San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
About the conference
On May 11, Open Discovery Space will hold the conference “Open Innovation in Schools: Bringing Policy into Practice”. The conference will look into the sustainability of the ODS community and services, and seeks alignment between policy and practice to support European schools and the implementation of action 68 of the Digital Agenda for Europe.
The discussion will allow policy makers and practitioners to discover and familiarise with the ODS flagship policy implementation project and its deployment in European schools. The conference will gather high-level speakers from both the national and EU policy-making level, as well as innovative ODS practitioners from European schools.
Confirmed key speakers include, among others, Snezana Markovic (Assistant Minister for Secondary Education and Adult Education of the Republic of Serbia), Yoomi Renström (Chair of Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture, CoR) and Dr. Sofoklis Sotiriou (Head of R&D Department of Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece).
Programme of the conference
12.00 – 13.00 Registration and networking lunch
13.00 – 13.10 Opening session
13.10 – 14.15 Session 1 - Keynote speakers: digital innovation in education and its policy environment / The EU policy landscape in which ODS operates to bring innovation into classrooms via use of ICT.
14.15 – 14.30 Coffee break
14.30 – 15.30 Session 2 - Policy implementation and ODS: successes and lessons learnt / Learning from ODS achievements and contributions in supporting innovation in schools; how the EU and national authorities can prepare better policy initiatives
15.30 – 16.30 Session 3 - The future of ODS: promoting innovation creation in classrooms / Sustainability of ODS innovative communities, network and portal, addressing opennes, co-innovaiton and training in schools
16.30 – 17.30 Networking reception
The conference will take place at the Permanent Representation of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia to the European Union (Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels), starting at 12:00 and finishing at 17:30 after a networking reception.
What is ODS?
ODS is a socially powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources in European schools. It offers an open innovation and collaboration platform and services, thus playing a key role in supporting the take-up and use of digital educational resources in schools. In parallel, ODS revolutionises communities of practice in eLearning, offering them the opportunity to utilise pedagogically the needed educational content and tools. Furthermore, ODS can provide helpful solutions for addressing potential digital barriers through networking and further collaboration among K-12 stakeholders (teachers, learners, parents, content and technology providers, and policy makers etc.), Visit our website at opendiscoveryspace.eu
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When & Where
Open Discovery Space
ODS is a socially powered and multilingual open learning infrastructure to boost the adoption of eLearning resources in European schools. ODS is co-funded by the European Commission and intends to facilitate the implementation of Action 68 of the Digital Agenda for Europe while effectively modernising education in Europe.
You can find out more at opendiscoveryspace.eu