On March 25-26, 2022, T4 Education will hold the second annual Teacher Tech Summit – the world’s largest EdTech summit co-hosted with the World Bank and Owl Ventures in partnership with the Lemann Foundation, HP, EdTech Hub, Scholastic, Cambridge Partnership for Education, D2L, SEK and Camino Education.
The Teacher Tech Summit 2022 will bring together tens of thousands of teachers, tech entrepreneurs, governments, and academics from around the world to build a shared understanding on the potential of technology in education, accelerate innovation, share best practices, and ensure the lessons of the pandemic are learned. COVID catapulted EdTech into global prominence almost overnight to keep students learning as classrooms closed, but now, as the world begins to emerge on the other side, the summit pauses to ask the fundamental question – what works?
To answer this question, the Teacher Tech Summit will link teachers up with technologists to create a meaningful dialogue between those creating the tech tools and those on the coalface of education who need effective technology to help bridge the learning gap widened by the greatest crisis global education has ever faced.
The two-day virtual event will see contributions from leading global figures in education and technology, debates, fireside chats, teacher masterclasses, and panel discussions on the biggest questions in the world of EdTech.
Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education at the World Bank, said:
“The learning experience will only improve with richer and more impactful interactions between teachers and students. Teachers shape the future of students every day, and through that, they shape the future of nations. The Teacher Tech Summit is the opportunity to continue building that future.”
Denis Mizne, CEO of the Lemann Foundation, said:
“EdTech is an invaluable tool to us in our work to close learning gaps and boost literacy in Brazil. The Lemann Foundation is connecting Brazilian EdTech entrepreneurs and public school networks to have tech as a tool to reduce learning inequalities. We’ve found that these tools are most effective when teachers and technology companies are working hand in hand and that’s why, in bringing both together, the Teacher Tech Summit is such a vital initiative.”
Mayank Dhingra, Senior Education Business Leader for Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe at HP, said:
“Educators are under immense pressure to quickly pivot the way they teach, as they transition to hybrid in-person and online learning models. Not only do they need the right physical devices, but they also need expert guidance on all aspects on the move to digital learning – from IT consultancy, digital learning courses, and more. Proud to stress that HP has committed to enabling better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025. Having worked in both education and tech, I have seen first-hand what can be achieved when teachers and technology companies come together. EdTech has the power to improve learning outcomes, level playing fields, inspire creativity and free up teachers to spend more time on teaching.”
Verna Lalbeharie, Executive Director of EdTech Hub, said:
“The whole school community, and particularly students, reap enormous benefits from the integration of technology in the education system. When you create a platform, like the Teacher Tech Summit, that allows teachers to share best practices for integrating technology in the education curricula, it lays the groundwork for every student to have their needs met, regardless of circumstance.”
Dr Duriya Aziz, SVP and Publisher for Education, at Scholastic (International) said:
“Every child deserves equitable access to the digital tools that are taking on an ever-increasing importance in classrooms around the world. To achieve this, it’s vital that companies like Scholastic work with those teachers at the heart of education, and with governments seeking to improve education outcomes in their countries, to find solutions to increase access to the tools students need to learn.”
Jane Mann, Managing Director of Cambridge Partnership for Education, said:
“COVID has cost the world’s children too many days of learning. If we’re to prevent these education gaps from becoming entrenched, then it’s going to take everyone working in partnership to improve education systems around the world. Technology has a fundamental role to play in this, and by getting governments, teachers and tech companies around the same table, the Teacher Tech Summit will help spark the conversations that are so vital to transforming education.”
Nieves Segovia, President of SEK Education Group, said:
“At Camilo José Cela University, we are promoting the use of technologies for the common good. That’s why we are organising a tech challenge for schools around the world to recognise initiatives in which technology has contributed to the resolution of a challenge related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to announce the winner of the UCJC Global Prize for Schools live at the Teacher Tech Summit.”
John Baker, CEO of D2L, said:
“Technology can help us humanise and personalise education. If we can help students learn in a way that meets their unique needs and at their own pace, I believe we can help every child unlock their full potential. The Teacher Tech Summit is a great opportunity to bring together leaders, educators and policymakers to share ideas, identify new approaches and advance learning for students today, tomorrow and generations to come.”
Vikas Pota, Founder of T4 Education and the Teacher Tech Summit, said:
“In all the conferences I’ve been to around the world, I never once saw a teacher invited to be a part of the EdTech discussion. You always see policymakers, CEOs, tech entrepreneurs and investors. But it’s teachers who are on the front line, delivering education to the next generation. If governments and tech companies want to know what works in classrooms, they need to listen to teachers. And if they do, we’ll be able to better harness the right EdTech to improve education.”
Amit A. Patel, Managing Director of Owl Ventures, said:
“We’re excited to bring together a global audience of educators, policy makers, academic researchers, EdTech entrepreneurs, and funders to engage in conversations about the global state of education. The connections between leaders across the entire education community will be instrumental in guiding innovation in the field and we look forward to creating that platform in partnership with T4 Education and The World Bank.”
The Teacher Tech Summit 2022 is free to attend by registering at: https://t4.education/events/teacher-tech-summit/
About T4 Education
We believe every child everywhere deserves a good education. We are building the world’s largest community of teachers and schools to achieve this. Together. Our digital media platform provides opportunities for educators to network, collaborate, share good practices, and support each other’s efforts to improve learning. We work to amplify teachers’ voices because the world we want to see will only be built by listening to those at the heart of education.