The agenda of the two-day program,
which I hope you will all be contributing to. There will be plenty of opportunities to showcase what you have come up with during the Pandemic. These can be ideas, projects, products, digital or not. They can also be projects in the making where you are looking for cooperation or products you would like to licence to other publishers. Or maybe you just want the opinion of your fellow publishers.
Thursday, 27th May:
start of meeting with keynote by
15.45 - 16.15
Schools in lockdown - new roles and features of our eLearning platform
16.15 - 16.30, break
16.30 - 17.00
The flatrate model (educational content as a streaming service)
17.00 - 17.30 Lattes Editori
- Using virtual reality to teach art history
Friday, 28th May:
second keynote by
14.15 - 14.45, Kreativni Centar
Picture books as a textbook marketing tool
14.45 - 15.00, break
15.00 - 15.30, Rokus Klett
My subject - a one stop solution for teachers to find all the relevant information regarding their subject
15.30 - 16.00 Profil Klett
- IZZI KVIZZI, an online knowledge competition project
16.00 - 16.30 Learnetic
topic to be decided or possibly another EEPG member
All times are CEST, so please adjust your calendars accordingly. If you would like to present, please send me a title and a short abstract as soon as possible. As you can see we have eight slots for presentations, but if we get more (or less), we will update the program and try to accommodate everyone.
First Keynote by Renee Hobbs: Propaganda vs Education in a Digital Age
Propaganda can be found in marketing and advertising, government and politics, news and information, activism, entertainment -- and even in education. Information has always been used to promote a point of view. But what has changed since the onset of digitisation? If a social media post activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to your hopes, fears and dreams, or attacks opponents, it just might be propaganda. But when and how do educational practices function as propaganda? And what is the difference between propaganda and indoctrination?
What kinds of dispositions, knowledge and skills help people navigate in a world where sponsored content, clickbait, political ads, memes, and disinformation are in widespread circulation, remixed and retransmitted by our friends, neighbors and family? What knowledge and what skills do educators and learners need to develop to manage the diverse genres of persuasion and propaganda that are part of everyday life? In her talk, Renee will introduce instructional strategies that can be used with people of all ages to reshape the social practices of reading, writing, and learning in ways that promote human freedom, civic responsibility, and social justice.
Second Keynote by Guy Levi:
Design-Thinking and Lean Startup Methods in creating a competencies and skills based curriculum for the New Normal
The ambitious OECD Education 2030 project was accelerated caused by school closures during the COVD-19 pandemic. Many education systems understood that the old curriculum and the organization of learning were becoming less and less relevant to the goals of preparing the students for the challenges of the third decade of the 21st century. In this reality and context some schools' principals are taking responsibility for developing new innovating programs, utilizing agile and flexible organizational cultures to create the New Normal. In his talk, Guy will present a new model of teachers-students co-design of new curricula using design-thinking and lean startup methods. The process of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) will change not only teaching-learning processes but also the interplay between teachers and students and the meaning of schooling. Fast-forwarding, this experiment could be a basis for a design of a new educational product that is in line with the Learning Compass of the OECD Education 2030 program.
Some info about our keynote speakers:
is the author of
Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age
, which was awarded the 2021 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences from the Association of American Publishers. As professor of communication studies and director of the
Media Education Lab
, she co-directs the
Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy
at the University of Rhode Island. Renee has published 12 books and over 150 scholarly and professional articles and developed multimedia learning resources for elementary and secondary teachers.
was the Director of Innovation at the
Center for Educational Technology (CET)
, Israel largest educational NGO, for the last 15 years where he initiated CET's digital platform for schools,
CET Virtual High School
, the development of competency-based micro-credentials for teachers PD and more. He is currently working on the development of competencies-based Nano-learning utilizing AI and machine learning platforms. Guy holds a Master's degree in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York and is a graduate of the prestigious Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem.