Accelerating learning...

The 8th edition of Edves Catalyst, themed `Velocity with AI`, promises to be a groundbreaking event in the realm of education technology, as we consider how Artificial Intelligence would speedup quality classroom learning delivery in a direction of student attainment evidence within a given time. As an annual gathering for K-12 leaders, Edves Catalyst serves as a pivotal platform for over 5,000 educators, administrators, school owners, parents, and stakeholders from various African countries. The event aims to delve into actionable strategies for enhancing education quality and addressing both traditional and contemporary challenges faced in the sector. With a focus on leveraging technology as a catalyst, participants will explore innovative approaches to achieve short and long-term gains in education delivery.

At Edves Catalyst 2024, the spotlight will be on African teachers, school leaders, and government agencies as they come together to tackle the pressing issue of UNESCO's defined Learning Crisis. This crisis, where 8 out of 10 children struggle to pass age-appropriate numeracy and literacy exams, underscores the urgent need for transformative interventions in education. Through dynamic discussions, workshops, and presentations, participants will collaborate to devise effective solutions that harness the power of artificial intelligence to propel education forward.

As the world navigates unprecedented challenges, Edves Catalyst 2024 offers a unique opportunity for stakeholders to chart a course towards educational excellence. By fostering dialogue, sharing insights, and embracing technological innovations, attendees will play a crucial role in shaping the future of education in Africa. Together, let's accelerate the pace of progress and unlock the full potential of every learner, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

2024 speakers

Edves Catalyst 2024 List of Speakers

Prof. Ndubueze L. Mbah, PHD

Prof. Ndubueze L. Mbah, PHD

The Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Education, Enugu State

Mrs Hadiza Abubakar Yar adua

Mrs Hadiza Abubakar Yar adua

The Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Basic & Secondary Education Katsina State

Mrs Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu

Mrs Sa'adatu Modibbo Kawu

The Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Education Kwara State

Dr Kofoworola Aderiye

Dr Kofoworola Aderiye

The Honourable Commissioner for Ministry of Education, Ekiti State

Mr Iyin Aboyeji

Mr Iyin Aboyeji

Founding Partner, Future Africa, Cofounder Andela & Flutterwave

Mrs. Lai Koiki

Mrs. Lai Koiki

Mrs. Lai Koiki, CEO Greensprings Schools & Chair APEN

Chief Yomi Otubela

Chief Yomi Otubela

Chief Yomi Otubela, Proprietor of Lagoos Schools & President NAPPS

Cynthia Tysick

Cynthia Tysick

Innovative Pedagogy & Creative Spaces Librarian, University of New York at Buffalo

Bar. Aderemi Oguntoye

Bar. Aderemi Oguntoye

Senior Partner at Oguntoye & Oguntoye Legal Practitioners

Mrs Angela Ajala

Mrs Angela Ajala

Executive Director of Ladela Schools

Mrs Adeola Arofin

Mrs Adeola Arofin

Principal Temple Schools & Chair AISEN, Nigeria

Mr John Todd

Mr John Todd

John Todd, Founding Head / Director of Education at Charterhouse Lagos

Coretta Martin

Coretta Martin

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Abimbola Ogundere

Dr. Abimbola Ogundere

CEO The Kids' Court School & Founder LEARNING AS I TEACH, AFRICA

Mr Rotimi Eyitayo

Mr Rotimi Eyitayo

Speaker/Trainer, CEO Teammaster

Mrs Olubukola Ola Adewuyi

Mrs Olubukola Ola Adewuyi

Olubukola Ola Adewuyi, CEO Supreme Education Foundation Schools, Lagos

Rev. Olusegun Oludipe

Rev. Olusegun Oludipe

Director ACSI - Nigeria and West Africa Anglophone

Alhaji Obalakun Abdulwahid

Alhaji Obalakun Abdulwahid

National President League of Muslim Schools Proprietor

Dr. Murtala Adogi

Dr. Murtala Adogi

CEO System Strategy and Policy Lab (SSPL)

Mrs Yemisi Ogunlade

Mrs Yemisi Ogunlade

Yemisi Ogunlade, Principal Consultant Plumptre Advisory, Nigeria

Mrs Bankole Gbemiga

Mrs Bankole Gbemiga

Principal Education Officer, Lagos State

Mr Lanre Oguntoye

Mr Lanre Oguntoye

Lanre Oguntoye, Assistant Principal Greensprings School, Nigeria

Eseoghene Judith Usiakpor

Eseoghene Judith Usiakpor

Chief Executive Director of Spring Lake School and Co- Founder of Cool Teachers Nigeria

Mrs. Milly Oluwaseun

Mrs. Milly Oluwaseun

Mathematics Teacher

2024 Schedule

Theme: Velocity with AI

Welcome Address by Dimeji Falana and Dare Adebayo

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

"Velocity with AI - Accelerated Learning" focuses on harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to tackle the learning crises faced in Africa. This topic will cover methods and platforms teachers and students in Africa can use to leverage AI tools to accelerate teaching and learning leading to rapid improvement in learning outcomes.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

New Features on Edves

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Accelerated Foundational Learning aims to rapidly equip children with essential core skills such as literacy and numeracy skills by leveraging targeted and effective instructional strategies. In this webinar session, teachers will be shown ways with the use of teaching aids how they can engage young children to build their foundational skills in reading and writing in correct spelling including solving basic mathematical questions.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Digital pedagogy, particularly through the lens of AI, offers a transformative approach to education that can be effectively leveraged by both private and public schools to enhance student performance in WAEC and other related exams. In this webinar session, teachers in schools with little or no resources will be shown how they can leverage free or low-cost AI tools such as open educational resources to democratize access to high-quality education to improve students' performance in the various examination.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Interactive Session on Smart Green Schools Initiative and Experiential Learning with Prof Ndubueze Mbah

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Vote of thanks. Edves Catalyst 2024 Day 1

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Ice Breakers - Games

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Welcome Address by Cofounders - Mr 'Dimeji Falana and Mr Dare Adebayo

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

This session will explicitly explain accelerated learning and how this can be achieved using AI tools.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Product Discovery

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Teachers are pivotal pillars in global education and crucial players in the last-mile delivery of educational services. They not only impart knowledge but also nurture and guide students daily, understanding their unique capabilities and facilitating their learning journeys. Recognizing their profound impact, it is essential to empower teachers to see themselves as powerful driving forces in the educational landscape, capable of shaping the future of learning and fostering student success.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

The first 15 minutes of a teacher's time with the students is pivotal in setting the tone for a dynamic and engaging learning environment for them. To maximize this critical window, teachers will learn through this panel session how they can employ a variety of strategies and activities designed to captivate students' interest and stimulate their curiosity.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming various sectors in Africa. To harness the potential of AI for sustainable development in the continent and adequately address learning crises, there is a need to balance technological advancement with thoughtful regulation. This session seeks to explain the regulatory framework that ensures the right use of AI and mitigates the risks associated with using AI.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Connecting the classroom to the growth of the nation's GDP requires a strategic focus on education that fosters talent and skills development, including entrepreneurship. In this speech, participants will learn how aligning educational curricula with the needs of the labour market and emerging industries, can ensure that students acquire the competencies essential for driving economic productivity.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

In this session, participants will learn what birthed the Smart Green Schools Initiative and Experiential Learning, the purpose behind the initiative and the ambition for the initiative.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Accelerated learning and development within our states is imperative to solve the educational challenges faced as a nation, meet the rapidly evolving demands of the modern economy, and ensure competitive advantage on both national and global stages. In this panel session, we will discuss the strategies states adopted to ensure access to quality education for all and achieve accelerated learning outcomes.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Special Feature

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Entertainment by Dapo Pelmar

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Leading digital schools requires a comprehensive approach that prioritizes resource allocation, sustainability, and a culture that embraces the scalability of digital technology. In this panel session, panellists will share their stories of investing in cutting-edge digital infrastructure to create an environment where learning outcomes are enhanced including stories of overcoming socio and economic challenges.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Product Discovery

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Strategy is essential not only for addressing immediate challenges within an organization but also for preparing it for an unpredictable future. Teachers and school leaders have gained significant insights into accelerating teaching and learning with AI. In this session, share the strategies that can be applied to effectively adopt AI, sustain its use, and maximize its impact on the lives of students in Africa.

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

Vote of Thanks - Edves Catalyst 2024 - Day 2

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

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