Pre-Conference Workshop A7
Accelerating Digital Education
Date Wednesday, Nov 23 Time – Room Tiergarten I/II/III Price: free of charge Status: places available
Founder & Executive Chairman, Educraftor, Finland
Founder and Executive Chairman of Educraftor, education innovation consultancy (https://educraftor.com) former and current clients are: the Ministry of Education and culture in Finland, Ministry of Education and Research in Estonia, Foundation Innove Estonia, National Agency of Education in Finland, 40% of all Finnish Teacher Training Schools (Universities), Erasmus+ Innovation projects, the European Commission, Microsoft (Education), startups, municipalities, cities and UNESCO Education.
Educraftor drives the #evolutionofeducation as its core mission through #craftogogy and the Educraftor Learning Ecosystem Framework.
Co-Founder and CEO
Teach Millions, a learning bazaar with 60+ portfolio companies (https://teachmillions.org) Teach Millions is based on 3-pillars: 1. donations and support for education during the pandemic, 2. development aid, 3. a commercial marketplace. Part of the UNESCO Global Education coalition, supporting institutions, especially schools, across the globe with education technology and teacher training solutions. 18 regional and global partnerships.
Founding member and Advisor to the Board
Edtech Finland, the first edtech industry association in Finland (https://edtechfinland.com).
Nordic Edtech Forum N8, a cross border Nordic (5) Baltic (3), the new Nordics (8), edtech industry association with 140+ companies across all education and learning segments (https://nordicedtechforum.org).
the Global Help Desk, a PCI (People Centered Internet) initiative, connectivity and education innovation ecosystems implementation on a global scale.
Founder and Honorary Member
HUB Turku, co-working and makerspace (1000m2) in Turku, Finland. HUB Turku is located in the middle of Turku Old town on the oldest street still existing and only half a block from the river. It’s an regional innovation platform bringing together everything from robotics and a coding school to graphics freelancers, musicians and psychologists.
Building and orchestrating purpose driven innovation and learning ecosystems across the globe, focusing on large scale strategic and systematic change.
As an experienced consultant for regional development and management systems as well as a coach for team learning, blended learning, phenomenon based learning, education for sustainable development, entrepreneurship education and digitalisation as well as using ICT as tools for and to accelerate learning and innovation.
He implements, together with his team innovation and learning processes, in local and regional organisations as well as in networks, helping them become learning organisations and purpose driven innovation and learning ecosystems.
Peter is a serial venturepreneur (4 companies, 3 NGOs), he has also started a startup program at a university for both students and staff, co-chaired the executive board for a spearhead project for the Ministry of Education in Finland focusing on integrated entrepreneurship education, and is the initiator of three (3) startup hubs.
He has a phenomenal ability to perceive large, complex systems, and finds connections where none are apparent, enabling situations where the sum of two parts are greater than simple addition. He can work on a vision no matter how big and is not afraid to challenge conventional mindsets and the way we work, he brings positive disruption into any process.
Peter's vision is to enable all human beings to fulfil their dreams.
He does this by piecing together learning ecosystems through a plethora of projects with the end goal that together they will make possible an active learning society.
Such a society would be based on dialogue and learning and would support growth, innovation and maturity of all humanity. Learning, earning and thriving together we could easily solve the challenges we face as a human race.
CEO & Founder, Edumus Education OÜ, Estonia
Founder and CEO of Edumus School. Under his leadership, Edumus has grown into a well-known Estonian educational technology start-up company, which started operations in Ukraine last year and plans to expand the model of sending specialist teachers to other foreign countries in the coming years.
Maria is a founding member of EdTech Estonia and she has co-led the civic initiative "Every student online" during corona lockdowns, "Shkola Nadii" to each Ukrainian refugees, organized educational technology hacks in cooperation with EdTech Estonia, participated in the Estonian Ministry of Education working groups in and has been nominated for several entrepreneurship awards.
This pre-conference event will introduce the European Digital Education Hub (EDEH) and its Accelerator Program: what are they for, who are they serving and how, and what is the desired impact of these initiatives in different sectors of education.
Together with European Schoolnet, Educraftor is designing and implementing the accelerator program, and supporting the selected innovative solutions to be tested and scaled across Europe.
The Accelerator Program is equity-free and designed to serve all education sectors and invites innovations also from an early stage of development, enabling a grassroots level innovation in education.
The first cohort will run from October to December 2022 and will be around the following themes:
- Underserved and vulnerable groups
- Engagement in (digital) education
- 21st Century skills
These themes aim to address SDGs 4 and 17 and provide forward-looking solutions to improve sustainability in a wider/holistic view.
- Get a hands-on experience of the most recently developed digital education solutions.
- Learn to give feedback so that there will be a positive effect in which direction the prototypes will be further developed.
- Learn to empathise with your own learning community and learning environment and to envision such a prototype being used (or not) by your respective community members; why, how, what.
After introducing the European Digital Education Hub and the Accelerator Program, the audience will have the possibility to both hear and see, and also experience or "play with" 2–3 selected prototypes (“best in class”) from the programme.
In this way, the session will be interactive:
- Serving the prototypes, who will get useful feedback from the live audience (this will be set up as an easy-to-do process)
- Serving the audience, who will get a hands-on experience of the most recently developed digital education solutions and who will also have the possibility to effect in which direction they will be further developed.
We will set this up as an easy-to-do process and design the interactive points and focus, so that the interaction and learning will be meaningful for both parties.
Different stakeholders in education: educators, researchers, innovators, leadership, investors; addressing all education sectors since the EDEH is designed to support all education sectors.