ONE OF THE KEY EVENTS IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION IN MOSCOW IN 2017
MORE THAN 80 ACTIVITIES IN THE PROGRAM
150 Russian and international speakers
TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra is at the forefront of a new approach to education which challenges how we teach today’s children in a technological age.
He is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University, UK and previously a Visiting Professor at MIT in the US.
Sugata is currently working on the School in the Cloud, which is the culmination of over a decade of research and observations from all over the world. The School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos — a community, place and experience to discover and explore children’s learning as a self-organising system.
From his earliest experiments while working at NIIT in Delhi with the Hole in the Wall project, through to setting up SOLEs (self-organised learning environments), Sugata discovered that children’s innate sense of learning is magnified when they are given the freedom to explore the internet in small groups.
Children in these environments, regardless of who they are or what language they speak, can competently search for answers to ‘big questions’, drawing rational, logical conclusions from their research. These are questions far ahead of what is expected of them in their school curriculum.
In 1999 Sugata and his colleagues at NIIT made a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in Delhi, installed an internet-connected PC, and left to see what happened. Almost immediately, children from the slum began playing with the computer and in the process taught each other how to use it and get online.
This experiment, which inspired the book ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ that went on to become the Oscar winning film of 2009, was replicated in other parts of India, both urban and rural, with similar results.
It challenged some of the key assumptions of formal education, demonstrating that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity could result in learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge.
However, his research has shown that it’s not simply a case of taking teachers out of the equation: children in remote areas often perform poorly at school because they do not have access to good teaching.
As a result of further research which showed the importance of an encouraging adult in these circumstances, the Granny Cloud was born, after Sugata put out a plea for retired teachers in the UK to come forward who were willing to interact with children in India via Skype.
Main developer and curator of the PISA test
“We see that the issues of the education quality assessment are now being given great attention internationally. The aim of our research is to provide the leadership of the countries and educational institutions with information which will help them to improve the results of their work. Our research helps to discover weak points and assess the efficiency of reforms in the education system.”
President of the International Association for the Assessment of Educational Achievement (IEA)
I.Remorenko is PhD in Pedagogy, Associate Professor, Honorary Worker of General Education, author of dozens of articles, two monographs, participates in research on educational policy and development of management in education system. He was awarded with the diplomas of the State Duma and the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, as well as a medal and an order for participation in the organization of humanitarian and military assistance to the Republic of South Osetia.
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor.
Dr. Paulina Korsnakova is Senior Research and Liaison Advisor to the IEA, a non-profit international scientific society that conducts pedagogical research around the world. She is responsible for supporting and developing existing membership and institutional partnerships under the IEA mission, identifying new organizations or new places for innovative cooperation.
Member of the Management Committee of the “Teacher for Russia” Program, Adviser to the Head of the Moscow Department of Education on the Issues of Innovative Development of Educational Systems and Organizations.
Expert-Advisory Council of the Parents’ Society at the Department of Education of Moscow.
Member of the Public Expert Council under the Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow.
Member of the Supervisory Board for the implementation of the pilot project for the development of general education in Moscow.
In the Public Chamber of Education in Moscow:
member of the Committee on security, the protection of rights of children and other participants of the educational process;
member of the Committee for preschool, general, and additional education;
member of the Committee for employment and adaptation of young professionals.
Member of the election office, a confidant of Sergei Sobyanin (the major of Moscow).
Member of the Public Council at the Department of Education of Moscow.
15 years of pedagogical experience.
The winner of the district contest of pedagogical expertise “Generation of the Future” (2003), was awarded the Certificate of Honour of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 2008. Winner of the contest of the best teachers of Russia in the framework of the Priority National Project “Education” in 2008. Based on the results of participation in the formation of the personnel reserve of the Department of Education in 2012, he was awarded an honorary badge “For the growing of patriots of the Motherland” in 2012. Upon the results of the presentation of the development program at the Personnel Council of the Moscow Department of Education on April 29, 2014, he was appointed director of the School No. 2095 “Pokrovsky Quarter”.
Anna Iosifovna Klyukina is the Director of the State Darwin Museum since 1988,
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Honoured Worker of Culture of the Russian
Federation. Under the direction of Anna Iosifovna, new museum buildings were
built, unique collections of the museum were relocated, a modern exposition was
created, and active scientific research and cultural and educational work was
launched. Anna Iosifovna is PhD of cultural studies and has numerous scientific
publications in the field of museology. On December 26, 2014, on New Year’s
Eve, the museum director Anna Klyukina was awarded a doctorate in pedagogy.
I am currently Head of UK Education Policy at the global education company of Pearson. As such I am responsible for analyzing and reporting on education and skills policy developments and assessing their impact. As part of this service I run a policy briefing service which provides regular weekly and monthly updates on UK education policy developments and goes out on websites and twitter to over 10,000 subscribers. I have spent most of my working life involved in education and skills in some capacity either in teaching, reporting or presenting on education and skills in a variety of forms.
Lucas Moffitt was a Design and Technology teacher in Australia, before moving into the software development and product management world to create products that work for teachers.
Since then, Lucas has founded and supported many EdTech start-ups globally. After moving to London for Knewton, he’s worked with their global partners to help design, create and ship adaptive learning solutions.
Vibhu Mittal is the CEO of Edmodo, one of the largest K-12 learning networks in the world, with over 80M registered users. Dr. Mittal came to Edmodo when his company Root-1 was acquired by Edmodo in 2013. Root-1 was focused on building a mobile platform for language learning. Prior to Root-1, Dr. Mittal worked in the research group at Google, where he was part of the teams that built the first prototypes for Google Translate and Google Scholar. At Google, he also co-founded Google's first non-Mountain View engineering office, in Bangalore, India. Prior to Google, he has worked at Xerox PARC, CMU, University of Pittsburgh and the University of Souther California. He has bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees, all in Computer Science and has written over 50 technical, peer reviewed papers and two books.
Award-winning French teacher and technology coach from Toronto, Canada, with more than 30 years teaching experience in the public and private systems. Her mantra is “Connect, Collaborate, Create” and she is constantly searching for ways to enable teachers and students to maximize these opportunities. She is a Google Certified Innovator, a Level 1 and 2 Google Educator, a Google Certified Trainer, an Apple Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator. She is the author of the book “Sketchnotes for Educators”. You can find her resources at sylviaduckworth.com.
Luis von Ahn is the co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, the most popular language-learning platform and the most downloaded education app worldwide, with over 170 million users. He is widely recognized for having invented CAPTCHAs, receiving the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" Grant, and selling two companies to Google in his 20s. Luis is also a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Luis has been named one of the 10 Most Brilliant Scientists by Popular Science Magazine, one of the 50 Best Brains in Science by Discovery, and one of the 100 Most Innovative People in Business by Fast Company Magazine.
Lasse Reichstein is principal at Hellerup School in Denmark. The school is known for its innovative approach to teaching.
Project based learning and flexible organization are some of the keywords that describes the school. Furthermore the school I in the forefront when it comes to learn the student the skills required for the 21. Century. The school has a modern architecture, which allows for innovative organization and teaching.
Lasse is an experienced principal and a Master of Science in leadership and organization. He teaches school development and management at University College Copenhagen. He is an expert in student centered leadership and visible Learning.
Greg Bamford is the Head of School at Watershed School in Boulder, Colorado. Watershed is an young, innovative school with a focus on real-world learning. Watershed students learn in interdisciplinary units that connect academic content to real-world challenges, travel globally to study issues in context, develop authentic work products, and develop character traits in tandem with academic ability. Greg is also a co-founder of Leadership+Design, a nonprofit that supports school innovation, that works with schools throughout the United States. Greg holds an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from Columbia University, and has been a featured speaker at education events throughout the globe. You can find him on Twitter at @gregbamford.
Yannick has been working in the field of higher education & economic development in post-conflict countries since 1994. With an MA in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Amsterdam, Yannick worked for the Netherlands Minister of Development Cooperation from 1996 to 1997. Later with the Dutch IKV and the Development think-tank of the Dutch Labor Party, the Evert Vermeer Foundation, Yannick was engaged as researcher for the Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Clingendeal” to evaluate the performance of the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2000/2001). SPARK has programmes to support growth oriented SMEs and facilitate youth job creation in 17 fragile States in primarily East and West Africa, North Africa & Somalia and the Middle East. Next to his work at Spark, Yannick du pont also serves on the Board of the Max van der Stoel Foundation (Amsterdam), Advisory Board of the Centre of Theory of Change (New York) and Steering Board of the knowledge platform on security and rule of law.
62 years old. MA in Danish language and literature and Master of Public Administration.
From 1975 teacher of Danish language and literature at business schools.
Since 1988 head of several Danish youth education institutions: business school, social and health care school and gymnasiums (high schools).
Founder of the Oerestad Gymnasium in 2005, a popular Danish gymnasium (high school), known for the media profile, ICT pedagogy, open learning spaces and innovative and student engaging teaching methods.
Participates in public debate in Denmark on educational topics. Speaker at Danish and international seminars and conferences.
Dr. Ethan Danahy is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) with secondary appointment in the Department of Computer Science within the School of Engineering at Tufts University, outside of Boston MA. Having received his graduate degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, he continues research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of different educational technologies. Ranging from software and hardware to interfaces and environments, Prof. Danahy explores how these tools can improve interactive educational pedagogies through supports aimed at learners in K-12 through university classrooms. With particular focus on engaging students in the STEAM content areas, he focuses his investigations on enhancing creativity and innovation, supporting better documentation, and encouraging collaborative learning.
He also holds the position of Research Assistant Professor within the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University.
Was born on December 25th, 1967 in the city of Chisinau of the Moldavian SSR.
- 1984 — graduated from high school with the gold medal. In the same year entered the Philosophy Department of the Moscow State University. After the second year was drafted into the army. After the army, continued studies at Moscow State University.
- 1991 — graduated from Moscow State University with honors.
- 1994 — defended the thesis on 'The mechanism of pricing in the printing market'. Became a Candidate of Economic Sciences.
- 1991 — founded the Olma-Press publishing house (later the concern of OLMA Media Group became one of the largest in Europe).
- 1991 to 1999 — General Director of LLC Publishing House Olma-Press.
- 1999 to 2005 — General Director of SUE 'Printing firm "Red Proletarian"'.
- 1999 to the present day — Chairman of the Board of Directors, President of JSC OLMA Media Group.
- September 2013 to the present day — head of the publishing house 'Education'.
- May the 26th, 2016 to the present day — is a member of the Presidium of the Society of Russian Literature.
Owner of the 'Person of the Year' National Prize of 1999 (in the nomination 'Culture' for contributing to the cultural life in Russia).
Holds the Order of Merit for the Fatherland medal of the 2nd degree for merits in development of national press and many years of fruitful activity. (Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of August 14, 2014 No. 568 'On awarding state awards of the Russian Federation').