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UNESCO Project on Teaching AI for K-12 and Guiding Framework on AI Competencies

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(CST – China Standard Time, UTC+8)
The two days programme of the Forum will be structured under the following sub-themes:
1. The future of education in light of challenges and opportunities of AI – Convene a debate on how AI will shape the future of humanity and education, and review the implications of AI for the inclusion, equity, andquality of learning.
2. Core competencies required for living and working with AI – Anticipate the competencies required for living and working effectively with AI, define AI skill frameworks with a focus on K-12 schools, share best practices in developing AI curricula and teaching resources as well as in preparing teachers to teach AI.
3. Curriculum development in the AI era - Focus on the transformation of curriculum and textbooks in all disciplines at all levels to meet the needs of students’ key competencies development in the AI era.
4. Ethical and effective use of AI in learning and teaching – Share evidence-informed effective models of using AI in learning and teaching, reveal ethical issues and share coping strategies.
7-8 December 2020
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International Forum
AI and the Futures of Education-Developing Competencies for the AI Era
International Forum on AI and the Futures of Education
7 December, Day 1 Video
17:00 - 18:30
Opening Session
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: H.E. Mr TIAN Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education and Chairperson of Chinese
National Commission for UNESCO, China
 Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
 H.E. Mr Agapito Mba Mokuy, Chairperson of the Executive Board, UNESCO
 H.E. Mr CHEN Baosheng, Minister of Education, China
High Level Panel 1
Moderator: Mr Sobhi Tawil, Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO
 H.E. Ms Simona Kustec, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia
 H.E. Mr Hussein bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, the United Arab
 H.E. Mr ZHENG Fuzhi, Vice Minister of Education, China
 H.E. Mr Gabriel Changson Chang, Minister of Higher Education, Science and
Technology, South Sudan
 H.E. Dr. Engineer Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Education, Ethiopia
 H.E. Ms Ivana Franić, State Secretary, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatia
18:30 – 18:40 Break
18:40- 20:10 Plenary Session - Defining and developing AI competencies
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr Fengchun Miao, Chief, Unit for Technology and AI in Education, UNESCO
Keynote Speech:
 Mr Diego Golombek, Executive Director of the National Institute of Technological
Education (INET), Argentina
 H.E. Mr CHEN Qun, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People's Government, China
 Mr Yunfeng Bai, Board Chairman and President, TAL Education Group, China
 Mr John Shawe-Taylor, Professor, University College London and UNESCO Chair in AI,
United Kingdom
 UNESCO Project on Teaching AI for K-12 and Guiding Framework on AI Competencies
Mr Wayne Holmes, Former Principal Researcher (Education), Nesta, United Kingdom
Mr Fengchun Miao, Chief, Unit for Technology and AI in Education, UNESCO
 Ms Inge Molenaar, Assistant professor, Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud
University, the Netherlands
 Projet Entrepreneurial de Codage Numérique Web Art Creativity
Ms Maïmouna Sissoko-Touré, Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la
formation, Senegal

20:10 - 20:40
Plenary Session (continued)
 Ms Trine Jensen, Manager, Higher Education and Technology, International
Association of Universities
 Mr Ki-Sang Song, Professor, Korea National University of Education, Republic of Korea
 Ms Juliet Waters, Chief Knowledge Officer, Kids Code Jeunesse, Canada
International Forum on AI and the Futures of Education
8 December, Day 2 Zoom Link
15:00 - 16:30 Special Session - Consultation on the Futures of Education
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr QIN Changwei, Secretary General, National Commission of China for
Keynote Speech: Mr Sobhi Tawil, Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO
 Mr LIN Yifu, Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University,
 Ms JIANG Xiaojuan, Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua
University, China
 Mr ZHU Yongxin, Vice President, the Central Committee of the China Association
for Promoting Democracy, China
 Mr GONG Ke, Executive Director, Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial
Intelligence Development Strategies (President of World Federation of
Engineering Organizations), China
 Mr LIU Changya, Director General, Department of Development and Planning,
Ministry of Education, China
 Mr REN Youqun, Director General, Department of Teacher Education, Ministry of
Education, China
 Mr LIU Yuhui, Director General, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, China
 Mr LIU Qingfeng, Chairman and President, iFLYTEK, China
 Mr CHEN Feng, Director General, National Center for Schooling Development
Programme, China
 Mr YANG Zongkai, President, XIDIAN University, China
 Mr YANG Xinbin, President, SHENZHEN Polytechnic, China
 Mr LI Xiaohui, Principal, The Experimental High School Attached to Beijing Normal
University, China
 Ms LU Yongli, Principal, Beijing No.2 Experimental Primary School, China
 Mr LI Zhisheng, Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University,
16:30 - 17:00 Break
17:00 - 18:30
Parallel Session 1- Curriculum and textbooks in the AI era
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr Renato Opertti, Senior Curriculum Specialist, International Bureau of
Education, UNESCO
Introductory speech: Mr Yao Ydo, Director a.i., International Bureau of Education, UNESCO
 Mr. Philippe Jonnaert, BACSE International – Bureau d’appui curriculaire aux
systèmes éducatifs, Canada
 Mr. Aliou Sow, Specialist in Education and Textbooks, Guinea
 Mr. CHEN Yunlong, Vice director, National Institute for Curriculum and Textbook
Research, Ministry of Education, China
 Ms. Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji, Social Entrepreneur in Data Science and AI
Education, Nigeria
 Ms. Raïssa Malu, Director, Investing in People, D.R. Congo
 Ms. Mariana Montaldo, Plan Ceibal, Uruguay
 Mr. Emiliano Pereiro, Plan Ceibal, Uruguay
International Forum on AI and the Futures of Education
 Mr. CUI Yunhuo, Professor, Institute of Curriculum and Instruction, East China
Normal University, China
Parallel Session 2 - Effective and ethical use of AI in learning and teaching
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr Tao Zhan, Director, Institute for Information Technologies in Education,
Keynote Speeches:
 Mr LEI Chaozi, Director-General, Department for Science and Technology, Ministry
of Education, China
 Mr Ronghuai Huang, Professor, School of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal
University, China
 AI and the Future of Learning: An expert panel report
Mr Jeremy Roschelle, Executive Director, Learning Sciences, Digital Promise, USA
 Digital educational resources in Russia: state, deficits and efficiency assessment
Mr Isak Froumin, Director, Institute of Education, National Research University
Higher School of Economics, Russia
Mr Ivan Karlov, Head, Laboratory for Digital Transformation of Education, Institute
of Education, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia
 Scalable AI Applications to Promote Inclusive Learning in Selected Countries in
East and West Africa
Ms Bridget Bannerman, Science Resources Africa, Sierra Leone
 Mr Venkataraman Balaji, Vice President, Commonwealth of Learning
 Letrus: The Prize-winning Project of the 2019 Edition of UNESCO King Hamad Bin
Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the Use of ICT in Education
Mr Luis Junqueira, co-founder, Letrus, Brazil (video message)
Ms Iaroslava Kharkova, Associate project officer, Unit for Technology and AI in
Education, UNESCO
 Kumoontun App for Learning Ayöök, Oaxaca Mexico
Mr Marco Martinez, Kumoontun, Mexico (video message)
Parallel Session 3 - Supporting African countries’ education development for
the coming AI Era
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr Yue Du, Director, Priority Africa Coordination Division, Priority Africa and
External Relations Sector, UNESCO
Co-moderator: Mr Abdoulaye Ibrahim, Chief, Contextual Analysis and Foresight Unit,
Priority Africa and External Relations Sector, UNESCO
Opening remarks:
 Mr Firmin Matoko, Assistant Director-General for Priority Africa and External
Relations, UNESCO
 H.E. Ms Phyllis Kandie, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Republic of
Kenya to UNESCO and Chairperson of the Africa Group
 H. E. Mr Yang Jin, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the People's Republic
of China to UNESCO
 Mr N'golo Aboudou Soro, Secretary-General, Cote d'Ivoire National Commission
 UNESCO-Huawei Project on Technology-enabled Open Schools for All
Mr Fengchun Miao, Chief, Unit for Technology and AI in Education, UNESCO
International Forum on AI and the Futures of Education
Ms Michela Pagano, Associate Project Officer, Unit for Technology and AI in
Education, UNESCO
 Mr Philippe Durance, Senior Consultant, Priority Africa and External Relations
Sector, UNESCO, and Professor and Chair of Foresight and Sustainable
Development, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM), France
 Mr Hicham El Habti, President, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
 Mr Wang Duanrui, President, Weidong Cloud Education Group, China
 Mr Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Nigeria
 Mr Yang Zongkai, President, Xidian University, China
 Ms Marie Luce Akossiwoa Quashie - Mensah Attoh, General Secretary, University
of Lomé, Togo
 Mr Ming Li, Director-General, UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education
Innovation (ICHEI), China
 Mr. Ignace Gatare, Principal of the College of Science and Technology, University
of Rwanda, Rwanda
18:30 - 18:40 Break
18:40 - 19:50
High-level Panel 2 – Empowering women and youth
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
 H. E. Mr Saaïd AMZAZI, Minister of National Education, Vocational Training,
Higher Education and Scientific Research, Morocco
 H.E. Mr Nasser Al-Aqeeli, Deputy Minister for research and innovation, Ministry of
Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
 H.E Dr. Ibrahim Bin Saleh Al-Naimi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Education and
Higher Education, Qatar
 Ms Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human
Sciences, UNESCO
 H.E. Mr SANN Vathana, Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth
and Sport, Cambodia
 Mr Vincent Adul, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya
 Mr Sobhi Tawil, Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO
 Ms Dorothy Gordon, Chair, Information for All Programme (IFAP)
 Ms Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of
Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat (video message)
19:50 - 20:10
Closing Session
*Interpretation provided in English, French and Chinese*
Moderator: Mr QIN Changwei, Secretary General, National Commission of China for
 Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
 Mr DONG Qi, President of Beijing Normal University, China
 H.E. Mr TIAN Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education and Chairperson of Chinese
National Commission for UNESCO, China
For more information:
Please contact, Team of Future of Learning and Innovation, Unit for Technology and AI in
Education, UNESCO Headquarters

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KERRY GLASGOWIS HUMANITY'S LAST BEST CHANCE - Join search for Sustainaabilty's Curricula

Dear Robert - you kindly asked for a short email so that you could see if there is a CGTN anchor in east coast who might confidentially share views with my expectation of how only Asian young women cultural movements (parenting and community depth but amplified by transparent tech in life shaping markets eg health, food, nature..) can return sustainability to all of us
three of my father's main surveys in The Economist 1962-1977 explain imo where future history will take us (and so why younger half of world need friendship/sustainable adaptation with Chinese youth -both on mainland and diaspora)
 1962 consider japan approved by JF Kennedy: argued good news - 2 new economic models were emerging through japan korea south and taiwan relevant to all Asia Rising (nrxt to link the whole trading/supply chains of the far east coast down through hong kong and cross-seas at singapore)
1 rural keynsianism ie 100% productivity in village first of all food security- borlaug alumni ending starvation
2 supercity costal trade models which designed hi-tech borderless sme value chains- to build a 20 million person capital or an 8 million person superport you needed the same advances in engineering - partly why this second economic model was win-win for first time since engines begun Glasgow 1760 ; potentially able to leverage tech giant leaps 100 times ahead; the big opportunity von neumann had gifted us - knowhow action networking multiply value application unlike consuming up things
1976 entrepreneurial revolution -translated into italian by prodi - argued that future globalisation big politics big corporate would need to be triangularised by community scaled sme networks- this was both how innovation advancing human lot begins and also the only way to end poverty in the sense of 21st C being such that next girl born can thrive because every community taps in diversity/safety/ valuing child and health as conditions out of which intergenerational economic growth can spring
in 1977 fathers survey of china - argued that there was now great hope that china had found the system designs that would empower a billion people to escape from extreme poverty but ultimately education of the one child generation (its tech for human capabilities) would be pivotal ( parallel 1977 survey looked at the futures of half the world's people ie east of iran)
best chris macrae + 1 240 316 8157 washington DC
 - we are in midst of unprecedented exponential change (dad from 1960s called death of distance) the  tech legacy of von neumann (dad was his biographer due to luckily meeting him in his final years including neumann's scoping of brain science (ie ai and human i) research which he asked yale to continue in his last lecture series). Exponential risks of extinction track to  mainly western top-down errors at crossroads of tech  over last 60 years (as well as non transparent geonomic mapping of how to reconcile what mainly 10 white empires had monopoly done with machines 1760-1945 and embedded in finance - see eg keynes last chapter of general theory of money); so our 2020s destiny is conditioned by quite simple local time-stamped details but ones that have compounded so that root cause and consequence need exact opposite of academic silos- so I hope there are some simple mapping points we can agree sustainability and chinese anchors in particular are now urgently in the middle of
Both my father at the economist and I (eg co-authoring 1984 book 2025 report, retranslated to 1993 sweden's new vikings) have argued sustainability in early 21st c will depend mostly on how asians as 65% of humans advance and how von neumann (or moores law) 100 times more tech every decade from 1960s is valued by society and business.
My father (awarded Japan's Order of Rising Sun and one time scriptwriter for Prince Charles trips to Japan) had served as teen allied bomber command burma campaign - he therefore had google maps in his head 50 years ahead of most media people, and also believed the world needed peace (dad was only journalist at messina birth of EU ) ; from 1960 his Asian inclusion arguments were almost coincidental to Ezra Vogel who knew much more about Japan=China last 2000 years ( additionally  cultural consciousness of silk road's eastern dynamics not golden rule of Western Whites) and peter drucker's view of organisational systems
(none of the 10 people at the economist my father had mentored continued his work past 1993- 2 key friends died early; then the web turned against education-journalism when west coast ventures got taken over by advertising/commerce instead of permitting 2 webs - one hi-trust educational; the other blah blah. sell sell .sex sell. viral trivial and hate politicking)
although i had worked mainly in the far east eg with unilever because of family responsibilities I never got to china until i started bumping into chinese female graduates at un launch of sdgs in 2015- I got in 8 visits to beijing -guided by them around tsinghua, china centre of globalisation, a chinese elder Ying Lowrey who had worked on smes in usa for 25 years but was not jack ma's biographer in 2015 just as his fintech models (taobao not alibaba) were empowering villagers integration into supply chains; there was a fantastic global edutech conference dec 2016 in Tsinghua region (also 3 briefings by Romano Prodi to students) that I attended connected with  great womens education hero bangladesh's fazle abed;  Abed spent much of hs last decade hosting events with chinese and other asian ambassadors; unite university graduates around sdg projects the world needed in every community but which had first been massively demonstrated in asia - if you like a version of schwarzman scholars but inclusive of places linking all deepest sustainability goals challenges 
and i personally feel learnt a lot from 3 people broadcasting from cgtn you and the 2 ladies liu xin and  tian wei (they always seemed to do balanced interviews even in the middle of trump's hatred campaigns), through them I also became a fan of father and daughter Jin at AIIB ; i attended korea's annual general meet 2017 of aiib; it was fascinating watching bankers for 60 countries each coming up with excuses as to why they would not lead on infrastructure investments (even though the supercity economic model depends on that)
Being a diaspora scot and a mathematician borders (managers who maximise externalisation of risks) scare me; especially rise of nationalist ones ;   it is pretty clear historically that london trapped most of asia in colomisdation ; then bankrupted by world war 2 rushed to independence without the un or anyone helping redesign top-down systems ; this all crashed into bangladesh the first bottom up collaboration women lab ; ironically on health, food security, education bangladesh and chinese village women empowerment depended on sharing almost every village microfranchise between 1972 and 2000 especially on last mile health networking
in dads editing of 2025 from 1984 he had called for massive human awareness by 2001 of mans biggest risk being discrepancies in incomes and expectations of rich and poor nations; he suggested that eg public broadcast media could host a reality tv end poverty entrepreneur competition just as digital media was scaling to be as impactful as mass media
that didnt happen and pretty much every mess - reactions to 9/11, failure to do ai of epidemics as priority from 2005 instead of autonomous cars, failure to end long-term carbon investments, subprime has been rooted in the west not having either government nor big corporate systems necessary to collaboratively value Asian SDG innovations especially with 5g
I am not smart enough to understand how to thread all the politics now going on but in the event that any cgtn journalist wants to chat especially in dc where we could meet I do not see humans preventing extinction without maximising chinese youth (particularly womens dreams); due to covid we lost plans japan had to relaunch value of female athletes - so this and other ways japan and china and korea might have regained joint consciousness look as if they are being lost- in other words both cultural and education networks (not correctly valued by gdp news headlines) may still be our best chance at asian women empowerment saving us all from extinction but that needs off the record brainstorming as I have no idea what a cgtn journalist is free to cover now that trump has turned 75% of americans into seeing china as the enemy instead of looking at what asian policies of usa hurt humans (eg afghanistan is surely a human wrong caused mostly by usa); a; being a diaspora scot i have this naive idea that we need to celebrate happiness of all peoples an stop using media to spiral hatred across nations but I expect that isnt something an anchor can host generally but for example if an anchor really loves ending covid everywhere then at least in that market she needs to want to help united peoples, transparency of deep data etc

2021 afore ye go to glasgow cop26-

please map how and why - more than 3 in 4 scots earn their livelihoods worldwide not in our homeland- that requires hi-trust as well as hi-tech to try to love all cultures and nature's diversity- until mcdonalds you could use MAC OR MC TO identify our community engaging networks THAT SCALED ROUND STARTING UP THE AGE OF HUMANS AND MACHINES OF GKASGOW UNI 1760 1 2 3 - and the microfranchises they aimed to sustain  locally around each next child born - these days scots hall of fame started in 1760s around   adam smith and james watt and 195 years later glasgow engineering BA fazle abed - we hope biden unites his irish community building though cop26 -ditto we hope kamalA values gandhi- public service - but understand if he or she is too busy iN DC 2021 with covid or finding which democrats or republicans or american people speak bottom-up sustainable goals teachers and enrrepreneurs -zoom with if you are curious - fanily foundation of the economist's norman macrae- explorer of whether 100 times more tehc every decade since 1945 would end poverty or prove orwell's-big brother trumps -fears correct est1984 or the economist's entreprenerialrevolutionstarted up 1976 with italy/franciscan romano prodi

help assemble card pack 1in time for games at cop26 glasgow nov 2021 - 260th year of machines and humans started up by smith and watt- co-author, networker foundation of The Economist's Norman Macrae - 60s curricula telecommuting andjapan's capitalist belt roaders; 70s curricula entreprenurial revolution and poverty-ending rural keynesianism - library of 40 annual surveys loving win-wins between nations youth biographer john von neumann

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