ProFuturo joins #enlightED 2022


ProFuturo joins #enlightED 2022

ProFuturo participated one more year in the largest international meeting on education, innovation and edtech: enlightED. The event took place on the 16th and 17th November at Distrito Telefónica Madrid.

Once again, ProFuturo participated in enlightED, the great global conference on education, technology and innovation organised by Fundación Telefónica, IE University, South Summit and, as a novelty of this new edition, Fundación ‘la Caixa’.

This 5th edition took place on 16 and 17 November in Distrito Telefónica Madrid and resumed, after years marked by virtuality and hybrid mode because of the pandemic, its face-to-face format.

The aim of #enlightED 2022 is to bring together, as in the four previous editions, leading international experts in education, technology and innovation to reflect on and share solutions to learning challenges and foster debate on education in the digital era. Among the speakers confirmed for this year’s edition are Susan David, Kenneth Cukier, Alok Kanojia, Ousman Umar, Cortney Harding and  Bisila Bokoko.

Since its inception in 2018, enlightED has brought together 300 international speakers and one million unique viewers in 46 countries. In addition, the of the conferences resulting from the meeting have already reached two million reproductions.

ProFuturo in #enlightED 2022

The new edition of enlightED was organised as a two-day programme with keynote speeches and panel discussions in the mornings, and workshops and interactive activities in the afternoons. The three main themes were: ‘Digital skills for today and tomorrow’, ‘Disruptive classrooms’ and ‘Advancing equity and inclusion through innovation’.

ProFuturo was present at three meetings of the event on Wednesday 16 November in Distrito Telefónica Madrid:

  • Keynote and Q&A Feeding minds through digital education

On the opening day of enlightED 2022, Magdalena Brier, CEO of ProFuturo, and Ousman Umar, founder of NASCO Feeding Minds and CEO of NASCO Tech, discussed the potential of digital education as a driver for positive change for young Ghanaians. The meeting took place in the context of the recent partnership of our digital education programme with NASCO last September, which aims to improve opportunities for more than 7,000 children in 43 centres in rural areas in Ghana.

After an exciting introduction of the project through Ousman Umar’s personal story of founding NASCO Feeding Minds in Spain, he and Magdalena Brier discussed the importance of education in empowering young people in Ghana and the community as a whole. “This partnership is a gift. It allows us to shorten the learning pathway for those students in Ghana,” Ousman confirmed about our recent collaboration in his home country.

  • Workshop. Mathematical adventures from a place of equity and inclusion: the experience of teachers in the ProFuturo network 

In the afternoon session, ProFuturo was in charge of organising a workshop with different teachers from the ProFuturo network in Africa and Latin America, as well as a Math Minds expert and a JUMP Math trainer. The action is part of the launch of ProFuturo’s new mathematics learning community, which will include 19 teachers from 9 countries with a common challenge: to contribute to educational equity and inclusion, facilitating understanding and provoking the enjoyment of mathematics for children around the world.

  • Panel. How can we digitalise our education systems? The great challenge of teachers’ digital skills

Finally, our participation in #enlightED 2022 culminated with the intervention of Mila Tonarelli, Global Innovation and Product Manager at ProFuturo, in the panel on digitisation of education systems. The meeting, moderated by Alfredo Hernando, addressed the great challenge of digital competence in education.

The panel also included the participation of: Sonia Casillas, professor at the Department of Didactics, Organisation and Research Methods at the University of Salamanca, coordinator of the Digital Education Research Group; Núria Sabaté, director of the Escola Marià Fortuny in Reus, an innovative leader in digital transformation; Carlos Medina, Head of International Projects Service at INTEF. Ministry of Education and Vocational Training; and Aitor Mensuro, Director of Public Sector at Aulaplaneta.

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