AGENDA

EXCEL LONDON 

19-21 JANUARY 2022

For 2022, attendance at Learnit is prioritised for educator leaders taking part in our Hosted Leaders Programme. To find out more, check your eligibility and save your spot, visit the dedicated Hosted Leaders Programme page.

Registration open – Meet the team & collect your welcome pack to kick off the day

Breakfast is served

Learnit Day 1 Welcome Address

Sarah Cunnane

Director of Content
Learnit (United Kingdom)

A fireside chat with

Shai Reshef

Shai Reshef

President
University of the People (United States)

Keynote

Liz Robinson

Co-Director
Big Education (United Kingdom)

Reflections on Afghan education

Rangina Hamidi

Rangina Hamidi

Former Acting Minister of Education
Afghanistan (United States)

Keynote

Bion Bartning

Founder
FAIR (United States)

A skills conversation between

Prashanth Chandrasekar

CEO
Stack Overflow (United States)

and

Anthony Tattersall

Vice-President, EMEA
Coursera UK (United Kingdom)

Lunch

First sitting

Coffee, pudding and networking

Lunch

Second sitting

Tech in the classroom

We went all in with technology during lockdown and desperately missed the classroom. But as we returned to in-person, some of the technology remained relevant, and even revolutionary. So what new tools have become permanent, and how are they helping educators improve their practice and learner outcomes?

The cloud’s silver lining: tech Covid-19 has left us with

We went all in with technology during lockdown and desperately missed the classroom. As we returned to in-person, some tech remained and some got lost.  What new tools are permanent, and how are they helping educators and students?

Moderator

Al Kingsley, CEO, Netsupport
(United Kingdom)

Speakers

Matthew Hood, Principal, Oak National Academy (United Kingdom)

Birgit Lao, Ambassador at Large for Education, Ministry of Education and Research (Estonia)

Soheir Zaki, Smart Learning Principal, Victoria College (Egypt)

New Partnerships

Schools, universities, startups, established businesses and local communities are forming varied partnerships that are revolutionising access to the best careers. These new alliances are rethinking how public and private institutions can work together, and how we can best support learners.

Make it work: reinventing careers education

Good careers advice can help reduce the inequality gap, but studies have shown that it is often a neglected area of education (OECD, 2018). Find out about how careers education is being rejuvenated and reinvented across the world to help students discover their potential and to help society fill skill gaps in industry.

Moderator

Jenny Anderson, Author & Host, Learnit Podcast (United Kingdom)

Speakers

Elke Edwards, Founder & Creative Director, Ivy House London (United Kingdom)

Rohan Roberts, Director of Innovation & Future Learning, GEMS Education (United Arab Emirates)

David Miyashiro, Superintendent, and Ed Hidalgo, Chief Innovation & Engagement Officer, Cajon Valley Union School District (United States)

Susan Enfield, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools (United States)

Parental Engagement

The divide between school and home became blurrier during lockdown, with many parents having to share the workload of teaching their children. How can schools take advantage of that time and that altered relationship to ensure long-term parental engagement and to change the way in which they communicate and work with parents and carers?

The best ways for schools to work with parents

It’s a question that all schools have pondered at some point. Now, Rebecca Winthrop, co-director of the Centre for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution, presents findings from a survey of 25,000 parents in 10 countries about their beliefs, motivations and sources of information about their children’s education.

Speaker

Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution (United States)

Tech in the classroom

When lockdown hit, remote learning became the norm, with a sense that it played second fiddle to the preferred option of in-person live teaching. But while teachers and students struggled to make learning work over Zoom and Teams, edtech companies were working on a solution. So, what have they come up with? And could it become a viable alternative to full-time in-person learning?

Beyond just a backup plan: The future of digital learning

When lockdown hit, remote learning became the norm, with a sense that it played second fiddle to the preferred option of in-person live teaching. But while teachers and students struggled to make remote learning work, edtech companies scrambled to find lasting solutions. What did they come up with? And what might be viable alternatives to full-time in-person learning?

Moderator

Jenny Anderson, Author & Host, Learnit Podcast (United Kingdom)

Speakers

Noemi Valencia, Co-Founder & Chief Learning & Inspiration Officer, Knotion (Mexico)

Stephen Cox, Chief Eduction Officer, New Nordic Schools (United Arab Emirates)

New Partnerships

Good careers advice can help reduce the inequality gap, but studies have shown that it is often a neglected area of education (OECD, 2018). Find out how careers education is being rejuvenated and reinvented across the world to help students discover their potential and to help society fill skill gaps in industry.

The fall of the ivory tower: is the university degree becoming obsolete?

The university degree used to be the gold standard for many white-collar employers looking for a way to sift through applications to find new members of staff. Many are now taking a different approach, and looking for relevant skills, abilities and potential rather than just degree certificates. Find out how higher education could be left behind.

Moderator

Sarah Cunnane, Content Director, Learnit (United Kingdom)

Speakers

Jesse Haines, Senior Director, Grow with Google (United States)

Melody Lang, CEO, MPA Education (United Kingdom)

Parental Engagement

Parental engagement is not a given, which can be down to myriad reasons. Find out what school leaders are doing to break down barriers to involvement, how to get relationships back on track when they break down, and how the move to online parents’ evening has changed the dialogue between home and school.

It takes two: ways to work with parents

Parental engagement is not a given. Find out what school leaders are doing to break down barriers to involvement, get relationships back on track after they break down, and take advantage of Covid-19 innovations such as online parents’ evening.

Moderator

Tamara Otera, President, Cajon Valley Union School District  (United States)

Speakers

Keijo Sipilä, Chief Digital Officer, City of Kaarina, Dept. of Education (Finland)

Jen Ricks, Director of Learning, ACS Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

Coffee & Networking

Learnit Opening Keynote

Jenny Anderson, Sarah Cunnane, Katy Fryatt & Floss Harwood

Learnit (United Kingdom)

Keynote

Speaker detail to be announced

A fireside chat with

Amir Nathoo

Founder & CEO
Outschool (United States)

Ministerial perspective

Liina Kersna

Minister of Education and Research, Estonia
(Estonia)

Keynote

Lacey Robinson

President & CEO
UnboundED (United States)

Hosted Leader Meetings

Connecting global educator leaders and technology companies through curated pre-selected, 1:1 meetings.

Learnit Happy Hour

Join us for a drink in CentrEd as we celebrate the end of day of Learnit and Bett

Global Educator Leader Dinners

Invitation only. To request your invite to an educator leader dinner, please email hello@learnit.world