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EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

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The United Nations has described the global scale and pace of education disruption from COVID-19 as “unparalleled”. Across the world, over a billion students are out of school, with numbers increasing each day. Education officials at all levels, in addition to parents and caregivers, are attempting to keep students engaged and learning at home through a variety of modes. 

However, amid all the fear, panic and unknowns, new channels of innovation, creativity and systemic transformation are also accelerating at unprecedented levels. School systems have been forced to rethink traditional learning models, and rapidly build, test and pilot new structures to accommodate a completely different reality. When the dust settles, COVID-19 may present itself as a microcosm of what’s to come. Together with WISE, Salzburg Global Seminar is leading a two-day online convening to explore not only the current disruptions but also how we can reimagine our education systems post-crisis.

A conference in five parts, this joint WISE – Salzburg Global Seminar virtual convening, unpacked the consequences of COVID-19 on the traditional school model and consider how we best optimize this time of crisis to rapidly innovate and embed system-wide change in our schools and education systems. Day one of the event – April 15 – looked at how leaders, policymakers and practitioners around the world are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Day two of the event – April 16 – considered the opportunities the current situation presents to accelerate system-wide innovation for the future.

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Day 1: Education Disrupted

How leaders, policymakers and practitioners from around the world are currently responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

Featuring Keynote speeches from Vishal Talreja, Co-Founder of Dream a Dream, and Marc Brackett, Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Conference Session 1: 09:00 - 12:15 Doha (UTC +3)

09:00-09:15: Welcome
Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

09:15-09:45: Keynote Speech 

Keynote Speaker: Vishal Talreja, Co-Founder and Trustee, Dream A Dream, India

Respondent: Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, Qatar

09:45-10:30: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Speakers: Deborah Kimathi, Executive Director, Dignitas, Kenya

Azad Oomen, Co-Founder, Global School Leaders, India

Robyn Whittaker, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Partners for Possibility, South Africa

Moderator: Simon Breakspear, Research Fellow, The Gonski Institute of the University of New South Wales, Australia

10:30-11:00: BREAK 

11:00- 11:45: Panel discussion: The role of education leaders in times of global crisis

Speakers: Xueqin Jiang, Deputy Principal, Tsinghua University High School, China

Greg Moncada, Director, Qatar Academy STEM School, Qatar

Deborah Netolicky, St Mark’s Anglican Community School, Western Australia

Moderator: Simon Breakspear, Research Fellow, The Gonski Institute of the University of New South Wales Australia

11:45-12:10: Community conversation about roles for social and emotional learning and school leadership during the covid-19 pandemic 

Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

12:10-12:15: Closing remarks

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Conference Session 2: 18:00 - 21:15 Doha (UTC +3)

18:00-18:15: Welcome

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

18:15-18:45: Keynote Speech 

Keynote Speaker: Marc Brackett, Founding Director, Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence, USA

Respondent: Clare Shine, Vice president and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

18:45-19:30: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Speakers: Lorenzo Benussi, Chief Innovation Officer, Fondazione per la Scuola, Italy

Mohamed El Idrissi, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For Morocco, Morocco

Nadine Trépanier-Bisson, Director of Professional Learning, Ontario Principals Council, Canada

Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

19:30-20:00: BREAK 

20:00- 20:45: Panel discussion: The role of education leaders in times of global crisis

Speakers: Daniela Labra Cardero, Chair, Attentamente, Mexico

Beatriz Pont, Senior Analyst on Education Policy, OECD, France 

Agustin Thienen, CEO, OX, Argentina

Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO & President of the National Centre on Education and the Economy, USA

20:45- 21:10: Community conversation about roles for social and emotional learning and school leadership during the covid-19 Pandemic 

Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO & President of the National Centre on Education and the Economy, USA

21:10-21:15: Closing remarks

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

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Day 2: Education Reimagined

How innovation and system-wide change is being accelerated during the current crisis.

Featuring Keynote speeches from Kiran Sethi, Founder of Design for Change, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD

Conference Session 3: 9:00 - 12:15 Doha (UTC +3)

09:00-09:15: Welcome

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

09:15-09:45: Keynote Speech

Keynote Speaker: Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder and Chairperson, Design for Change, India

Respondent: Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, Qatar

09:45-10:30: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Speakers: Margot Foster, Director – Professional Practice, Department for Education, South Australia, Australia

Al Jawhara Al Thani, Head of Educational and Community Programs, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Alan Walker, Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Moderator: Julia Kirby, Manager, Research and Content Dissemination at WISE, Qatar 

10:30-11:00: BREAK for 30 minutes

11:00- 11:45: Panel discussion: The role of education leaders in times of global crisis

Speakers: David Ng, Associate Professor, National Institute for Education, Singapore

Louka Parry, Executive Committee Karanga and Founder and CEO The Learning Future, Australia

Urvashi Sahni, Founding President and CEO, Study Hall Education Foundation, India

Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO & President of the National Centre on Education and the Economy, USA

11:45-12:10: Community conversation about roles for social and emotional learning and school leadership during the covid-19 pandemic 

Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO & President of the National Centre on Education and the Economy, USA

12:10-12:15: Closing remarks

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

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Special Session: UN agencies’ education response to COVID-19 - 15:00 - 17:00 Doha (UTC +3)

15:00 – 15:10 Welcome

15:10 – 15:45 Keynote speech

Manos Antoninis, Director of Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

15:45 – 17:00 Snapshots from the frontline

Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, UNRWA
Rebecca Telford, Chief of Education Section, UNHCR
Rob Jenkins, Chief, Education and Associate Director, Programme Division, UNICEF Headquarters

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Conference Session 4: 18:00 - 21:15 Doha (UTC +3)

18:00-18:15: Welcome

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

18:15-18:45: Keynote Speech

Keynote Speaker: Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD, France 

Respondent: Clare Shine, Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

18:45-19:30: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Speakers: Aaron Eden, Executive Director, Brightworks School and Tinkering School, USA

Andrew Frishman, Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning, USA

Leslee Udwin, Founder and CEO, Think Equal, UK

Moderator: Julia Kirby, Manager, Research and Content Dissemination at WISE, Qatar

19:30-20:00: BREAK 

20:00- 20:45: Panel discussion: Leading education systems through times of crisis and uncertainty

Speakers: Thomas Hatch, Professor at Teachers College and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, Columbia University, USA

Joysy John, Director of Education, NESTA, UK 

Francisco Marmolejo, Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

20:45- 21:10: Community conversation about roles for social and emotional learning and school leadership during the covid-19 Pandemic 

Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director, Salzburg Global Seminar, Austria

21:10-21:15: Closing remarks

Asmaa Al-Fadala, Director, Research and Content Development, WISE, Qatar

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Session 1: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Deborah Kimathi, Executive Director, Dignitas, Kenya

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Azad Oomen, Co-Founder, Global School Leaders, India

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Robyn Whittaker, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Partners for Possibility, South Africa

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Session 2: Keynote

Marc Brackett, Founding Director, Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence, USA

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Session 2: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Lorenzo Benussi, Chief Innovation Officer, Fondazione per la Scuola, Italy

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Mohamed El Idrissi, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For Morocco, Morocco

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Nadine Trépanier-Bisson, Director of Professional Learning, Ontario Principals Council, Canada

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Session 3: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Margot Foster, Director – Professional Practice, Department for Education, South Australia, Australia

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Al Jawhara Al Thani, Head of Educational and Community Programs, Qatar Foundation, Qatar

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Alan Walker, Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Session 4: Keynote

Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD, France 

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Session 4: Snapshots from the frontline: interventions, practices and rapid responses

Aaron Eden, Executive Director, Brightworks School and Tinkering School, USA

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Andrew Frishman, Co-Executive Director, Big Picture Learning, USA

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Leslee Udwin, Founder and CEO, Think Equal, UK

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Special Session: UN agencies’ education response to COVID-19

Manos Antoninis, Director of Global Education Monitoring Report, UNESCO

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UNRWA

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UNHCR

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UNICEF

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