Joana Simas | Global Head of EdTech Implementation
Inspired Education

Joana Simas, Global Head of EdTech Implementation, Inspired Education

I am a Portuguese Teacher and I hold a Primary Teaching degree and a Masters of Primary and Preparatory Teaching in Math, Science, Portuguese, History and Geography. Plus, I am postgraduate in Coding and Robotics in the Primary and Preparatory School.   I follow a student-centered pedagogy, based on project-based learning, flipped classroom and integrate technology in the classroom naturally and effectively.   In 2016 I was honored to participate as a speaker for two projects at ECIS Annual Educators Conference, in Copenhagen.   In 2018 I was distinguished as one of the ten finalists of the Global Teacher Prize Portugal.   Between 2018-2022, I was the Head of the Upper Junior School of PaRK International School - Alfragide Campus.    In 2021 I present my first TEDxOeirasED Talk.   In 2022 I accepted the invitation to be the first Head of EdTech of Inspired, Portugal. I work with 3 different brands and 5 different school campuses.    Since 2023 that I am the Global Head of EdTech Implementation for all the Inspired Schools (110).  


Pre-Conference Workshops @ 11:00

M2 - Empowering educators and students: an introduction to Artificial Intelligence in the classroom

Explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. This workshop aims to equip teachers and students with a foundational understanding of AI technologies and their applications within the educational context. Participants will engage in hands-on activities and discussions to discover how AI can enhance teaching methods, foster student creativity, and prepare learners for the future.   

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain a basic understanding of Artificial Intelligence and its relevance in education.   
  • Explore practical applications of AI tools and technologies for both teachers and students.
  • Develop strategies for integrating AI into the curriculum to enhance learning experiences.   

Intended audience: Schools (Educators, school administrators, and students interested in leveraging AI for educational purposes.)

EDUtech Europe 2024 Conference Day 2 @ 15:35

Fireside chat – Strategies for the Metaverse

  • Creating immersive educational experiences within the metaverse, enhancing engagement and interactivity for students
  • Navigating the metaverse, from fostering digital citizenship to leveraging virtual environments for collaborative learning
  • How the metaverse can revolutionise educational paradigms, preparing institutions for the future of learning and innovation
last published: 22/Apr/24 08:35 GMT

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