The Pandemic: An Opportunity to Innovate
The pandemic had disrupted school, but it has also been an opportunity to innovate. We wonder which recent innovations need to stay and how to best support the drive to innovate that has pulled us through these difficult times. Recently, we have all attended interesting webinars, where we have listened to experts in multiple fields, to students, parents, and policy-makers. However, very few opportunities have been created to work collaboratively designing solutions to the complex new challenges this new reality has originated. We believe it is critical to provide such spaces of global collaboration. Therefore, we have created “New Realities, New Schooling: Learning for Uncertainty”, a global online event that will bring together teachers, students, policymakers, researchers and experts in multiple fields from around the world to design solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing education.
The pandemic has brought us many interesting webinars where we have listened to experts in multiple fields, students, parents, and policy-makers. However, very few opportunities have been created to work collaboratively designing solutions to the complex new challenges this new reality has originated. At Gimnasio La Montaña, we believe it is critical to create such spaces.
We have designed a methodology based on design thinking, in which participants will work in groups to iterate solutions to wicked problems in the field of education that they will pitch to a panel of judges after four weeks of agile collaboration.
“New Realities, New Schooling: Learning for Uncertainty” will start the third week of October. We hope to bring to the forefront lessons learned from the disruptions brought to education by the pandemic, share ideas about topics central to the field, and help maintain the drive for innovation to create new realities for schooling and learning around the world.
The event will aim to:
- Design solutions to pressing problems to make education more successful in the new realities communities face.
- Reflect upon the new practices brought about by the pandemic and consider which innovations should be kept.
- Create a diverse network of education stakeholders who wish to inspire and promote innovation in education.
We wish this event to be as open and inclusive as possible, allowing participation from anyone in the world who is interested in education and innovation. Therefore, it will be a free event. We will provide interpretation in English and Spanish. If you can help to provide interpretation in other languages to make the event more inclusive, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.