ESHA Biennial Conference
Tallinn 2018

17-19 October 2018
Estonia

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The history of formal education in Estonia dates back to the 13–14th centuries when the first monastic and cathedral schools were founded. The first primer in the Estonian language was published in 1575. The oldest university is the University of Tartu which was established in 1632.
But today we would rather look to the future, not the past. Estonian education system has supported our students to excellent PISA test results. Named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired, opens up new opportunities for modernisation of teaching and learning on all levels of education.

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Speakers

Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia
Kersti Kaljulaid

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of the Republic of Estonia

Kersti Kaljulaid (born 30 December 1969) is the fifth and current President of Estonia, in office since 10 October 2016. She is the first female head of state of Estonia since the country declared independence in 1918. From 2004-2016 she was a Member of the European Court of Auditors. She has previously worked as the CFO and CEO of the Iru Power Plant of state-owned energy company Eesti Energia and as an Economic Advisor to Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar. She has graduated from the University of Tartu in the field of genetics and completed master’s studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

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Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes

Co-Founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21
Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes

Co-Founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21

Ian Jukes is the founder and Executive Director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international educational leadership consulting firm. He has been a classroom teacher - teaching every grade from Kindergarten to Grade 12, a school, school district, and Ministry leader, a writer, an international consultant, a university professor, and a keynote speaker. Ian has worked with clients in more than 80 countries and made more than 12,000 presentations. He has written or co-written 18 books and 9 education series. His most recent books include the award-winning Reinventing Learning For the Always-On Generation, Learning Without Classrooms, Teaching the Digital Generation, Living on the Future Edge, Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy Is Not Enough. He is currently working on three books - A Brief History of the Future of Education; LeaderSHIFT; and Tomorrow Is Here Today: Learning For Modern Times.

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Linnar Viik

Linnar Viik

Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital, Co-Founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government
Linnar Viik

Linnar Viik

Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital, Co-Founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government

Linnar is a Board Member of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology and one of the founders of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government. He lectures innovation management at Tartu University and has been advising Estonian and many other governments on ICT and innovation policy and recognised as IT visionary. He has been instrumental in the rapid development of Estonian computer and network infrastructure, as well as the Estonian internet voting and electronic signature projects. Linnar is also a co-founder and member of the board of mobile services and software development company Mobi Solutions and start-up Pocopay.

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Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Programmer, Storyteller and Author of Hello Ruby
Linda Liukas

Linda Liukas

Programmer, Storyteller and Author of Hello Ruby

Linda Liukas is a programmer, storyteller and illustrator. Her children's book, Hello Ruby, is the "world’s most whimsical way to learn about technology, computing and coding.” In 2014, Liukas launched a Kickstarter campaign for the book and raised $380,000. Liukas founded Rails Girls, which has organized workshops in over 230 cities, teaching the basics of programming to more than 10,000 women. In 2013, the European Commission gave Linda Liukas the title of "Digital Champion of Finland".

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Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley
Vishen Lakhiani

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder of Mindvalley

Vishen Lakhiani is an entrepreneur, education technology innovator, speaker, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley, a company specializing in innovation in education by introducing mindfulness and personal development into global education and perpetual learning. Through Mindvalley, he builds businesses that innovate on transformational education geared towards positive impact for all ages, through mediums that range from digital publishing, educational technology, online learning, mobile apps, content, events and more.

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Jaan Aru

Jaan Aru

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin
Jaan Aru

Jaan Aru

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Jaan Aru is a young neuroscientist and psychologist who has investigated learning in mice, men and machines. Jaan has published two books in Estonian and more than 25 articles in international scientific journals. For his efforts in popularizing science he has received the national science communication prize. Currently he is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Author and Founder of NoTosh
Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Author and Founder of NoTosh

Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh, the no-nonsense company that makes accessible the creative process required to innovate: to find meaningful problems and solve them. Ewan wrote How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen, a manual that does what is says for education leaders, innovators and people who want to be both. School leaders and innovators struggle to make the most of educators' and students' potential. Ewan and his team at NoTosh cut the time and cost of making significant change in physical spaces, digital and curricular innovation programmes.

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Kristel Rillo

Kristel Rillo

Deputy Head of E-Services Department at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research
Kristel Rillo

Kristel Rillo

Deputy Head of E-Services Department at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

Kristel Rillo is responsible for the portfolio of digital skills and related matters in Estonia. She is coordinating the policy design of IT skills development on all education levels - starting from digital competence as the ability to successfully cope in the information society until technological literacy as the ability to create technology. In close cooperation with the universities, companies, schools and other experts Mrs Rillo is actively involved in introducing digital means into contemporary teaching methods and also innovative approaches in learning.

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Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair
Charles Leadbeater

Charles Leadbeater

British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy, having also been the former advisor to Tony Blair. He is well known as an author of several best-selling books on innovation and education, among them We-Think: Mass Innovation Not Mass Production and Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World. Moreover, Charles’ TED talks on the mentioned topics are hugely popular with millions of views online.

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Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla

Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla

Project Manager at Expertise France
Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla

Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla

Project Manager at Expertise France

Ms Giraldo-Sevilla currently works as Project Manager and Expert for Expertise France, the French Agency for International technical expertise cooperation. She works on the coordination of the European Commission's DG-JUST and Chafea project Consumer Classroom and worked until March 2018 on the DG-CONNECT co-founded European Digital Up-Skilling platform for Youth unemployed in partnership with the OECD.


Before working for Expertise France, she previously worked at UNESCO HQ for 4 years, including 3 years for the ICT in Education Unit at UNESCO's Education Sector, supporting the overall coordination of the following projects: Leveraging ICT to Achieve Education 2030, the Prize for the Use of ICTs in Education, the World Conference on ICT and Post-2015 Education and ICT Transforming Education in Africa. Both experiences, along with her previous experience as external assistant researcher and policy analyst for the European Commission DG EMPL's CSR programme between 2010 and 2011, have aroused the focus of her work on Digital Inclusion and how structuring Global policies in Regional, National and Local contexts.

Barbara Novinec

Barbara Novinec

Incoming ESHA President
Barbara Novinec

Barbara Novinec

Incoming ESHA President

Mart Mäe

Mart Mäe

Country Manager at Microsoft Estonia
Mart Mäe

Mart Mäe

Country Manager at Microsoft Estonia

Mart is an experienced business and technology leader with over 12 years of experience. During his career in PwC and CGI, Mart has consulted and audited largest companies and organisations in Estonia to help them overcome their business and technology related challenges in digital transformation.

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Program

 

WEDNESDAY 17 October 2018

 

09:00

Departure to School and Site Visits in Tartu

11:00

Departure to School and Site Visits Around Estonia

17:00 - 20:00

Returning to Tallinn



THURSDAY 18 October 2018

 

09:00

Registration and Morning Coffee

10:00

Conference Opening
Barbara Novinec, Incoming ESHA President
Elo Ellermaa, News Editor and Anchor at Estonian Public Broadcasting
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

Conference Opening

Conference Opening

Barbara Novinec, Incoming ESHA President
Elo Ellermaa, News Editor and Anchor at Estonian Public Broadcasting
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

10:10

Welcome Speech
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia

Welcome Speech

Welcome Speech

Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia

10:30

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work
Ian Jukes, Co-founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation: New Connections & Strategies That Work

Ian Jukes, Co-founder and Director of InfoSavvy21 and SpringBoard21

  • A comprehensive profile of 10 core learning attributes of digital learners.
  • Core teaching, learning, and assessment strategies that can be used to appeal to their digital learning preferences.
  • Research-based strategies that optimize learning for the digital generations.
  • Access to an extensive digital library of resources aligned to the Reinventing Learning presentation.

11:15

Impact of Digital Transformation on the Society and Education
Linnar Viik, Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital, Co-founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government

Impact of Digital Transformation on the Society and Education

Impact of Digital Transformation on the Society and Education

Linnar Viik, Member of Supervisiory Board of EIT Digital, Co-founder of Estonian e-Governance Academy and Programme Director of Smart Government

  • How will digital transformation change the way we live and affect education?
  • What has been Estonian experience in digitizing education?
  • What is the role for the school in future and is there something to be learned from adoption experience of Estonia?
  • Is there a way to mass produce education to make it more engaging and efficient?

12:00

Lunch

Track 1 - Alexela Main Hall:
Track 2 - Apollo Telia Hall:
Track 3 - Apollo 3rd Hall:

13:00 - 14:30

13:00 Creativity & Craftsmanship Meet Digital Technology @ School
Anna Maria Nicolosi, Principal at IIS "B. Padovano", Italy

13:35 Digitalisation in Teaching, School Management and Teacher Recruitment
Martin Öövel, Headmaster at Tabasalu School, Estonia

14:05 #Eymennt - A Professional Learning Community in North of Iceland
Ingileif Ástvaldsdóttir, Principal of Þelamerkurskóli in Hörgársveit
Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, Principal of Oddeyrarskóli in Akureyri
Hrund Hlöðversdóttir, Principal of Hrafnagilsskóli in Eyjafjarðarsveit
Katrín Fjóla Guðmundsdóttir, Assistance Principal of Dalvíkurskóli in Dalvíkurbyggð

13:00 Curiosity – Future and the Past
Rando Kuustik, Headmaster at Jakob Westholm Gymnasium, Estonia

14:35 How Has Korsholms Högstadium Used Technology to Enhance Education Experience?
Inger Damlin, Headmaster at Korsholms högstadium, Finland

14:05 Innovation in Learning and Teaching with Technology
Margo Sootla, Headmaster at Väätsa Basic School, Estonia

13:00 Past, Present and Future (History and Technology)
Rainer Kaasik-Aaslav, History and Technology Teacher at Peetri Basic School, Estonia

13:35 Innovation Driven by Teachers
Kristinn Thorsteinsson, Headmaster at Fjölbrautaskólinn í Garðabæ, Iceland

14:05 Tamsalu Gymnasium - Our Experience in Digitalisation
Anne Kraubner, English Teacher at Tamsalu Gymnasium, Estonia

14:30

Break

15:00

Digital Transformation in Education
Mart Mäe, Country Manager at Microsoft Estonia

Digital Transformation in Education

Digital Transformation in Education

Mart Mäe, Country Manager at Microsoft Estonia

15:45

Principles of Play and What Does it Mean to Principals
Linda Liukas, Author of Hello Ruby

Principles of Play and What Does it Mean to Principals

Principles of Play and What Does it Mean to Principals

Linda Liukas, Author of Hello Ruby

  • What exactly is coding education?
  • Why can code be seen as the pens and LEGO blocks of today?
  • What are tips for parents and teachers in using play as a learning tool?
  • What are the Principles of Play?
  • How to implement Principles of Play at school?

16:30

End of Day 1

19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Gala Dinner at the Seaplane Harbour

Dress code: Dress code for the gala is smart casual.

Bus transfer to and from the gala: Conference buses depart from the Conference Hotels and take you back after the dinner. Please find the timings and Conference Hotels list below.

  • 18:45 Conference buses depart from the Conference Hotels* at 18:45 and take you to Seaplane Harbour
  • 19:00 Welcome to Seaplane Harbour!
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Tallinn University Men’s Choir
  • Green Screen Photo Shoot
  • Birgit and the Band for Mood and Dancing
  • 23:00 End of the Gala Dinner
  • 23:10 Bus Transfer to the Conference Hotels*

*The conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn and Tallink City Hotel. In case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to catch the bus to and from the Seaplane Harbour.

 
 


FRIDAY 19 October 2018

 

09:30

Morning Coffee

10:00

Conference Day 2 Opening
Elo Ellermaa, News Editor and Anchor at Estonian Public Broadcasting
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

Conference Day 2 Opening

Conference Day 2 Opening

Elo Ellermaa, News Editor and Anchor at Estonian Public Broadcasting
Toomas Kruusimägi, Chairman of Estonian School Heads Association

10:05

Consumer Classroom, an ICT4Edu Experience to Promote Active Citizenship and Ethical Consumption Values in EU Education Systems
Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla, Project Manager at Expertise France

Consumer Classroom, an ICT4Edu Experience to Promote Active Citizenship and Ethical Consumption Values in EU Education Systems

Consumer Classroom, an ICT4Edu Experience to Promote Active Citizenship and Ethical Consumption Values in EU Education Systems

Andrea Giraldo-Sevilla, Project Manager at Expertise France

  • The urgent need to come up with (innovative) ideas to promote active citizenship and sustainable development values in Education Systems
  • Added value of e-learning and ICT platforms to these regards
  • The role of ICT in Education for Teacher Training
  • Raise a discussion about the real needs faced inside the Classrooms and how these digital tools could provide a response to these needs

10:35

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies
Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies

Transforming Education and Leadership in an Age of Exponential Technologies

Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley

  • How to transform education in an age of exponential technologies.
  • Why we need to customize education for every students personal vision of their lives.
  • Defining learning vs transformation.
  • How to create the world’s most intelligent school.

11:15

The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skulls
Jaan Aru, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin

The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skulls

The Key Technology for Education Sits Inside Our Skulls

Jaan Aru, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin

  • Our brains are not suited for learning in the traditional classroom setting
  • Some key tricks how to improve learning in the classroom without technologies
  • Technology use in the classroom can enhance or hinder the natural learning potential of the brain

12:00

Break

12:30

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen at School
Ewan McIntosh, Author and Founder of NoTosh

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen at School

Agile Leadership: Making Great Ideas Happen at School

Ewan McIntosh, Author and Founder of NoTosh

  • How do great education innovators get their ideas off the ground, accepted by peers and grown by the larger learning community?
  • How do great leadership teams work with their staff and students to create a culture of innovation?
  • Examples of learning from superb schools and innovative commercial teams with whom Ewan and his NoTosh team work around the world

13:15

The Estonian E-governance Experience in Education
Kristel Rillo, Deputy Head of E-Services Department at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

The Estonian E-governance Experience in Education

The Estonian E-governance Experience in Education

Kristel Rillo, Deputy Head of E-Services Department at the Estonian Ministry of Education and Research

  • Digitisation, digitalisation or digital transformation – what are we after?
  • Digital by design. Should all children know how to code?
  • Minimum preconditions for innovation in schools

14:00

Lunch

15:00

Turning Students into Problem Solvers
Charles Leadbeater, British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

Turning Students into Problem Solvers

Turning Students into Problem Solvers

Charles Leadbeater, British Author and Former Advisor to Tony Blair

  • How to shift from following instructions to solving problems?
  • What does it take from the educational system?
  • What will the future learning be like?

15:45

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future
Barbara Novinec, Incoming ESHA President

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future

Summary of the Conference and Setting the Scene for the Future

Barbara Novinec, Incoming ESHA President

16:00

End of the Conference

 
 

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Site visits

Here you can find the schedule of the day together with the addresses/hotels where the buses depart to the site visits. Please note – if you did not made your site visit choice by October 13, organisers assigned you to the site visit and you will recieve a confirmation email shortly.

Welcome to Harju County
Harju County (Estonian: Harju maakond https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harju_County) is one of the fifteen counties of Estonia. It is situated in Northern Estonia, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland.
Schedule of the day
11:00 Departure from Tallinn. Buses depart in front of Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn).
Visiting different schools in the county. School lunch, meeting local government representative, short district sightseeing, hiking, workshops and visits to local tourist attractions are included in the tour.
19:00 Back to the hotel
Choice of schools
Different types of schools such as primary, basic and upper-secondary schools:

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn) and take you back to the hotel after the tour. In case you stay in other hotel, please be at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel at 11:00. But we do recommend to be there little bit earlier.
Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitharju.ee/en/

Welcome to Lääne County!
Lääne County is situated in the western part of Estonia, about 100 km from the capital Tallinn. The region of Lääne County is unique in that 23% of its territory is under protection in a greater or lesser extent.
Schedule of the day
All the participants will be divided to two groups:
GROUP I
11:00 Departure to Lääne county. Buses depart in front of Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn).
12:45 – 14:15 Silma Õpikoda (Learning Hall) in Lääne county. Introduction of the nature education in Estonian educational system and how nature centre can support teachers with different kinds of educational programmes and educational materials.
14:30 Lunch in Fra Mare Thalasso SPA restaurant Bergfeldt
15:30 Guided walking tour in Haapsalu’s picturesque promenade and old town
16:30 Visiting Haapsalu Primary school and talking about education in Haapsalu

GROUP II
11:00 Departure to Lääne county. Buses depart in front of Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn).
12:45 Visiting Haapsalu Primary school and talking about education in Haapsalu
13.:0 Guided walking tour in Haapsalu’s picturesque promenade and old town
14:30 Lunch in Fra Mare Thalasso SPA restaurant Bergfeldt
16:00 – 17:30 Silma Õpikoda (Learning Hall) in Lääne county. Introduction of the nature education in Estonian educational system and how nature centre can support teachers with different kinds of educational programmes and educational materials.

Description of Schools

  • Haapsalu Põhikool (Haapsalu Basic School) provides basic education for grades 1-9. The school has 26 sets of classes. There are 572 students. The school has 87 employees, 64 of them are teachers. Students can take part in 15 free time activities.
  • Haapsalu Primary School (established in 1839) is located in Haapsalu and is the first Estonian school in Haapsalu. It has 314 students, aged 7 to 13 years old. We have 6 classes for children with learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia) and students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and 1 small class for children with autism spectrum disorders.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn) and take you back to the hotel after the tour. In case you stay in other hotel, please be at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia at 11:00. But we do recommend to be there little bit earlier.
Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the
participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/haapsalu-tourist-information-centre

Welcome to Pärnu County!
Pärnu County or Pärnumaa is situated in the south-western part of the country and is the largest county in Estonia. It is famous for its unspoilt nature and white sandy beaches. It was the centre of the Estonian Age of Awakening and the Estonian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in its biggest town Pärnu, currently the Summer Capital of Estonia.
Schedule of the day
11:00 Departure from Tallinn. Buses depart in front of Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn).
13:20 Arriving to Tõstamaa Manor School
13:20 – 14:00 Visiting Tõstamaa Secondary School
14:10 – 14:30 Lindi bog and viewing tower
15:00 – 16:00 Lunch at Ojako Holiday and Training centre
16:30 – 18:00 Sightseeing walking tour in Pärnu, visiting Pärnu Kuninga Street Basic Shool and Pärnu Vanalinna School. Coffee Break.
20:00 Arriving to Tallinn
Choice of schools

  • Tõstamaa Secondary School is located in a beautiful old manor house and is the only manor school in Pärnu at the present time. The history of education in Tõstamaa dates back to 1688.
  • Pärnu Vanalinna Basic School, a former all-girls´ school.
  • Kuninga Street Basic School, a former all-boys´ school, where among others had studied the first President of Estonia Konstantin Päts and the celebrated chess player Paul Keres.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn) and take you back to the hotel after the tour. In case you stay in other hotel, please be at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel at 11:00. But we do recommend to be there little bit earlier.
Additional information
Please note that the schedule is flexible taking into account the wishes and interests of the
participants.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/hidden-treasures-on-the-coast-of-parnu-county

Welcome to TARTU – the Capital of Education in Estonia
Tartu is the second-largest city in Estonia. It is called the intellectual centre of Estonia. Tartu is best known for being home to the University of Tartu – the oldest and the most famous university in Estonia, founded already in 1632. The city also houses the Supreme Court of Estonia, the Ministry of Education and Research, the science centre AHHAA and the new impressive building of the Estonian National Museum, opened to the public in October of 2016.
Schedule of the day
9.00 am Departure from Tallinn to Tartu. Please note that departure to Tartu starts earlier than other visits as the distance to Tartu is longer. Buses depart in front of Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn).
11.30 amArriving in Tartu – division into groups: according to the choices of schools to visit
12.00 am – 2.30 pm Program at school (includes lunch)
3.00 pm – 6.00 pm A Facinating Journey at Estonian National Museum:
1) A reception by officials from the city government
2) An overview of Tartu as the capital of education and innovation in Estonia:
different innovation -centres, science-centres, StartUp companies and other institutions introduce their cooperation programs with general schools
3) A guided tour in a museum a modern cutting-edge culture centre that provides a comprehensive showcase of Estonia’s ethnographic history, displaying a large number of high-tech installations as well as artefacts from the 107-year-old institution’s collection
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm An Invigorative Dinner at Restaurant Pööripäev (Estonian National Museum)
8.00 pm Departure to Tallinn
Choice of schools

Choise of schools includes Basic Schools (schools that provide both primary and lower secondary school), Gymnasiums (schools that provide exclusively upper secondary education), General Education Schools (full-cycle schools that cover all levels of general education: from primary to upper secondary) and Special Education Schools (schools for children with special educational needs).

Basic Schools (schools that provide both primary and lower secondary school)
There are four different programs prepared for you – please choose which one you prefer to attend:

Basic School Program 1:
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Kivilinna Kool, Tartu Descartes Kool, Tartu Hansa Kool, Tartu Aleksander Puškini Kool, Tartu Raatuse Kool
Key words of the program:
Educating the 21 st century child: active, playful, team-based learning, digital learning, robotics, integrating robots into daily lessons
Team-teaching, open-space school and classrooms
Theme-based learning or learning without lessons
Physically active school
SEN-children in mainstream school
Professional learning communities of teachers

Basic School Program 2:
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Karlova Kool, Tartu Forseliuse Kool
Key words of the program:
Assessment for Learning
– SEN-children in mainstream school
– Exploratory learning
– Curriculum design (integrated learning, robotics, collaboration with other institutions)
– Community school
– Professional learning communities

Basic School Program 3:
Leading school (municipal school): Tartu Veeriku Kool
Key words of the program:
Assessment for learning (based on students’ digital development portfolios)
Project-based learning (fully integrated schooldays)
Physically active school
Robotics
Basic School Program 4:
Leading schools (private schools): Tartu Rahvusvaheline Kool, Tartu Katoliku Hariduskeskus, Tartu
Erakool
Key words of the program:
Implementation of innovative ideas at schools (digital and media competences, school management and administration)
– Supporting adjustment of internationally mobile students
– Student-centred pedagogies (language immersion, transdisciplinary teaching, formative assessment, developing creativity and communication skills)
– Community and school collaboration
– Alternative schools in Tartu (Christian, Waldorf, international)

Gymnasiums (schools that provide exclusively upper secondary education)
Leading schools: Tartu Tamme Gümnaasium, Tartu Kristjan Jaak Petersoni Gümnaasium, Tartu Täiskasvanute Gümnaasium
Key words of the program:
Autonomy of schools
Offering choices to students/electives
Different types of cooperation
Leadership structure
Joint admission tests
Freedom at school
Second chance – secondary education for adults

General Education Schools (full-cycle schools that cover all levels of general education: from
primary to upper secondary)
Leading schools: Tartu Miina Härma Gümnaasium, Tartu Annelinna Gümnaasium
Key words of the program:
Value-based education
Teaching gifted children
Advanced study of foreign languages (CLIL, language immersion etc)
Multicultural education (different etnicities in classroom, IB-program etc)
Collaboration projects
Professional learning communities

Special Education Schools (schools for children with special educational needs)
Leading schools (municipal schools): Tartu Herbert Masingu Kool, Tartu Kroonuaia Kool
Key words of the program:
Special schools for SEN-children according to their disabilities
Holistic approach: health, social skills, education
Different programs that have been proven to be successful
Special education school as a competent centre (providing counceling for other basic schools and gymnasiums)

How to get there
Option 1: Coaches will take you from the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel (Rävala pst 3, Tallinn) and take you back to the hotel after the tour at 9:00 AM. In case you stay in other hotel, please be at the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel at 9:00. But we do recommend to be there little bit earlier.
Option 2: Participants (especially the ones travelling from Riga) can arrive by coach. After the end of the program in the evening all the participants will be taken to the conference venue and/or hotels in Tallinn
Option 3: As there is an international airport in Tartu, it is also possible to arrive by plane and after the end of the program in the evening all the participants will be taken to the conference venue and/or hotels in Tallinn

For further information, please contact: Karin.Lukk@raad.tartu.ee
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/south-estonia/tartu

– Explore more about Tartu in the following video!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd5mfrr5e5jifw7/Tartu%20%26%20Tartu%20County.mp4?dl=0
– AHHAA Science Centre http://www.ahhaa.ee/en
– Estonian National Museum http://www.erm.ee/en
– Tartu Environmental Education Centre http://www.tartuloodusmaja.ee/EN/uldinfo/
– SPARK MakerLab http://www.makerlab.ee/english/

Welcome to Viljandi County
In the southern part of Estonia, bordering on Latvia, lies the area of Viljandimaa, richly decorated with ancient valleys. Here you may find places where in contrast with the hastiness of modern life, the nature has preserved its natural rhythm.
Schedule of the day
11:00 – Departure from Tallinn to Viljandi. Bus departs in front of Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn).
School visits and activities (lunch incl)
PM – Arrival to Tallinn
Choice of schools

Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics  http://www.olustvere.edu.ee/wordpress/?page_id=1881 is located in Olustvere in Põhja-Sakala Parish in central Estonia. The school also owns the most fully preserved manorial estate, which includes 29 buildings, in the Baltic States. The school’s main objective is to offer secondary and post-secondary vocational training, as well as continuing education and retraining for adults. Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics is the winner of the Quality Award for Vocational Schools in 2007 and 2013.

Olustvere Basic School is located in Olustvere in Põhja-Sakala Parish in central Estonia. It is situated in the same building as Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics. Olustvere Basic school helps pupils reach clarity on their interests and abilities and ensures readiness for continuing studies at the next educational level and for lifelong learning. The school has a big part in shaping a personality who can act in different roles of society.

Lahmuse School http://www.lahmuse.edu.ee/ is a school with a long term expertise for children with special needs. The schools operates under the simplified national curriculum and is partly maintained by the state: students’ meals and study materials are free for parents. Professional staff and a customized old Lahmuse Mainor is a beneficial place for those whose coping with a regular school has become a burden. Additionally, we offer rehabilitation service for our students as well as outside the school.

Suure-Jaani School http://sjk.edu.ee/ is a basic and preschool for students from the age of 7 to 16 and preschool groups for children from the age of 1,5 years. School works in 4 buildings: three small branches locate about 15 km from the main building. There are about 300 students in the school. The school is known to put a high value on students health, sporting, reading and morality.

Suure-Jaani High School http://www.sjg.edu.ee/ is located in Suure-Jaani in Põhja-Sakala Parish. Today student can choose two curricula: social studies or sport (wrestling, football and athletics). One important part of our school life is non-formal education hobby school where students can learn music (piano, guitar, drums, singing, musical history), chess, archery, karate, robotics, technique and art.

Viljandi Gymnasium www.viljgym.edu.ee was established in 2012. Today, nearly 560 students in age 16 to 19 studying at the school. Viljandi Gymnasium offers 6 different curricula: Mathematics-physics, Sciences, Social sciences, Humanities, Economics and Foreign languages. The school has launched traditions that are open to the whole city, such as bicycle rides, night singing party.

How to get there
Coaches will take you from the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn) and take you back to the hotel after the tour. In case you stay in other hotel, please be at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia at 11:00. But we do recommend to be there little bit earlier.
Interesting links
https://www.visitestonia.com/en/where-to-go/south-estonia/viljandi

Venues

Alexela Concert Hall

Alexela Concert Hall

The Concert Hall opened to the public in 2009 and was one of the first to introduce the world-class possibilities for hosting major international conferences and meetings in Tallinn. It is located at the heart of Tallinn, just in a walking distance from UNESCO listed Tallinn Old Town, several hotels and shopping malls.

Alexela Concert Hall was recently renamed and until April 2018 it was known as Nordea Concert Hall.

Address: Estonia pst 9, Tallinn. The entrance to the building is from Rävala Street and conference hotels are in a walking distance from the Concert Hall.

Parking: We recommend to use public transportation as the parking slots in the center of the city fill up quickly. Please find more information about paid parking slots from Alexela Concert Hall official page.

Public Transportation: Public transport is a very convenient way to come to Alexela Concert Hall, with stops named Estonia being in the near vicinity of Solaris Centre. Please find the schedules and public transportation route map here and ticket information here.

  • Buses No 3, 15, 16, 17, 17A, 54, 67, 68
  • Minibuses No 177, 207, 208, 214, 215, 219, 224, 227, 242, 242A, 243A, 254, 259, 260, 260K, 262

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

Seaplane Harbour

The Seaplane Harbour was once a home for seaplanes and now accommodates one of Europe’s grandest maritime museums which opened in spring 2012. The Seaplane Harbour has been recognised with a number of awards and offers a memorable experience for everyone with its century-old steam-powered icebreaker Suur Tõll, a Short 184 seaplane, mines, cannons and many other life-sized exhibits. A centerpiece of this unique building is an Estonian Navy submarine from 1930s.

Address: Vesilennuki tee 6, Tallinn

Dress code: Dress code for the gala is smart casual.

  • 18:45 Conference buses depart from the Conference Hotels* at 18:45 and take you to Seaplane Harbour
  • 19:00 Welcome to Seaplane Harbour!
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Tallinn University Men’s Choir
  • Green Screen Photo Shoot
  • Birgit and the Band for Mood and Dancing
  • 23:00 End of the Gala Dinner
  • 23:10 Bus Transfer to the Conference Hotels*

*The conference hotels are Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn, Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn and Tallink City Hotel. In case you stay in other hotel not named in this list, please find the closest conference hotel to catch the bus to and from the Seaplane Harbour.

Conference Hotels

Please make your hotel reservation as soon as possible when registering for the conference! We have an excellent range of accommodation options for our conference guests and some are already full. Kindly arrange your accommodation directly with the hotel and use the hotel promotional code to get the special price we have agreed. For promotional codes expiration dates, please click on the corresponding hotel’s Rates and booking.

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn

Address: Narva mnt 7C, Tallinn (map)

Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn is a cosy hotel located right in the centre of Tallinn, conveniently near the Old Town, the main business and shopping districts, yet in a quiet and peaceful courtyard. Ideal for both business and leisure stays, the hotel welcomes guests with 245 fresh and colourful rooms, a tempting restaurant Kompass and spacious meeting facilities including free wireless internet access. The hotel also has a beauty salon and guests can rent a private sauna with a Jacuzzi. Park Inn by Radisson Central Tallinn is a long-time member of the Green Key eco-rating program.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code: Guest and Guest Room Premium room: 70 EUR/single, 80 EUR/double

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROOMS AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THIS STAGE.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Radisson Blu Sky Hotel Tallinn

Address: Rävala pst 3, Tallinn (map)

Rising above the Estonian capital, the Radisson Blu Sky Hotel provides sweeping views of the city. Hotel location in Tallinn city center lets visitors walk to many cultural attractions, including the historical Old Town, and the Tallinn Airport is only 4 kilometers away. Choose from 280 rooms and suites with amazing views of either the cityscape or the Gulf of Finland. Start your day with the amazing spread at Seasons Restaurant’s Super Breakfast Buffet, and finish with a nightcap at one of our on-site bars. A fitness center, private sauna and beauty spa let guests unwind or pamper themselves, while our business center and well-equipped conference rooms help them meet their business goals.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code: Standard single/double room: 119 EUR single use, 129 EUR double use.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOTEL IS FULL AND THERE ARE NO ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE DATES ANY MORE.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Access to fitness centre with gym and sauna on the 7th floor
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn

Address: Liivalaia 33, Tallinn (map)

Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia warmly welcomes you in the city heart of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. Hotel palette of proven quality services and cosy hotel environs tailored to your satisfaction makes it the right choice be it for business or vacation. The hotel features 390 comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated hotel rooms with modern conveniences, such as high-speed WiFi and 24-hour room service. Hotel One Touch mobile application helps to make your stay even more comfortable and enjoyable. The fitness and health center Club 26 situated on the 26th floor offers the opportunity to take a refreshing swim in a pool, work out in a well-equipped gym or relax in a hot sauna while admiring magnificent and memorable views of Tallinn. You can enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at the hotel international restaurant Senso, a lighter meal or fresh pastries and cakes at the best café in the city – Café Boulevard, or a refreshing drink at the Lobby Bar. Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia holds a Green-key certificate, the largest global eco-label for accommodation, and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016 and 2017. The hotel has also been awarded the internationally recognized Safehotels certification.

Room rates – a special accommodation rate applies for the participants of ESHA biennial conference Tallinn during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code: Standard and superior room single/double room: 100 EUR/single use, 115 EUR/double use

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOTEL IS FULL AND THERE ARE NO ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE DATES ANY MORE.

Rates include:

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Complimentary access to fitness centre Club 26 (gym, pool, sauna) – for Standard room guest in the morning 07.00-11.00, for Superior room guest 07.00-22.00.
  • Wi-Fi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

*The reservation can be guaranteed with a credit card number or a pre-payment (for prepayment please e-mail to Hotel).

*Cancellation of an individual hotel room reservation can be made without any penalty no later than 3 days before arrival date.

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Tallink City Hotel

Address: A. Laikmaa 5, Tallinn (map)

Tallink City Hotel is located in the heart of Tallinn, amid the popular downtown shopping and business areas and just a few minutes’ walk from the historic Old Town. Residing in a fully renovated 1970s-era shopping arcade, the modern hotel today serves as an ideal base for exploring Estonia’s beautiful capital city. Guests can enjoy an à la carte lunch or dinner at the Sume restaurant and meet up with friends and colleagues in the Piano lobby bar.

Room rates – special accommodation rate applies for the ESHA biennial conference Tallinn participants during the period 16.-20.10.2018 with the ESHA18 promotional code: Standard single/double room: 97 EUR/single use, 104 EUR/double use.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ROOMS AND RATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THIS STAGE.

Rates include:

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi

Bookings can be made with promotional code ESHA18 by:

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Participation information

CONFERENCE FEES

There was a two-level conference fee available based on the location of the payer and it covered entrance on both days with lunches and coffee breaks during the main conference program on October 18-19.

  • EUR 395 (excl. 20% VAT) for Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, non-European Countries.
  • EUR 285 (excl. 20% VAT) for Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine.

GALA DINNER TICKET 

EUR 60 (excl. 20% VAT) covered full dinner and entertainment at the Seaplane Harbour together with bus transport from and to conference hotels.

SITE VISIT COST

Site visits took guests to different locations in Estonia and introduced different aspects of local education, culture and society. The cost of the site visit was EUR 60 (excl. 20% VAT) and it consisted of: full day trip to one direction in Estonia, school visits, sightseeing, lunch and bus transport.


CANCELLATION

Participation fee will be fully reimbursed if notified in written before 5th of October.

INFORMATION

Please contact us by email margot@confent.com with any information request you might have regarding the 2018 conference.