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Session One | Education disrupted – education rebuilt: How does the pandemic shape the future of education?

June 30, 2020

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Webinar Series: Where Do We Go from Here? –Meet the Challenges Posed by COVID-19 Pandemic to the Future of Our Worldwide Education Infrastructure
Over the past three months, 1.5 billion students and their parents learned that education must get urgently ready for the digital world. What lessons should we take from digital learning during the pandemic, and how can we reconcile the opportunities of digitalisation with the social functions of educational institutions? How will the world look post the pandemic and what knowledge, skills, attitudes and values will young people need to be successful in this world?

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Session One: Education disrupted – education rebuilt: How does the pandemic shape the future of education?

June 30th, 2020 @ 2:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)

Opening The webinar will be moderated by New York Times Columnist Thomas J. Friedman, following the opening of the webinar by John Palfrey, President of the MacArthur Foundation (10 min). Speaker

John Palfrey, President of the MacArthur Foundation, USA

 

Session One  

OECD’s Andreas Schleicher will provide a comparative analysis of how the pandemic has affected school systems around the world and the strategies which different countries have chosen to reshape educational opportunity (10 min).

 

Presenter

Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills

We will then dive in with educational leaders how they have managed the education crisis. State Secretary Alejandro Tiana will explain how the government of Spain, one of the worst-hit countries, built powerful alliances to mobilise resources and cope with the pandemic. The CEO’s of the Phalen Leadership Academies and Teach for Peru will help us look at managing the pandemic through the eyes of the education profession. Both are examples of innovations generated from civil society, one is about disadvantaged children in the US, primarily African American, the other is about attracting talented educators to challenging schools in Peru (30 min).

 

Moderator

Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist of NYT

 

Panellists

Alejandro Tiana, Secretary of State for Education, Spain

Earl Martin Phalen, CEO, Phalen Leadership Academies, USA

Franco Mosso, Teach for Peru

We will conclude this segment with the learner’s voice. A group of young leaders will then explain their current efforts to address the needs of disadvantaged students around the world with a special case study of New York City during the pandemic (15 min).

 

Panellists
Abdourahamane Diallo, Candidate for NYC Council District 16 -2021
Chris Rim
, CEO of Command Education, USAAlice Amegah, Doctorate Candidate, University of CambridgeOrigene Igiraneza, CEO of O’Genius Priority, Ltd., Rwanda
 

In the second segment, we will turn to the way forward: What lessons can we take from the pandemic for the future? How do we need to reimagine education and its institutions? How do we build resilient and forward-looking education systems?

 

Introduction Andreas Schleicher will introduce the topic with reflections on what the future will expect from the next generation in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values (5 min).

 

Moderator

Thomas Friedman, Foreign Affairs Columnist of NYT

Session Two Orly Friedman will talk about her experience with building a school for the 21st century. While there are many innovative schools emerging, it has proved much harder to build innovative school systems. Siva Kumari, Director-General of the International Baccalaureate will speak about her vision for an education system in the post-Covid future and Olli-Pekka Heinonen, architect of the Finnish education reform in the 1990s, will share his lessons about transforming school systems. Then, former U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige will offer reflections on what public policy in the United States can learn from the different experiences (40 min).

 

Panellists

Orly Friedman, Founder of Red Bridge, USA

Siva Kumari, Director-General of the International Baccalaureate, Switzerland

Olli-Pekka Heinonen, former Minister of Education, Finland

Rod Paige, Former Secretary of Education, USA

Closing Summary of outcomes (10 min) Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills

Cheng Davis, President of FWE

 

 

Speakers
Cheng Davis
Cheng Davis
President of FWE
United States
Biography
Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times Columnist
United States
Biography
John Palfrey
John Palfrey
President of the MacArthur Foundation
Biography
Andreas Schleicher
Andreas Schleicher
OECD Director for Education and Skills
Biography
Olli-Pekka Heinonen
Olli-Pekka Heinonen
Former Minister of Education of Finland
Biography
Dr Siva Kumari
Dr Siva Kumari
Director-General International Baccalaureate (IB)
Biography
Franco Mosso
Franco Mosso
Chief Executive Officer, Teach for Peru
Biography
Alejandro Tiana Ferrer
Alejandro Tiana Ferrer
Secretary of State for Education, Spain
Biography
Earl Martin Phalen
Earl Martin Phalen
Phalen Leadership Academies, Founder and CEO
Biography
Orly Friedman
Orly Friedman
Founder of Red Bridge
United States
Biography
Rod Paige
Rod Paige
Former Secretary of Education, United States
Biography
Alice Amegah
Alice Amegah
Doctorate Candidate, University of Cambridge, Ghana
Biography
Abdourahamane Diallo
Abdourahamane Diallo
Candidate for NYC Council District 16 -2021
Biography
Origene Igiraneza
Origene Igiraneza
CEO of O’Genius Priority, Ltd., Rwanda
Biography
Christopher Rim
Christopher Rim
CEO of Command Education
United States
Biography