Innovation Stage

Innovation Stage

Furniture Sponsor

 

10:30 - 11:00Creating Flexible Learning Environments

At Furnware we love working with schools to create inspiring learning environments that deliver now and into the future. To achieve this, it's important we understand the exciting learning possibilities currently taking place in classrooms around the world. If you're thinking about adapting your classroom to a more dynamic and innovative learning space, we have some really useful practical advice from educators we've had the pleasure of collaborating with.

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11:00 - 11:30Mind Games – how and why game-based and immersive learning are effective

Game-based learning is increasingly being used in the classroom to motivate students and develop compelling and exciting learning scenarios. When combined with interactive technologies to increase collaboration, gamification provides an effective way of creating an immersive learning environment.

But are games effective, and if so why? The latest developments in neuroscience and research on how the brain develops suggest that games tap into several key areas of the mind in a way that drastically enhances its ability to process information, codify experience and develop skills and understanding. Furthermore, immersive gaming based on 3D landscapes, architecture and narrative can provide a powerful basis for the development of memory and creativity.
This presentation will link the main characteristics of successful games (Resource placement, 3D, Role-playing, Walking Games, World Building etc) with the functions of the learning mind to demonstrate how and why playing taps into key cognitive systems. It will also provide practical suggestions for using the different types of games alongside existing interactive technologies in the classroom.

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11:30 - 12:00A truly International Thematic approach to teaching and learning

The IPC is our International Primary Curriculum for children aged 5 - 11 years old. It is used by over 730 schools in 92 countries worldwide. It is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum, with a clear process of learning and specific learning goals for every subject. It also develops international mindedness and encourages personal learning. This presentation will focus on a child’s ‘Learning Journey’ through the IPC, both the theory behind the curriculum and what it looks like in the international school settings. The presentation will highlight how IPC enables students to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, to celebrate cultural diversity and enable greater student ownership of learning and development of important skills such as collaboration, resilience, communication and enquiry. 

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12:00 - 12:30Artificial Intelligence: An Overview

AI is rapidly moving from theory to reality and this is something we all need to be ready for, artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines. This process include machine learning, reasoning, and self-correction, and sometime speak recognition. this session summarize AI Application, best practice, difference between smart systems and AI, and AI Risks.  

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12:30 - 13:00Schools Green Team Programme

80+ Schools' Representatives coming from Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates attended the GREEN TEAM WORKSHOP 2018, held upon the GREEN TEAM PROGRAMME in the premises and with the Academic support of the INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY - IMT DUBAI. The GREEN TEAM WORKSHOP is to foster a constant and direct dialogue between all the Schools currently joining the GREEN TEAM PROGRAMME, sharing experiences and delivering the best “Green Knowledge" offered by the "ACADEMIC GREEN MENTORS" who drive this unique Programme. All the Official Partners of the GREEN TEAM PROGRAMME had the opportunity to introduce themselves, releasing highly inspirational speeches about their respective “Green Activities", showing how today is possible to become "GREEN SCHOOLS" at zero cost, improving top-level “Green Educational Programs", upon the full support of the GREEN TEAM PROGRAMME. Every School and University in the UAE can join for free the GREEN TEAM PROGRAMME.

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13:00 - 13:30Schools in 2020: Learning research forces drastic change in school furnishings

Improved learnings are a competitive advantage for schools and make them a highly attractive place to learn. The learning formats and social forms in teaching require an enabling infrastructure. The speech raises questions and provides a variety of answers, how schools can help the users to adapt new learning forms easily and use the power of the heterogeneity of pupils. The experience from more than 1000 furnished schools worldwide every year allows HOHENLOHER to show the relationship between learning and furnishing. HOHENLOHER started producing school furniture in 1879. The speech will introduce different concepts of school labs, general classes and flexible learning environments. Category: School infrastructure, construction and furnishing. It affects anyone refurbishing, building or investing in a school, but also teaching in a school and wanting to achieve better results. The speech appeals to the Ministry of Education, principles and owners of private schools. This talk is part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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13:30 - 14:00Moscow Online School Project

Moscow Online School is the new concept of education. The program covers all city public schools and includes new digital infrastructure and unified educational platform. Implementation of the program led to 15% growth of academic progress, while the average weight of pupil’s backpack fell by half. The Moscow scholar education system consists of 773 schools where 65,000 teachers educate around 900,000 pupils – all of them digital natives, with varied interests and profiles. Within the last two years, the whole system was completely transformed in order to adapt the learning process to the specific needs of every kid and make it efficient and fun at the same time, using state of the art technology in its backbone. 

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14:00 - 14:30Is education providing the skills of the future?

The most significant challenge of the time is to improve the educational outcomes to prepare students for the skills of the future. As our lives and workplaces are becoming smarter and smart machines taking over the rote tasks, there will be an increase in demand for the skills that only humans can do.

What are those skills and is our educational system currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that are not yet invented, to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet?

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14:30 - 15:00LeaDo - Finnish pedagogy innovation and investment in the future

This presentation demonstrates how the system lowers classroom distractions significantly and improves both the quality of teaching as well as learning. LeaDo learning center not only improves learning processes, but also brings in many secondary benefits. It also improves student health, and lowers classroom costs significantly, while engaging the student in their work. LeaDo includes best practises of Finnish teacher education. We educate also pupils, not only teachers, with LeaDo. It´s the new and the most effective way to best results in school. This systems moves teacher work happier and easier. You see and hear it by video from Finnish classes. 

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15:00 - 15:30Challenges with Technology in the Education Industry & How to deal with them!

Andrea Granata is a Technical Support Engineer at Shure MEA, comes from Italy and has been working for 15 years as touring guitar tech, stage manager and sound engineer. He worked with several artists but remembers always Ennio Morricone.
Provide applications support for Shure Pro Audio and Retail product lines, via phone, e-mail, social media and through training and presentations. His dream is to live in a SM58-shaped skyscraper.

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15:30 - 16:00No more sitting still in the classroom

During this workshop we will let you get acquainted with a very active way of getting moved by learning. Together with the Danish University we have developed a tool that makes embodied learning easier and more accessible. Accept from the fact that iMO is an ideal tool to stimulated active sitting, it can also be used in activities that stimulate the students to move. And this either analog or digital. It’s easy and fun using iMO. Connect to the i3 LEARNHUB software and iMO-learn will change your classroom in not time into an interactive environment. Wiggle, turn, tap, or shake your iMO to answer questions. 

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16:00 - 16:30Medical Simulation and Biological Education in Schools

Medical Simulation technology began to be used in 1960s. These 20 years, because of changing of medical systems, enhancing of patients’ health and right sense and the limit of traditional clinical teaching ways that time of patient in hospital are short, students are increasing and students’ clinical studying opportunities are less, the medical simulation are developing crazily. Medical traditional studying ways is that students will follow the teachers to hospitals for looking after patients together. The goodness is that students have opportunities to see various clinical patients. But under this teaching ways, the students’ experience are mostly based on the clinical special cases and teachers’ personal characters. This kind of teaching result is not standard, but with randomicity. So the medical simulation education solved this problem. This talk is part of Worlddidac.

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16:30 - 17:00STEM Based Science Education

One of the promising ways to engage young minds in STEM based science education is to effectively make use of technology advancements in I.T., Electronics and data analysis techniques. It has been established throughout the world that young minds are not only deeply fascinated with technology advancements but they are equally smart in using gadgets like tablets, smartphones, dataloggers and computers. Traditional techniques of imparting science education with conventional apparatus has several limitations in providing deeper learning with measurements. INDOSAW with its strong R&D focus has pioneered to bring these interdisciplinary concepts in science education through a wide area of its products.

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10:30 - 11:00Innovative DT Labs

Stephen will show how a wide range of computer controlled equipment can be used within an innovative DT lab. From advanced CNC milling machines to the latest in plasma cutters, laser cutters, 3D printers and even embroidery machines, often the design process is the same. Students simply choose the output medium they need for their chosen design. During the talk, Stephen will share some of his experiences using this equipment in schools both in the U.K. and the Middle East. Attendees will hopefully be inspired by some of the sample projects shown.

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11:00 - 11:30AR and VR in Education

The world of work will face huge disruption from the introduction of technologies such as AI and robotic automation. Virtual and Augmented reality will act as a window to this new data centric world, for training and on-the-job guidance. Sublime will present the possibilities of using digital realities in the classroom, including real world examples and its plan to co develop a learning platform with Glasgow University.

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11:30 - 12:00Retaining Teachers in a transient Environment

During my presentation I will discuss the following: What do International teachers need,,when they arrive? welcoming teachers cultural awareness Why do good teachers leave?Q & A What would bring the leavers back? Q & A What can you do to retain your staff? The impact of retaining staff Stability of teaching staff and impact on student success and on staff morale.

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12:00 - 12:30Teach Assist Phase 2.0 - The Humanoid to assist teachers in the Learning Analysis of Students

Imagine an assistant that helps you with the day to day activities in the classroom. Can trace student progress through AI and create an Learning Analytics report. An assistant that allows the teacher to focus on the implementation of lessons. Welcome to Teach Assist! This robot recognizes your students and interacts with them recording student progress for you to review later on. The future is here now, spend 20 minutes getting to know your newest member of the class.

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12:30 - 13:00Integrating STEAM into the Curriculum

A 20 minute presentation demonstrating how facilitators at ATLAB have integrated STEAM into their classrooms throughout Dubai. STEAM is a growing in popularity around the World but how can it be successfully implemented in the school curriculum fully? Participants will see how effective training, good planning and the right resources ignite learning in the classroom for all students. Try a few of the hands on activities we use in the classroom and how these link to the STEAM subjects. Take some away and try them in class for yourselves and see how students are motivated to learn in a fun, engaging way. 

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13:00 - 13:30Tools App

An application for smart devices includes training media on most education applications, software or technology platforms that can be utilized in teaching and learning processes. It supports training on those tools to design and produce instructional content by teachers and students. And increased classroom and non-classroom interaction. Applications, programs or platforms have been selected based on the classification of Bloom's digital pyramid of thinking level. We believe in the return on investment in the creative individual, his skills development and the creation of mechanisms to support his work and his learning to the highest degree of efficiency and well-being. The views of the direct beneficiaries are clear through the opinion poll, which clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of the application and its benefits. In addition to getting 4.9 out of 5 in iOS and 5 out of 5 on Android.

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13:30 - 14:00Mathematics 101 – common teaching tools to utilise

Dr Paul will Use simple readily available materials such as Dice cards and dominoes to generate mathematical problem solving 

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14:00 - 14:30Hands On Mathematics

Dr Paul will make use of simple materials such as ‘Pegs on String’ Tangrams and pattern blocks to teach Fraction understanding.

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14:30 - 15:00Career Guidance, Information, Education and Advice - Switzerland

Implementation Model for Career Guidance in schools, VET Centers, Employment Agencies Training Needs Assessment and Skills Knowledge Needs Analysis BasicCheck - Swiss Standard goes International CGIS - Career Guidance Information System - Components. This talk is part of Worlddidac.

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15:00 - 16:00How to Make the Most of Your Classroom and How to Get Students Involved in Active Learning

Drawing on many years of experience, Professor Peter Barrett and Dr Paul Swan will be running a joint workshop to explore ways in which teachers can make the most of their classroom environment to enhance learning outcomes, and also practical activities that get students involved in active learning – participating and collaborating in learning exercises that increase engagement and improve learning outcomes.
This practical workshop will relate to daily experiences within the classroom, and demonstrate how simple strategies and solutions can make a lasting impact on student engagement and the enjoyment of learning. Sponsored by Gratnells 

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Worldidac Mini Conference

16:00 - 16:20Connected Learning for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 asks not only for new technologies but also for qualified people. This presentation will demonstrate how Industrie 4.0 technologies can be used to enhance learning. This talk is a part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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16:20 - 16:40The Future of Jobs and the Future role of TVET (the coming TVET Virtual revolution)

The Future of work and jobs are changing rapidly all over the world as new economic, communications and production dynamics come into being. Large shifts are happening in the workforce because of globalization, automation and Artificial Intelligence. Some jobs are moving elsewhere, others are being lost altogether and new jobs requiring new or adaptive skills are emerging. Education should be involved to facilitate and support these transformations. But it is lagging far behind in understanding these changes and how they should adapt. As automation increases and industry 4.0 gains speed this will ripple around the world and the economies will start to shift. So what jobs will be longer lasting? which ones are vulnerable? How do we adapt the education system to this these new shifts? We shall explore how can we use technology in TVET schools to transform their classes and labs to make learning more efficient, deepen knowledge and skills, take less time and reduce costs 

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16:40 - 17:00ICT Innovations in UK Education Sector

The impact of the use of ICT in UK schools and the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects in the Education Sector. This talk is a part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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17:00 - 17:20Cloud Learning solutions, by EDIBON

EDIBON is a pioneer solutions' provider in the development of digital tools to improve efficiency in technical education: EDIBON Cloud Learning (ECL) is a cloud computing solution designed to control EDIBON Technology based Laboratories remotely in a simple and easy way. This solution provides a platform that allows to remotely control EDIBON units from any location. To make that possible a connection via internet is established between the users device and the control application located in the cloud as well as between the cloud and the physical units. This platform works as a spiderweb, connecting devices in EDIBON’s units all over the world whatever location. ECL is much more than just a platform to control and supervise EDIBON’s units. It creates a whole environment, providing powerful and user-friendly tools with which you can manage groups, manage individual users, Schedule tasks, generate statistics, organize courses, connect with entire ECL community and much more. This talk is a part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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17:20 - 17:40Impact of Digital Technology on Education

The impact of the use of digital technology on academic achievement consistently identifies positive benefits. Several are the fields in which the use of modern digital techniques provides an increase in teaching and learning potentialities: computer assisted instruction, distance learning, self-evaluation, augmented reality, computer simulations, data exchange and analysis, etc. It is also very important to remember that it is not only whether technology is used or not that makes the difference, but how the technology is used to support teaching and learning. Technology is a benefit, an advantage if the activity is aligned with what has to be learnt. Finally, a further advantage of new technologies lies in the development of high level skills, such as life long learning attitudes. This talk is a part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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17:40 - 18:00IT is an immanent discipline in any class. The role of AI Clever solutions to flexibility

Improved learnings are a competitive advantage for schools and make them a highly attractive place to learn. The learning formats and social forms in teaching require an enabling infrastructure. The speech raises questions and provides a variety of answers, how schools can help the users to adapt new learning forms easily and use the power of the heterogeneity of pupils. The experience from more than 1000 furnished schools worldwide every year allows HOHENLOHER to show the relationship between learning and furnishing. HOHENLOHER started producing school furniture in 1879. The speech will introduce different concepts of school labs, general classes and flexible learning environments. Category: School infrastructure, construction and furnishing. It affects anyone refurbishing, building or investing in a school, but also teaching in a school and wanting to achieve better results. The speech appeals to the Ministry of Education, principles and owners of private schools. This talk is part of the Worlddidac Mini Conference.

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10:30 - 11:00The importance of inspiring learning environments based on educational researches in Germany

Pedagogical concepts has been developed according to changed requirements from the industry recently. The impact on the school and classroom setups enormous. In this presentation you'll get a great overview about the changed industry requirements as well as how to meet them in the daily school business. New teaching concepts and environments are needed. The top used concepts in Germany are subject to this presentation as well as how to integrate them.

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11:00 - 11:30Virtual Reality Apps

This workshop introduces virtual reality applications. Attendees will learn how to develop their own virtual reality applications and games through programming, how to design Panoramic or 360-degree view and add it as a 3D texture in their app, to provide an amazing real world experience in virtual world. They can add 3D models and characters. A Virtual Reality (VR) game might involve a 3-D image that can be explored interactively on a computing device by manipulating keys, mouse or touch-screen or mobile devices. More sophisticated and immersive examples include VR headsets, wrap-around display screens and VR rooms augmented with wearable computers and sensory components, such as scents and hap-tics devices for tactile feedback.

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11:30 - 12:00Creativity: Think.Make.Share Can we teach our students to be Creative?

Teaching creativity is a hot topic among educators today and an in-demand skill for 21st-century workers. But it͛s not just limited to the lucky, talented ones. We believe creativity can be available for everyone. Join us as we share insights on teaching the creative process.

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12:00 - 12:30Digital Learning Content and Enhanced Learning Analytics: Personalising Learners Experiences for Single Courses or Smart Nations

Having implemented our Personal Study Platform for single Higher Education courses, whole institutions and whole countries, the benefits and the impacts of such a learning platform are outlined. Compounded by global trends towards digital learning content and architectured learning pathways, the role of the learner is being transformed and learners are able to more easily learn that which they are most passionate about at a reduced cost. This presentation will talk about the significant steps that Universities in the UK have been taking to both grow their online provision (as other global learning providers are) and to improve the teaching and learning experience (with Digital First strategies). Finally, I will draw on my experiences and observations in Higher Education teaching, national leadership of educational development and global edtech experience to paint a vision for the future where technology will continue to disrupt the Higher Education environment. 

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12:30 - 13:00Robotics in the Classroom

Robotics in the classroom; What place do they have? Robots can be engaging and motivating for students and provide interest in subjects that didn't exist before but where does Robotics fit in our classrooms today? How can you teach Maths with a Robot? Can Science experiments be more accurate with automation? Why use dataloggers? How can robots support the STEM agenda? And most importantly how does this affect the teacher? These questions will be discussed during this 20 minute presentation and participants will get the opportunity to try some of the Robotics products on the market afterwards at the Atlab stand. 

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13:00 - 13:30Game changing systems: Schools Sports, Activities and Calendar Management from SOCS

In 1997 my parents followed the printed school calendar to the letter, only to arrive at the wrong rugby field and miss the seasons most exciting fixture. En route home, we devised a better way for a school to manage and communicate its sports fixtures. What started out as a simple schools rugby website has evolved into a total school calendar solution, used by 700 of the leading independent and international schools in the world. 

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13:30 - 14:00How artificial intelligence is transforming the classroom and improving outcomes today

What is artificial intelligence and how is it impacting students and teachers today? How will it impact you? How can you use it? Including case studies and impact data from schools.

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14:00 - 14:30Building NumberOpolis! A Blended-learning Creative Numerical Adventure

Building NumberOpolis! encourages creators to think about diverse numeric linkages within their own environment.  It demands cognitive thinking as a blended-learning team experience by allowing and encouraging learners to explore numbers’ omnipresence in their daily lives through quantity, shapes, names and patterns. Learners research, plan, and build homes or offices for Team Ten, numbers 0-9, or STEM Squad of higher maths and science constants so that they can move to NumberOpolis! For example, Number 5 could live in a house shaped as a non-equilateral pentagon with 5 floors, decorated with 5-legged starfishes; 5-stringed banjoes; abacuses; pentagonal-patterned car wheels, vegetables, or star fruits; etc.  Number 2 could live in a double-helix tower decorated with pairs of shoes.  The possibilities are limited only by the designers’ imagination.  The activity responds to students questioning when will they use maths in their daily lives.

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14:30 - 15:00AI and adaptive technology in the classroom: building the skills needed for the 21st Century

AI and adaptive technology are integral parts of modern life, but their resonance in the education space is yet to be as prevalent as their potential would expect. In this talk, Andy Little, our Chief Product Officer, looks at how the classroom of the future will build the skills needed for the workforce , and how a combination of digital learning and AI enables these skills to flourish.

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