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1. International Conference on Educational Technologies

IZZI Power of Education: Upgrade with Digital Technologies

12th – 14th May 2022

Split, Republic of Croatia

Hotel Radisson Blu

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First conference IZZI POWER OF EDUCATION, entitled Upgrade with digital technologies, aims to bring together innovative technologies in the service of knowledge exploring new opportunities and new ways of teaching they offer. Moreover, it aspires to show how to combine new ideas and teaching methods in a creative and inspiring ways, accordant with our needs in schools and universities.

LECTURES AND PLENARY SESSIONS

Lectures focused on new technologies in education and the possibilities of creating and distributing digital educational content through different forms of cooperation between the public and private sector. Presentations of different concepts of digitalization in education and examples of good practice.

INTERACTIVE AND PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

Presentations of the best digital solutions aimed at improving the teaching and learning processes, as well as presentations of new digital educational content and projects. Hands-on interactive workshops exploring the possibilities and potential of technological tools in creating digital content.

SCIENCE STAGE

A round table discussion on the topic Digital education of tomorrow – trend or need? will bring together prominent and acknowledged experts to share their views on current issues concerning the future of education, online classes and the advantages digital technologies bring to education.

The conference is intended for publishers of educational content and heads of educational institutions for secondary and higher education, interested in projects funded by EU funds.

The program of the two-day international conference will last 9 hours altogether, and each participant will receive a participation certificate.

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Three of the luckiest publishers

stand a chance of winning a free two-hour presentation on the range of options available on IZZI digital platforms.

Three of the luckiest schools

stand a chance of winning a free two-hour consultation on how to apply for EU-funded projects.

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Conference aims and outcomes

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► Explore and examine the new possibilities that digital technologies bring to education ►
► Learn all about the best and most successful educational projects financed by EU funds, about international cooperations and innovations in educational projects ►
► Connect and create a network – to bring together experts from various fields and encourage and support them in creating new partnerships for future educational projects ►

WHY?

Our aim is to present the best digital technologies that the future of education requires, as well as new digital solutions aligned with teaching methods.

WHEN AND WHERE?

May 12th to 14th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Split.

WHO?

Excellent speakers, leading Croatian and foreign experts in the field of digital educational technologies and their application, delegates from various publishing companies and educational institutions.

WHY should you attend?

Interesting and stimulating program, excellent lectures, presentations of the best and most successful educational projects funded by EU funds, exchange of experiences and best practice ideas and networking.

Speakers

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Marc Prensky, USA

American writer and speaker on education

A very popular lecturer and award-winning author and writer, creator of the terms digital native and digital immigrant.

Zvonimir Stanić, CRO

Croatian expert in digital technology in education

Experienced expert and initiator of the most important and most successful educational projects in Croatia, Executive Director of the Department of Development, Education and Modernization of Education in Profil Klett.

Bart Rienties, UK

British expert in learning analytics

Professor of Learning Analytics and Head of the Learning Analytics and Learning Design Research Program at the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK.

Sandra Kučina Softić, CRO

Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology

Assistant Director for Education at SRCE, University of Zagreb and President of EDEN since 2019, member of the working group for monitoring European education at the MoES.

Nadia Manzoni, EU

Expert in European studies and educational policies

Works for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport, and Culture since 2013, team coordinator for Erasmus+ in higher education, educational policy analyst.

Vladimir Kolev, BG

Bulgarian expert in education

Managing director of the biggest educational publishing houses in Bulgaria, Klett Bulgaria, graduated in law from the University of Sofia.

Suzana Tomaš, CRO

Ph. D., assistant Professor of the Teacher Education at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split

Expert in the usage of digital tools in learning and teaching as well as in creating the digital educational content in e-learning systems.

Vedran Mornar, CRO

Full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb

Extraordinary expert in information systems, he participated in and led extremely important national IT projects, as the Dean of FER in Zagreb and the Minister of Science and Education from 2014 to 2016.

Aleksandra Mudrinić Ribić, CRO

Deputy CEO for Support to Education, CARNET

Expert in digital technologies in education and implementation of educational projects

VIOLETA STANIČIĆ, CRO

HEAD OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LIAISON OFFICE IN CROATIA

Communicator and former journalist

Violeta Staničić has worked as Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Croatia since 2013. Prior to this role, she had the same function in Bulgaria. Her early career was in journalism, and she also worked as Time magazine correspondent for Bulgaria.

IVICA PULJAK, CRO

Full professor of physics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Split

Top expert with a doctorate in physics in Paris, he is a member of the two most famous international collaborations – CERN and MAGIC/CTA. He participated in the discovery of the Higgs boson and is actively involved in the popularization of science.

PAWEL CZERWONY, PL

Head of Education in Google Central and Eastern Europe

Expert in the field of EdTech products and multimedia, with the great experience in the biggest educational publishing houses and EDU IT management solutions provider. Senior advisor at the Polish Ministry of Education and EdTech Poland Foundation.

MELITA MILIĆ, CRO

Science on Stage EU, National Steering Commitee Croatia representative

STEM Executive Editor at Profil Klett. While working as principal of a primary school, she launched the ‘School without books’ project in 2016., with lessons on iPads from the first grade.

Kristina Ferara Blašković, CRO

BizVision, EU funds expert and project manager

Expert in EU funds and an experienced project manager with over 19 years of experience in management positions in the field of science and higher education. She has extensive experience writing, implementing, and evaluating projects in the public and private sectors. She is the author and co-author of numerous strategic documents related to science and education.

SARA MARTOS, EU

European Parliament Ambassador School coordinator

Strategic communications specialist with experience in institutional campaigns, project management, citizens’ engagement, and media in public and private sectors.

IVO BILIĆ, CRO

Director of the School for Tourism and Catering, Split

With his team, he leads two EU projects entitled Establishment of the Regional Competence Center and Establishment of the Infrastructure of the Regional Competence Center in the total amount of HRK 175 million.

MARKO KOŠIČEK, CRO

Ph. D. in Biochemistry

Coordinator of popularization activities at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, with many years of experience in education and popularization programs. Host of the scientific show The Third Element on HRT3. From 2018 to 2020, he was the Chief Adviser at the Ministry of Education.

Saša Ceci, CRO

Particle Physicist and Senior Research Associate at the Ruđer Bošković Institute

Lately, he has been more and more involved in the promotion of science. He runs the popular science blog Blesimetar, from which three books of the same name were created, and he is one of the founders of the Zagreb Skeptics in the Pub and one of the four hosts of the scientific show Treći element on Croatian Television.

MILE ŽIVČIĆ, CRO

Director of Agency for Vocational Education and Training

KATARINA LIPOVAC, CRO

Executive Editor of Digital Educational Content at Profil Klett and Project Manager in the project Digitalization of the content for Regional Competence Centers.

Conference Program

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Day 1 ► Track 1
Friday, 13, 2022

DIGITAL EDUCATION: TREND OR NEED?

Sessions examining new digital technologies in education, learning analytics, and the possibilities of creating and distributing digital educational content through different forms of cooperation between the public and private sector.

Day 1 ► Track 2
Friday, 13, 2022

SYNERGY OF PROJECTS LEADING TO DIGITAL EDUCATION

Presentations of successful cooperations and good practice examples of the digitalization of education in schools and universities through projects focused on education and financed by EU funds. Presentations of different concepts involved in the digitalization of education – from infrastructure to digital educational content.

SCIENCE STAGE, a round table discussion

Topic: Digital education in the future: trend or need?

Day 2 ► Track 1
Saturday, 14, 2022

IZZI inspires

Short interactive sessions on the main functionalities of IZZI, the financial aspect of creating digital educational content, interesting digital projects in socially responsible business ventures, and new digital educational projects and contents.

Day 2 ► Track 2
Saturday, 14, 2022

IZZI FACTORY: PRACTICE LAB

Hands-on workshops on using IZZI tools to create digital content.

Presentations of technological solutions with the aim of advancing both the learning and teaching process.

CONFERENCE CLOSING > awards ceremony

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PROGRAM

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DESTINATION – Split

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After an insightful day at the Conference, don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities. The story of Split begins 17 centuries ago when the Roman emperor Diocletian decided to build his palace on a peninsula near the great city of Salona. Diocletian’s Palace is listed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage and will amaze you with its grandeur and beauty.

Split, naturally, offers much more than its stunning history enriched by centuries of great artists who have left their mark on the city.

Enjoy the wonderful Marjan forest, beautiful beaches, and always busy waterfront.

Covid-19

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Keep yourself and others safe!

► Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based disinfectant

► When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or the tissue paper you later discard into the trash and wash your hands

► Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes

► Avoid handshaking and close conversation – maintain a distance of at least 1 m

You can check additional information at the following links:

https://www.koronavirus.hr/

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