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Innovation Stage

10:30 - 11:30Education 4.0: How Future Jobs are Changing Education Today?

By the time the current kindergarteners reach the job market, many jobs as we know them today may not exist and a study says over 75 percent of jobs will be newly invented. The world is changing and changing very fast. Making today’s children future ready demands a complete overhaul of the way they are educated. What was good a decade back has no relevance in the next decade.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • What does ‘future of jobs’ mean for schools and colleges? Is it leaving educators with more questions than answers
  • Will we need degrees/ diplomas or anything else to enter the future job market?
  • Future-of-education and Future-of-jobs–How to make the Match?
  • Are we heading towards a multi-skilled education for a multi-career future?
  • Are we indeed ready for the future? Are we equipping our new generation with the right education, technical and personal skillset and the mindset to embrace the powerful,technology-based future?
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11:45 - 12:45Technology in Education: Empowering Learners & Transforming Institutional Culture

One of the most important roles of technology in education is its ability to make knowledge and information ubiquitously available. Also if it is not access controlled, technology also succeeds inproviding an equal opportunity platform with little or no discrimination.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Is technology actually working for education institutions-making institutions more relevant and engaging, increasing student achievement; attracting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers and improving parental engagement?
  • Innovative models to optimize learning through technology adoption.
  • More and quicker or differently and better: How can we make the most of technology tosupport learning and culture in our institutions?
  • Making learning more effective: using mobile devices, blended learning, cloud infrastructure, extended reality, analytics & adaptive technologies, machine & deep learning, internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality or someother technology?
  • Role of Social Median education
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Speakers:
  • Hugh Martin | Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer | The British University in Dubai
  • Amol Arora | Vice Chairman and Managing Director | Shemrock and Shemrock Group of School
  • Beas Dev Ralhan | CEO | Next Education India Private Limited
  • Subbarao Siddabattula | Founder, CEO and Chairman of Board | 3RDFlix Visual Effects Private Limited

13:00 - 14:00Creating & Integrating the Curriculum to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

“A fundamental change is needed in the way we think about education’s role in global development, because it has a catalytic impact on the well-being of individuals and the future ofour planet.... Now, more than ever, education has a responsibility to be ingear with 21st century challenges and aspirations, and foster the right types of values and skills that will lead to sustainable and inclusive growth, and peaceful living together.”-Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Curriculum that can and must contribute to a sustainable global development.
  • How to integrate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in the curriculum that empowerour students to contribute to sustainable development.
  • From preschool to tertiary education–how educational institutions can deal intensively with matters of sustainable development and foster the development of sustainability competencies among young learners.
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14:15 - 15:00Learners First: Understanding Student Perspectives

One of the greatest challenges in education is to develop practices that address the learning needs of the current generation of students. To develop improved educational practices and environments it is extremely important to understand how students perceive them and value different aspects of the learning process.
Why students should be considered capable stakeholders whose opinions are important and should be taken seriously, as they can significantly contribute to a two-way learning & teaching process?
This session will discuss:
• What are the improvements they suggest in the present education system?
• Improving learning at school from a student’s view point
• Students as creators of content rather than mere consumers
• Student experiences on good uses of technology in learning
• Students perspective on: when and how learning experiences happen
• Teacher-Student Relations: Is this correlation improving students’ engagement in academic activities
• Does peer-to-peer relations set base for the way they experience, interpret, and intend to construct learning environments around them?

 

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

15:15 - 16:15Educators as Learners: Innovative Models for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

In today’s world educators are expected not only to have strong subject and pedagogic knowledge but also possess effective classroom management skills, readily adopt new technologies, and be inclusive and sensitive to the diverse needs of their students. The movement is from dissemination to facilitation and synthesis.Educators need to be supported and motivated to enable children to achieve their fullest possible potential. For this to happen, educators need to have the opportunity to refresh and enhance their skills throughout their professional lives. A lifetime of teaching requires knowledge, skills and behaviors that continuously develop and evolve. This leads us to innovative models of continuing professional development (CPD).

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • CPD in today’s scenario–relevance, challenges and opportunities
  • CPD through Ed-camps, Social Media, Apps, Professional Learning Communities, etc.–Are they really innovative?
  • Effective CPD through collaboration and sharing of learning and experiences.
  • Educators can be more effective if they are able to access effective training and development opportunities over the course of their career–What models works best in different contexts?
  • Technology as an enabler for CPD–Enabling them to learn, share and network.
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Speakers:
  • Prachi Sathe | Head - Curriculum, Research and Training | Maharashtra International Education Board
  • Maria Charles | Secretary and Treasurer | All India Don Bosco Education Society
  • Vinod Gandhi | Managing Director | The GeeKay World School
  • Dr Reni Francis | Principal | Pillai College of Education and Research

16:30 - 17:30Emergence & Relevance of Homeschooling and its Impact on the Education Sector

Homeschooling is on the rise as parents embrace this approach and advocacy organizations are promoting it as a preference over other systems of schooling. Homeschooling can be very stressful, but it's also rewarding. Homeschooling is not for every parent, and those who are unprepared, unwilling or uncertain to make the commitment to be an effective teacher should take time to consider the various aspects of homeschooling.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • Emergence & Relevance / Benefits & Disadvantages of Homeschooling
  • Why some families are opting for homeschooling?
  • Does homeschooling improve learning outcomes?
  • Does homeschooling weaken social skills?
  • Can homeschooling be tweaked as a strategy to deal with school dropouts?
  • What are the overall effects of homeschooling as far as students, parents, educators and schools are concerned?
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10:30 - 10:45Welcome to the Worlddidac Conference.

Welcome word from the President of the Worlddidac Association, Dr. Steven McKee

 

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10:45 - 12:25Session 1: Education & Learning as Drivers for Sustainable Development

The discussion will be about the role of education as one of the MDG's and SDG's goals in achieving sustainable development.

Panel Discussion with below speakers and then each speaker has 15 mins for a presentation

10:45 - 11:15 - Panel Discussion

11:15 -11:30 - Dr Mohamed Ebeid - General Manager at Espranza for Scientific Instruments

11:35 - 11:30 - Gunther Hayn - Head of Region MENA/ North Africa Festo Didactic SE

12:15 - 12:25 - Summary by Tony Brandenburg

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

Speakers:
  • Dr Mohamed Ebeid | General Manager | Espranza for Scientific Instruments
  • Gunther Hayn | Head of Region MENA / North -Africa | Festo Didactic SE

12:30 - 14:10Session 2: Balancing Today’s Challenges with tomorrow’s Opportunities

This session will cover the specifics of modern education and will give an answer to the question “how in the era of digital transformation education companies face today’s challenges and turn them into tomorrow’s opportunities”.

 

12:30-1:00 - Panel Discussion with below speakers and then each speaker has 15 mins for a presentation

1:00 - 1:15 - Martin Dewey - Today's Challenges Are Tomorrow's Opportunities It's undeniable that the learning function needs to move at a faster, more frequent pace, adapt to changing business needs, and break free of old mindsets about "traditional learning," which tended to be somewhat static — if not carved in stone

1:20 - 1:35 - Rebecca Klemm - Education and Learning as Drivers for Sustainable Development Societies all over the world are challenged by different obstacles and uncertainties. What unites people everywhere is the belief that quality education is inevitable to create a sustainable future, and that education and learning play the key roles in changing people's mindset to do so.

13:40 - 13:55 - Dr. Steven McKee - Platinum Member Workshop – Virtual TVET

2:00 - 2:10 - Summary by Tony Brandenburg

 

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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14:15 - 15:15STEM by Festo Didactic - Bionics4Education

Today’s world is undergoing many changes in technology, economy, and environment. We also talk about Industry 4.0. Thus countries, regions and industry sectors are on the cusp of radical changes. New innovations and globalization offer many challenges. Consequently, STEM skills are a substantial education foundation for employability and the economic development. Scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM. STEM education helps to bridge skills gaps already in a very early stage and gives orientation in for the further individual educational path. The goal is to encourage the current generation, as well as future generations of students, to understand and embrace the benefits of technology that affects them every day of their lives and encourage them for a technical and engineering career.

Workshops of Worlddidac Platinum Members

Speaker:
  • Gunther Hayn | Head of Region MENA / North -Africa | Festo Didactic SE

15:15 - 16:15Virtual TVET by Labtech International

Virtual TVET by Labtech International

 

Topic : Leadership and Management

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16:15 - 17:15EDIBON Cloud Learning (ECL) as instrument for a sustainable education

Relevant issues for the improvement and development of education will be addressed. It is important that the new generations acquire values that make them conscious human beings with the environment, and it is important that the classrooms are part of this change and this awareness.

Topic : Innovative Methods / 21st Century Teaching

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17:15 - 17:30Thank you and close word by Tony Brandenburg

Thank you and close word by Tony Brandenburg.

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10:30 - 11:00Development of Higher Order Thinking Skills in Children through game-based puzzles

As the children of today grow up in a world where information is literally at their fingertips, it becomes more important than ever for them to develop the cognitive skills to navigate this new environment. However, today’s children are also much more comfortable with digital learning tools than any cohort before. It’s no wonder that computerized game-based learning tools are entering the education space in a big way. The SkillAngels Cognitive Learning Program from Edsix Brainlab is one such tool that strengthens children’s cognitive skills and helps them understand and analyse problems better. In a trial conducted over one year with over 9400 participating schoolchildren across India, we found that those using the SkillAngels program showed an improvement of roughly 50% in their cognitive skill scores over the course of one year. We believe these skills are transferable and children using the SkillAngels program will also show improved academic performance.

 

Language : English

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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11:00 - 11:30School Transportation Services

Safety System in school Transportation Services.

  • Introduction of ET Sectors, services, location, vision, mission, etc.
  • HSE Management System, HSE Goals & Targets, KPIs etc.
  • Regulations, HSE Standards, Training and Awareness Programs
  • Risk Management, Safe Operational Controls, Emergency Preparedness, Incidents Management
  • Safety Specifications for School Buses
  • Continuous Improvement, Inspection and Audits, Accidents Analysis

 

Language : English

Topic : Leadership and Management

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11:30 - 12:00Big Data & AI from an EdTech Eye

1- Unlocking the hidden power of schools' data. 2- What if the schools have access to students' data similar to what online stores and social media companies have about their customers. 3- The importance of data visualization in taking the right decisions. 4- How can the right data analysis improve students' success rates and overall learning outcomes? 5- How AI can reshape the future of today's classrooms (Applications of AI in smart learning solutions).

Topic : Curriculum

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12:00 - 12:30Robotics and Coding for Kindergarten (STEAM Education)

Robotics naturally lends itself to teaching math, science, technology and engineering in the K-12 classroom. Our Robotics program makes it easy for students even in kindergarten to use and program their own robot using puzzle cards and mission maps with stickers. However, the key to bringing engineering into K-12 through robotics is educating teachers on the content, how to use the materials, and how open-ended design problems can be effective in the classroom. 

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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12:30 - 13:00Active Education in the Classroom - ActiveFloor - jump n’ learn

ActiveFloor - Jump n’ Learn is a new concept that offers children access to auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic learning through movement and allows teachers to integrate fun, games, and exercise using subjects like math, language and natural science. The learning solutions encourage interactivity and collaboration among students and challenge their memory, knowledge and creativity through active play. Our technology also helps tracks different types of movements and gestures using a unique gesture library to ensure accuracy.

Topic : Curriculum

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13:00 - 13:30How Digital Transformation will change the Education sector within the Kingdom

With the vast transformation that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia are going through which is driven by VISION2030, the educational sector and building Human capabilities is one of the most important sector the vision is focusing on, this talk will showcase the how digital transformation is going to help realize the Kingdom’s vision in Education.

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Dr Abdullatif Al Abdullatif | The General Supervisor of Digital Transformation and Information Security | Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia

13:30 - 14:30Framework to deliver an integrated STEM Model in Schools

STEMNet Schools is an EdNex initiative for creating an innovative and sustainable school-led network to strengthen the teaching of design & technology and engineering to enable schools to adopt a STEM-based experiential learning methodology. The carefully designed and integrated curriculum helps build future technology skills while providing a well-defined framework for schools that includes: - STEM Ecosystem Operations and Management Procedures (SOPs) - Professional Development and Certification for STEM facilitators - Curriculum mapped activity-based lesson plans meeting standards - Teaching and Learning Resources - Classroom Management Resources - Quality Audit Procedures to ensure the sustenance of activity-based learning at your school. 

Language : English

Topic : STEAM

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14:30 - 15:00Bring Your Own Robot Concept for Schools

Bring your own robot is a unique concept that is aimed at putting a robot in every child’s hands. With every child working on an individual robot, you can enable your students to develop core skills such as design thinking and an innovative mindset by teaching them how to work and interface a simple educational robot with open source technologies such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, while developing programming skills in C++, Python, Blockly, etc. With mBot, an all-in-one robotics solution for robotics learning, designed speci¬cally for STEM education., students get hands-on experience about graphical programming, electronics, robotics. {byor} also comes with a well-designed and structured curriculum with full portal access to various resources, guides and project content to help students learn independently apart from classroom learning.

Topic : STEAM

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15:00 - 15:3012 Ways to Efficiently Benefit From MOOCs

I will talk about some ways to efficiently benefit from MOOCs. These ways will help to reach your knowledge, and skills gaining from the courses you participate in. These ways like a road map from setting a goal, choosing a course until evaluating the course, and receiving your certificate. Maybe, this paper is the one and the only focused on the participants benefits from MOOCs generally. There are many papers discussed the benefits of MOOCs for companies and employees. They see MOOCs as "Revolution in Education". It's really one of the newest directions over the world called "Open Education". Some of MOOCs are held by great universities such as "edX" by Harvard University and MIT. Coursera has 177 partners from academic institutes with a number of its participants more than 35 million. In Arab world, we have "Rwaq" with over than a million who participated in more than 320 courses. This Distinguished workshop will show simple and practical ways to help all the participants of MOOCs.

Topic : Digital / eLearning

Speaker:
  • Sultan Althubaiti | PhD Candidate at King Saud University T.Q.M Supervisor, | Ministry of Education

15:30 - 16:00Digitalization of school payments for a cash to cashless journey

Managing school payments nowadays is definitely a challenging task for both schools and parents.

For schools, efficiencies of their operating systems are declining due to the acceptance of manual payment methods; like cash and cheques. This in turn increases cost and leads to security concerns for the school.  Additionally, admin staff might resort to working on weekends for payments collections. For parents, it is an inconvenience to provide physical payments for school fees, excursions, uniforms and so forth.

Digitalizing school payments can make all these activities easier and more efficient for both parties. This would greatly assist the schools to accept and manage all payments via a digital and systematic solution. Similarly, parents can now completely avoid the long and never-ending queues all while conveniently making the payments whenever and wherever they please. Additionally, this secure payment method will help them save time, avoid any stress that can be caused by traditional payment methods, and lastly manage their children’s school expenses.

 

Topic : Digital / eLearning

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