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Skip the scrolling and join us for a
2-day power-packed virtual conference with expert discussions on the new education normal.

 

 

For the first time ever, the world has

ACCELERATED and DECELERATED,

CONTRACTED and EXPANDED at the same time.

Well – we are forced to adopt new lifestyles and technologies that we would have organically embraced about 20 years down the line, but now we have all sped up and adapted to the new normal, compressing our learning of years in mere weeks. We are stripped free of all physical limitations to meet and exchange ideas with anyone.

On the other hand, we have now been forced to slow down. We think twice about getting into the mad morning rush, before hurling ourselves out into the streets amidst mad traffic and screeching horns, the mindless back and forth. We spend just a little extra time with our closest family, hang out in the most comfortable clothes all day, have our chais and coffees just a little more slowly, taste that sip just a little more deeply, eat a little more mindfully, hug our kids for just a moment longer.

Our actions carry a little more thought, intention, purpose. We wrap our lives tighter among our closest people, but we are also freer to expand into the wider world through our ideas, platforms, and communities.  We have come to love our online communities, and realize that it is upto us to build them as one extended family. 

It sure takes a village to raise a child. Just that our village is now global. It could have your next-door neighbor in it, and that mom halfway around the globe you have never met, but never fails to cheer you through your hot mess.

This Summit has ONE objective.

To bridge the two communities – Parents & Teachers

that has the most impact on your child, especially in the

foundational years. The post-COVID classroom will require

seamless cooperation, communication, and upskilling on

both sides to make the most of the crucial formative years! 

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So, we have brought together expert voices from all over the world.

We will learn about a whole gamut of things for parents and teachers-from

understanding policy on early education to understanding the wonder of baby

brains.  These are people who have helped thousands of people through their

incessant research, teaching, and engagement. I am deeply honored to have them

on this panel, and excited and humbled to share them all with you! 

Join the interest list right here!

 

 

A core understanding of neurodevelopment from 0-6 years

Using technology to scale education

The significance of early childhood education in the New Education Policy

Simplifying childhood for a wholesome adulthood

Tapping into indigenous pedagogies for a strong foundation in the understanding of self.

Foundational knowledge for social and emotional learning

Scaling literacy in the early years

Factual insights to help navigate the tech challenges of education

A rock-solid community of knowledgeable people willing to support and hold space for each other.

 

 

DAY 1 - MARCH 23, 2021

OPENING TRACK: A CALMING MEDITATION WITH HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWLS
Sujatha-Singhi

Sujata Singhi, Ph.D.

International trainer of Sound Bowl Therapies & Spiritual Sciences

BRIDGING POLICY & PRACTICE IN EARLY EDUCATION

The Case For Investment in Early Childhood Education

Tara Beteille

Senior Economist, World Bank Leader- World Bank’s Teachers Thematic Group

Using Research & Media for Large-Scale Social Impact

Sashwati Banerjee

Entrepreneur-In-Residence,
Central Square Foundation;
Former Founding Managing Director-Sesame Street Workshop, India

The Neuroscience of Early Reading

Stephanie Gottwald, Ph.D.

Director of Content - Curious Learning;
Assistant Director-Centre for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University;
Co-Author- Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century: The Literary Agenda.

EXPLORING DIVERSE PEDAGOGIES FOR CONTEMPORARY LEARNING

Creating Sustainable Learning Solutions Through Story Pedagogy

Geetha Dharmarajan

Padmashree Awardee
Founder- Katha India
Creator- Story Pedagogy©

Identity Exploration & Promoting Multicultural Harmony Through Music

Falu Shah

Grammy-nominated Musician
Ambassador, Indian Music- Carnegie Hall;
Creator- Falu's Bazaar

Stimulating Intelligence Through Drama in Early Years

Vaishali Chakravarty

India's leading drama educator;
Founder- Joy of drama;
Group Artistic Director;
Actor Factor Academic Consultant with Trinity College London.

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS OF THE NEW EDUCATION POLICY, 2020

PANEL DISCUSSION

Swati Popat Vats, Ph.D.

President- Early Childhood Association;
Director- Podar Jumbo Kids

Devishobha R (Moderator)

Founder- Kidskintha

Meeta Sengupta

Founder- Centre for Education Strategy;
Founder- #EduIn;
National Council Member-NISA

Hands-on: Break-out Session

PRACTICAL STRATEGIES FOR HOLISTIC LEARNING WITH ONLINE EDUCATION

Radhika Chandrasekaran

Arts-Based Therapy Practitioner,
Lower & Middle School Coordinator and
Tech Task Force Lead at
The Gateway School of Mumbai.
(An Ashoka Changemaker Lab School)

Rudri Joshi

Math Program Coordinator, Special Educator,
and Tech Task Force Lead at The Gateway School of Mumbai (An Ashoka Changemaker Lab School)

DAY 2 - MARCH 24, 2021

AWARENESS & MEDITATION SESSIONS

Meditation: Body Awareness & Settling Practice

Reshma Piramal

Head Operations South;
SEE Learning India;
Advisor to The Gateway School of Mumbai

Developing Inner Leadership through Cycle of Development & Pebble Meditation

Rakhee Sharma

Mindful Leadership Coach & Facilitator; Education Section Lead- Charter for Compassion, India.

THE SECRETS OF NURTURE

Building Your Child's Brain Through Co-regulation

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Author: 'Bottom Line for Baby';
Co-Author of NYTimes Best Sellers:
'The Whole-Brain Child' &
'No-Drama Discipline';
Founder and Executive Director: The Center for Connection.

Identifying Early Intervention Needs for Appropriate Integration

Dr. Samir Dalwai

Developmental Pediatrician;
Founder- Director: New Horizons Group;
Former Chairperson- Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

Balanced Stimulation Strategies for Early Brain Development

Deborah McNelis

Creator- Neuro-Nurturing®;
Early Brain Development Specialist;
Founder-Brain Insights LLC.

The Surprising Connections - Nutrition, Mood & Behavior

Kelly Dorfman

Expert on nutrition for brain development;
Author of Award-winning book- 'Cure Your Child With Food:
The Hidden Connection Between Nutrition and Childhood Ailments.'

FOUNDATIONS FOR SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN EARLY YEARS

The Winner Loses All- Foundations Of Strong Self-Love

Leeza Steindorf

Success Coach, Forbes Coaches Council Member, former Tony Robbins Results Coach, Negotiation and Communication Specialist, Best-selling Author of 'Connected Parent, Empowered Child'

Identifying & Managing Anxiety In Young Children

Dr. Sharon Shaline

ADHD & Anxiety Expert, Clinical Psychologist,
Author Of 'What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life', Winner of 'Best Books Awards' and Mom's Choice Award.

Accepting & Embracing Your Differently Wired Child

Deborah Reber

Founder- TiLT Parenting,
Podcast host, Author-Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope.

A Needs-based Approach to Managing Behaviour
Sue Cowley Photo Presenter

Sue Cowley

Early Educator, Best-selling Author, Behaviour Management Expert- Open University/BBC.

LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION - TECHNOLOGY & BEYOND

Bridging Home & School: Teachers, Parents, and Technology in Partnership

Audrey O'Clair

Education Specialist for Soundtrap at Spotify

Effective Strategies To Transition From School To Digital Learning

Wendy Oliver, Ph.D

Chief Learning Officer-Edison Learning;
Chief Learning Architect: ASU Digital 9-12 charter school.

Be More Toddler: Leadership Education From Little Learners

Emma Turner

Author: 'Be More Toddler';
Research and CPD lead- Discovery Schools Academy Trust;
Founder: ‘NewEd: Joyful CPD for Early Career Teachers’

Experiential Learning Strategies With Online Education

Magdalena Matulewicz

Active Experiential Learning Specialist;
President & Co-Founder:
Natural Born Leaders.

PANEL DISCUSSION

PLAY IN THE TIMES OF THE PANDEMIC

Preethi Vickram

Founder- LIFE Foundation;
Creator- Play Ambassadors' League;
Host: 'Power of Play' conference

Dr. Erik Fisher aka Dr. E

Genius Expert for The Genius of Play,
Child Psychologist,
Emotional Dynamics Expert

Devishobha R (Moderator)

Founder- Kidskintha

Pooja Rai

Founder and CEO of Anthill Creations;
TEDx Speaker;
Ashoka Changemaker awarded by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus.

Hands-on: Break-out Session

EVERYDAY COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR BUILDING SOCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT KIDS

Deena Margolin, LMFT
&
Kristin Gallant

Co- Founders - Big Little Feelings