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South Asia ConnectED
Sat, April 15, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
HGSE South Asia Education Initiative (HSAEI).
This event is co-sponsored by HGSE and South Asia Institute at Harvard University.
South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia centric education conference being hosted in Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore Catalyzing for Scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta, Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL, Sridhar Rajagopalan, Founder, Educational Initiatives, Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, Design for Change, USA and many others as they opine and connect with us on the day.
Keynote: Join John Floretta, Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL, as he opines on Catalyzing for Scale: Applying Evidence for Scaling Up
EdTech Panel speakers include Sridhar Rajagopalan, Founder, EI, Rita Sahu, Core Team, MIT CLIx and Senior Program Manager, Office of Digital Learning, MIT and Chandrika Bahadur, President, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Association.
Systemic Innovations in Education Panel speakers include Kanupriya Misra, Consultant, World Bank's Global Education Practice and others.
Social Change Agents Panel speakers include Sonal Kapoor, Founder, PROTSAHAN India Foundation and Robin Chaurasiya, Top 10 Finalists, Global Teacher Prize and Founder, Kranti. Also hear from Gali Gali Sim Sim, the Indian Adaptation of Sesame Street as they join us virtually.
Workshop: Explore design thinking through the lens of an educator in a unique opportunity. Get your hands dirty in the Design Thinking Workshop conducted by Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, DFC, USA. Limited seats only, so be quick to register here: bit.ly/designthinkingconnected
Gallery Walk: Check out initiatives in education technology from South Asia, at the Gallery Walk.
8.30am - 9.00am: Breakfast and registration
9.00am - 9.10am: Opening remarks - Tarun Khanna
9.10am - 9.40am: Keynote address: John Floretta
9.45am - 11.15am: Panel 1 - Social change agents
11.15am - 12.45pm: Panel 2 - EdTech
12.45pm - 02.00pm: Break for lunch*
02.15pm - 03.45pm: Panel 3 - Systemic Innovations in Education
02.00pm - 03.45pm: Design thinking workshop
04.00pm - 04.30pm: Closing remarks, networking and Chai
Ongoing "Gallery Walk" begins at 9.40am and ends at 2.00pm in Larsen 214.
*Attendees are requested to make their own arrangements for lunch. There are many restaurants and fast food eateries within a one mile radius around HGSE.
This conference is being conducted by HGSE South Asia Education Initiative, a student body at HGSE, aiming to build a bridge between students and faculty in Harvard and beyond with education practitioners and academics in South Asia.
More details at: http://southasiaconnected.com/