Bengaluru 1st Aug, 2019: Bengaluru-based LIFE -Leadership Initiative for Educators is all set to give an artistic twist to STEM on the 3rd and 4th of August, with INTERNATIONAL S.T.E.A.M CONCLAVE 2019 in association with GyanPro and St Joseph’s College, Langford Road. The two-day S.T.E.A.M initiative includes the 3rd LIFE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE and S.T.E.A.M Experience Labs.

Leadership Initiative For Educators (LIFE) is a dynamic initiative that focuses on educational leadership and organizational cultures. It aims to create an ecosystem for educators to create compelling visions for future and charter a clear evolving road map.

The Conference on 3rd of August seeks to traverse across 5 tracks namely Leadership, Pre-Primary, Elementary, Secondary and Higher Secondary and will feature ‘Steam’inent speakers across the world including:

2019’s chosen theme ‘S.T.E.A.M’ focuses on an interdisciplinary and hands-on approach to learning. An artistic extension of the STEM approach, being ‘S.T.E.A.M savy’ is the new-age window to building 21st Century skills.

‘NCERT has shifted focus to experiential learning and making it child centric, while reviewing the National Curriculum Framework. The S.T.E.A.M. Conclave is based on the same principles to make learning of these subjects integrated with hands-on, project based activities.’ – Preethi Vickram, Convenor, S.T.E.A.M. Conclave, Founder- Director, L.I.F.E.

‘The National Education Policy, 2019 stresses upon the need for holistic and integrated approach to education. With S.T.E.A.M. I see that this has been addressed. All educators should look at learning about the benefits of this approach so we can bring up our children to be innovative, creative and socially responsible.’ – Dr. M.K. Sridhar, Member Drafting Committee, NEP and Member Secretary, Former Karnataka Knowledge Commission. Dr. Sridhar is one of the speakers of the 3rd LIFE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE to be held on 3rd August.

The S.T.E.A.M Experience Labs on the 4th of August, in association with GyanPro Educational Innovation, will be set as thematic zones to offer a ‘hands-on’ experience to S.T.E.A.M, for students,their parents and educators across all levels.

GyanPro has emerged as a S.T.E.A.M propeller and envisions on creating a parallel science education program to make Science fun, inspiring and interactive for young children.

GyanPro researches, teaches & promotes conceptual learning of science. It supports K-10 STEAM education by collaborating with diverse partners, leveraging local and regional resources, to empower science education by inspiring children to learn and experiment with Science. By utilizing evidence-based instructional practices, connecting in and out-of-school learning, facilitating effective science communication and mentoring students, we seek to kindle scientific temper by honing reasoning skills and logical thinking amongst children.

GyanPro has worked with more than 250 schools across India in bringing creativity to formal education for children through STEAM based Learning Aids, Atal Tinkering Labs, Science Fests, Science Shows, workshops, etc. and touched the lives of more than 300,000 beneficiaries.

“Hands-on approach to learning is the truest form of learning, whether it is at school or at home and this has been vouched today by the CBSE and the National Education Policy (NEP). We, at GyanPro, are immensely happy that we are working towards the same goal”

– Dr. Supreeth Kittenkere, Founder & CEO of GyanPro Educational Innovation.

The two-day S.T.E.A.M Conclave will be conducted at St Joseph’s College, Langford Road on 3rd and 4th of August.The prestigious St. Joseph’s College is not only hosting the event as the venue partner but is also the resource-provider through its student-interns.

For further information, LIFE can be contacted at +91 9845884954 [email protected].

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