Re-engineering Education with Mobile Tech, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality from Middle to High School Years
Chryso ChristodoulouCEO - Founder
Ms. Chryso Christodoulou is the founder of FUNecole® Research Institute and the co-founder of Digipro Education Ltd. Her academic background is in Computer Science and Education. She is the designer and author of the FUNecole® for Cambridge ICT Starters Initial Steps endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations and recognized best practice educational approach by the European Commission. Ms. Christodoulou is an external educational expert for the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) on various educational research projects. She is a program committee member for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Computer society. Mrs Christodoulou participates as keynote speaker and panelist at numerous conferences, seminars and workshops around the world. Ms. Christodoulou´s work has been published in scholarly and policy publications, such as IEEE Xplore and the European Parliament Magazine. She is a recognized as an entrepreneurship expert by OECD and is one of 350 European Ambassadors of Entrepreneurship.
Nina Jackson Independent Thinker, Author, Associate Director ITLWorldwide Mental Health Ambassador & creator of Mind Medicine approachNina JacksonIndependent Thinker, Author, Associate Director ITLWorldwide Mental Health Ambassador & creator of Mind Medicine approach
Nina Jackson is the director of Teach Learn Create that offers teacher professional development courses in UK and the world. The courses focus to develop teachers to purposeful and effectively use technology and particularly mobile devices in the classroom.
Nina is a new generation of innovative teachers and the the first woman to join Independent Thinking Ltd with Ian Gilbert in 1999. Nina inspires and motivates teachers to “be the best that they can be” and uses the Independent Thinking’s motto of ‘Do things no one does or do things everyone does in a way no one does’, as her philosophy for educational change. With this heritage of superb teaching and learning, an associate director of the internationally acclaimed Independent Thinking and best-selling author;Nina Jackson is an educational force to be reckoned with.
Nina has been a lead contributor in a BBC documentary called Kids Behaving Badly where her skills for engaging and inspiring disaffected learners were hailed as “pure magic”.
Much of what is known on 21st century skills and education, describes a situation where a broader range of skills is needed to complement the basic literacy, numeracy and scientific skills that are currently taught in our schools. There is real need to use digital technology to develop innovative skills and competences that will enable graduates of schools and universities in Cyprus to deal with an emerging economic, environmental, technological, political and social challenges of the current century.
There is a need to advance teaching approaches, assessment strategies and reporting or grading systems. There is a need to accommodate new innovative skills and competences within an existing educational structure and curriculum. Schools need to Reengineer Education with Mobile Tech, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Applications to develop higher order level skills and validate appropriate pedagogy’s, curriculum assessment and evaluation strategies and other instructional support.
Furthermore, Cyprus belongs to a global community and we need to develop our students so that they are equipped with the skills, knowledge, creativity and digital competencies to be able to survive in this world of change. The foundation for this change is to begin equipping students with the tools they need regardless of their learning and living differences. The key is to differentiate our instruction and use the most appropriate digital devices that will enable us to cater for all students including those students with special needs and the Gifted and Talented. Artificial Intelligence is the most important change force in modern society. The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) launched what students from Kindergarten to the 12th grade (K-12) should know and be able to do in terms of Artificial Intelligence.
AI will be a net job creator starting in 2020.” Artificial Intelligence will automate 1.8 million people out of work, but it will create 2.3 million jobs. So, Artificial Intelligence will drive a net gain of 500,000 new jobs. (Gartner Symposium 2019) High school graduates know nothing about how Artificial Intelligence works, cannot imagine the opportunities it creates, how AI penetrates their everyday lives and how they should prepare for their future professional carriers. The question of how Artificial Intelligence and robots will affect jobs has been one of the darkest shadows looming over the 21st century. Gartner’s underlying assumptions is that Artificial Intelligence is going to play a complementary role to a lot of workers. It will make them faster, more efficient, and more productive.
Artificial Intelligence is already behind everything in education but in Cyprus and Internationally we are witnessing a lag in impact in the education systems. At the same time, Artificial Intelligence is making leaps and bounds in all industries.
Code that learns will prove to be humankind’s greatest invention—and, some worry, its demise. Artificial Intelligence will have more influence on the lives and livelihoods of young people over the next several decades than any other factor. Fed by big data and equipped by robots and other enabling tools, Artificial Intelligence will help address our most pressing problems: it will help us cure disease, unlock clean energy, and create valuable and affordable services. Simultaneously, it will cause massive dislocation, widen income gaps, weaponize robots and pose other existential threats.
This expert seminar will give valuable proactive hands on experiences to educators on where can Artificial Intelligence make the biggest advancements in education. Tutoring for example could be wiped out by Artificial Intelligence in the next five years. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) will simulate one-to-one human tutoring. Assessment Artificial Intelligence will help build more efficient, personalized and contextualized support for students. Smart recommendation systems or machine-assisted systems will show student mastery, repeat necessary lessons and suggest a personalized learning plan. Upskilling and continuous development will be assisted by Artificial Intelligence . We’ll also see new models of boot camps and EdX-like offerings from universities to serve as gap-fillers for skills. Scheduling Algorithms will make it easier to maximize learning environments and schedules.
Augmented and Virtual Reality applications empower students to see beyond what their imagination may conjure. Tactile interaction where a student can have a learning relationship between their own thinking brain and the digital brain – the iPad. It’s an inclusive, differentiated tool that will surpass all other digital devices and empower Cyprus students to be equipped with learning skills and knowledge that will help them be ready for any future global educational change.
SUBSIDY, ATTENDANCE, AND CANCELLATION POLICY
HRDA Subsidy and Seminar Attendance
- A company’s participant is eligible for a subsidy when their Social Insurance and Industrial Training contributions have been settled in full by the time of registration/seminar. In case of ineligibility/disqualification, the company will be invoiced the full amount per participant.
- A company’s participant is eligible for a subsidy if he/she completes an obligatory attendance of 75% or more (both during seminar and company visit). In case of failure to complete the attendance, the company will be invoiced the full amount, per participant.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy
- Cancellations can be accepted up to 5 working days prior to the seminar without penalties. For any cancellations received after the deadline (or no-shows), the company will be invoiced the full amount per participant.
- Substitutions can be accepted any time prior to the seminar without penalties.
- Τhroughout the seminar participants must have their camera and microphone open, for better communication and as defined by the specifications of HRDA otherwise participants will not be approved by HRDA.