What does it mean for education
The panel will discuss how new concepts in education are making an impact across all levels of education.
Sreejit Chakrabarty is the Director for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at GEMS Dubai American Academy, the flagship academy of GEMS Education, one of the world's largest independent K-12 education providers. He is also the director of the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence. 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 Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University, a Masters in Business Administration from MGU, and several professional recognitions from Harvard, IIT (Mumbai), and Carnegie Mellon University in Robotics and Maker-Centered Learning. His passion for researching emerging technologies and finding ways to extract educational benefits from them is what excited him. Sreejit is also working closely with TMRW (the R&D edtech wing of the company) and is the Network Leader across GEMS for Robotics, STEAM, and AI.
16 November 2022 | 15:30 - 15:50 | English | Emerging Tech Integration in K12 - Why? When? How?
Every year, we see emerging technology trends that are geared towards making our lives easier, better, and faster. Education is one such field that has been influenced by the introduction of technology, with Smart Boards becoming more common and blockchain technology allowing the possibility for educators to record information, develop new training methods and track the cost of education using information gathered about their students. Chatbots and machine learning will also come into play in the classroom. Schools can use chatbots for easier enrolments and teachers can use the machine learning capabilities to develop more personalized forms of learning by looking at the patterns from data collected and offering insights to their students to guide them in the right direction. This session showcases the various ways K-12 educators can effectively integrate such technologies into their teaching and learning. A case study of GEMS Dubai American Academy's Center of Excellence.