Sreejit Chakrabarty is the Director for Robotics and AI at GEMS Dubai American Academy, part of the GEMS Education group, one of the world's largest independent K – 12 education providers. He is from Mumbai, India. Before joining GEMS, Sreejit worked as an external consultant supporting schools in implementing Robotics and STEM-based solutions; including curriculum development, research, training, and Professional Development. He has also worked extensively with the Ministry of Education in UAE, Oman, Qatar, and India in developing strategies for incorporating STEM and Robotics in their respective curriculums, and has trained ministry teachers across the region. Sreejit holds a Bachelors of Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, a Masters in Business Administration from MGU and several professional recognition from Harvard, IIT (Mumbai) and Carnegie Mellon University in Robotics and Maker Centered Learning. His passion for researching emerging technologies and finding ways of extracting educational benefits out of them is what gets him excited. Sreejit is also working closely with GEMS X (the R&D wing of the company) and is the TELLAL Network Leader across GEMS for Robotics, STEAM, and AI.
28 February 2019 | 11:00 - 11:30 | English | Exponential Technologies in K-12 : 22nd Century Skills
This interactive presentation introduces the best practices and methods of integrating exponential technologies in the classroom. At GEMS DAA, we try to research and develop ideas and processes how best to incorporate Humanoid robotics, Desktop Manufacturing, Immersive technologies (VR/AR/MR) and Artificial Intelligence to assist our teachers and students best to address and adequately understand the topics being taught. We will have a look at some of the most innovative and forward thinking lessons which use exponential technologies and how we can help other schools achieve the same.