BettFest, The World’s Leading Education Show, is an annual recognised international event where educational leaders and EdTech providers from more than 150 countries meet to create a better future by transforming education.
This year, the online conference included a session led by Barbara Holzapfel, VP of Microsoft Education, called Learning Forward. In this session, Cognita was one of the companies highlighted as an example thanks to the way in which the schools implemented the latest EdTech initiatives and tools.
Satya Nadella, CEO Microsoft, talking about flexibility as the main key to allow any activity to continue no matter the place and time states (5:14): ‘(…) think of the power of that, which is the ability to transcend space and boundaries but bring all the expertise needed wherever. That’s what you see ever in education (…) The Cognita schools were able to do it across UK and Europe using tools like Teams.’
Barbara Holzapfel mentions Cognita by saying (18:53): ‘(…) we have seen many examples including the Cognita network of international private schools, which increased their remote learning capacity by nearly 600% to reach over 33.000 students and educators’.
At BSV we are very proud to have participated in this internationally recognised effort with the other Cognita schools. Initiatives which we are constantly implementing for the benefit of our school community with our Digital Learning Programme which includes our successful 1-2-1 Device Programme.