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EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE (ELC) 2014

"Leadership for 21st Century Education"
November 28, 2014
Vivanta by Taj – Yeshwantpur, Bangalore!

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Educational Leadership Conference - Bangalore

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Leaders need to be aware of the changing educational landscape, which includes societal shifts in technology use, advances in educational technology, and a new type of learner. Leaders today must establish a vision and implement a strategic process that creates a teaching and learning culture that provides students with essential skill sets - creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, technology proficiency, and global awareness - commonly referred to as 21st century skills. These skills and processes should be at the heart of every decision a leaders makes and are key to providing students with the tools to succeed in jobs that have not yet been created. Consistent innovation, effective integration of technology, meaningful professional development, connecting beyond the wall of a brick-and-mortar building, and an open mind are all mandatory duties of a leader in the digital age. “The driving question we should be asking today is 'how' we should use the technology that is available to us to improve what we do instead of 'why' we should use it to improve what we do."

Why?

Most of the school administrators don’t have connections with local administrators and don’t have a lot of opportunities to connect and collaborate with them. Educators and education leaders also experience feelings of isolation when they want new ideas, and want to know about the best practices in offices, classrooms, or at home. Through ELC, they would be able to:

  • Take advantage of a great resource to de-isolate themselves;
  • Identify obstacles to change and specific solutions to overcome them in order to transform schools in the digital age.
  • Connect with a vast network of educators and thought leaders;
  • Utilize practical strategies from practicing school leaders that will provide a context for digital leadership in action.

What?

ELC will be a great time and place for you to meet dynamic educators and educational leaders in person to celebrate their achievements and learn their secrets.

  • India’s Leading Educators To Learn From

  • Meet the Practical Innovators Who Make Today’s Schools Run Better

  • Discover the Secrets to Putting Their Effective, Proven Ideas to Work in Your Schools

  • Meet more than 150 of our nation’s most influential education leaders.

How?

The ELC will aim to connect the early adopters of technology and 21st century education initiatives to experienced leaders and practitioners. Principals and administrators will share, explore, and learn about the integration of technology in their institutions and its benefit.

Educational Leaders will :

  • Highlight the current challenges and issues related to K-12 education;
  • Discuss about the solutions to those issues, required changes in the 21st century;
  • Share strategies for purposeful and successful edtech integration in schools.

Tweet along with other conference attendees! Connect and interact with educators by following #ELC14 on Twitter to discuss your conference experience.

A Certificate of Attendance will be e-mailed to all conference participants about one week after the conference.

Agenda

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09:45 – 10:15 am | Keynote: What it Takes to Be a 21st Century Educational Leader

Leaders need to be aware of the changing educational landscape, which includes societal shifts in technology use, advances in educational technology, and a new type of learner. Acknowledging and beginning to understand these changes are the first steps to developing a vision and strategic plan for creating a learning culture that provides access to tools to foster essential skill sets, celebrates success, supports innovation, and inspires students to learn and ultimately achieve. Learn more about the role of a 21st century educational leader.
Speaker: Pritam Benjamin, Founding Principal, Indus International School & Director, ITARI

10:15 – 11:05 am | Panel Discussion: Vision for 21st Century Educational Systems

Leaders today must establish a vision and implement a strategic process that creates a teaching and learning culture that provides students with essential skill sets - creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, technology proficiency, and global awareness - commonly referred to as 21st century skills. These skills and processes should be at the heart of every decision a leaders makes and are key to providing students with the tools to succeed in jobs that have not yet been created. Consistent innovation, effective integration of technology, meaningful professional development, connecting beyond the wall of a brick-and-mortar building, and an open mind are all mandatory duties of a leader in the digital age.
Learn what the vision for a 21st century school should be and how you can create and work on one.
Panel Speaker: Darryl Davies, IBDP Coordinator, Stonehill International School Radhakrishnan C., Principal, Varin International Residential School Ramesh Hariharan, Vice Principal, Inventure Academy Rakesh Rathi, Head - Education Vertical at Ricoh India Ltd

11:05 – 11:25 am | Transformational technologies in education

Speaker: Rakesh Rathi, Head - Education Vertical at Ricoh India Ltd

12:00 – 12:20 pm | Case Study Presentation: 21st Century Learning-Focused Leadership Practices

To be a leader in education right now requires both the desire to learn (with ability to adapt to changes) as well as the courage to teach others about the change we need to see in our system. It requires the acquisition of deep understanding of a new day for learning and the ability to teach and inspire others toward that new paradigm. Essentially, the 21st century leader has to develop a renewed understanding of how children are learning now. It isn't about using technology because it exists. It is about how the technologies of the world have already influenced how children are learning. Bringing a technology agenda forward with the intention of improving student understanding and demonstrated success is essential. Leading the transition from 20th century to 21st century schools must include prime attention to thinking, learning and innovation skills.
Learn how schools have made successful attempts at bringing these changes in learning opportunities by increasing use of technology.
Speaker: Sarada Chandrasekaran, Director, Whitefield Global School

12:20 – 12:40 pm | Designed to fit: How education technology is enabling personalized learning

"Personalized learning environments provide exciting new ways to deliver customized instruction to students specifically designed to support their individual learning needs. This constructive learning environment benefits both students and instructors on a daily basis—yet succeeds only when technology is integrated effectively into classrooms.
In a personalized learning environment facilitated by education technology—with help from time-saving features like auto-scoring and robust performance data—teachers can accurately assess student knowledge, assign individualized instruction and practice, provide personalized feedback and continually check for mastery."
Speaker: Madhu Narasa, CEO and Co-founder - Snapwiz

12:40 - 01:20 pm | Panel Discussion: Re-envisioning Learning Spaces and Environments in Schools

Leaders must begin to establish a vision and strategic plan to create an entire school building dedicated to learning in an ever so more digital world. In order to do so, leaders must be knowledgeable of the characteristics and dynamics that embody innovative learning spaces and environments. .
Panel Speaker: Niti Mahendra, Principal, Edify School Dr. M Srinivasan, Chairman, GEAR Foundation

02:00 - 02:20 pm | Session: Imperative Role of Technology in Creating 21st Century Schools

If we are educating our children to live and thrive in their world, we cannot limit them to what we were limited to in our world. Educators need to employ the very skills they are passing along to their students. They need to: curate, collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create. All of this is best accomplished through the use of tools of technology. An education without technology does not prepare our students with the skills that their world will require. Technology should be ubiquitous in education. The use of technology is inevitable as students are born with technologies, so it is our duty to get it to the heart of the education. Learn how technologies combined with extraordinary talents of teachers and leaders provide an opportunity to revolutionize education.
Speaker: Kalpana Mohan, Principal, Vidyashilp Academy

02:30 - 02:50 pm | Case Study Presentation: Amazing Technology Integration Practices

No edtech implementation is successful without administrator leadership. Leaders will share how they have empowered their schools with the effective use of technology.
Speaker: Simon McCloskey, Primary Principal, Stonehill International School

02:50 - 03:10 pm | Case Study Presentation: Emerging Pedagogies for 21st Century Learning

The old pedagogies persisting into the 21st century are no longer relevant. They ignore the capacity for schooling to take place in both a physical and virtual learning space. If we are to embrace these new opportunities, we need a 21st century pedagogy – a paradigm which reflects a bold and creative commitment to relevance and quality learning and teaching. Learn how new ideas about the nature of schooling, and its most relevant pedagogies, in the 21st century are taking shape.
Speaker: Ravinder Kaur, IBDP Coordinator, Mahatma Gandhi International School, Ahmedabad

03:10 – 03:50 pm | Panel Discussion: Training and Professional Development for Leaders, Teachers and Staff: An Investment

Teacher training is crucial especially for successful tech integration in the classroom to meet the needs of the digital natives. And “Continuity” and “Sustainability” are key to meaningful training and professional development. Establishing and maintaining a culture of ongoing learning is the core principle underlying sustainability. But keeping a sustainable PD program is also about preparing the administrator. Ensuring that administrators are deeply immersed in and dedicated to the school’s professional development program is key to its effectiveness and sustainability. Learn from the real practitioners why efforts in training and professional development of leaders, teachers and staff are a great investment.
Panel Speaker: Mohit Hegde, Director, Creative Infotech Maya Menon, Director, Teacher Foundation Santanu Das, Principal, Sarala Birla Academy

03:50 – 04:30 pm | Panel Discussion: How To Embed Technology and 21st Century Skills in the Curriculum

To meet the needs of the 21st century learner and achieve the student outcomes, we need to adopt a 21st century curriculum that blends thinking and innovation skills; information, media, and ICT literacy; and life and career skills in context of core academic subjects and across interdisciplinary themes; also employ methods of 21st century instruction that integrate innovative and research-proven teaching strategies, modern learning technologies, and real world resources and contexts. This session will highlight how teachers and administrators can achieve this.
Panel Speaker: Sebastien Pelletier, Head of School, TRIO World School Balasubrahmanian, Head - Educational Partnerships, EZ Vidya Melanie Kells, Dean of Studies, Canadian International School

Speakers

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Partners

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ricoh/associate partner

Edulastic

Skillangles

Creative

Moxtra

HighPoints

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Sridhar Rajagopalan, MD, Educational Initiatives

"Congratulations to you and your team for this wonderful educational initiative. Great Job!".

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