School of tomorrow aims to bring progressive change in school Education

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iDiscoveri, the innovative education enterprise focused on learning and leadership, brings forth the second edition of 'School of Tomorrow', an XSEED annual international conference on education to be held on December 7, 2010. It will be held simultaneously across New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. XSEED, the flagship program from iDiscoveri, is a path-breaking and comprehensive solution for quality teaching and learning in K-12 schools, which now reaches over 400 schools across India. Eminent speakers like former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Prof Peter Senge from MIT, Prof David Perkins from Harvard University, Gurcharan Das, author and ex- CEO P & G, would provide simple yet powerful and actionable vision for the schools of the future from an Indian and international perspective. Slated to be the biggest confluence of education leaders in this part of world, School of Tomorrow will offer a platform to schools to engage in a high-quality dialogue with thought leaders from all walks of life and thereby create a momentum for progressive change in school education. The programme will be seamlessly integrated across four cities using Internet and videoconferencing technology.

According to Ashish Rajpal, CEO ,iDiscoveri Education, 'This event is an unprecedented effort to bring together over thousand leaders of the most respected schools across four Indian cities together with international education experts, entrepreneurs and policy makers to give shape to the future of school education. The objective of such a conference is to inject the schools domain with cutting edge ideas from thinkers and practitiioners across the world on what possibilities exist for schools to redefine teaching, learning and leadership practices and to get connected to the changing demands of society on the schooling system.' School of Tomorrow will open with two enlightening key note addresses – Dr. Abdul Kalam will outline his vision for the kind of citizen India needs to emerge as a knowledge super power, while Prof David Perkins will speak on effective schools of future. Each city will feature two facilitated panel of experts – education domain experts and business and government leaders who will discuss micro and macro trends that can transform school education.

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The first edition of School of Tomorrow hosted in 2009 witnessed participation from more than 250 schools. The conference engaged the audience in a high quality interactive dialogue on school education. Prof. Howard Gardner of Harvard University presented the keynote address via live video link from the United States. The unique 'Adopt a School program' which allows corporates to directly participate in improving the learning outcomes in low income schools across the country was also launched.

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