Bengaluru, 11th January 2019: Kidovators, the one-of-its-kind skill education organization, focused on 21st century skills education, successfully organizes the ‘Future of Learning Unconference’ in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 11th January 2019. With world’s prominent education leaders as speakers talking about future evolution of education for K-12 and frameworks of 21st Century Skills at JW Marriott, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Unconference unveiled the future of learning for students, educators as well as future of learning spaces. Kidovators also felicitated 21st century schools, educators and education organizations with ‘World 100 21st Century Educators Awards’.
Unconference facilitated as a platform for Educators from around the world to discuss and propose best practices in 21st century education and create a blueprint for 21st-century learning spaces and environments across India and the world. The Unconference commenced with opening note of Mr. Priyadeep Sinha, Founder and CEO of Kidovators. The forum discussion focused on unlearning the irrelevant education and learning about the future of education.
The keynote speeches at Unconference by Mr. Anil Swarup (Former Secretary – School Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD, GoI) Ms. Cecilia Carnefeldt (CEO & President, Kunskapsskolan Education, Swden) and Ms. Kathleen Naglee (Head of School, International School of Helsinki, Finland) signified the necessity of structural changes in education to instill students with skills and learning required for future. The forum discussion also included Mr. Allan Kjaer Andersen, Ms. Aparna Magee, Mr. Arunabh Singh, Mrs. Avnita Bir, Ms. Daya Alderfer, Ms. Kathlyn Pattillo, Mr. Kulbhushan Sharma, Mr. Peri Maheshwar, Mr. Raghav Podar, Ms. Ragini Chaudhary, Mr. Sharad Bansal, Mr. Srikanth Iyer, and Mr. Vipul Redey among other Global Speakers. On this occasion, the annual report of Kidovators showing that ‘21st Century Skills are creating a level playing field in Indian Education’ was released by Mr. M Chandrasekaran (Chairman of Board, Kidovators). Following the awards ceremony, the Unconference was concluded with the closing note of Mr. Pulak Kumar Sinha (Board Member, Kidovators).
Celebrating the success of the Global event, Mr. Priyadeep Sinha, Founder and CEO, Kidovators says, “The future of learning is going to be starkly different from what it is today. The advents in Artificial Intelligence and Automation will ensure outsourcing of mostly process-based work to machines. The future requires human intervention majorly in non-linear, creative and critical forms of thinking and decision making. Thus, the need of the hour is to train human capital with these prerequisites. This can only be possible through changing the prevailing education models and deliberating new practices to prepare students for future demands. ‘Unconference’ has facilitated as a stage for global educators to share their ideas, and discuss and deliberate on new education models that would create a new surge of meaningful education for all. It gives us overwhelming satisfaction that our initiative has turned into a global success and is inspiring thousands of lives. We look forward to greater collaboration among educators from across India and the world, to make a better future.”
Kidovators® (kidovators.com) is an eight year old edtech company based in Bangalore that focuses on building future human capital through 21st Century Skills. Working on skills such as creativity, critical thinking, complex problem solving among others, Kidovators is a pioneering organization helping students acquire and hone these skills through a proprietary learning platform (app.kidovators.com). Founded by Priyadeep Sinha in 2011, Kidovators® has worked with and impacted over 128,000 from 7 countries since inception. Kidovators® currently works with 340+ schools directly and over 600 schools in total. Counting Gray Matters Capital (Atlanta, USA based impact fund), M Chandrasekaran (Manipal Group), Luis Miranda (IDFC PE) among its investors, Kidovators® has received awards, laurels and recognition across Asia, North America, South America from Dell, Santander Bank, Lenovo, TiE, IIM Ahmedabad among others. Kidovators® organizes 21st century skills Olympiads including Creativity Olympiad® & Critical Thinking Olympiads which are unique across India as well as around the world. These Olympiads are conducted in three rounds with Round 1 being held in the participating school, Round 2 being organized at a regional level and finally Round 3 being organized as part of the Unconference in Bangalore, India. In 2018-19, Kidovators® is working with over 46,000 students across 22 states in India as well as 6 other countries.