HundrED 2019 Innovation Summit

Just as we did last year, we’re checking in on the HundrED summit, which was held last week in Helsinki. As the organization describes, “the HundrED Innovation Summit is a 3-day, high profile invitation-only celebration of the world’s most inspiring education innovations – with talks, workshops and discussions.” The summit also introduces the HundrED 2020 Global Collection, 100 inspiring and innovative organizations that HundrED believes is changing the face of K-12 education around the globe. In this post, we highlight a few of these organizations from the list and share a couple of IEN posts on organizations featured in the list.

Anji Play (China)

Anji Play is a curriculum and approach to early education developed by Ms. Cheng Xueqin for the public early childhood programs of Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China. In the past five years, the Anji Play curriculum, approach and philosophy have become the focus of pilot and demonstration programs in the United States, Europe and Africa. The Anji Play curriculum and play materials have been adopted at the province level in Zhejiang (soon bringing Anji Play to two million more children), and Anji Play is being practiced in public early childhood programs in all of China’s 34 provinces and administrative regions. In recent months, Anji Play has become a focus of Ministry of Education efforts to expand universal access to public early education in China.

BRAC Humanitarian Play Labs (Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh)

Humanitarian Play Labs bring BRAC’s signature low cost, high quality play-based learning model to the humanitarian context of the largest refugee settlement in the world in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. They integrate playful learning with child protection, psychosocial support, and linkages to critical services; incorporate relevant cultural traditions; and engage both Rohingya and host communities.

AMAZE.org (United States)

AMAZE.org is an initiative that provides comprehensive, age-appropriate, and medically-accurate sexual health videos for adolescents ages 10-14, along with resources for educators and parents. As of September 2019 our videos have received 28 million views on our YouTube channel since AMAZE.org was launched in September of 2016. AMAZE has also been launched in South Africa and Latin America.

The Educate! Model (Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya)

Educate! prepares youth in Africa with the skills to succeed in today’s economy. We tackle youth unemployment by partnering with schools and governments to reform what schools teach and how they teach it so that students in Africa have the skills to attain further education, overcome gender inequities, start businesses, get jobs, and drive development in their communities.

IEN Posts On Organizations in the Global Collection:

  • Our 2-part piece on Speed School from December, 2018
  • Our post on THINK Global School from earlier this year

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