all that we might do to develop in young people the adaptive expertise and self-efficacy they need to thrive in their world.

Phil and his team have discovered a way to look at the development of character and competency that occurs in the wrestling between an individual's sense of identity and the expectations that others place upon them. It begins with building a sense of belonging that allows a person to work towards achievement of their potential. With this civic character of belonging and this performance character of the achievement of potential comes the moral character that allows us to contemplate and then seek to do what is good and right in our world. And it's the personal journey of discovery that they call The Pathway to Excellence that helps each of us to find a purpose, contextualise it through people and place, and put it into practice.

It's this quest for purpose that Phil and his team believe should be the heart and soul of a School for tomorrow. Phil will explore how this can go from theory to reality in four ways.

First, we will unpack the inside-out model of purpose-driven development that helps learners to grow in the self-awareness, relationships, service and vocation that allow them to reveal the graduate outcomes of good people, future builders, continuous learners and unlearners, solution architects, responsible citizens and team creators that school communities all over the world use to express their educational aspirations for their children.

Second, we will explore the holistic framework for education of a School for tomorrow. that links the fundamental competencies of learn, live, lead and work to the behaviours and outcomes for students, teachers, leaders and schools.

Third, we will learn how the concept of a life of purpose can give genuine meaning and rigour to students and teachers engaged in pedagogical relationships of character apprenticeship.

Finally, we will learn about the role of authentic evaluation and measurement of character and competency in acknowledging and warranting the ongoing development of student and staff voice, agency and advocacy.

Speakers
avatar for Philip SA Cummins

Philip SA Cummins

Learning, living, leading and working as a purpose-driven educator, a School for tomorrow.
Dr Philip SA Cummins is an educator by trade and conviction. For over three decades, he's been teaching, thinking, writing, speaking, and leading in schools and tertiary institutions all over the world. As an Associate Professor in Education and Enterprise at Alphacrucis College and... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30 - 11:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

11:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Philip SA Cummins
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Philip SA Cummins.

Speakers
avatar for Philip SA Cummins

Philip SA Cummins

Learning, living, leading and working as a purpose-driven educator, a School for tomorrow.
Dr Philip SA Cummins is an educator by trade and conviction. For over three decades, he's been teaching, thinking, writing, speaking, and leading in schools and tertiary institutions all over the world. As an Associate Professor in Education and Enterprise at Alphacrucis College and... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:45 - 12:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

12:00 CET

Does Online have to be Remote?
This session will endeavour to challenge people's perception of what online learning is - that they can discover a very powerful 'remote' learning model, built on passion and driven by creativity. The session will be interactive, provocative and creative.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife
avatar for Ana Gabriela Aguilera Silva

Ana Gabriela Aguilera Silva

Learning Guide, Creator Programme Lead, Remote Hub Specialist, Learnlife
Ana Aguilera is a learning guide at Learnlife. She has co-created several of our learning programmes offering valuable educational insights based on her extensive educational experience across multiple countries and systems. Ana has worked in Latin America, the US and Europe. Ana’s... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:00 - 12:30 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

12:30 CET

Reimagining Learning Spaces: it’s not just for the Privileged
Speakers
avatar for Blair MacLaren

Blair MacLaren

Co-Founder, COO, Learnlife
Before co-founding Learnlife, Blair spent 14 years in Barcelona as a venture capital investor at ACTIVE Venture Partners, a European venture capital fund manager specialised in investments in early and expansion stage technology companies, and has a strong track record supporting... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Gibson

Bryan Gibson

Research, Paradigm and Alliance Champion, Learnlife
avatar for Sol Espoille

Sol Espoille

Learnlife Hubs Architect, Learnlife


Wednesday November 11, 2020 12:30 - 13:00 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

13:00 CET

Designing for Purpose with Tinkercad and Fusion 360
This showcase aims to highlight the power of students using Autodesk software to design solutions that impact or influence society.

The presentation begins with an overview of the common uses of 3D design and 3D printing in education, before discussing the need to go beyond them to facilitate students in becoming creative problem solvers that can use technology as a tool to imagine and design a better future.

A series of innovative project examples are then shown that utilise Tinkercad and Fusion 360 software to create assistive technology, sustainable products, architectural models and more.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 13:00 - 13:15 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

13:45 CET

Studio-based learning: explore, test, build, repeat
What’s studio based-learning and how it looks like in practice?

In this session, we’ll dive into the studio world, and see examples of how this approach to learning can support learners becoming more autonomous, creatively confident, and technically skilled. 

Joan and Georgi will also shed a light on the creation and development process of Learnlife’s studio model; which consists of a set of thematic labs run by professionals from the industry, and oriented towards hands-on, experiential learning.

#MakerMovement #ChallengeBasedLearning #ProblemSolving

Speakers
avatar for Joan Urgell Farran

Joan Urgell Farran

Learning Guide & Maker Space Champion, Learnlife
Joan Urgell Farran is the Studio Manager and one of the learning guides at Learnlife Barcelona. He has a background in sculpture and product design (Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo - ESDAP Catalunya). Five years ago, Joan’s interest in education drove him to set up his design... Read More →
avatar for Georgi Panayotov

Georgi Panayotov

Learning Guide & Change Makers Programme Lead, Learnlife
Hello everyone! I am a passionate educator and program lead supporting young people on the journey of discovering their true calling and testing it out on a small scale. For me the most important things is to keep the learners as connected as possible to the real life and as exposed... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 13:45 - 14:00 CET
FREE
  Learnlife Story

14:00 CET

Live Q&A Session with Joan and Georgi
For the Live Q&A the description can be this one: Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Joan Urgell Farran, Studio Manager @ Learnlife and Georgi Panayotov, Program Lead @ Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Joan Urgell Farran

Joan Urgell Farran

Learning Guide & Maker Space Champion, Learnlife
Joan Urgell Farran is the Studio Manager and one of the learning guides at Learnlife Barcelona. He has a background in sculpture and product design (Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo - ESDAP Catalunya). Five years ago, Joan’s interest in education drove him to set up his design... Read More →
avatar for Georgi Panayotov

Georgi Panayotov

Learning Guide & Change Makers Programme Lead, Learnlife
Hello everyone! I am a passionate educator and program lead supporting young people on the journey of discovering their true calling and testing it out on a small scale. For me the most important things is to keep the learners as connected as possible to the real life and as exposed... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:00 - 14:15 CET
FREE
  Meet the Speaker

14:15 CET

Adapting to edu/tech to support learning
Having enough information on pupils level of capability is crucial to building a resilient intervention to profit pupils learning journey

Speakers
avatar for Abdul-Razak Issah

Abdul-Razak Issah

Managing Director, Literacy In Northern Ghana (LING Project)
Abdul-Razak Issah has been an educator in the Northern Region of Ghana for over 9 years. He is committed to improving the lives of all in his community by actively seeking out opportunities to advance his knowledge. He currently has been selected for fellowships with both Empatico... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:15 CET

Leadership Dialogues: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement
In today’s VUCA world, learners need to use co-constructive talk to learn about the lives, values, and beliefs of others. Through dialogues, students learn to suspend their defensive exchanges and examine why those exchanges exist. Seeking perspectives and discussion of differences of opinions have proved to enhance both academic improvement and reasoning skills. Teachers who create spaces for learners to explore, wait and wonder, and question their assumptions and practices help learners develop their capacities to understand others. They train them to listen with open hearts, minds, eyes, and ears. Most importantly, framing learning environments, in which learners are motivated to explain and justify their ideas, can help them function in their discomfort zone. More than ever, learners need to develop skills for being leaders of their own learning. Through speaking confidently and learning to disagree respectfully, they will eventually manage their impulsivity, assess their leadership dialogue skills, and map their progress as they develop these skills. Their leadership dialogue skills can impact their behavior and their choices in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Randa Soliman

Dr. Randa Soliman

Teacher Educator and Higher Education Experienced Professor, Optimation CSST (Former HOD at Ajman University)
Dr. Randa has a PhD in Education; English Language Curriculum and Instruction. She is a teacher educator with twenty years of experience in training pre-service teachers, schoolteachers and university instructors. She chaired TEFL Department at the College of Education. She has certificates... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:15 - 14:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:30 CET

OER on steroids - how business models can empower the sharing community
The best things in life are free. And so should be everything linked to education. Or should it?
In the world of education, for profit companies are not always welcome. Yet quality often comes with a price. And many well-intended educational initiatives have limited reach and impact because they lack the financial means to create a high quality user experience.

This session will use the example of Lehrermarktplatz - a platform where 500.000 German speaking teachers share their self created teaching resources - to illustrate how a for profit business model can empower the open sharing of educational resources. 

Speakers
avatar for Max Maendler

Max Maendler

Founder & CEO, Lehrermarktplatz
Max Maendler, Founder of Lehrermarktplatz and Regis24, is a Berlin based Entrepreneur and Business Angel.In 2016, together with Dominik Dresel, Max founded lehrermarktplatz.de, a marketplace where teachers buy and sell self-created teaching resources. Before that, together with Martin... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

14:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Abdul-Razak Issah
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Abdul-Razak Issah

Speakers
avatar for Abdul-Razak Issah

Abdul-Razak Issah

Managing Director, Literacy In Northern Ghana (LING Project)
Abdul-Razak Issah has been an educator in the Northern Region of Ghana for over 9 years. He is committed to improving the lives of all in his community by actively seeking out opportunities to advance his knowledge. He currently has been selected for fellowships with both Empatico... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

14:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Dr. Randa Soliman
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Dr. Randa Soliman.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Randa Soliman

Dr. Randa Soliman

Teacher Educator and Higher Education Experienced Professor, Optimation CSST (Former HOD at Ajman University)
Dr. Randa has a PhD in Education; English Language Curriculum and Instruction. She is a teacher educator with twenty years of experience in training pre-service teachers, schoolteachers and university instructors. She chaired TEFL Department at the College of Education. She has certificates... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:30 - 14:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

14:45 CET

Mindfulness for Teachers in Science and Practice
- Why is this an important topic in learning innovation?
Mindfulness in the classrooms has positive effects on the interaction between students and the students are behaving in more joyfull, productive and engaged way. Calming, setting attention and purpose can help to build resiliance and a cultural friendly environment in classes. Self-regulation can be learned with this technics and this counts as one of the most important factors for personal and interpersonal success. Self-regulation is important for well-being and health in life as the longterm Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study has shown. It is a skill which can be learned and nurished.
- What will participants get out of participating in the experience?
You will be introduced in different technics and practices and the theorie behind the awareness practice for the class. The focus will be on calming, attention, resiliance and compassion. This practices will help your students to self-regulate their emotions and focus on the moment. It will reduce mental time travel and fear when students learn to focus on the present moment.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Sbick

Christine Sbick

Learning Innovator - mindfulness for kids, Schule an der Haveldüne
Christine Sbick is a high school teacher in Berlin at the Schule an der Havelduene. She is working not only with traumatised refugee children and children with migration backround and took the challange to integrate all of the children into the school system and life in Berlin. This... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:45 - 15:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

14:45 CET

Self-directed learning: Enhancing student motivation, enjoyment and skill-acquisition in music
Musical Futures: using a model of self-directed learning that aims to enhance student motivation, enjoyment and skill-acquisition in music lessons by tapping into the real-life learning practices of popular musicians.

Speakers
avatar for Fran Hannan

Fran Hannan

Passionate Advocate for Music Education, Musical Futures
Fran Hannan is Managing Director of Musical Futures. An experienced instrumental and classroom teacher, her work with Musical Futures connects her with music educators working to engage young people in relevant, accessible music activities through practical music-making so that... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 14:45 - 15:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Christine Sbick
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Christine Sbick

Speakers
avatar for Christine Sbick

Christine Sbick

Learning Innovator - mindfulness for kids, Schule an der Haveldüne
Christine Sbick is a high school teacher in Berlin at the Schule an der Havelduene. She is working not only with traumatised refugee children and children with migration backround and took the challange to integrate all of the children into the school system and life in Berlin. This... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:00 - 15:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Fran Hannan
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Fran Hannan

Speakers
avatar for Fran Hannan

Fran Hannan

Passionate Advocate for Music Education, Musical Futures
Fran Hannan is Managing Director of Musical Futures. An experienced instrumental and classroom teacher, her work with Musical Futures connects her with music educators working to engage young people in relevant, accessible music activities through practical music-making so that... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:00 - 15:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:15 CET

How do we develop learning that transforms lives and our society?
This session will focus on the work and impact of HundrED, identifying and spreading impactful innovation and quality learning around the world. It will include examples of innovation and ways to develop an innovation-friendly learning system and culture. This session will include insights on a values-led approach and purpose-inspired learning that enable learners to flourish and develop future ready skills and qualities needed to succeed and thrive in our fast-changing world. An education that transforms lives and shapes a better society and future for us all.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Blake

Justin Blake

Thought Leader: innovation, strategy and social change, HundrED UK Lead
Justin Blake is the HundrED UK Lead. HundrED is a global non-profit working across 100+ countries to identify and spread impactful innovation that supports quality learning and enables children and young people to thrive. Justin was the first 2020 Global Ambassador of the Month for... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

15:15 CET

If you see it, you can be it.
Not all children are exposed to the same inspiring professionals in their life. This can keep prevent them from thinking " I can do that!". We'll bring inspiration, WE'll bring passion, we'll bring people with a fascinating story, with a different background, with a foreign origin to make any kid say: I can do that too!

Speakers
avatar for Greta Faccio

Greta Faccio

Founders, ScienceLovesKids
Stella Stejskal-Blum - Stella is a passionate teacher and a teacher-trainer with over 18 years working for different schools in Switzerland and England as well as self-employed with un-schooled and home-schooled kids and their families. Stellas purpose is to make education more innovative through her... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

15:15 CET

Learning Well-being in the post covid-19 era.
The learning objective will be to highlight what we have missed when it comes to educating the younger generation on wellbeing and how it is our responsibility to educate & give the tools to the digital natives who are now suffering from anxiety, depression & digital addiction. Especially due to the current classroom conditions. As virtual learning is becoming more dominant than ever, I will also discuss how the tech market is evolving to solve this to inspire other entrepreneurs to build & reshape learning programmes using tech & content driven models and the way to do this most successfully. Participants will gain knowledge on how wellness in education is evolving and what we need to focus on in the future of online learning in the post-covid19 era.

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Lopez Stahlie

Cristina Lopez Stahlie

Performance coach specialised in NLP, Cristina Lopez Coaching
Cristina Lopez is an executive & performance coach, specialised in NLP. Cristina has a background in Venture Capital. She founded London-based VC fund OYA Partners over 4 years ago, as the tech arm of Gravis Capital. As an Investor, Cristina has experience with managing both early-stage... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:15 - 15:30 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

15:30 CET

Cooking Tomorrow, how a new school should be?
When we thought about how a new cooking school should be, we were very clear that it was necessary to get rid of everything learned and inherited and, instead,  look directly to the future and design a new school. Inspired by Ken Robinson and his activism to transform the educational system, we believe that creativity, innovation, and future vision are essential to foster inspiring learning environments and processes. Students must have the space and guidance to experiment and learn from error, in situations that are as real as possible, and where students cross-apply the different knowledge and skills developed to solving challenges. And, as in the vast majority of professional environments in the culinary sector, teamwork is essential. For this reason, the evaluation process itself is designed around challenges and as a team.
We propose a 360º vision of personal development, which includes knowledge, skills, attitudes, and possibilities. To face the challenges of a changing and uncertain future, find solutions to these challenges and be able to innovate, it is necessary to be able to apply knowledge, develop the necessary skills, have the appropriate attitudes and know oneself, as well as be able to recognize the possibilities offered by the environment.
The CIB · Culinary Institute of Barcelona opened its doors less than two years ago, answering the question posed in the title of this presentation: “What should a new school look like?”. During this period of time it has already generated the interest of people from the 5 continents who understood that their training cannot be limited to culinary skills and that the chef of the 21st century also needs a set of lateral skills that add value, innovate and provide creative solutions to the challenges they will face.
This school is the connecting link of an ecosystem of learning scenarios as well as a network of almost 100 experts and professionals who participate in the training. Starting from a vision of reality and from the day to day of the professional field, this ecosystem includes from restaurants, farms and farmers, ranchers, entrepreneurs, fishermen, hotels, producers, artisans, industrial area and specialists, to basketball coaches, musicians, psychologists, or actors.
The CIB offers an educational model oriented towards the future, focused on the needs of the student and with an active experience that connects with emotions and reality. This presentation aims to share a vision and a real case of radical change in the way of understanding the teaching and learning processes.

Speakers
avatar for Francesc Balagué

Francesc Balagué

Learning experience designer, CIB·Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Francesc Balagué is the academic director of CIB·Culinary Institute of Barcelona. He obtained his PhD on Multimedia and Education at the University of Barcelona, researching about new methods to improve teaching and learning processes through technology. Before, he graduated as... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:30 CET

Teaching the Whole Child in Difficult Times
This session is for teachers working with very young children as well as school administrators and thought leaders committed to empowering students to be mindful and caring co-creators of their classroom and school cultures. For the past several years, academic scores have become the focus in classrooms all over the world while social emotional learning became non-essential. Social emotional learning was stripped away along with play time, imaginative play, expressive art and dance, and rest time. We now know that these “soft skills” are crucial to the academic and social well-being of children and, later, adults.
During this brief presentation, we will introduce you to an evidence-based program called CosmoKidz that you can use immediately and effectively in your classroom or entire school. The approach you will be shown today will help do the following:
Restore social development as your students calm their mind and body
Construct social worlds characterized by courage, well being, and kindness
Nurture emotional intelligence and caring children
Foster active learning and learning strategies
Enhance creativity, originality and initiative
Provide opportunities for critical thinking, analysis, and innovation
Increase complex problem-solving
Develop leadership and social influence

Creating this student based classroom culture will have a positive effect on the students' ability to stay engaged and master their own behavior.

With the help of CosmoKidz we’ve found a way to teach academics and social emotional skills simultaneously, we refer to this as “braiding it in”. In addition, we will demonstrate short lessons that can be used during sacred SEL teaching blocks. CosmoKidz is a set of activities created for teachers, pre-school and day-care professionals, parents, grandparents, and anyone else meaningfully connected with children ages 4-8. CosmoTweenz provides an opportunity for Tweenz (8-11 year-olds) to have brief but meaningful conversations with their peers and in the presence of an adult (i.e., teacher, parent, school counselor, therapist) about challenges they experience but that don’t lend themselves to easy answers. Together, we will explore how these sessions look in both the physical and virtual classroom. The tone of the entire day, the energy in your classroom, and the classroom as a community, can completely change because of this style of teaching. The program follows the recommendations for teaching the whole child: intentional, relational, and inclusive. CosmoKidz and CosmoTweenz teach children skills and abilities that develop their care for self and others—skills that last for the rest of their lives.

Speakers
avatar for Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald

Paradigm Shifter, CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution
Amy McDonald, Katrina Telles, and Nicole Wells are Master Teachers with a combined teaching experience of 74 years. They have conducted workshops for teachers and primary schools on ways to create classroom and school-wide cultures that seamlessly integrate social-emotional development... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:30 - 15:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

15:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Amy McDonald, Katrina Telles, and Nicole Wells
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Amy McDonald, Katrina Telles, and Nicole Wells.

Speakers
avatar for Amy McDonald

Amy McDonald

Paradigm Shifter, CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution
Amy McDonald, Katrina Telles, and Nicole Wells are Master Teachers with a combined teaching experience of 74 years. They have conducted workshops for teachers and primary schools on ways to create classroom and school-wide cultures that seamlessly integrate social-emotional development... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

15:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Francesc Balagué
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Francesc Balagué.

Speakers
avatar for Francesc Balagué

Francesc Balagué

Learning experience designer, CIB·Culinary Institute of Barcelona
Francesc Balagué is the academic director of CIB·Culinary Institute of Barcelona. He obtained his PhD on Multimedia and Education at the University of Barcelona, researching about new methods to improve teaching and learning processes through technology. Before, he graduated as... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 15:45 - 16:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:00 CET

Dreams To Reality - creating conditions to enable and encourage the development of new ideas, habits and systems
Dreams To Reality - creating conditions to enable and encourage the development of new ideas, habits and systems

Learning Intention - To leave participants feeling that transformation is possible if we can wonder, act and grow together

Learning Objective – For participants to see future actions and some clear ideas of how these can be structured

Intended Audience: Leaders, Entrepreneurs and Educators

What the session will look at

1. Dreaming about the transformation of education – what is possible – a model for transformation rather than incremental change. Considering the need for learning, being and systems.
2. Psychological and cultural needs to support innovation – what helps us feel safe, confidence v courage. The importance of a team and outside support providing temporary systems
3. Exemplification of the above – purpose at REAL School – learning culture and partnership. Growing an approach
4. Mindset - turning from right wrong into why and what if? In systems where teachers are supposed to know what the answer is, alongside high stakes accountability of leaders and teachers, how do we learn to be excited by not knowing
5. Exemplification of the above - fear and control – a personal experience
6. Ecological Inspiration rather than industrial model – relationship, environment and their dynamic connection. Soil as a metaphor
7. Exemplification of the above – The Blackawton Bees
8. Creating the ecosystem that enables and encourages - considering conditions, relationships and scaffolds
9. Exemplification – some practical examples
10. A legacy for Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas is to turn them into actions
11. Recognising the value that LEARNLIFE BRINGS as a 'movement' for change

I can detail this further if helpful

Speakers
avatar for Dave Strudwick

Dave Strudwick

Leader and Founder of Innovative Schools, REAL School
Dave Strudwick is Principal at REAL School; an innovative new school in Budapest focusing on making the world a better place. He’s worked as a leader in mainstream and specialist settings in the UK, US and China. Dave is a published author and his inquiry based approach enables... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:00 - 16:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:00 CET

The Future of Education is Here
In the context of COVID-19, the United Nations has raised the urgency of "taking bold steps now to create inclusive, resilient and quality education systems fit for the future", focusing action on four key areas. One, to ensure that learning is not interrupted for anyone. Two, to prioritize education in public budgets. Three, to make a greater effort to reach the most disadvantaged children, putting equity and inclusion at the center. And four, to update education systems, in line with the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) and the Incheon Declaration.
The desire to build an up-to-date education system has been a constant in the long tradition of pedagogical renewal that has been raging in many societies for more than a century, despite all the obstacles that have been and still are. From Dewey and Montessori to today’s champions for the future of education. The ultimate goal: the full whole development of each girl and boy, to bring out the best in each person and thus contribute to building an inclusive, just and prosperous society and sustainable development. But in the 21st century context, this goal must be contextualized with the global challenges we are facing: increasing inequalities, populism and fake news, polarization and nuclear risk, global warming, and technological disruption.

We need a quality education that equips young people to answer those challenges. Recognition of the efforts of teachers and schools during the pandemic calls on governments to support and train them for the 21st century education that is needed, and to facilitate their work. This requires concrete and widespread support and training actions and long-term stable policies. To transform education systems for them to be fit for the future requires policies that go beyond a four-years legislature, with clear and shared goals and criteria, participatory procedures, cooperative work, clear change protocols to train schools and teachers, and measures that make this possible. Of course, all this calls for prioritizing education in financing decisions, with an unequivocal commitment to equity and inclusion.

As Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of United Nations recently said, “As the world faces unsustainable levels of inequality, we need education – the great equalizer – more than ever”.

Speakers
avatar for Eduard Vallory

Eduard Vallory

Social Analyst, Chairperson, Director & Thought Leader on Change Management, Escola Nova 21
Social analyst and expert in change management. Chairman of Unescocat–former Center for UNESCO of Catalonia, and Director of the Program of Fellows at the Pasqual Maragall Foundation. Founder and Director of the Alliance for education change Escola Nova 21; (2016-19), which gathered... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

16:05 CET

Creativity Matters
We’ve probably all been guilty at one time or another of pigeon-holing creativity into specific industries and fields of study, and talking about “those creative folks” we know who have creative jobs.

In my career I have been fortunate enough to have met and engaged with leading creative practitioners, researchers,thought leaders and educators. It’s made me understand and appreciate more deeply why creativity matters, and why it should matter in education as we teach and prepare tomorrow’s workers and leaders.

Join me in discovering why Creativity Matters

www.adobe.com/uk/education

Speakers
avatar for John Arboleda

John Arboleda

Head of Primary & Secondary Schools, EMEA, Adobe
My role focuses on leading strategic engagement among various educational stakeholders with a focus on primary and secondary (K12) education, districts, foundations, NGOS, regional governments, and Ministries of Education to expand Adobe's contribution as a trusted industry partner... Read More →



Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:05 - 16:35 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

16:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Dave Strudwick
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Dave Strudwick.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Strudwick

Dave Strudwick

Leader and Founder of Innovative Schools, REAL School
Dave Strudwick is Principal at REAL School; an innovative new school in Budapest focusing on making the world a better place. He’s worked as a leader in mainstream and specialist settings in the UK, US and China. Dave is a published author and his inquiry based approach enables... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:15 - 16:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:30 CET

Grabbing hold of opportunity: Realizing self-determined learning in the online classroom
The swift and dramatic move to online learning in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic has left many teachers in a state of dismay and uncertainty: how can we best deliver education in this new environment? How can we engage our students in innovative and meaningful ways? How can we ensure that our students are learning? Although some would argue that online learning is disadvantageous to students — even a diminished form of education — others argue that online learning offers opportunity, specifically in promoting self-determined learning in the classroom. This session will discuss the opportunities of online learning and role of self-determined learning, while also presenting examples of how teachers can support development of self-determined learning in the online classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Marie Blaschke

Lisa Marie Blaschke

Thought Leader on Self-Determined Learning, Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L)


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:30 - 16:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

16:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Eduard Vallory
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Eduard Vallory

Speakers
avatar for Eduard Vallory

Eduard Vallory

Social Analyst, Chairperson, Director & Thought Leader on Change Management, Escola Nova 21
Social analyst and expert in change management. Chairman of Unescocat–former Center for UNESCO of Catalonia, and Director of the Program of Fellows at the Pasqual Maragall Foundation. Founder and Director of the Alliance for education change Escola Nova 21; (2016-19), which gathered... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:30 - 16:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Lisa Marie Blaschke
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Lisa Marie Blaschke.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Marie Blaschke

Lisa Marie Blaschke

Thought Leader on Self-Determined Learning, Center for Lifelong Learning (C3L)


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:45 - 17:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

16:45 CET

ES: La autoconciencia en el aprendizaje como línea de partida
(SPANISH SESSION)

Después de 10 años de investigación descubriendo modelos educativos revolucionarios, diseñamos una pedagogía integrativa que se dirige tanto a abordar desafíos sociales y colectivos del mundo globalizado en países del tercer mundo, como a la necesidad de una mirada cuidadosa del desarrollo personal a escala humana. Proyecto C es un ejemplo de como innovación, deconstrucción y transformación pueden ser integradas en un espacio educativo de manera orgánica.

Speakers
avatar for German Doin

German Doin

Founder & Film Director, Proyecto C
Since 2009 I have dedicated myself to researching and disseminating alternative forms of learning and education in Latin America. After La Educación Prohibida, I collaborated with the emergence of educational spaces and build educational transformation networks throughout the region... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 16:45 - 17:15 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

17:00 CET

I am a redundant manager
In a traditional setting such as in schools or educational institutions that are organized on a hierarchical basis, the question of new leadership principles often seems simply illusory.

What can a changed agile and consciously sense-oriented leadership style change with regard to the learners? How can we create an organization that no longer assigns developmental spaces but organically creates them itself? What does this mean for leadership? At what point do leaders abolish themselves and how can they reinvent themselves?

How can we change an outdated educational system from the inside out in a way that creates added value for all stakeholders? How is it possible to nurture a grassroots revolution from a leadership position?

This session is intended to provide food for thought on how to work systematically, regeneratively and holistically to find new ways to model as an organization what learners need to take out into life.

Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Suwwan

Ulrike Suwwan

Founder of Guide and Lead - Guiding others by leading yourself, Guide and Lead
Ulrike combines a strong academic research background and extensive experience as a social/educational counsellor and family and leadership coach with her true love and passion for learners of all ages, and from all ways of life.Intensive training in different techniques of education... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:00 - 17:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

17:15 CET

Live Q&A session with German Doin
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by German Doin.

Speakers
avatar for German Doin

German Doin

Founder & Film Director, Proyecto C
Since 2009 I have dedicated myself to researching and disseminating alternative forms of learning and education in Latin America. After La Educación Prohibida, I collaborated with the emergence of educational spaces and build educational transformation networks throughout the region... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Ulrike Suwwan
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Ulrike Suwwan

Speakers
avatar for Ulrike Suwwan

Ulrike Suwwan

Founder of Guide and Lead - Guiding others by leading yourself, Guide and Lead
Ulrike combines a strong academic research background and extensive experience as a social/educational counsellor and family and leadership coach with her true love and passion for learners of all ages, and from all ways of life.Intensive training in different techniques of education... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

17:30 CET

Stop teaching to finally start learning. How we replace the framework of the existing school system in our heads by starting our own learning journey.
From teaching to learning is itself a learning path that people take under their feet who want to accompany learners on their personal learning journey. This path has to do with becoming aware of and letting go of one's own biographical learning experiences as a learner and student, as a child and teenager. This is a personal challenge that requires an appropriate learning environment and a certain amount of company, because this learning experience is also associated with the pain of letting go.
The milestones on this journey into a new learning paradigm for teachers and organizations alike are: Experiencing self-determined and self-responsible learning first-hand and reflecting together with others. Development of your own learning rhythm. Make visible your own, lively learning experiences and learning relationships. Connecting to the developmental processes of children and young people.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Schmitt

Christoph Schmitt

Learning investigator and expedition companion, Bildungsdesign


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:30 - 17:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

17:30 CET

Escuela Nueva Activa: Quality Education for Equity, Citizenship and 21st Century Skills
The presentation will provide an overall analysis of why improving the quality of the most vulnerable schools in the LAC Region requires a systemic perspective and a paradigm shift, from transmission of knowledge to comprehension and social construction of knowledge.

It will describe how Escuela Nueva, a local innovation, became a national policy in Colombia and has inspired educational reforms worldwide. EN transforms the teacher centered conventional mode of education into child centered participatory self-paced and cooperative learning and a new role of the teacher as facilitator and mentor. It will describe its main objectives, strategies, adaptations to other contexts, results and evaluations, which demonstrate better cognitive and non-cognitive results in Escuela Nueva schools compared to conventional ones. It is a proven solution to improve quality education, enhances equity , instills peaceful democratic behaviors and promotes twenty first century skills.

It will also talk about developments since then, including the way we are adapting the model to the conditions imposed by the Covid emergency, specially, where there is no connectivity in remote rural schools of Colombia and how we adapted Escuela Nueva to student´s homes and also the Escuela Nueva Learning Circles, an adaptation of the model for displaced and migrant populations in emergencies and in urban contexts as a viable solution for these vulnerable populations.

It will also touch on new developments, including how we are adapting some strategies of the EN model to the conditions imposed by the Covid emergency, particularly to support teachers with resources, tools and guidance on how to continue the educational process of their students now from home. A key tool for this purpose has been Renueva, our virtual campus that brings together a robust community of practice of teachers and practitioners.

Finally, the presentation will also analyze how innovations are very vulnerable to political and administrative changes and why it is crucial to work with governments to have impact and coverage and why it is necessary also to have public private partnerships and the role of civil society for ensuring quality and sustainability.

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Colbert

Vicky Colbert

Founder & Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
Laureate of the first edition of the Yidan Prize for Education Development (2017) and 2013 WISE Prize for Education Laureate, Vicky Colbert is founder and director of Fundación Escuela Nueva.Colbert is a Sociologist from Javeriana University in Colombia and pursued her graduate studies... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:30 - 18:00 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

17:30 CET

[RE]LEARN Hackathon - KICK-OFF WORKSHOP: Present challenges & Create Teams
To empower school teams to shift towards a new learning paradigm, Innova Partners is mentoring a School Innovation Hackathon during the [RE]LEARN Festival.

This workshop offers attendees a second possibility to select a topic and form teams of 3 to 5 like-minded people from around the world to prototype new tools and instrumentalise good practices for school innovation, and to empower school teams to shift towards a new learning paradigm.

Note: you only need to attend one of the two alternative kick-off workshops.

Proposed challenges
Imagine new tools for
  • shaping vision & culture
  • designing desired learning frameworks
  • bridging digitalisation and learning
  • professional development in the learning community
  • creating whole school innovation
Find out more about the details of the Hackathon here: https://www.innovapartners.net/relearn-hackathon/

REGISTER FOR THE KICK-OFF WORKSHOP

Speakers
avatar for Till Jaspert

Till Jaspert

Founder, Innova Partners
Till is founder of Innova Partners and catalyst for meaningful innovation at the cross-section of business and education. He believes every learner should develop the gift of creative confidence as a motor for purpose in life.He has accompanied numerous schools and universities across... Read More →
avatar for Ada Maymó

Ada Maymó

Strategic Design, Innova Partners
For her background as a designer, Ada has been surrounded by creativity since she started her career. She believes it is possible to create meaningful social impact in organisations and people through a human-centred design approach. She loves being part of the Innova team as here... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:30 - 18:30 CET
FREE
  Hackathon

17:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Christoph Schmitt
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Christoph Schmitt.

Speakers
avatar for Christoph Schmitt

Christoph Schmitt

Learning investigator and expedition companion, Bildungsdesign


Wednesday November 11, 2020 17:45 - 18:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:00 CET

Building Learners' Essential Skills: A Framework
1. Explore what the component parts of employability look like in different contexts, introducing essential skills
2. Investigate the Skills Builder Framework as a widely shared model to build essential skills

Speakers
avatar for James Prideaux

James Prideaux

Learning Innovator, The Skills Builder Partnership
Since starting his teaching career, James has had a growing interest in practical, skills-based learning. As a Head of Music in schools across South London, James worked to raise the aspirations and opportunities for young people through Music, working closely with the English National... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:00 - 18:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

18:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Vicky Colbert
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Vicky Colbert

Moderators
avatar for Joan Urgell Farran

Joan Urgell Farran

Learning Guide & Maker Space Champion, Learnlife
Joan Urgell Farran is the Studio Manager and one of the learning guides at Learnlife Barcelona. He has a background in sculpture and product design (Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo - ESDAP Catalunya). Five years ago, Joan’s interest in education drove him to set up his design... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vicky Colbert

Vicky Colbert

Founder & Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
Laureate of the first edition of the Yidan Prize for Education Development (2017) and 2013 WISE Prize for Education Laureate, Vicky Colbert is founder and director of Fundación Escuela Nueva.Colbert is a Sociologist from Javeriana University in Colombia and pursued her graduate studies... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:00 - 18:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:15 CET

Live Q&A session with James Prideaux
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by James Prideaux

Speakers
avatar for James Prideaux

James Prideaux

Learning Innovator, The Skills Builder Partnership
Since starting his teaching career, James has had a growing interest in practical, skills-based learning. As a Head of Music in schools across South London, James worked to raise the aspirations and opportunities for young people through Music, working closely with the English National... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:15 - 18:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:15 CET

Digitalization and transformation of schools after 2020: Can my school look like Spotify?
In the year 2020 schools have kept on teaching because of their digital dimension. A virtual, yet real space that needs to be functionally organised and furnished, in the exact same way as you furnish your physical space.

A school's digital building is as important as its physical building. But its organisation does not follow simple digitalisation of paper resources onto the screen. Nor can it be based on a static content design using compartmentalised and rigid materials. Technology is an excellent tool for building a personalised learning community, but from a constructivist and connectivist view of learning and not from the automation of educational labour in the classroom. Schedules and payment receipts can be automated, but you should not automate teaching work, mistaking it for the mere transmission of information.

Technology contributes to improving the education of 21ST century learners. But this is because it primarily focuses and adapts to the student, not because it is a benchmark tool in the development of digital literacy. Technology facilitates autonomy, teacher proximity and feedback, learner commitment and the versatility of representations, formats and methodologies.

Speakers
avatar for Alfredo Hernando Calvo

Alfredo Hernando Calvo

Psychologist & Academic, Escuela21
Alfredo Hernando Calvo is a father, psychologist and academic. He bringstogether the three veins of his professional and personal life in his passion forinnovation in education.  Since 2013, he has been the director of the escuela21.org project. His participation in the project during... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:15 - 18:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

18:30 CET

An innovative approach to colonially rooted Learning in Africa

Our topic is focused on understanding how we can use our African communities and cultures as a cradle of innovation so as to build upon the colonially rooted systems of learning which have remained the foundational premise on which learning is hinged around the African continent.
Our objective is to use the multi-cultural experience that exists within the African continent. We are firm believers that the best way to improve the learner experience is by using what they know and understand to get them to learn about that which they may not know or understand properly.
The topic of interest is important because it is a means of understanding how colonially founded learning has affected the African community and what can be done to leverage the cultural diversity across the continents as a means to learn, unlearn and relearn for a collective experience
We expect the audience to better understand what the role of cultural practices and methods of learning can do to help the learner in their search for knowledge and understanding

Speakers
avatar for Francis Bizoza

Francis Bizoza

Teacher Leader, Teachers Empowerment Platform-TEP
A tested and result-oriented team player with 6 years’ experience leading and serving in education vulnerable ecosystems to improve the quality of teaching. Francis is a Co-founder & Team Leader at Teachers Empowerment Platform – TEP, Country Lead HundrED-Uganda & Teach SDGs Ambassador... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:30 - 18:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

18:30 CET

The post-Covid future of school design and architecture
At a time when the design of new school learning spaces has been so dynamic and exciting, Covid-19 has raised important questions about priorities and fundamentals. At first sight this seems to imply important new constraints to accommodate heightened safety standards.

And yet, might Covid act as a catalyst for change in a more dynamic way, encouraging us to rethink our approach to school design altogether? In the post Covid world, the use of outdoor learning spaces, the role of the school as a community centre and the need to accommodate pastoral care and individual wellbeing all take on a new meaning. How will the increasing acceptability of online learning affect the use of spaces at school centres, and the reasons for which they exist? Will schools become ‘drop in’ centres for older students whose access to their teachers will be a mix of online teaching, independent learning and face to face consultation, mentoring and discussion? 

One thing is certain. If spaces at ‘schools’ are going to be imaginatively reconceptualised to take learning, social interaction and  recreation to new levels in the post Covid period, there will need to be some serious conversations between educators, designers, engineers, parents and, not least, the students themsleves.

In fact that sounds more exciting than constraining, precisely because Covid-19 has posed such fundamental questions about schools as centres of learning and why they are built in the way they are built.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Homden

Andy Homden

CEO, Consilium Education
Andy Homden has worked in some of the most prominent international schools in the world, both as a teacher and school leader. With school design central to his career as an international educator, he led teams who established, built or refurbished new facilities in Jakarta (The British... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:30 - 18:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

18:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Alfredo Hernando Calvo
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Alfredo Hernando Calvo

Moderators
avatar for Guille Villena

Guille Villena

Learning Guide, Learnlife
Degrees in Advertising and Public Relations and Primary Education. Guille worked in Advertising until he realised it wasn’t what he was born to do. So he quit his job and embarked on a personal journey that unveiled his passion and purpose in life: keeping our inner child alive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alfredo Hernando Calvo

Alfredo Hernando Calvo

Psychologist & Academic, Escuela21
Alfredo Hernando Calvo is a father, psychologist and academic. He bringstogether the three veins of his professional and personal life in his passion forinnovation in education.  Since 2013, he has been the director of the escuela21.org project. His participation in the project during... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:45 - 19:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Andy Homden
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Andy Homden

Speakers
avatar for Andy Homden

Andy Homden

CEO, Consilium Education
Andy Homden has worked in some of the most prominent international schools in the world, both as a teacher and school leader. With school design central to his career as an international educator, he led teams who established, built or refurbished new facilities in Jakarta (The British... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:45 - 19:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

18:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Francis Bizoza
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Francis Bizoza

Speakers
avatar for Francis Bizoza

Francis Bizoza

Teacher Leader, Teachers Empowerment Platform-TEP
A tested and result-oriented team player with 6 years’ experience leading and serving in education vulnerable ecosystems to improve the quality of teaching. Francis is a Co-founder & Team Leader at Teachers Empowerment Platform – TEP, Country Lead HundrED-Uganda & Teach SDGs Ambassador... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 18:45 - 19:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:00 CET

ES: De la educación en el aula a la educación en línea: El cambio de paradigma y cómo afecta la narrativa pedagógica
Mejore la comunicación frente a la cámara: vuelva a aprender a enseñar

Con el advenimiento de la tecnología de comunicación por video, ahora todos los maestros del mundo deben enfrentar una cámara. La comunicación frente a una cámara es ahora fundamental en cualquier proceso educativo.

Podríamos comparar el cambio de paradigma que está viviendo la educación, con el cambio que experimentaron las técnicas de actuación con la llegada del Cine y luego con la llegada de la TV.

Los actores tuvieron que modificar su forma de actuar ya que las necesidades y formas de consumo de los espectadores fueron modificadas por los avances técnicos.

Ya no tenían la necesidad de llegar a los espectadores en las últimas filas del teatro pero ahora los espectadores estaban primero en una sala de cine con el sonido amplificado (ya no había necesidad de proyectar la voz o agrandar los movimientos corporales) y luego en los salones de sus casas viendo películas desde sus sofás.

Ahora el desafío era ser más naturalista.

Esta modificación de la forma de consumir su arte, obligó a una modificación no solo en la forma de ejecutarlo, sino también en la forma en que los actores debían formarse y capacitarse para las nuevas necesidades de consumo de su arte.

La democratización del acceso a la tecnología y las necesidades de acompañar los procesos de aprendizaje en el entorno en línea también plantean desafíos de igual calibre en la narrativa educativa.

Ya no podemos pensar en un profesor en un aula con sus alumnos, pero ahora los alumnos están en casa y tanto los profesores como las instituciones educativas deben poder adaptar su forma de enseñar a las nuevas necesidades.

Speakers
avatar for Pablo Silberschmidt

Pablo Silberschmidt

Acting&Communication Coach; Creators of the First Acting&Training Online Platform in Spanish, Akingo Systems S.L.
Pablo is a Film Director, Actor and Acting&Communication Coach.Virginia is a Writer and Acting&Communication Coach.They are the directors of their own Acting for Cinema and TV Studioin Barcelona(Spain) and Online: El Club de Actores.Authors of the book Design your Career, Design your... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:00 - 19:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

19:00 CET

The Student of Tomorrow: Fostering the Project Mindset
The Great Reset in education is aimed at moving from a credentialed, test based world to a performance and strengths based world. For students, the future of learning revolves around personalized pathways, passion based enterprise, authentic challenge, community contribution, and inquiry and design based project work. All this requires a fundamental shift in reimagining how students will behave and what they will know as a result of these experiences.

The Student of Tomorrow presentation will focus on the two innovations necessary to reimagining learning. First, the Project Mindset offers a seamless vision of performance and accomplishment that integrates the development of a knowledge base, enhanced strengths and skills, emotional fitness, wellbeing, and the resilient behaviors necessary to confront the future successfully into a map that can guide teachers, parents, and students as they transition into the next era of education.

The presentation will also address the ‘teacher of tomorrow.’ It will not be enough to claim that teachers are now facilitators and guides; there is a critical need to define a deeper skill set and more refined version of teacher capability that includes project design, strengths focused mentoring and coaching, relationship-oriented methods of connecting with aspirations of youth, and the role of the teacher as a co-learner in co-designing and co-constructing learning. The presentation will conclude with thoughts on how to meet this scalability challenge through redefining teacher preparation and training.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Markham

Thom Markham

Global Thought Leader and PBL Pioneer, PBL Global
Considered one of the founding fathers of Project Based Learning, Thom Markham is an educator by trade, a positive psychologist by training, and a global entrepreneur dedicated to expanding educator mindsets in service to a positive future. For over 25 years, he has been focused on... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:00 - 19:30 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

19:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Pablo Silberschmidt
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Pablo Silberschmidt.

Speakers
avatar for Pablo Silberschmidt

Pablo Silberschmidt

Acting&Communication Coach; Creators of the First Acting&Training Online Platform in Spanish, Akingo Systems S.L.
Pablo is a Film Director, Actor and Acting&Communication Coach.Virginia is a Writer and Acting&Communication Coach.They are the directors of their own Acting for Cinema and TV Studioin Barcelona(Spain) and Online: El Club de Actores.Authors of the book Design your Career, Design your... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:15 - 19:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:30 CET

ES: #avuixdema2024: Planificar no es la estrategia
(SPANISH SESSION)

24 escuelas unidas en el propósito de transformar la educación desde el sentido profundo de aspiración humanista, mediante un proyecto cooperativo y participativo de 1000 educadores que creen en el impacto trascendente de la educación, en una cultura redàrquica y desarrollan un liderazgo personal empoderador. Todo ello proyectado en una transformación de la educación a través de la innovación, con la mirada sobre la mejora integral de los procesos de aprendizaje y desarrollo de todos los alumnos.
Tenemos un sueño dentro de nosotros que hemos compartido con el mundo. Tenemos el caminoy creemos en él.

Speakers
avatar for Modest Jou

Modest Jou

Leader of global and systemic change of 24 schools, FEDAC
Mestre i director de centre, actualment director General de FEDAC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:30 - 19:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

19:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Thom Markham
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Thom Markham

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Gibson

Bryan Gibson

Research, Paradigm and Alliance Champion, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Thom Markham

Thom Markham

Global Thought Leader and PBL Pioneer, PBL Global
Considered one of the founding fathers of Project Based Learning, Thom Markham is an educator by trade, a positive psychologist by training, and a global entrepreneur dedicated to expanding educator mindsets in service to a positive future. For over 25 years, he has been focused on... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:30 - 19:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Modest Jou
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Modest Jou

Speakers
avatar for Modest Jou

Modest Jou

Leader of global and systemic change of 24 schools, FEDAC
Mestre i director de centre, actualment director General de FEDAC


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:45 - 20:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

19:45 CET

You want Change? What's the plan?
In this keynote, Valerie Hannon will argue that education innovators across the world need a sharper theory of change to make our actions more impactful. Progress towards education systems and institutions that are fit for the conditions of the new era has been glacial. Too many children are still being badly failed by inequitable, outmoded, irrelevant and just plain boring schools. De-schooling is not the answer, despite the claims of edtech post-COVID. Yet building a movement for change that captures the interest of parents, the enthusiasms of learners and the attention of politicians is still in a primitive state. We need to stand back, and ask what are the priorities and where should we be placing our energy? Valeie Hannon proposes some starting points, post-COVID, in this keynote.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon

Thought Leader, Founder, Advisor, Speaker, Author, Researcher, The Innovation Unit
Valerie Hannon is a global thought leader, inspiring systems to re-think what ‘success’ will mean in the C 21st, and the implications for education. The co-founder of Innovation Unit and of the Global Education Leaders Partnership,  Valerie is a radical voice for change, whilst... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:45 - 20:15 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

19:45 CET

Strengths-Focused Project Based Learning: PBL as a Human Development Method
As education moves into a new era, Project Based Learning also needs to adapt. Rather than teaching curriculum, it is now best seen as a method for ‘teaching the person.’ Fortunately, that is what PBL is designed to do. It is a human development method that begins with authentic challenge and purpose, relies on human centered design principles, requires deep collaboration and enhanced communication skills, and results in meaningful work that is shared with others.

It’s necessary now to redefine PBL as a strengths-focused journey that melds inquiry, wellbeing, and positive contribution into a meaningful ‘experience’ rather than into a conventional unit or a curriculum driven outcome with concepts and standards that are ‘covered.’ This requires a careful design process, rapport-building approaches with students, identification of community and global issues for investigation, and a co-construction between teacher and student that focuses results with a measurable positive impact.

This workshop will provide an in depth look at the methods and design principles that lead to meaningful, strengths-based and passion-driven projects designed by students, teachers, or as a partnership, in both remote and classroom based environments.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Markham

Thom Markham

Global Thought Leader and PBL Pioneer, PBL Global
Considered one of the founding fathers of Project Based Learning, Thom Markham is an educator by trade, a positive psychologist by training, and a global entrepreneur dedicated to expanding educator mindsets in service to a positive future. For over 25 years, he has been focused on... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 19:45 - 20:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Workshop

20:00 CET

ES: 4 Claves y 4 Cs para ser un aprendiz y un ciudadano exitoso en el mundo actual
(SPANISH SESSION)

En el mundo VICA actual (Volátil, Incierto, Complejo y Ambiguo) es momento para dejar atrás el discurso que niñ@s y adolescentes se han quedado atrás en sus aprendizajes… ¿O queremos decir que se han quedado atrás en sus estudios, entendidos dentro de un sistema de escolarización más formal? Ahora, más que nunca, estamos viendo cuanto la humanidad está aprendiendo... o no aprendiendo... o al menos en proceso de aprendizaje, pensando positivamente. También hemos visto como niñ@s, adolescentes y jóvenes han adquirido otro tipo de aprendizajes que pueden estar conectados con sus habilidades, más que con un contenido específico sobre el que ser examinado. Y todos estos aprendizajes han sucedido –y están sucediendo– independientemente de si han estado asistiendo a las escuelas presencialmente, remotamente, o incluso si ni siquiera han asistido a ningún tipo de escuela. ¿Qué puede hacer esto cuestionarnos?

El aprendizaje de hoy día todavía no puede estar centrado simplemente en el conocimiento de contenidos de una serie de asignaturas sin ninguna conexión entre ellos, ¿cierto? ¿Qué hay del aprender cómo ser comunicadores, colaboradores, y pensadores críticos y creativos competentes con una mente equilibrada? ¿No ayudarían estas habilidades a tomar decisiones y resolver problemas de forma más eficiente para afrontar el mundo actual? ¿Cuál sería el impacto en el aprendizaje si las habilidades esenciales fueran cultivadas verdaderamente de forma interconectada? ¿Y si, adicionalmente, aspiramos a desarrollar esas habilidades en ambientes de aprendizaje que consideren los principios de la neurociencia, la variedad de modos de aprendizaje y las culturas de pensamiento?
Teniendo en cuenta todos estos aspectos, esta sesión única propone, primero, hacerse una perspectiva global así como llevarse cuatro ideas claves en relación a cuatro habilidades esenciales que son verdaderamente necesarias en el mundo VICA actual; y segundo, señalar estrategias y ejemplos que den luz a cómo fomentar esas habilidades de forma interconectada.
Si eres aprendiz para toda la vida de cualquier edad, educador, innovador del aprendizaje, ‘change-maker’... En definitiva, si eres una persona con una mentalidad de crecimiento y determinación, e interesada en cultivar habilidades esenciales, ¡eres bienvenida a unirte a esta sesión! Acciones pequeñas hechas con conciencia pueden marcar una verdadera diferencia. ¿Cómo hacerlo paso a paso? Y por qué no asistir a esta sesión para dar un paso adelante?

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cano Mesa

Mar Cano Mesa

360º Knowmad Educator, Freelance
Mar Cano is an expert on diverse educational ecosystems around the world. Motivated by her curiosity to learn from innovative educational systems, institutions, pedagogies and methodologies. Committed to guide and support educational communities by promoting educational transformation... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 20:00 - 20:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

20:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Valerie Hannon
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Valerie Hannon

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Hannon

Valerie Hannon

Thought Leader, Founder, Advisor, Speaker, Author, Researcher, The Innovation Unit
Valerie Hannon is a global thought leader, inspiring systems to re-think what ‘success’ will mean in the C 21st, and the implications for education. The co-founder of Innovation Unit and of the Global Education Leaders Partnership,  Valerie is a radical voice for change, whilst... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 20:15 - 20:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

20:30 CET

Making the Future, the Future of Making
Making in education connects educators around the world in a quest to make education more authentic and relevant. The current disruptions in society are creating an opportunity to question the status quo and accelerate these ideals. STEAM learning and making in education can support a vision of an educational future that is equitable and student-centered, even through disruption. Together, let’s explore the promise of hands-on, minds-on STEAM education so that we can equip children with the tools and mindset to solve the challenges of the future, and make the world a better place for all.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Libow Martinez

Sylvia Libow Martinez

Author, Keynote and Future-Focused Learning Advocate, Invent to Learn
Sylvia Martinez is a former aerospace engineer and co-author of the book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, called “the bible of the classroom maker movement.” Sylvia speaks to and works with schools around the world and is president of Constructing... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 20:30 - 21:00 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

20:45 CET

Getting a Job vs a Career Aligned With Your Calling: Helping Students Find Their Career Purpose Through Work Integrated Learning in Schools
In an increasingly VUCA world, we are in need of improvements to how career exploration is handled at both secondary and tertiary level. Getting students into a job has been the ultimate goal of university career centres, however recent research by Strada and Gallup has shown that a high number of college graduates, if given the chance again, would change their major. Rather than guiding students into fulfilling and purpose-driven careers our institutions have prioritised employment; and in the case of some high schools, we have herded students into a college ‘arms race’ of selectivity, standardized testing and privilege. Newer, better models are also focused on making students employable whilst building a sense of true career purpose.

To counter the dissatisfaction of students who may feel pushed into career paths that they did not sufficiently explore or feel prepared for, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), or the practice of “integrating curricular learning with workplace experience” enables students to combine theory and practice in a real-world work environment, deepening their knowledge and understanding, and enhancing their capabilities.

This session will look at successful ways for high school and college educators to create industry-relevant learning experiences, to connect students to employers at scale and to help students explore their career passions.

We recommend this session for career counselors, heads of school, and teachers / lecturers who wish to bring in more fulfilling work experiences for their students.

Speakers
avatar for Andreu Gual

Andreu Gual

Career Explorer // Corkscrew Thinker // Creative Facilitator, Xperienceships
Andreu Gual is Xpericencships Co-Founder / Learning Lead and Corkscrew's Co-founder and COO.  At Xperienceships he is responsible for designing learning experiences that help people explore their career futures. At Corkscrew he is responsible for directing operations and strategic... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 20:45 - 21:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Andreu Gual
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Andreu Gual.

Speakers
avatar for Andreu Gual

Andreu Gual

Career Explorer // Corkscrew Thinker // Creative Facilitator, Xperienceships
Andreu Gual is Xpericencships Co-Founder / Learning Lead and Corkscrew's Co-founder and COO.  At Xperienceships he is responsible for designing learning experiences that help people explore their career futures. At Corkscrew he is responsible for directing operations and strategic... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:00 - 21:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Sylvia Libow Martinez
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Sylvia Libow Martinez

Moderators
avatar for Sam Lardner

Sam Lardner

Learnlife Hub Director, Learnlife
Sam is a seasoned leader with special talents in start-up efforts, driving strategic visions and leading change. He is a gifted performer, communicator and educator with deep professional experience in sports, music, learning and non-for-profit organizations both in Europe and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Libow Martinez

Sylvia Libow Martinez

Author, Keynote and Future-Focused Learning Advocate, Invent to Learn
Sylvia Martinez is a former aerospace engineer and co-author of the book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, called “the bible of the classroom maker movement.” Sylvia speaks to and works with schools around the world and is president of Constructing... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:00 - 21:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:15 CET

ES: Viviendo en Plenitud.
(SPANISH SESSION)

En esta sesión se aprenden herramientas practicas para un buen vivir, entendiendo el concepto de In-fullness que es vivir plenamente en las cuatro dimensiones que abarcan el ser humano: cuerpo, mente, emoción y espíritu. En cada dimensión se dan herramientas practicas para vivenciar que significa llevar a la escuela caminos de plenitud.
In this session participants can learn how to have a good live, knowing the concept of In-fullness that is to live in plenitude taking care of the four dimensions of the human being, body, mind, emotion and spirit. On each session we give tools in order to have the experience about what does it mean to open paths of plenitude in our schools.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Salazar

Patricia Salazar

founder., Liceo Pino Verde
Patricia Salazar cuenta con 28 años de experiencia en educación de niños y jóvenes en poblaciones de alta vulnerabilidad social y economica y en contextos no vulnerables. Experiencia en trabajo individual y colectivo de estudiantes, maestros y padres de familia abriendo espacios... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:15 - 21:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:15 CET

The Case Against Innovation
The presenter began teaching children to program computers nearly 40 years ago, led professional development in the first 1:1 “laptop schools" in 1990, created one of the world’s first online graduate programs in 1998, and co-authored what has become known as the bible of the maker movement in schools. Despite being at the vanguard of interventions that may now be considered “on-trend,” Gary will make the case that innovation is the wrong objective for education, complete with perverse incentives, that do little to make the world a better place for kids. In this lively, provocative, and heartfelt presentation, Dr. Stager will share different scenarios for the future of education - ones that respect history, recognize the power of computing to amplify human potential, and prepare children to thrive in an uncertain future.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

CEO, Founder, Journalist, Educator, Consultant, Professor, Software Developer & Speaker, Constructing Modern Knowledge
In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary Stager is a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, software developer, publisher, and school administrator. An elementary teacher by training, he has... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:15 - 21:45 CET
FREE
  Headline Story

21:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Patricia Salazar
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Patricia Salazar.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Salazar

Patricia Salazar

founder., Liceo Pino Verde
Patricia Salazar cuenta con 28 años de experiencia en educación de niños y jóvenes en poblaciones de alta vulnerabilidad social y economica y en contextos no vulnerables. Experiencia en trabajo individual y colectivo de estudiantes, maestros y padres de familia abriendo espacios... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:30 - 21:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

21:45 CET

ES: El programa de talentos de superhéroes. Descubre y desarrolla tu talento.
(SPANISH SESSION)

En esta sesión conocerás cómo funciona el Programa de Formación de Superhéroes TrixandTrax que Descubre y Desarrolla el Talento de Los Jóvenes, en que consiste "La Metodología Educación de Pares & Juego de Roles, Centrado en el Estudiante" y El impacto en jóvenes de 10-14 años. Programa que ha sido Reconocido y Avalado por la organización de Finlandia Hundred.org. Seleccionado en las colecciones 2018, 2019 y 2020 como uno de los 100 programas mas innovadores en la educación Mundial.
Programa diseñado para que adolescentes descubran y desarrollen sus talentos, refuercen la confianza en sí mismos, desarrollen la creatividad, el pensamiento crítico, la creación de contenido, la colaboración y las habilidades de comunicación mediante la práctica y el aprendizaje basado en proyectos.

Speakers
avatar for Lissette Rojas

Lissette Rojas

Learning Innovator, TrixandTrax
Lissette Rojas, VenezuelaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lissetterojasrojas/Lissette Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of Trix and Trax, an educational program that encourages students to discover and develop their talents. A lawyer by training, with a MIB degree from the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:45 - 22:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

21:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Gary Stager
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Gary Stager

Moderators
avatar for Eszter Mészáros

Eszter Mészáros

Learning Designer, Insitu
Eszter is a learning designer and early-stage social entrepreneur with a passion for helping parents and children have more and deeper conversations. She strongly believes that learning how to ask meaningful questions, to listen to others and to share and reflect are core competencies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

CEO, Founder, Journalist, Educator, Consultant, Professor, Software Developer & Speaker, Constructing Modern Knowledge
In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary Stager is a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, software developer, publisher, and school administrator. An elementary teacher by training, he has... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:45 - 22:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:00 CET

Align to Thrive: Learning Ecosystems for Well-Being
Too often, we spend time and resources treating symptoms of education problems that are inherent to the way we design our learning ecosystems. Spending time and resources solving the wrong problem while kids struggle in inequitable and antiquated ecoystems is the equivalent of educational malpractice. Align to Thrive is a highly interactive session to identify and beginning solving the right problem --- to design equitable learning ecosystems where all people's unique and holistic needs are met.

The session is designed to be equal parts fun, engaging, and relevant for educational leaders and innovative teachers. The session is for individuals who like seeing the big picture, yet want to dig into the weeds to create aligned learning ecosystems where all kids are seen, heard, valued, and loved. Nathan Strenge at Fielding International defines an aligned learning ecosystem is one where vision, environment, and human capacity work together as interdependent parts to strengthen and sustain one another.

Participants will leave the session with a clear understanding of aligned learning ecosystems, as well as an emerging path to solve the right problem within their own context. In addition, time spent in community will allow for natural networking with others on the journey of aligning learning ecosystems.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Strenge

Nathan Strenge

USA Country Lead at HundrED, Fielding International
Nathan Strenge is a Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International, where he works with innovative schools and educators around the world to create environments were learners and communities thrive. In addition to his role at Fielding, Nathan serves as the USA Country Lead for... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:00 CET

From emotion to practice: design during times of change
I will speak about the importance of design for non designers and bring practical examples of what design truly is from parents to educators point of view.

What is the role of design in Education?

What were the opportunities for design in adjusting learning environment for learners needs?

How can we use design tools to promote active learning both online and onsite?

These questions might not have made sense prior to the pandemic but as we found ourselves in the same situation worldwide, design has become more than just an approach to solve problems but a must needed mindset in education to unfold complexity amongst all stakeholders. Join me in this talk followed by a Q&A to learn more about Design in Education.

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Pölönen

Luciana Pölönen

Thought Leader on Educational Design, Escola Concept Schools
Luciana Pölönen is a thought leader on design with over 10 years experience in social innovation, pedagogy and design


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Lissette Rojas
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Lissette Rojas

Speakers
avatar for Lissette Rojas

Lissette Rojas

Learning Innovator, TrixandTrax
Lissette Rojas, VenezuelaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lissetterojasrojas/Lissette Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of Trix and Trax, an educational program that encourages students to discover and develop their talents. A lawyer by training, with a MIB degree from the University... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:00 - 22:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:15 CET

Regenerating the hidden potential of public schools
The purpose of the talk is to share our experience in the implementation of a scale-up program in Latin-American that facilitates individual and collective transformation.The aim of the program is to activate the inner resources individuals have to develop wellbeing and reconnect public schools with the collective resources they posses, creating collective action enhancing contextual wellbeing. The importance of this topic is key to further apply and learn about what is happening right now in the world to change education. 

Speakers
avatar for Delfina Terrado Keahler

Delfina Terrado Keahler

Co-author and facilitator at Programa Presencia, Presencia en Educación (FVA)
Delfina is a Delicate Activist who designs educational and social innovation journeys. She is the initiator of Iniciativa Murmullo (http://www.iniciativamurmullo.com), which is born from the joint need of a community of professionals who considers their practice as the path of development... Read More →
avatar for Lorena Llobenes, MD

Lorena Llobenes, MD

Co-author and Facilitator, Presence in Education Program (FVA)
Lorena graduated with honors as a Medical Doctor in Buenos Aires University.She was trained in Pediatrics and specialized as a Child Neurologist. Studied Ayurvedic Medicine in Argentina and in Rishikesh, India. Lorena is certified as a child and adolescent Mindfulness Trainer in... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Luciana Pölönen
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Luciana Pölönen

Speakers
avatar for Luciana Pölönen

Luciana Pölönen

Thought Leader on Educational Design, Escola Concept Schools
Luciana Pölönen is a thought leader on design with over 10 years experience in social innovation, pedagogy and design


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Nathan Strenge
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Nathan Strenge.

Moderators
avatar for Justin Blake

Justin Blake

Thought Leader: innovation, strategy and social change, HundrED UK Lead
Justin Blake is the HundrED UK Lead. HundrED is a global non-profit working across 100+ countries to identify and spread impactful innovation that supports quality learning and enables children and young people to thrive. Justin was the first 2020 Global Ambassador of the Month for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Strenge

Nathan Strenge

USA Country Lead at HundrED, Fielding International
Nathan Strenge is a Senior Learning Designer at Fielding International, where he works with innovative schools and educators around the world to create environments were learners and communities thrive. In addition to his role at Fielding, Nathan serves as the USA Country Lead for... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:15 - 22:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:30 CET

Compelling Curriculum
This session speaks to the importance of giving students the opportunity to explore and share their visible and invisible identities. Educators should be creating curriculum that includes compelling topics, learning targets, enduring understandings, guiding questions and a culminating project. Participants will have the opportunity to explore example case studies/units that are intended to help students be known and seen by their peers and teachers, imagine themselves as agents of change, and equip them with the tools to have courageous conversations and take community action. Together, we'll experience some learning about our own identities and how they impact how we see and navigate the world around, and get to ask and answer questions about how we can allow our students similar introspective and enlightening opportunities in the classroom.

This Fire Starter acknowledges the courage required to facilitate these conversations in schools- but also asserts that the silence of educators speaks volumes, particularly in our current political climate, and sparks thinking toward how we can begin to thoughtfully fill that silence with meaningful curriculum that meets our children where they are.
In the same inequitable world we're living in.

Speakers
avatar for Shatera Weaver

Shatera Weaver

Dean of Culture, The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (NYCDOE)
Shatera Weaver was born in the Bronx, and raised in the very diverse neighboring city of White Plains. She spent her undergraduate years at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Her time student teaching the inner city youth of Metro-Atlanta, volunteering with those affected by HIV... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:30 CET

The Elixir of Personal Storytelling: Helping Kids Find Themselves Before They Lose Themselves
If knowledge is power, self knowledge is super power.  Discovering who you are and who you want to be should be the key objective to education. It puts everything else in perspective, giving it meaning and perspective. Participants will witness the value of reassessing priorities in education and finding the key that unlocks to door to the DESIRE to learn.  Once that is...

Here is a link to the rest of Emily's story from Rick's talk;
https://vimeo.com/454190006/10bab4e4bc

Speakers
avatar for Rick Stevenson

Rick Stevenson

Listener, Filmmaker, Author, Cinematologist, Storyteller, The 5000 Days Project
Having conducted almost 6000 filmed interviews with students from around the world over the last two decades, Dr. Rick Stevenson is leading the field of verbal journaling and building EQ through personal storytelling. Author of '21 Things You Forgot About Being a Kid', director, producer... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:30 CET

Live Q&A session with Delfina Terrado Keahler and Lorena Llobenes
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Delfina Terrado Keahler and Lorena Llobenes

Speakers
avatar for Delfina Terrado Keahler

Delfina Terrado Keahler

Co-author and facilitator at Programa Presencia, Presencia en Educación (FVA)
Delfina is a Delicate Activist who designs educational and social innovation journeys. She is the initiator of Iniciativa Murmullo (http://www.iniciativamurmullo.com), which is born from the joint need of a community of professionals who considers their practice as the path of development... Read More →
avatar for Lorena Llobenes, MD

Lorena Llobenes, MD

Co-author and Facilitator, Presence in Education Program (FVA)
Lorena graduated with honors as a Medical Doctor in Buenos Aires University.She was trained in Pediatrics and specialized as a Child Neurologist. Studied Ayurvedic Medicine in Argentina and in Rishikesh, India. Lorena is certified as a child and adolescent Mindfulness Trainer in... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:30 - 22:45 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:45 CET

Back to the Future - Online @ School
As we return to schools and some semblance of normalcy, will we return to the past or can we capitalize on lessons learned and go back to the future?
Social confinement, the pandemic, and learning online, provided schools all over the world with a unique opportunity to shed meaningless educational dogmas and refocus on what is essential for learning in the current and future context. Going back to school buildings presents the very relevant but non-less formidable challenge of discerning what is relevant and meaningful from the online experience in order to decisively take a step forward in learning within a completely redefined paradigm.
The session will focus on a review of the salient learnings from the online modality, a gallery of advanced technology tools, a brief tour around the world featuring best practices during the pandemic, and, essentially, how to transcend the traditional cells and bells physical model of schooling towards one that can be delivered seamlessly in person, online, or in a hybrid environment.
The goal is to identify the main drivers for this transformation, and, based on them, develop strategies for a model that delivers the online experience physically at school, and allows to naturally transition, eventually, from the physical to the online medium back again.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Rshaid

Gabriel Rshaid

Futurist and education thought leader, The Learnerspace
Gabriel Rshaid is the co-founder and Director of The Learnerspace, a consulting company seeking to impact education advocating for effective change. He is also co-founder of The Global School, the first school of its type in Latin America, attempting to make educational change a reality... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

22:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Rick Stevenson
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Rick Stevenson

Speakers
avatar for Rick Stevenson

Rick Stevenson

Listener, Filmmaker, Author, Cinematologist, Storyteller, The 5000 Days Project
Having conducted almost 6000 filmed interviews with students from around the world over the last two decades, Dr. Rick Stevenson is leading the field of verbal journaling and building EQ through personal storytelling. Author of '21 Things You Forgot About Being a Kid', director, producer... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

22:45 CET

Live Q&A session with Shatera Weaver
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Shatera Weaver.

Speakers
avatar for Shatera Weaver

Shatera Weaver

Dean of Culture, The Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (NYCDOE)
Shatera Weaver was born in the Bronx, and raised in the very diverse neighboring city of White Plains. She spent her undergraduate years at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Her time student teaching the inner city youth of Metro-Atlanta, volunteering with those affected by HIV... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 22:45 - 23:00 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:00 CET

Design for a Thriving Humanity: How to design a world where humankind and nature are interdependent, and everyone is seen, heard, valued and loved.
We humans have been isolating problems into distinct areas of mastery for millenia. Hunting and foraging versus farming, your tribe versus mine, nature versus the built world, learning by doing in community versus education in school buildings. Specializing is a great way to develop mastery. However, specialization can cause us to lose sight of the connected nature of all things. This overreliance on siloing has led us to an education system that fails to teach us all equitably, and a failing planet.

Just as a thriving planet requires an interdependent ecosystem, a thriving educational system requires an ecosystem where human capacity, vision, and the environment support and strengthen one another. We can't be successful by only focusing on one of these elements. By aligning these elements, first in conversations and workshops, and then in organizational systems and in the built environment, we can design for a thriving humanity.

Participants will learn how real-time and virtual gatherings lead to transformation. Theories of learning, of change and a visual language of design patterns underpinning student-centered learning will be offered as part of a change tool kit. Case studies featuring the schools for both the poorest and the richest communities will illustrate a common pattern language for environments that foster learning and community for all.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Fielding

Randy Fielding

Architect & Founding Partner, Fielding International
Randy Fielding is an architect and founding partner at Fielding International, an interdisciplinary architecture and education firm that designs schools where learners thrive. As a champion for the firm’s mission, Randy serves as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

23:00 CET

Social and Emotional Learning as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice
School leaders, decision makers, teachers and parents will experience lessons in social and emotional learning and discover how the skill set of emotional intelligence is a foundational tool for exploring identity, agency and belonging. SEL is by nature based in experiential, interactive and reflective exercises structured to build trust, elicit diverse experiences and rely on multiple perspectives building connections steeped in engagement, caring, and commitment to change for more equity, inclusion, diversity, dignity.

Speakers
avatar for Amy McConnell Franklin

Amy McConnell Franklin

Thought Leader, Speaker, Author - peace from the inside out, Keystone Skills
Amy has been a pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence and ethical social and emotional learning (SEL) for 20 years. Consulting with schools, human service agencies and universities in the USA and internationally, she has co-created courses to develop cultures, pedagogy and... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

23:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Gabriel Rshaid
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Gabriel Rshaid.

Speakers
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Gabriel Rshaid

Futurist and education thought leader, The Learnerspace
Gabriel Rshaid is the co-founder and Director of The Learnerspace, a consulting company seeking to impact education advocating for effective change. He is also co-founder of The Global School, the first school of its type in Latin America, attempting to make educational change a reality... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:00 - 23:15 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:15 CET

Are we ready for the educational needs of next generations?
- Why is this an important topic in learning innovation?
The disruption of the digital era is making current learning methodologies obsolete for contemporary expectations. What do you think will happen to parents/people who keep the traditional education mindset? The key is to adapt ourselves to the student's demographics, interests and behavior by creating an exceptional experience with a purpose.

- What will participants get out of participating in the experience?
This talked is aimed at leaders in education, parents and anyone who is intrigued about the future of education and how we need to act now in order to have a sustainable and positive impact for younger generations. The idea is to instill the need to switch current archaic mindsets related to education, towards new learning paradigms, which is fully aligned with what Learnlife is already doing and can certainly be showcased as a leading example.

Speakers
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Alejandra Otero

Edupreneur & CMO for Educational Institutions, NEO Academy
Alejandra Otero - Founder, CMO and former director specialized in digital marketing and student recruitment for educational institutions. Alejandra created NEO with the aim of reshaping the future of education by giving support to educational institutions in the integration of marketing... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:15 - 23:30 CET
FREE

23:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Amy McConnell Franklin
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Amy McConnell Franklin

Speakers
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Amy McConnell Franklin

Thought Leader, Speaker, Author - peace from the inside out, Keystone Skills
Amy has been a pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence and ethical social and emotional learning (SEL) for 20 years. Consulting with schools, human service agencies and universities in the USA and internationally, she has co-created courses to develop cultures, pedagogy and... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:15 - 23:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:15 CET

Live Q&A session with Randy Fielding
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Randy Fielding

Moderators
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Stephen Harris

Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer; Thought Leader & Learning Provocateur, Learnlife

Speakers
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Randy Fielding

Architect & Founding Partner, Fielding International
Randy Fielding is an architect and founding partner at Fielding International, an interdisciplinary architecture and education firm that designs schools where learners thrive. As a champion for the firm’s mission, Randy serves as a thought leader, learning collaborator, and design... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:15 - 23:30 CET
PREMIUM
  Meet the Speaker

23:30 CET

5 Steps to Clearer Priorities that Lead to Real Change
When in the process of making big changes, there is an endless to-do list and your attention and time are getting spread really thin. Imagine if you always knew what to work on next! This results in making change happen!

Speakers
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Sarah Ohanesian

Productivity Expert & Coach, SO Productive
If you need to get more done. I’m your gal. A CMO turned Productivity Coach & Speaker – I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and what it’s like to feel accomplished, fulfilled, and joyful every day. My goal is to get you from burnout to loving what you do.I built the... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:30 - 23:45 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

23:30 CET

Flipping Education Upside Down: How Flow helps you unlock your inner genius
This speech and session will focus on discussing the ways by which tenets of flow theory and positive psychology can encourage learners and educators to be more creative and engaged. By discussing the importance of tapping into ones strengths, skills, weaknesses, and insecurities, this speech and workshop will encourage more innovation and outside the box thinking/ This is important because currently learners aren't being encouraged to own their own learning style and instead either fall short of expectations set by an institution, and aren't able to actually embody their genius. Participants will learn how to unlock their genius zone, how to improve their focus and confidence in learning environments, how this helps them lead more purposeful lives and how to encourage this as leaders themselves in communities.

Speakers
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Julia Colangelo

Flow and Mindfulness Educator and Strategist, Sea Change Wellness & Columbia University
Dr. Julia Colangelo, DSW, LCSW is a speaker, educator, life strategist, therapist, and coach based between Maui and New Jersey. Julia is an award-winning Professor of Mindfulness at Columbia University, researches and writes about how flow helps innovators optimize their genius zone... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:30 - 23:45 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase

23:30 CET

How to create a positive human experience in your learning environment
Learn how multi-functional classroom furniture can foster an experiential learning environment and a positive human experience.

Engaging at different levels
Examples: Students learn best when they are relaxed. A simple example is reading at floor height works. However reading sat at desks designed from the industrial age creates creative mind block!

Trying a range of applications
Products such as the Muzo Xbrick help students to learn with context. This multi-functional tool can be used to build up and down, promoting physical education, creative skills or simple social interactions. The Xbrick is great for sitting on, drawing on, or supporting larger structures. Learn how children can use this to visualise everyday situations and solve problems.

Experimenting with colours
Visual stimuli are crucial for effective early learning, which is why all our chairs and tables come in a varied colour palette. In particular, certain colours encourage certain emotions. Yellow, for example, is ideal for performing arts environments as it promotes energy and happiness.

Flexible collaboration and individual learning
Experiential learning can take place alone or in groups. With Kite tables, students can gather together to learn through play, and break away when needed. Likewise, individual dividers can free older students from distractions, allowing them to focus on the task in hand.

Lower reverberations for minimal stress
Children with additional learning needs may become overwhelmed by too many stimuli. Muzo’s dividers are made with soft materials to absorb sound, ensuring that children do not suffer from sensory overload. Again, this allows them to concentrate in a calming environment.

Grouping items together by context
Products such as the Stashbox allow students to organise their personal items for better learning. They can then apply context to this, for example, gathering plastic fruit and vegetables for re-enacting the grocery store. This helps to build organisational skills and word associations.

Discover Why we all need experiential learning?
Whether we’re visual, audial or sensory learners, thinkers or doers, we all benefit from learning in context. Experiential learning gives us that freedom to learn at our own pace, without the constraints of leaders or curriculums to follow.



Speakers
avatar for Darren Buttle

Darren Buttle

Furniture Visionary & Founder @ MUZO-WORKS, MUZO-WORKS
Darren Buttle is the CEO and founder of Muzo. Muzo-Works design and manufacture modern, experiential, multi-functional, Indoor & Outdoor, furniture to positively impact Lives & Learning spaces. Muzo operates design, production & test facilities in the USA, UK & Asia. A Brit, located... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 23:30 - 23:45 CET
FREE
  Innovator's Showcase
 
Thursday, November 12
 

06:45 CET

Synoptic Impact Mapping as a holistic methodology to capture and recognise the planned and emergent impact of disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning, and transversal capabilities.
Within the context of Industry 4.0 and the concurrent formulation and emergence of Education 4.0, alternative approaches to assessment are needed to capture the dynamic complexity of interdisciplinary learning and its artefacts. The presentation will examine Synoptic Impact Mapping as one such assessment methodology for reflexive interdisciplinary learning, or meta-praxis.

Participants will develop understanding of the concept and application of impact mapping as an alternative assessment process, and explore the opportunity for Impact mapping to capture and recognise the planned and emergent impact of disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning, and transversal capabilities.

Meta-praxis, a reflexive interdisciplinary pedagogy designed by the Michael Bunce, provides a framework within which to develop holistic intelligence (Ravenscroft, Richards and Bunce, 2020), integrating disciplinary and transdisciplinary competences to develop and leverage meta-skills through meta-learning, as defined by Bialik and Fadel (2018).

The Synoptic Impact Mapping Project is developing an alternative assessment model and interactive tool to map learning impact and growth in meta-praxial or reflexive interdisciplinary learning contexts, foregrounding continuous peer and self-assessment.

This integrative model compares levels of agency with levels of transfer to establish a profile of both planned and emergent impact and growth at multiple levels: for a school, curriculum, project, lesson, teacher or learner, for example.

It also maps the balance of emphasis on the content (data, information, knowledge, model of understanding, concept), context (topic, subject, discipline, learning area, space, environment, behaviour, macro context (socio-cultural, political, historical etc.), or mode (learning process, tool of interpretation, mode of inquiry, cognitive or practical skill – way of knowing or doing).

The underlying principle of the project is that mapping meta-praxial learning impact and growth is an open, dynamic, and non-hierarchical process, based on a balance of emphasis relative to context and the individual, over time.

Multiple instances of impact maps at all levels, represent change processes and growth across multiple domains, for individuals, groups and organisations.

This model is being used to mentor students in mapping their growth and to facilitate self-mapping of complex capabilities, to form part of a reflexive narrative of the learning journey, within the MetaPraxis Project in South Australia, and in the Sound and Music courses at UEL.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bunce

Michael Bunce

Interdisciplinary Educator and Artist, University of East London / Metapraxis Project
Michael is Programme Leader for the Masters in Global Learning Futures at the University of East London and Curriculum Development and Enhancement Lead in the School of Arts and Creative Industries.He is active at the intersection of interdisciplinary creative arts practice, innovation... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 06:45 - 07:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

06:45 CET

Wellbeing at the heart of learning communities - transforming practice through the remote learning journey and beyond
Attendees at this session will gain an insight into how and why placing wellbeing at the heart of a learning community offers such great potential for transforming education. The global pandemic of 2020 has posed many challenges to traditional and mainstream approaches to education. Whilst it may be tempting to see this disruption as exceptional, the challenges that lie ahead as global society grapples with technological transformation, changing demographics, climate change and biodiversity loss provide an imperative not to simply revert to normal.

This session will draw on emerging trends, research and evidence in conjunction with the practical experience of navigating the pandemic in a rural school with a significantly disadvantaged cohort. The notion of wellbeing will be explored to consider how it can encompass a whole learning community, challenging participants to consider their preconceptions and go beyond narrow approaches to wellbeing. Participants will gain an insight into how Wodonga Senior Secondary College placed wellbeing at the heart of their learning community in response to both unprecedented summer bushfires and the global pandemic. The impacts on engagement, health and academic outcomes will be explored through qualitative and quantitative data from educators, students and the broader community.

Participants will be challenged to reflect on the current status of wellbeing in their learning community and how transforming this could produce tangible positive outcomes for students, educators and society. The global challenges that lie ahead will be explored, providing a challenge to look beyond notions of skills and employment to the large societal disruptions that confront our species in coming decades. A compelling case will be made for completely rethinking our models of schooling, placing wellbeing at the heart. The vital role of embracing honesty, transparency and failure in making this change will be highlighted. Participants will be provoked to reflect on these challenges and grasp the current window of opportunity for transformation change.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Rosenbrock

Michael Rosenbrock

Lead Learner at Wodonga Senior Secondary College, Wodonga Senior Secondary College
Michael is the Assistant Principal responsible for curriculum at Wodonga Senior Secondary College in regional Victoria. A passionate educational leader and teacher of physics, multimedia, and mathematics, Michael has over 10 years’ experience working in schools.He was seconded to... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 06:45 - 07:00 CET
FREE
  Firestarter

07:00 CET

Live Q&A session with Michael Bunce
Participants deeply interested in the topic get the opportunity to submit their questions in a live chat and have them answered on live camera by Michael Bunce.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bunce

Michael Bunce

Interdisciplinary Educator and Artist, University of East London / Metapraxis Project
Michael is Programme Leader for the Masters in Global Learning Futures at the University of East London and Curriculum Development and Enhancement Lead in the School of