Taina Mikkola

CEO and Founder

Taina Mikkola is the CEO and Founder of TinyApp, world's smartest pedagogical assistant for early education teachers. She has a master degree in education and bachelor degree in business. Taina has over 20 years of experience in developing working practices and ways people co-operate in different kinds of organizations. For the last two years she has been dedicated to early childhood education and finding ways to support teachers in their important work. She has seen how important meaningful relationships are in developing happiness, well-being and learning outcomes in each age level.


Innovation Stage

28 February 2019 | 14:30 - 15:00 | English | How 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.

Innovation Stage

28 February 2019 | 15:00 - 15:30 | English | Why 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.