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4.10.2019 | Pukhraj Ranjan |

HundrED Innovators To Make A Mark At The 2019 Helsinki Education Week

Helsinki Education Week is an official side event for Finland’s Presidency of the Council in the European Union and it is organized by the Helsinki city and HundrED. Many educators & innovators from the HundrED Community will be joining the Helsinki Education Week program of over 200 events. Read more to find out who will be leading workshops, panels and discussions this year!

Helsinki Education Week is an official side event for Finland’s Presidency of the Council in the European Union and it is organised by the Helsinki city and HundrED.

With over 200 event proposals received by the event team over the spring & summer of this year, the diverse event proposals target Finnish, Swedish and English-speaking participants, learners of all ages as well as for those who are interested in learning and developing education.

Many educators & innovators from the HundrED Community will also be joining the 2019 Helsinki Education Week program. Below is a list of events led by HundrED Innovators, Ambassadors, and other education experts that we encourage you to attend:


HundrED Youth Leadership Panel

HundrED Youth Ambassadors along with the Helsinki Youth Council members will be hosting an open panel discussion on what it takes to empower young people to voice their opinions, build leadership and take action. For a twist, you won't be hearing from teachers or any other decision-makers but young people themselves!

Day, Date: Monday, 4th November, 13:00 - 15:00

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HundrED Masterclass Day on Wellbeing!

HundrED Innovators and the HundrED Research Team will be facilitating a sharing of insights and collaboration between global educational innovators, Finnish participants, and youth on the theme of wellbeing. Open to everyone, from youth, educators, leading experts to wellbeing enthusiasts.

Day, Date: Tuesday, 5th November, 08:30 - 15:15

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HundrED 2020 Global Innovation Collection Launch

We’re gearing up for the HundrED 2020 Global Innovation Collection Launch as part of the HundrED Innovation Summit, set to take place in Helsinki, November 6th-8th. 

From a traveling high school to networks that ignite engaging, relevant and equitable learning practices, highlighting student voice and reigniting intrinsic motivation in teachers and education systems. This year’s Global Collection will explore the biggest, most innovative themes in education and we would love for you join us!

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 14:30 - 17:00

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Furthermore, here's a sample of events co-hosted by HundrED innovators and Helsinki expert teachers, exploring the theme of student voice from angles like designing spaces and curriculums that improve student engagement, implement dynamic 21st-century learning in and out of classrooms, develop news literacy skills, discuss current affairs, and more.


Voices with Big ideas

Opehuoneen ääni is a teacher-driven podcast from Helsinki. XTalksWORLDListens is a coaching programme from Malawi to coach teens to tell their stories. Join innovator Alex Bell & expert teacher Iida Jääskeläinen to learn how we can all make our small ideas have more impact and our young voices reach a wider audience.

Day, Date: Tuesday, 5th November, 09:00 - 11:00

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Designing new learning spaces

Lene Jensby Lange, Founder of Learning Space Design Lab will co-host a hands-on workshop with Tommi Tiittala for designing and redesigning schools' learning spaces and environment. The workshop includes discussions about learning cultures. The workshop is especially for teachers, leaders, educators, headmasters, and architects. 

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 13:00 - 14:30

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Learning beyond the curriculum: Schools of the future

Rachel Hinds from High Resolves (Australia) will lead this workshop to show you how you can plan, create and implement dynamic 21st-century learning that will improve student engagement, student outcomes, teacher capacity and pedagogy in the classroom. 

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 11:00 - 12:30

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Forerunner Cities in Education

Many cities are striving to improve equity and excellence in their education system. In this session education innovators from Helsinki and Pittsburgh are sharing their best practices. For example, Lasse Leponiemi (HundrED, Finland), Tom Beresford (Innovation Unit, UK) will participate in a facilitated discussion with Sunanna Chand (Remake Learning, US) and Gregg Behr (Grable Foundation, US).

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 09:00 - 11:00

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Developing news literacy skills

Tiffany Smyly from The Economist Educational Foundation will host an interactive workshop for upper secondary school (lukio) developing news literacy skills and discussing current affairs.

Day, Date: Tuesday, 5th November, 12:00 - 13:30

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Sharing Ideas on Student-led Approaches

What are the crucial elements of project-based and phenomenon-based learning practices? What does it take to succeed in executing student-led approaches?

In this workshop, hosted by Jeff Holte from Liger Leadership Academy and Heidi Halkilahti, school leaders, teachers and administrators will share their ideas and excellent learning examples on project and phenomenon-based learning.

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 09:00 - 11:00

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Making Young Voices Heard: Workshop for Public Speaking and Self-expression

Led by our HundrED Ambassador, published scholar and book author, Founder of, Dr. Anna Nikina-Ruohonen will be hosting this workshop to explore the best practices internationally in teaching public speaking, oracy and self-expression skills to children and youth. 

The workshop is designed to raise and collectively explore a range of aspects, such as: What kind of education in the sphere of public speaking and self-expression is currently offered? What works exceptionally well in teaching these critical skills to children? What are some of the bottlenecks? What are some of the most effective teaching methodologies in Finland and internationally? 

Day, Date: Tuesday, 5th November, 14:00 - 15:30

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Chatta-Workshop for improving skills in communication

Led by Chris Williams, Chatta helps children to become Stronger Communicators, Readers, Writers, and Thinkers.

This workshop is for students to improve their skills in communication. Workshop is also about learning more about literacy and language. This workshop can help students with their long term memory. This event is for 1st and 2nd-grade students. Students can take part with their teacher (max. 40 students). The event's main language is English.

Day, Date: Wednesday, 6th November, 09:30 - 10:00

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