As COVID-19 has disrupted our lives and education systems, we will run our 2021 Jacobs Foundation Conference in a virtual format on April 21-23. Partnering with MIT Solve, we are organizing the event around a Solveathon, which will support our core goal of enabling learning systems globally to provide children between the ages of 2-12 with equitable opportunities, so that they can reach their full learning potential and thrive. We want to encourage the co-creation of effective, cross-sectoral and scalable solutions to the challenge of learning in a post-COVID-19 world.
We invite educators, academics, investors, technologists, funders, practitioners, and other parties interested to join us in this event.
In the Solveathon, four challenges are run by Challenge Partners to develop education solutions for a post-COVID world:
- Scalable Innovations for Blended Learning in partnership with Global Schools Forum: How can evidence-based blended learning solutions be scaled in low-resource contexts?
- Showcasing 1000 Solutions for Quality Learning in partnership with Schools2030: How can 1,000 actionable school-led solutions be codified, validated, and showcased through an online portal to help the world’s teachers and education policy-makers improve quality learning for all?
- Improving Learning Outcomes through Data in partnership with Global School Leaders: How can school leaders in low-resource settings effectively gather student data to improve learning outcomes?
- Equitable Classrooms in partnership with MIT Solve: How can all young learners have access to quality, safe, and equitable learning environments?