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30.10.2020 |

HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit: Community Track

In this track you will find a variety of exciting events hosted by members of the HundrED Community. This track has everything from global discussions, to virtual cooking classes. You can connect with others or learn a new skill. You can find a sample of events below. You can find a full catalog of events at the end of this article.

We have less than a week to go before the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit! Join us next week to hear from innovators and education leaders from around the world, and explore 50+ breakout sessions!

If you haven’t yet, be sure to register for the HundrED Innovation Summit happening November 4-6th and stay tuned for more exciting program announcements in the coming days. The Summit can be viewed on your phone or browser both live and on-demand.

In this article, we will delve into the Community Track at the HundrED 2020 Innovation Summit! In this track, you will find a variety of exciting events hosted by members of the HundrED Community. This track has everything from global discussions, to virtual cooking classes. In this track, you can connect with others or learn a new skill. You will find a sample of events below. The full catalog of events is linked to at the end of this article. Keep reading to find out more about the various ways to engage during the HundrED Summit! 

Official HundrED Side Events 

Learning Languages, Cultures and Cuisines while Cooking: Linguacuisine Workshop

Professor Paul Seedhouse explains how the latest digital technology can support learning aspects of languages and their associated cultures and cuisines whilst cooking a meal, which can then be eaten. We discuss the rationale for the free Linguacuisine app, and how using cooking as a task offers opportunities to all viewers who are interested in languages and food. We consider the app’s design principles and how learning is enhanced by having all five senses engaged in a meaningful task with an edible end product.

Then we demonstrate how it works in practice in Newcastle University’s digital kitchen! If you like, use the app yourself to cook along with us in your own kitchen at home during the session, or just watch. We’ll be making crêpes/pancakes with a bilingual French/English recipe. Your smartphone speaks to you in the target language and talks you through the stages of cooking the recipe. It gives you photos, audio, and text of the ingredients and equipment you need to collect then plays you video clips explaining the cooking procedure.


What does the future school become when we embrace the learning that happens everywhere? A UNESCO Futures of Education global discussion

UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to catalyze global debate and action on how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. To support the process of co-constructing a global report that will be released in November 2021, many innovators associated with HundrED have run focus groups involving participants from around the planet. One of the questions that has emerged is what the future school could become once we widely embrace the learning that happens everywhere. In the side-event speakers will discuss the insights they gleaned from the consultation sessions they ran over several months – into what the future school should become. In the second half of the event participants will enter breakout rooms to engage with the visions presented and discuss what moves us in the direction of achieving them, what holds us back, and how we tip the balance.


Collaborators On Air: Digitally Coming Together Over Education's Old, New and Future Challenged through COIVD-19 and Beyond 

This workshop is about the power of global education networks during COVID-19 and beyond. 

Collaborators On Air is a global community of people who are working towards the same goal: ensuring children are healthy and learning, no matter the circumstances. Currently, there are over 100 members of the Collaborators On Air platform from all corners of the world - including (but not limited to) Liberia, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Uganda, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, the UK, the US, and beyond. Using a Slack workspace, Collaborators are sharing educational content, implementation strategies, and motivational support to ensure that all learners are reached and supported globally. Our panelists from five different countries will discuss their experience during COVID-19, their innovative distance learning solutions, and the value of the global networks they were a part of during this time and into the future. If you are interested in collaboration, communities, and innovation in education, particularly to reach our most marginalized learners, this workshop is for you. Our speakers are:  

  • George Cowell, Rising Academy Network (Liberia)
  • Marvi Soomro, Innovate Educate Inspire (Pakistan)
  • Shruti Manerker, The Akanksha Foundation (India)
  • Reshma Patel, Impact Network (Zambia)
  • Aanya Niaz, The Maple Group (UK)


Creative Splash by Arkki & BEEP Lab

Hands-on design workshop for all interested in taking a creative moment for themselves, and for those interested in creative education, STEAM education, or architecture and design education. Boost your creativity through 3D prototyping with Arkki & BEEP Lab crew. Participants will dive into the world of learning by playful experimentations, and explore their own creativity through two hands-on creative design challenges and share their ideas with others. Join us for this active learning session and experience 3D learning in action!

Materials: You only need office paper, scissors, and tape to join and to set free your creativity! Optional items: paper clips, pencils, and a blue tag.

The session is 60 minutes, divided into two parts of 30 min. Leaders of the event: First half; Jere Keskinen /innovator, Arkki International, Finland, second half; Albert Liang, founder of Beep Lab, Singapore. Structure of both workshops: introductions of aims and content of the challenge, hands-on prototyping, sharing experiences Arkki International. Arkki is a School of Creative Education for children and youth originating from Finland. BEEP Lab (Built Environment Experiential Programme). BEEP Lab is a Design Thinking Creative Lab for children and youth from Singapore.


There are a variety of other workshops hosted by our HundrED Community ranging from designing hands-on sustainability education with TUMO in Armenia, growing Schools and Food / Pre and Post COVID with Green Bronx Machine and America’s favorite teacher Stephen Ritz in Brooklyn, the power of sharing your story with Priyanka Handa Ram, social impact entrepreneur and founder of Learn To Play in Botswana to comprehensive Early Years SEL program and its tangible toolbox with THINK Equal, the recent recipient of the 2020 WISE award. Discover the plethora of workshops here!

Already registered for the HundrED Innovation Summit and eager to start planning your event? You can log in to the event platform now to start building your schedule and networking with the other attendees. Go to the Community Events page to view a full schedule of events.