Conference programme

Introduction to the programme

 

April 9th – pre-conference
 

The pre-conference is aimed at heads of kindergartens and general education schools, teachers, education technologists.
The presentations will speak about the school’s role in the changing environment, teacher’s competence and self-development. New ideas will be provided by the best works of the educational methodology competition „Rush hour“.
The session aimed at basic education employees focuses on the digital world, tablets and media – if and how to open kindergartens’ doors to them?
The plenary session at the end of the day allows school heads to discuss how to manage a modern educational process in an educational institution.

On April 9th, the HITSA Innovation Centre student competition works are presented to the judges parallel to the pre-conference. The winners are announced in the evening at the conference reception at Mektory.

 

Wedneday, April 9th 2014

Time

Content

Translation
10.30-11.00 Registration and coffee  
11.00-12.30

I PLENARY SESSION

ALL THINGS ARE HEAVY BEFORE TURNING LIGHT

 

DOMINO effect from mutike to e-mature school  
Milan Hausner, Základní Škola

 

New technologies in personal development
Josemaria Camean, Collegium Educationis Revaliae

 

On which choices depends the development of technology and innovation in schools?
Ülle Luisk, Viljandi Gymnasium

 

Simultaneous translation

 

 

 

12.30-13.30 Lunch  
13.30-15.00 I PARALLEL SESSION  
 
EXPERIENCE IS A CRUEL TEACHER. FIRST IT TESTS YOU AN ONLY THEN TEACHES
  

What you have to learn for life in the 22nd century?
Margus Pedaste and Mario Mäeots, University of Tartu
 

Teacher's development portfolio
Varje Tipp, Vocational Centre of Pärnu County
 
Competency-based learning and portfolio in eDidaktikum
Kairit Tammets, Tallinn University
 

Simultaneous translation

 

 

 

 

In this session teachers present the best examples submitted to teaching methodology contest “Rush hour”.

 

Estonian
 

 

 

PLAY IS THE WORK OF A CHILD 

 

Estonian
15.00-15.30

Energy break

 
15.30-16.45

II PLENARY SESSION

JUDGE A SCHOOL AS A BOOK – NOT BY ITS COVER BUT BY ITS CONTENT


Liina Tamm, Konguta School
Milan Hausner, Základní Škola
Ants Rebane, Loo Secondary School

 

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17.00-19.00

RECEPTION AT MEKTORY

Rewarding the winning authors and their supervising teachers of the student contests

 

 

 

April 10th-11th – main conference

 
All employees of educational institutions are welcome at the main conference. The main programme discusses educational innovation and the challenges related to it.
What is expected of a teacher as the instigator of changes and what role does the head of an educational institution have? How to identify and evaluate the trends affecting  school and teaching? What is a today’s learner like, if and how has the learning environment changed together with learning – what do studies say?
The conference offers different parallel sessions sharing best practices on realizing a digital turn. The conference introduces a selection of e-courses that have acquired the „e-course quality label 2014“.
 

In the evening of April 10th, a reception will be held at the restaurant Trattoria Massimo, where the authors of e-courses that have acquired the „e-course quality label 2014“ will be acknowledged and the „e-course of the year“ will be announced.

 

Thurday, April 10th 2014

Time

Content

Translation
10.00-11.00 Registration and coffee  
11.00-11.30

OPENING WORDS -Ministry of Education and Research, Information Technology Foundation for Education, Tallinn University of Technology 

 
11.30-13.30

I PLENARY SESSION

YOU WILL NOT GET WHAT YOU WANT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT

   

Studeo, ergo sum – Estonian Life Long Learning Strategy 2020           
Heli Mattisen, EKKA Quality Assessment Council

 

The Computing National Curriculum in England and Technology Enhanced Learning across the curriculum   
Bob Harrison, Education Adviser, Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd 

 

Transformation of teaching and learning processes   

Marc Durando, European Schoolnet

 

Simultaneous translation
13.30-14.30 Lunch  
14.30-16.30

II PLENARY SESSION

DREAMS GIVE WINGS TO THOUGHTS

 

Young Learners – Eyes Wide Shut?   
John Carr, European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO)

 

Self-regulated learners and guiding teachers in schools without limits​                      

Margus Pedaste, University of Tartu

 

Employer's observations on education

Tiit Paananen, Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications
                                         
                                 

Simultaneous translation
16.30-17.00 COFFEE BREAK  
17.00-18.30 I PARALLEL SESSION  
 

A GOOD THING PRAISES ITSELF


A selection of e-courses which have received the „E-course quality label 2014“ are presented in this session.

                     
Simultaneous translation
 

ACTIVITIES OF TALLINN UNIVERSITY     

 

Estonian

 

COMPUTER WORKSHOP (BASED ON BYOD)

 

Estonian
20.00-23.00

RECEPTION at Trattoria Massimo    

www.trattoria.ee
       
Rewarding e-course authors that have received the "E-course quality label 2014" and announcement of the e-course of the year.


Musical entertainment is provided by the Vaigla family and Lenna Kuurmaa 

 

 

 

Friday, April 11th 2014

Time Content Translation
09.00-11.00 II PARALLEL SESSION  
 

YOUTH IS A FIRE – DO NOT LET IN BURN NEEDLESSLY


The floor is given to pupils from the 6th form of the Gustav Adolf Grammar School who will tell what they like to learn, how they like to learn, why they like to learn and how a contemporary school should look like. 

 

Simultaneous translation

 

 

How to make use of students interest for digital devices in an educational setting and what are the hazards faced in the digital world?

 

Estonian
 

EduVista – guides for creating and implementing innovative learning stories (iTEC project)

 

Estonian
 

COMPUTER WORKSHOP

 

Estonain
11.00-11.30

COFFEE BREAK

 
11.30-13.30 III PARALLEL SESSION  
 

Learning and teaching in the 21st century

            
Together with experts this session seeks answers to questions: who is a contemporary learner and if and how has the learning environment changed? We will examine what research tells us and compare that with experiences of the participants of the session.

 

Estonian
 

KNOWLEDGE IS WORTH NOTHING WITHOUT SHARING

 

Nordic cooperation in open education   

Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University

 

Blocks in a digital toy box 

Arlis Narusberk, MTÜ E-Aabits

 

Open badges and open assessment

Hans Põldoja, Tallinn University

Simultaneous translation
 

eTwinning workshop for vocational education  

Estonian

 

 

COMPUTER WORKSHOP: Deppilf moorssalc i.e. flipped classroom 

Estonian
13.30-14.30
Lunch
 
14.30-16.30

III PLENARY SESSION

SOMETIMES IT IS NECESSARY TO GO FAR IN ORDER TO APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE AT HOME 

 

Flip Your Classroom:  Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day    
Jon Bergmann, Flipped Classroom (video presentation)

 

MOOCs – from hype to opportunity    
Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University

 
No Choice: Why Education Must be Disrupted   
Steve Taylor, From Start-Up to Stay-Up

Simultaneous translation

 

See you at the conference!

Estonian Information Technology Foundation for Education


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