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Better Late Than Never!

New Year, New OSA board!

Better late than never, but please welcome the 2022 OSA Board Members!!!

My name is Samantha Potts and I am the new Changing Education Editor. I will be in charge of updating the blog and podcasts with your work! So, please submit your work for review by emailing it to changingeducationblog@helsinki.fi

To learn more about me and the other new members please check out our bios either on the “About” section of this blog as well as at the OSA Board page.

Here are the new members!

Jamie Lee, Chair

Aparna Shakkarwar, Vice-Chair

Elena Liikanen, Secretary

Tommi Mäki, Treasurer

Naike Gorr, Events

Lena Reher

Laura Ramula, Social Media

Samantha Potts, Chief Editor of Blog and Podcasts

RECAP: What has happened?

February 25th

Fireside Chat with Miska Nopunen

Miska is the founder and CEO of Annie Advisor. Annie is a Helsinki based team of humanists and techies on a mission to remove barriers to learning. Their hope is to make getting help as easy as possible and prevent school drop out.

March 17th

Fireside Chat with Mika Kasanen

Mika is the CEO and Co-founder of School Day, a tool for district leaders and teachers to proactively lead well-being in the classroom. Mika strongly believes well-being should be treated as the single most important mean to improve learning results – and that’s why his driving purpose is to build a better future for student welfare and social emotional learning (SEL). Since founding School Day in 2017, he has led the company in raising over $2M from leading Nordic VC’s Lifeline Ventures and Sparkmind.vc and grown School Day adoption to 100k users in over 20 countries - including in 25 states in the US.

March 22nd

Board Game Night!

OSA members and friends went to Cafe Board Game for fun games, good coffee, and even better company!

March 23rd

Speed Dating

Networking event with various edtech startups. Our community has the chance to meet them, provide valuable feedback concerning their innovations, and might find opportunities for future collaboration and internships.

What is Coming Up:

May 3rd


Educathon, is a one-day event on May 3rd, 2022 (9am-6pm), dedicated to finding solutions to making the education system more equitable. There will be a focus on three aspects of equity and inclusion: race, gender and sexuality, and disability. This event will be formatted like a “Hackathon” where like minded individuals come together to come up with innovative solutions for an existing challenges within the educational domain.

May 8th


This sitsit will be hosted by OSA and in collaboration with ESN.

Stay Tuned for a new blog section dedicated to the master thesis’ of the FIRST graduating class of the Changing Education program!

Submissions! Do you have class assignments you would like to submit for the blog?

Send them here: changingeducationblog@helsinki.fi

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