Joseph South, chief learning officer, is a strategic national educational technology leader focused on evidence-based learning transformation. He formerly served as the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. In his role at the department, he was an adviser to the Secretary of Education and developed national educational technology policy, formed public-private partnerships to assist state and local education leaders in transitioning to digital learning, helped school districts expand the use of openly licensed educational resources (OERs), and collaborated with stakeholders to nurture a robust ecosystem of edtech entrepreneurs and innovators. He also worked on a cross-governmental team to bring high-speed broadband, interactive devices, professional development for educators and leaders, and high-quality affordable digital content to U.S. classrooms. He is a strong proponent of the active use of technology by learners.
As ICT efforts expand around the globe, we must ensure that we are taking a transformational approach to teaching and learning, whether at the individual classroom level or planning for an entire country. We can only meet the growing needs of students and educators and fulfil the potential of cutting edge technology innovations if we put learning first, and technology second; if we created a shared vision and actionable plans; and if we embrace the active use of technology by learners. This presentation will share key principles and strategies built upon the ISTE Standards to lead our learning systems into a future of endless possibilities.
Tatiana Shtein is at present studying psychology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. In 2008 she received her master’s degree in Psychology at Novosibirsk State University, Russia. She also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the prestigious Moscow Business School.
As a child and young adult she lived in many countries around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia and Germany where she observed various teaching methods and approaches. Following this time abroad she returned to Russia where she founded her own education center for children , using several of the asian maths systems she had seen in her travels. The success of her approach is that today more than 1000 students attend her centre, producing many national and international students who have won high profile mathematics competitions. Her centre is a member of the American Mathematical Society, as well as a member of the London Mathematical Society.
A large body of evidence shows a connection between being competent in early math and success in school, early IQ, reading achievement and other factors.
As a neuropsychologist I want to share how is the development of early math influence to the children’s brain. Why it is so important to understand the relations between brain structure , thinking skills, creativity, memory and how math can be helpful as a foundation of these vital cognitive skills.
I would like to share with you the success story I made with my 3000 students in Russia. The story about young children from 3 to 12 years old who feel confidence, love math, creativity and possess extraordinary memory and concentration skills just having two lessons a week in my educational centers. The story about encouraging children to be a math world champion for a life success.
Dr. McKee is the President and founder of Labtech International, which addresses the needs of technology education around the world. He is also on the governing executive council of World Didac (the largest international education industry association) Founded in 1985, Labtech is perhaps the oldest and certainly one of the largest technical education training systems designers and manufacturers in Asia. Labtech is renowned for its educational innovation and has placed it's training systems in thousands of schools in over 75 countries.
Dominic Savage is Director of the Education World Forum.
He was Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) from 1984 to 2016.
He founded BETT in 1985, the Education Show in 1991 and was involved in starting many of the major educational events around the world.
Over the years he sat on a variety of UK committees on education, on the UK Government’s Education Technology Action Group and its International Education Council and has served as a member of the ESRC education research grants committee.
He is Chair of Governors of All Saints Catholic Technology College and Teaching School in East London.
Originally an electronic engineering graduate from the University of Wales, he is an LRAM and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Teachers.
He received the OBE in 1997 for services to education and is married to a teacher with three adult ‘children’.
Alan is the CEO of the Billion Child Foundation (BCF) which, by 2044, aims to have enabled a billion children around the world to attend public schools which operate as centres of excellence while being supported by committed informed parents. Since foundation in 2010, BCF has trained principals, teachers and parents from schools attended by 1.5 million children and is well on its way to achieving its objective.
In 2015 BCF was invited by UNICEF to train principals in Lesotho. In order to provide a legacy after BCF withdrew, BCF facilitators, instead of training principals directly, trained school inspectors to train and empower principals to reinvent their schools to become centres of excellence.
The Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training in its report to UNICEF stated that this had proven to be a significant intervention with 61% more children graduating from primary school to attend high school compared to a control group of schools.
BCF has further developed this Programme which, as the International Education Districts Centre of Excellence Programme, has the capacity and track record to enable ministries of education in any and every country to reinvent every public school to become a centre of excellence within five years.
Alan is an internationally respected keynote speaker whose refreshing outlook inspires and motivates his audience.
Managing the LEGO Education International B2B channel for DACH, working closely with most of the leading Educational supplier and various other educational bodies in a diverse educational landscape. Committed to bringing government, industry and education together to equip children with the tools they need to flourish in tomorrow’s society.
Having started my career in the military, which took me to Germany where my two children grow up and still live has given me good insight into both the pros & cons of two quite different educational systems.
Tony is an internationally recognized educator and education consultant. He manages the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Global Programs with responsibility for high-profile initiatives, focusing on strategic planning, professional learning, teacher standards and system change. He has provided consultancy services to UNESCO during the past five years.
He provides high level consultancy support to several countries in the Asia Pacific and the Gulf region of the Middle East.
In 2010, he was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), recognizing his work in the field.
Ysanne Heald is Director of Sparrowhawk & Heald/TEEM Education. She is working with teachers and commercial organisations to deliver education projects and solutions. She coordinates a team of around 200 practising teachers offering a breadth of expertise to bring to any project. She manages a diverse range of projects including market research, trialling, developments and review and delivers independant advice to teachers through www.teemeducation.org.uk. This helps teachers find relevant resources and decide where they should spend their money.
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