TECH

TECH brings together a community of teachers, students, researchers, developers and policy makers to explore connections between social & emotional learning and digital pedagogies, and discuss their implementation strategies to create learning spaces that build peace.
This is done through breakfast meetings, keynotes, deep-dive sessions, hands-on workshops and pool-side chats that allow cross-fertilization of ideas.

December 10-12, 2019

Visakhapatnam, India

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Themes

Transformative Pedagogies for Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

Present research evidence, share good practices and provide hands-on training to deliver SEL in traditional and digital spaces.

Reimagining Learning Spaces for Planetary Citizenship

Showcase innovative practices integrating diverse approaches such as ESD, GCED, SEL etc. for peace and sustainability.

Data, Learning & Education - Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Apply design thinking, data science and machine learning to create scalable AI solutions for 21st century learning.

Speakers

Transformative Pedagogies for SEL Reimagining Learning Spaces for Planetary Citizenship Data, Learning & Education - Role of AI

Richard Davidson

William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl

Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor, University of British Columbia

Susanna Pollack

President, Games for Change

Bhishmadev Chakrabarti

Professor of Neuroscience & Mental Health, University of Reading

Mila Thomas Fuller

Assistant Director of Online Learning (College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Elliot Soloway

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Michigan

Shelja Sen

Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Family Therapist, Children First

Gregoire Borst

Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education, LaPsyDE

Paul Darvasi

Educator and Researcher, York University, Canada

Jesse Stommel

Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington

Elisa Navarro Chincilla

Lead Designer, Gargamel Estudio

Zigor Hernandorena

Senior Project Manager – Fun Learning Department, Ubisoft

Vipul Redey

Head of School Enablement, Khan Academy

Matthew Farber

Assistant Professor of Technology, Innovation, and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado

Olivier Crouzet

Head of Pedagogy, 42

Monisha Bajaj

Professor, International & Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

Kavita Rao

Professor of Special Education at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Shadi Abou-Zahra

Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist, World Wide Web Consortium

Dan Shefet

Founder, Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy

Eve Ekman

Director of Training, The Greater Good Science Center, UC Berkeley

Cathie Norris

Regents Professor in the College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas

Harri Ketamo

Founder, HeadAI

Michael Karlin

Associate Director, Life University Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics

Ehsan Hoque

Assistant professor of Computer Science and the Asaro-Biggar ('92) Family fellow, University of Rochester

Julien Mercier

Professor, University of Quebec at Montreal, Education and Specialized Training Department

Gregoire Borst

Professor of Developmental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Education, LaPsyDE

Kavita Rao

Professor of Special Education at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

Monisha Bajaj

Professor, International & Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco

Amit Goyal

Business Head - South East Asia, edX

Michael Preston

Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Vipul Redey

Head of School Enablement, Khan Academy

Schedule

Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 12
9:30AM

Q&A session with kids

10:00AM

TECH Talk

Anantha Duraiappah, Director (UNESCO MGIEP)

10:30AM

How can SEL protect the vulnerable adolescent being?

Kimberley Schonert Reichl, Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor (University of British Columbia)

RS Mann, Professor

11:00AM

Keynote: Well being is a skill

Richard Davidson, Professor (University of Wisconsin–Madison)

11.30AM

TECH Opening Ceremony

1.00PM

Lunch

2.00PM

Video + Plenary Game: What are the great challenges humanity faces today and how do they influence our decision making?

3.00PM

Challenges around exploring inclusivity in virtual environment

Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist (World Wide Web Consortium)

3.30PM

Break

4.00PM

Data Privacy & Data Ownership can not be an afterthought

Dan Shefet, Founder (Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy)

4.30PM

Disruptor’s Panel: Agenda for Rethinking Education

Olivier Crouzet, Head of Pedagogy (42)

Paul Darvasi, Educator

Sandhya Rani

Vera El Khoury, Diplomat

Anantha Duraiappah, Director (UNESCO MGIEP)

5.30PM

Ask Me Anything (AMA) session

6.30PM

End of Day 1

8:30AM

Elevator pitch (invite only)

9:30AM

Keynote

Eve Ekman, Director of Training (GGSC, UC Berkeley)

10.00AM

Networking break

10:30AM

Catalytic Session : The social and emotional brain and its role in learning

Bhishmadev Chakrabarti, Professor of Neuroscience & Mental Health (University of Reading)

Kimberley Schonert Reichl, Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor (University of British Columbia)

Nandini Chatterjee, Programme Specialist - Science of Learning (UNESCO MGIEP)

Olivier Houde, Professor of Psychology (University of Paris)

Catalytic Session : Redesigning Learning Spaces

Kavita Rao, Professor (University of Hawai‘i, College of Education)

Olivier Crouzet, Head of Pedagogy (42)

Vipul Redey, Head of School Enablement (Khan Academy)

Catalytic Session : Individualized Learning at Scale

Cathie Norris, Regents Professor (University of North Texas)

Harri Ketamo, Founder (HeadAI)

Shadi Abou-Zahra, Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist (World Wide Web Consortium)

11.30AM

Breakout sessions

One for each theme

12.30PM

Lunch

1:30PM

Keynote: Learning Spaces

Sasha Barab, Executive Director (Center for Games and Impact)

2:15PM

Catalytic Session : SEL for teachers – empowering teachers with SEL for self and the classroom

Brendan Ozawa-deSilva, Associate Director for the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics (Life University)

Elliot Soloway, Professor (University of Michigan)

Shelja Sen, Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Family Therapist (Children First)

Catalytic Session : Fostering Learner Agency

Sasha Barab, Executive Director (Center for Games and Impact)

Monisha Bajaj, Professor (University of San Francisco)

Paul Darvasi, Educator

Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (University of Mary Washington)

Catalytic Session : Technology with Emotions - But we are talking about Bots right?

Michael Karlin, Associate Director (Life University Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics)

Ehsan Hoque, Assistant professor of Computer Science (University of Rochester)

3:15PM

Catalytic Session : SEL programs can address anxiety, stress and violence in the classroom – the case for adolescents

Kimberley Schonert Reichl, Applied Developmental Psychologist and Professor (University of British Columbia)

Kristian Berg Harpviken, Research Professor (Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway)

Maryse Lassonde, President (Superior Council of Education , Quebec Government)

RS Mann, Professor

Catalytic Session : Rethinking Assessment

Grace Kerrison, Vice President and Managing Director Asia Pacific (Pymetrics)

Matthew Farber, Assistant Professor (University of Northern Colorado)

Roy Saurabh, Chief Technology Officer (UNESCO MGIEP)

Catalytic Session : Is Technology socially, educationally & cultural agnostic?

Julien Mercier, Professor (University of Quebec at Montreal)

Gregoire Borst, Professor (LaPsyDE)

Kavita Rao, Professor (University of Hawai‘i, College of Education)

Monisha Bajaj, Professor (University of San Francisco)

4.15PM

Break

4.45PM

Breakout sessions

Workshops

5:45PM

Ask Me Anything (AMA) session

7.00PM

TECH Official Dinner and Cultural Show

9.00PM

End of Day 2

8:30AM

Investor pitch and networking breakfast (invite only)

9.30AM

Breakout sessions

Paper presentation

10.30AM

Breakout sessions

Workshops

12.00PM

Catalytic Session : SEL through Digital Games – harnessing the power of digital interaction and play to teach and assess SEL

Susanna Pollack, President (Games for Change)

Susan Rivers, Co-founder and Research Scientist (Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence)

Mila Thomas Fuller, Assistant Director of Online Learning (College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Devesh Kumar, Programme - Games for Learning (UNESCO MGIEP)

Catalytic Session : Innovative pedagogies for SDGs

Elisa Navarro Chinchilla, Lead Designer (Gargamel Estudio)

Nirmal Govindaraju, Research Assistant Professor (Oklahoma State University)

Zigor R Hernandorena, Senior Project Manager – Fun Learning Department (Ubisoft)

Catalytic Session : Big Entry Barriers - Battle of Perceptions (Data Privacy & Ownership)

Amit Goyal, Business Head - South East Asia (edX)

Dan Shefet, Founder (Association for Accountability and Internet Democracy)

Michael Preston, Executive Director (Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop)

1.00PM

Lunch

2.00PM

Breakout sessions

Paper presentation

3:15PM

Solutions for the community (teachers, parents and the school environment).

Eve Ekman, Director of Training (GGSC, UC Berkeley)

Shelja Sen, Child & Adolescent Psychologist & Family Therapist (Children First)

RS Mann, Professor

3:45PM

Scaling Learning leveraging Technology: Opportunities & Challenges

Amit Goyal, Business Head - South East Asia (edX)

Vipul Redey, Head of School Enablement (Khan Academy)

4:15PM

Universal Design for Learning

Kavita Rao, Professor (University of Hawai‘i, College of Education)

4.45PM

Closing ceremony

5.00PM

End of Day 3

Venue

TECH 2019 will be held at the beautiful seafront facing Novotel Varun Beach Hotel in Visakhapatnam, offering you dazzling views of the Bay of Bengal.

Visakhapatnam is a coastal port city in India, often known as The Jewel of the East Coast, situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats by the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam offers the best of India’s vibrant culture, fascinating architecture, jewel-like beaches, gastronomic delights and more.