Educational Technology
Summit SeriesTM

facilitates collaboration and partnerships amongst stakeholders across the length and breadth of the education sector.
6-7 February, 2020
Design Thinking for Social Change
at NIIT University, Neemrana
8 February, 2020
Leadership conclave
at India Habitat Centre, Delhi

What is the EdTech Summit Series?

The Summit is an annual event which is centered around the celebration of learning. Started 6 years ago by the initiative of students from across the country, the event has also constantly evolved over the years.

Objectives

CPD

To deliberate on the need for continuous and sustained professional development

Integration

To showcase best practices in technology integration

Dialogue

To start a dialogue regarding what digital leadership in schools should look like

Decision-making

To discuss decision-making strategies regarding educational technology

Summit execution

The execution of the summit can be categorized into 4 stages

Stage 1 | DESIGN THINKING BOOTCAMPS

Over the course of the year, Mahattattva runs Design Thinking for Social Change (link) bootcamps across the country.

Stage 2 | DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS

Bootcamps help private institutions across India partner with those with less resources (such as government and charity institutions) and encourages them to work together to solve issues that we face as a society.

Stage 3 | COLLABORATIVE WORK

Each participant in the Bootcamp, along with its partner develops a design-thinking project. They work on the project for an academic year.

Stage 4 | CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

At the Summit, there are both schools that present their projects to their peers and those that attend to start their own design-thinking journey. The event also sees the education sector come together and engages in workshops by leading experts.

What to expect …

Day 1-2

Day 3

  • First two days of the conference sees participation over 100 schools across India.
  • Several schools showcase their projects at the summit, and their projects are evaluated by their fellow peers.
  • Other schools create fresh prototypes, as they start their design-thinking journeys. College students and Industry experts provide the schools with constructive feedback.
  • Other schools create fresh prototypes, as they start their design-thinking journeys. College students and Industry experts provide the schools with constructive feedback.
  • Third day of the summit sees participation from EdTech companies, government officials, school leaders, educators and edupreuners, as they all congregate under the same roof to discuss various matters of interest pertaining to the Education sector

Our Attendees

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Directors, Principals CXOs and other Industry Leaders

Speakers for 2020

Mr Rajendra Pawar
Mr Rajendra Pawar
Chairman and Founder, NIIT Group
Rajesh Sood
Rajesh Sood
Chairman, Mahattattva Advisory Board
Vishnu Karthik
Vishnu Karthik
CEO, Xperiential Learning Systems and Associate-Director, Heritage Group of Schools
Col Gopal Karunakaran (retd)
Col Gopal Karunakaran (retd)
CEO, Shiv Nadar Schools
Kanak Gupta
Kanak Gupta
Vice President, Seth M.R. Jaipuria Schools
Bani Dhawan
Bani Dhawan
Head-Google Education, India
Kunal Bhadoo
Kunal Bhadoo
Board Member, Kunskapsskolan Schools
Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik
CEO, ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) India
Lokesh Mehra
Lokesh Mehra
Lead (Research) SSC,The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
Mike Knowles
Mike Knowles
Emeritus Professor, School of Creativity, Rishihood University

Design Thinking for Social Change

Design thinking relies on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that have emotional meaning as well as functionality, to express ourselves in media other than words or symbols. We need students to think about real and authentic challenges in the world today. We need them to think about the challenges that we face as individuals and society as a whole; also global challenges of health, poverty and education.

Students have to be encouraged to think of developing new strategies that result in differences that matter. Design Thinking for Social Change provides tools for visualisation and applying design-thinking methodology to specific challenges. Teaching students empathy during the process helps identify these challenges.

Our Process :

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Understanding the role of people in successful design thinking

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Transitioning through the phases of inspiration, ideation, and implementation

3

Implementing design thinking processes, technology and tools to drive innovation

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Using tools like visualization, mapping, and storytelling to create and present

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Applying design thinking methodology to specific challenges

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Testing, refining and improving new ideas, models, and processes

Immersion program in the Indian education sector …

Many international players wade into the Indian education market without having in-depth knowledge about the complexities of the sector, and doing business in India. This immersion program intends to give participants a diverse range of knowledge which is essential before considering an entry into the Indian market.

Awards

Judged by an International panel of experts, the EdTech Summit SeriesTM Awards celebrate research, innovation and accomplishments in the education sector.

First annual award show to recognise
teachers, schools and companies
for delivering excellence

India Habitat Centre,Delhi
8 February 2020
At the Leadership Conclave,
EdTech Summit Series 2020
  • “I’d like to take this as an opportunity to thank you for a great initiative and superb execution.”

    Aditya Rajpurohit, Dell

  • “Very interesting sessions …and I did learn a lot and took away lots to think about.”

    Siddhartha Dubey, Brookings Institution India Center, New Delhi

  • “It was such an inspiring and invigorating experience attending the Summit.”

    Shikhar Sethi, chalopadho.com

  • “Thank you and huge compliments to you and your team for organising this mega event.”

    Dr Shradha Kanwar, NIIT University

  • “Thank you for organising such a fantastic event and

    inviting us. The speakers and audience were pretty awesome.”

    Manish Chadha, Apple

  • “Thanks for letting us be part of this very well organized event.”

    Kartik Sharma, Agnitio Education

For queries, please contact :

  • connect@edtechsummitseries.com
  • +91-124-5025118
  • +91-8810204772