SCHEDULE

October 8th : Dream Together 

Join us from October 5th to October 9th, at the inspirED 2020 conference. Three tracks with sessions run in parallel at the same time. You can choose sessions as per your liking and preference. These will be available for viewing through Facebook live or YouTube live. You can choose either option. Hover over each session to access the link that will take you to the session. Links will be activated one day before the conference. Attendees will receive an inspirED 2020 certificate for participation in each session.

* The session details will be updated upon confirmation.

Opening

2:00 PM to 2:10 PM

The power and potential of children

Session description:

Put on your creative hats as you begin to dream and ideate today. Participate in this exciting activity to kick start day 4 of inspirED. Ready, set, go!

Soumya Jain

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Keynote

2:10 PM to 2:55 PM

Power Needs to Shift 

Session description:

Students are the key stakeholders in the education system and yet they have the least say when it comes to designing the education they need and they want. Join this insightful panel discussion on the role that power plays in education and the need to shift power within the system - especially to our students so that we are listening to and learning from them, and shifting the system in partnership with them.

Jon Long (moderator), Wisdom Amouzou, Faolan Jones, Haley Valdez, Safdar Rahman

Session

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM

A student’s vision for blended learning in redesigning schools’ 

Saurabh Taneja

Session description 

How to set up your schools system to embrace blended learning? What are the key choices to be made in connection with blended learning?

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What's your jugaad?

Shamin Mehrotra & Sajida Vadgama

Session description 

What are some of the little and not so little things you do to support your well being? What role do spaces of collective care play in well being?

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Early Childhood Education: NEP focus

Swetha Guhan & Mangal Pandey

Session description 

This session will focus on sharing highlights to help you understand the current state of early childhood education [ECE] in India and some of the recommendations made by the NEP as a ray of hope for ECE. 

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Panel discussion

3:25 PM to 4:00 PM

Kids as partners in reimagining education

Kuldeep Dantewadia, Namya Sinha, Mushaan Tanwani, Mrunali Waghmare, Ravi Kiran Budida

Session description 

This panel will be a discussion between an educator and 4 students around the idea of exploring partnership between students and educators. We believe it is important to hear this message from kids, how its important to them and how it has helped them and their educators.

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Career Awareness & Readiness - from school to career

Priya Agrawal, Devashish Dhar, Sarah Vickery, Maneesha Chadha, Shaeeda Shaikh

Session description 

Focus of the panel will be to discuss: Inclusion of Career Awareness and Readiness curriculum as part of the education (school + college) ecoystem Emphasize its relevance for youth in their transition from higher secondary school, to high school on to college and then to careers of their choice.

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The post-covid world: What would schools look like?

Sumeet Mehta,Ullas Kumar, Riku Sayuj, Shwetangana Santram,Raja Thangam

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Session description 

In this panel discussion hosted by LEAD School's co-founder Sumeet Mehta, there will be a vibrant discussion on the post-covid world and the evolution of interaction between man and machine in the education sector. Technologically-empowered schools, hybrid learning and teaching in the new normal will be discussed by the panel members.

Live master class

4:05 PM to 4:50 PM

Learning through visual storytelling

Ahmedabad International School

Arnav Chopra

Session description

In this Masterclass, I will talk about my journey of creating a manga comic on Particle Physics and highlight some tips you can incorporate in simplifying complex concepts. I hope you walk away with a better understanding of the power of visual storytelling and are inspired to incorporate it in your classrooms.

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Understanding How To Create An Engaging Virtual Learning Experience

Rohan Shekhar

Session description 

Demonstrate the power of learning by involving students in active participation through metacognition, applying the foundational concepts of the science of learning to create an engaging learning experience. Through this session, you will understand the use of effective methods and tools to create an active learning classroom.

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Against the odds: Giving all children access to learning

Hafsa Bukhari, Mohd Amzad, Priyanka Venkat

Session description 

The past 6 months have transformed what it means to be a teacher drastically. On this panel - Amzad, Priyanka and Sourabh - members of TFI's Transformational Teaching Fellowship - share how they rallied stakeholders, buit investment in the blended learning transition to pave a part together amidst the challenges and reflect on their evolved philosophies of equity, learning and leadership.

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Session

5:05 PM to 5:20 PM

Educating with heart, thriving in uncertainty

Lou Yeoh

Session description 

Change is the only constant, and it happens faster today than it ever did before. As educators, how do we thrive in the uncertainty? How do we rise above the chaos and keep making a difference where we are? Lou will be sharing how FrogAsia, an organisation that transforms education through technology, is responding to the global pandemic and what it takes for today’s educators to thrive regardless of circumstance.

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Leadership Online: The Avasara Academy

Joseph Cubas

Session description 

To solve complex problems we need more than individual efforts of excellence, we need collaborative efforts – one that brings key players, conversations and capital together to move the needle on outcomes. But Collaborative efforts are not easy and extremely challenging to run.

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Spotlight on the NEP: Learning in Mother Tongue

Rajesh Ramachandran

Session description 

This session will give an overview of language use in education policies in the postcolonial world and a theory of official language choice. It will also give an overview of the evidence on the link between language use in education policies and learning outcomes from the postcolonial world.

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Session

5:25 PM to 5:45 PM

Critical Thinking - A Way of Life

Harsh Maheshwari

Session description 

In this session, we will define critical thinking, examine the relevance of critical thinking in our lives today and share strategies on how critical thinking can be incorporated into our lives.

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LGBTQ inclusive education

Parmesh Shahani

Session description 

The role that identity, acceptance and awareness plays in creating an LGBTQ inclusive culture.

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Curiosity: A 21st Century Skill

Geet Sethi

Session description 

A conversation with Mr.Geet Sethi that will help us understand the role 'Curiosity' plays in learning and leadership through his journey of becoming a World Champion.

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Session

5:50 PM to 6:05 PM

Hooking students into content: Empower Community High School

Wisdom Amouzou

Session description 

How art enables children to EXPRESS themselves by helping them LEARN a visual language to DISCOVER, CREATE and TELL their stories.

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Busting the top 5 myths in EdTech

Dhruv Kamath

Session description 

Join me as I investigate 5 major myths about the use of EdTech in under-resourced settings in India, through my conversations with students, teachers and experts in the field.

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Blended learning in 1000 classrooms

Sandeep Rai

Session description

The 32,000 students at Teach For India lost access to the four walls of the classroom, a space that offered promise and hope for many. Our 1000 Fellows began migrating their classrooms to the virtual space, building on learnings from across the sector. We'll unpack our journey and offer key insights we learned along the way.

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Session

6:05 PM to 6:20 PM

Learn from key ideas through the day

Session description:

Join us for a conversation with Sal Khan, where Raghavendra asks him about online education, the role of learners, teachers and parents in online education and what does education look like in a post-covid world.

Sal Khan, Raghavendra

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Closing

6:20 PM to 6:30 PM

Learn from key ideas through the day

Session description:

We will close out the day by reflecting on our learning from the day. This will also be a space for us to synthesise our key take away.

Soumya Jain

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