Catalyst, powered by SMART Technologies, is proud to present: The impact of COVID-19 on blended and hybrid learning strategies in the Nordics
Blended and hybrid learning has fast become the new normal for schools and learners everywhere, but how well are we coping with this unexpected disruption?
You’re invited to join Nordic school and education system leaders to share ideas and generate new responses to enduring challenges. This online Catalyst event, powered by SMART Technologies, is not a typical sit-and-listen event. Catalyst Sessions™ are hands-on, participatory, and always output oriented.
Session topics include: Strategies for coping with blended and hybrid learning, Assessment, School System EdTech Capabilities, Integration of Microsoft and Google platforms
- Date: Thursday, 21 January 2021
- Time: 11:30 – 14:00pm CET
- Location: SMART virtual conference platform
These sessions are designed for primary and secondary school and education system leaders with titles that include Technology Director, Instructional Technology Director and School Principal.
These are not your typical sit-and-listen sessions. Catalyst Sessions™ are hands-on, participatory, and always output oriented. So, turn your microphones and cameras on and be prepared to roll up your sleeves and connect with other leaders like you.
Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks: [40 minutes]
Session 1: [40 minutes] Uncovering Challenges - Participants select one of four concurrent Catalyst Sessions™ topics
Break: [10 minutes]
Session 2: [40 minutes] Creative Ideation - Participants select one of four concurrent Catalyst Sessions™ topics
Regroup: [10 minutes] Synthesis of all session topic outputs.
Closing comments: SMART Technologies [10 minutes]
Blended and hybrid learning: How are we all coping with the rapid move to blended and hybrid learning?
In two parts - first, work with your fellow participants to uncover the recurring challenges that you, your teams and your learners are facing as blended and hybrid learning becomes the norm.
In the second half, work together to review your existing strategies and generate new approaches for dealing with the most frequently cited challenges.
Assessment: What have we learned about Assessment in the era of COVID-19?
In two parts - first, work with your fellow participants to review the past few months and try to collectively articulate what you have learned about assessment during the COVID pandemic.
In the second half, work together to suggest how assessment practices could and should evolve in the future.
EdTech Capabilities: Defining success across 4 key areas.
In the first half of this interactive session you will work with your fellow participants to identify challenges in the following key areas: strategic planning, integrating tech in teaching & learning, professional development, infrastructure & management
In the second half of the session, you will share ideas and start to generate new responses to the most frequently cited challenges.
Microsoft Teams and Google Schools: Nuts and bolts of tech integration
This interactive session will look to uncover the recurring challenges around integrating Microsoft and Google ecosystems.
Identify challenges in part one and ideate some creative solutions in part two.
Hosts at the Nordic Catalyst: Innovative Learning event:
ICT Consultant CFU/UCC, University of Copenhagen
Dewayne J. McClary
Director, League of Innovative Schools at Digital Promise Global
Executive Director and Cofounder, Catalyst
Giancarlo Brotto is a Global Education Catalyst. He engages with government officials, policy-influencing organizations, thought leaders, school system decision-makers and researchers to gain insights and influence trends in the education sector. He has served on the informal advisory group for the Skills for Social Progress Project for OECD, sat on the board of directors for C21 Canada, Global Education Advisor for SMART Technologies, founding partner of GOLA! – a secure place for high-level education officials globally to collaborate and make genuine policy recommendations.