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Innovation Stage

10:30 - 11:00Underachieving Students – How to Help Them?

Many students are underachieving in the traditional classroom settings. There are many different reasons for the problem – some students suffer with learning difficulties as others desire for more challenges. How to help them to reach their full potential? Gamification helps to engage students and make learning more personal. The magic of games creates a reality where new rules apply: students can try and fail in a safe environment. Mobile technology allows gamification to be used easily within and outside the classroom. In the presentation you’ll hear examples how to use informal ways of learning in a formal setting like school.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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11:00 - 11:30Classroom Analytics : How Deep Learning Can be Used to Measure Attendance in a Class and How You Can Measure How Effective the Teacher is Presenting a Topic to Students

Modern classrooms need to be able to broadcast content to different devices, Provide analytics on student/teacher behaviors and also render 3d/High definition content. A end to end system which allows you to do all of this will be described in detail.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Sanjay Addicam | CTO Principal Engineer & Visual Retail Intel | Intel Corporation

12:00 - 12:30The Data Balancing Act

School leaders face a delicate balancing act between the expectations of authorities and parents for robust evidence of the effectiveness of their teaching with the increasing workload faced by teachers and their ability to quickly and reliably capture student data that is meaningful and usable.

  • How much data should schools be capturing?
  • How can schools ensure the data has an impact in the classroom?
  • How can schools reduce the burden on individual teachers?


The panel, comprising assessment experts and leading teaching practitioners, will discuss these topical questions and suggest pragmatic and effective ways to resolve this problem.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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12:30 - 13:00Kide Science: Young Child as a Scientist

Young children have natural curiosity towards scientific concepts and they ask fascinating questions. Early science education is extremely important, but the problem is that parent’s and educators don’t know how to teach scientific thinking for young children. Kide Science has done research for five years and created a playful science education model, that is ridiculously easy to use - just plug and play! Are you ready to make science great again?

Language : English

Topic : STEAM

Speaker:
  • Aino Kuronen | Co-Founder and Head of Pedagogy | Kide Science

13:00 - 13:30Gamification - a Way to Growth Mindset and Self-Confidence

My presentation will be about students' future skills where growth mindset and self-confidence will be an important foundation for life-long learning. I will talk about how Finnish pedagogy and gamification support and cultivate the development of right mindset and healthy self-confidence.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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13:30 - 14:00Intelligent separation (Math lab) and an increase in academic achievement and increase the motivation of students to learn

This experience focuses on caring for the classroom environment to provide students with equal opportunities to learn and encourages communication within and outside the classroom. And activate the role of technology in learning The presentation includes providing a safe classroom environment with the components of the physical environment and applications of technology in the learning of mathematics using mathematics programs and applications of the iPad and graphic calculators and some techniques and teaching aids This experiment led to the consolidation of the concepts of mathematics through the software and to clarify and approximate the abstract image of mathematical concepts, and contributed to increase the motivation of learning among the educated, and help the learners to develop creative thinking and exploring concept
 
 

Language : Arabic

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

Speaker:
  • Fawziah AL-Magamsi | Maths Teacher | Ministry of Education - Jeddah Education Department - 50th High School

14:00 - 14:30Designing Innovative Learning Environments For Future-Focused Learners…. and Ensuring They Are Successful

Understand and agree the process with your stakeholders before you get started. Key considerations when planning your learning spaces including: • What activities will take place here? • What learning is to be encouraged? • Are there cultural considerations? • What are the resource requirements? • How can the environment support your school’s brand? Success criteria – what works, what doesn’t? How research into the way students learn, resulted in the development of a comfortable, ergonomic and award-winning school chair. A journey with Furnware – The Arbor School Case Study.

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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14:30 - 15:00Past Learning for Future Learning: Edtech solutions in the context of industry 4.0

Huge opportunities exist for education as a result of industry 4.0. What can we learn from our past missteps, and how can we ensure that great education pedagogies become even greater with technology? Technology is crossing a threshold for education – where the gap between what is supplied and what education needs is narrowing toward a tipping point. A deeper understanding of the real issues of education is creating better environment for edtech innovation. This session is for: Principals, E-learning directors, CTO’s & leading teachers. Those attending will gain understanding of:

• Education impacts of Machine Learning: breakthroughs and projects

• Top trends around the globe, and examples from schools and edtech vendors.

• The future of successful progress in education and technology

• Schools opportunities to support workforce needs of industry 4.0

 

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Daniel Ingvarson | Education Technology Evangelist | Victorian Government Trade Mission to Dubai

15:00 - 15:30Model of Preparing and Qualifying Leaders

The idea of the program is to develop leaders, raise their efficiency and prepare them for better performance in their current positions, and equip them to occupy new leadership positions. This will be done by selecting a group of highly performing participants, equal to current or potential leaders, and then qualifying them as a professional qualification in leadership according to global methodologies in preparing leaders in a realistic and pragmatic local context. Objectives: The programme seeks to fulfilment the aspirations of the Ministry of Education to the qualification and development of leadership abilities and competencies, and to strengthen the human capacity development programme : A new governance system with possible leadership and expanded competencies for education departments. Its detailed objectives are as follows: • Preparing and qualifying leaders for leadership positions in the Ministry's head quarter and education departments in a systematic manner that contributes to the sustainability of the work according to best practices. • Dissemination of the culture and practices of qualification and empowerment of leaders in the Ministry of Education. • Develop and localize the systems and tools of the leaders ' industry and qualification. • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the performance of the educational sector and deepen its positive mobility. • Increased empowerment of women leaders.
 
 

Language : Arabic

Topic : Leadership and Management

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15:30 - 16:00The Importance of Pedagogical Documentation in Early Childhood Education

Pedagogical documentation places the child as a competent contributor to their own learning assessment. While traditional child assessment practices rely on using checklists and classifying children into predetermined categories, pedagogical documentation makes children's multiple ways of learning open for interpretation and dialogue. I will be discussing how children's learning processes are made visible by pedagogical documentation, and what kind of role the educator, child and parents play in the process.

Language : English

Topic : Early Years

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16:00 - 16:30Finland Student Assessment meets UAE Moral Education

How is continuous and holistic student assessment conducted in Finland? How can multidisciplinary student projects be evaluated in meaningful way? What are the best tools available? How would this work in UAE, in the context of Moral Education? The presentation provides answers to these questions and introduces a Moral Education pilot in British School of Al Ain, UAE, in which the student assessment is conducted through finnish Qridi-assessment tool. Qridi was awarded as the best digital learning solution in Finland. It has been developed together with innovative Finnish teachers and experts and is based on the latest educational research.

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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16:30 - 17:00Holistic School Wellbeing – How Next Level Data Analytics Will Transform Student and Teacher Wellbeing

How does school wellbeing data contribute to motivation and learning results? By establishing channels to promote school wellbeing we create a safe environment where motivation can bloom. At the same time, students and teachers can continuously express their feelings. School Day’s Wellbeing solution will change the game by combining Finnish school wellbeing research, a unique AI solution leveraging interactive pedagogical models and benchmark data.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speakers:
  • Mika Kasanen | Co-Founder & CEO | School Day Finland
  • Juha Engman | Senior Development Manager | School Day Finland

Worlddidac Mini Conference

10:30 - 10:50Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Jobs and Skills in the era of 4th Industrial Revolution

The factory of tomorrow will be networked and extremely flexible. The “industry 4.0” is yet used to describe trends of developments in the world of production, using internet of things to create intelligence from components to production facilities. Such technological developments will bring flexibility of production, while achieving cost effectiveness of products’ customisation. But for Festo this is about much more than just technological developments. People, their qualifications and their further training are also critical success factors in the factory of the future. Across all its activities surrounding Industry 4.0, Festo focuses on the benefits of the users of automation technology to range higher productivity, and developing digital skills in the forthcoming of manufacturing.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

Speaker:
  • Dr Nader Imani | Executive Vice President Global Education | Festo Didactic SE

11:00 - 11:20Vocational Education as an Indicator of the Global Economy

Since a few years, global education has been rapidly changing, because of two main reasons. On one side, the incentives that countries have created for people to improve their know-how and skills through an increase in their education and on the other side the major increase worldwide of higher education. However, this trend has certainly been jeopardized by another major point, that is, the global recession started in 2009 and still hovering, although with different impacts, on any country today. We can say that no country – no matter how well-educated – is totally immune from the effects of a worldwide economic crisis. But we also have to underline that it is very important, to counter fight economic downturns, to have a high level of education. This is important for the economy, for the labor market and for the whole society.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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11:30 - 11:50The new face of TVET: Virtual TVET

The Future of work and jobs are changing fast as industry deploys more sophisticated manufacturing technology. We shall explore the ways that TVET can respond to these challenges. How we can infuse technology to learning process and make it more relevant and to achieve better training results at substantially lower costs. Virtual TVET digital learning technologies are being developed with 3D models for 2D, VR and AR applications which can increase student understanding and build practical skills. This can change the way that skills training laboratories/workshops are set up requiring less physical equipment and less cost. Virtual TVET will deepen student learning and allow us to individualize student learning pathways and tailor learning to each students’ own preferences and needs. This new style goes beyond “Blended Learning” to be what is now being termed “Braided Learning” and opens possibilities to change when, where and how we learn Skills.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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12:00 - 12:20Attracting New Generations to VET with Augmented Reality

Only in OECD there are more than 130 million industrial workers. Industrial skills training is antiquated, inefficient and expensive. The impact is global and significant. There is an increasing skills gap, as we have been pushing young people to university and the jobs market is changing much more rapidly than the education systems, university degrees cannot find a good job that pays them back for their investment in time and money at university, while industry cannot find the professionals they need. There is a big challenge to attract, engage and empower the current and next generation of industrial workers. Augmented Reality technology has the power to help a lot in this goal. Seabery is an Augmented Reality Skills Solutions company, we have over 500 clients, Government and big industrial companies, in 45 countries, that are already getting the benefits of AR to digitalize their skills training processes, and it is only the early adoption phase. The possibilities are almost unlimited and we will be happy to share our experience to help organizations define a plan to deploy AR in digitalizing their skills training processes.

Language : English

Topic : Higher Education / Vocational

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12:30 - 13:30Panel discussion: What Does the Increase in Digital Technology Mean for the Future?

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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13:40 - 14:00Basic Check - the Swiss ICT Solution for Career Guidance

The usage of ICT system Basic Check in Switzerland for assessment of pupil skills before registering in upper secondary schools, world of work, potential assessment tests, school finder, job market, measuring education demand, online coaching and advising.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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14:10 - 14:30Changing the Face of Education in Russian-Speaking Countries: Key Trends and Challenges

During the presentation, Irina will reveal the current situation on the educational markets in Russian-speaking countries, main challenges and trends. Irina will focus on the needs of the educational system and the opportunities for international edu producers on the Russian market.

Language : English

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14:40 - 15:00Change of Learning Today

Dusyma products in today's Learning environments

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

Speaker:
  • Simone Winter | Head of Business Development and International Sales | Dusyuma Kindergartenbedarf GmbH/ Dusyuma Middle East

15:10 - 16:10Panel Session: How Innovative Technologies in Education Impact the Learning Experience?

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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16:20 - 16:30Conference Summary and Outcomes

Language : English

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10:30 - 11:00Machine Learning in Human Learning

The presentation would cover (Artificial Intelligence) Machine Learning's role in Education. How can Machine Learning impact Human Learning? The presentation would cover three themes: - Determining a student's knowledge level at any stage in his student-life - Enabling teacher to understand his/her student based on performance history - Predicting a child's performance in the future A hands-on demo would be conducted where we ask participants to do a simple math test and we generate their learning path. Then, walk them through this learning path from student/parent and teacher perspective.

Language : English

Topic : VR / AI / Robotics

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11:00 - 11:30Using Technology to Build Inclusion in a Diverse Classroom

Let’s redefine inclusion and examine it in the context of today’s classrooms. Let’s not see special education needs as something that requires a different, perhaps parallel approach. Instead, lets create a learning environment that supports the needs of individuals, that scaffolds the diverse ways every pupil learns, and let’s celebrate, stretch and challenge our highest achievers. In this session, we’ll be exploring how technology can provide the tools, and enable the strategies, that support this ‘neuro diverse’ classroom. Using practical examples from schools around the globe, we’ll create and present a toolkit for learning. A set of tools, working across all platforms that can be personalised by pupils to support individual needs. In doing so, we’ll examine the positive educational outcomes achievable by encouraging our learners to take charge, be reflective and manage their own learning journey.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Jamie Ball | Regional Education Manager | Texthelp Ltd

11:30 - 12:00Film Pedagogy – Learning in the Visual Era

The advent of the video era means that today the amount of information and knowledge that is accessed and consumed in the Audio-Video format is way larger than that of the written book format. Children, more than any other age group, have taken to the video content like fish takes to water. They are no longer interested in reading and writing as they find it a lot more engaging to acquire knowledge and learn through the visual medium. Things around us have changed but our schools have remained stuck in time. If we have to prepare our children to live in the present time and more so in the future, we have to teach our children how to create and learn from the film/video content. This skill today is as basic as reading and writing was a decade earlier. Some of the best films made are normally accessible at Film Festivals only and having children participate in them is a great way to teach them Film Appreciation. We live in an era today where Film Pedagogy is the fact of life.

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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12:00 - 12:30Emirates Transport - Electric Bus

Emirates Transport is going to present the new Electric School Bus in our fleet that went through probation period, we will talk about specs, use, advantages, disadvantages of the bus etc ...
 
 

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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12:30 - 13:00How to teach working-life, economy and entrepreneurship to youth?

In the future working-life, the importance of soft skills will be emphasized. People start to work more in diverse teams and need to solve problems creatively. Soft skills cannot be learned in one-time practice and that is why they cannot be taught only at schools. We need out-of-school learning environments for achieving more holistic learning outcomes. It is hard to get the students motivated to learn complex phenomena. For instance, economy can feel complicated and distant to young people. Therefore, it is important to approach these themes from students’ point of view and connect economy to young peoples’ world. This talk introduces you to the concept of Me & MyCity that has gained a strong position as a promotor of working-life skills, economic literacy, society and entrepreneurship in Finland. Me & MyCity -learning concept teaches these topics in real-life context and involves companies and local businesses in the learning experience.
 

 

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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13:00 - 13:30Technology Enhancing Creativity & Passion-based Learning

Music and arts are languages that everyone understand but few people can speak. Creativity and the ability to develop collaborational relationships are the most important skills for our future workforce. With the rise of digitalisation and rapidly evolving technologies education is facing new requirements in terms of quality and content that challenge existing pedagogical practices – teachers are often shy or even scared to use technology. These challenges can be reversed and perceived as opportunities which pave the way for alternative approaches to creative STEAM learning in the classroom. Technology is built on humanity, and by utilising appropriate technology, children from all backgrounds are given the equal opportunity to participate in creative processes. We at INTO SCHOOL believe that creativity should not be perceived as an exceptional talent. Therefore, our number one goal is to unlock creativity in everyone, everywhere.
 
 

Language : English

Topic : STEAM

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13:30 - 14:00The value of value-added

Value-added measures provide a fairer and more reliable way for schools to benchmark themselves against other schools. And by extending the analysis to cohorts, subjects and groups school leaders can identify where teaching is having the most positive impact, as well as areas that need improvement.
Paul Charman from Fischer Family Trust explains how they use value-added scores based on their CAT4 data to inform school improvement processes and to support engagement with external stakeholders including parents, accreditation bodies and inspection authorities.

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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14:00 - 14:30Curriculum – tool or rule? - The Finnish way

What if a teacher uses the curriculum as a tool, not a rule? What if the curriculum is more than a syllabus, an all-encompassing framework for creating inter-linkages and specifying learning goals? Blending Finnish educational expertise with innovative learning methods to support transversals across the curriculum enabling holistic learning of students. 

Language : English

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14:30 - 15:00How to apply 21st century skills into early childhood education?

Today’s world is complex, constantly changing and requires different skills than yesterday’s world. Even the concept of knowledge is changing. As educators, we need to discuss critically what such things we can teach to children today, from which they can benefit in the unknown future? What pedagogical tools we can use to equip our children with know-how on their own wellbeing, learning and success. By reflecting and interpreting life and learning with children and parents, we can make meaning of the world together.

Language : English

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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15:00 - 15:30Why only measure wellbeing & happiness, when you can intelligently build them?

The data alone does not actually have any value. It needs to be offered as actionable insights, practical tools, that teachers can benefit without hassle. Finnish social-emotional learning program Mightifier develops positive school cultures with measurable impact. This all-in-one solution analyses student and teacher wellbeing and saves teachers time by giving AI-based suggestions on the most impactful pedagogical tools for building the key elements of happiness, meaningful relationships.

Language : English

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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15:30 - 16:00Focus on better learning

Today’s educational material is based on the concepts of blended learning and multichannel publishing. The new core curriculum emphasizes problem-oriented learning, interaction and responsibility-taking.

Otava Publishing Company Ltd publishes both printed and digital educational materials for a wide range of subjects and for all levels of education. These materials have been one of the reasons behind the Finnish success in education. Our focus is always on better learning.

 

Language : English

Topic : Learning Environment

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