Ashoka University, Sonipat, will host a virtual conference on June 5-6 on the future of K-12 education. Titled “Future Of Schools: Overcoming the COVID-19 Challenge and Beyond”, the conference will be addressed by Nandan Nilekani, Chairman-Infosys and Founder-EkStep Foundation; Anita Karwal, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy of MHRD; Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC; Salman Khan, Founder and CEO, Khan Academy; Bridget T Long, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Manoj Ahuja, Chairman, CBSE.
The conference will start at 4pm and end at 7.15pm on June 5 and start at 9.30AM and end at 5.20pm on June 6. The sessions will delve into the best practices to engage students online, embracing technology effectively and how to upskill teachers to deliver enriching online experience. The conference will take place over Zoom and host over 1300 schools, 1100 school leaders and over 10000 attendees across more than 100 cities.
According to Prof. Malabika Sarkar, Vice-Chancellor, Ashoka University, “We believe that the current uncertainty represents an opportunity to explore future-proof solutions to the varying issues facing the different types of schools in the Indian school system. Through this conference, we aim to bring together global education experts with Indian education authorities, school principals, counsellors, teachers and other participants to work out solutions on how technology-based education can be made accessible to the larger geographic and economic sections of the society. The conference will also explore modes of Adaptive Leadership and how to manage organizations in times of crisis.”