The time to change is now.
October 20th, 10 am local time.
24 hours, 24 regions spanning the entire world.
From New Zealand to Hawaii, a full day for students, educators, experts and the general public to advocate and demonstrate change in education.
Worldwide Atlas of Educational Change
Are you changing education? Let us know what you are doing!
Click on the map below to see real life examples of how education is changing
Let´s make our voices heard.
Worldwide Survey on How We Prefer to Learn.
On October 20, we will be sharing with the world a survey for students and educators on learning preferences. Please share this 5 minute survey as widely as possible so that we can tell the world how we like to learn.
Words associated with change in education.
Director of Global Community, Curriculum, and CoachingDirector of Global Community, Curriculum, and Coaching – What School Could Be.
Founder, Individualized Realized / Co-Founder, PLN Project / Co-Founder, IMPACT Bound.
Ben lives in Argentina with his wife and daughter where he is the Head at St Andrew´s Scots School in Buenos Aires. He loves exploring theories and implementing ideas in an attempt to deliver impactful, and relevant ways of educating children. He aspires to find the time to be more active online in order to share ideas, experiences, successes and failures, and is inspired by educators that are able to do this successfully. Currently investigating the history of measurement and wondering if and how it may be possible to measure a good education. He will become the Founding Head of Colina Learning Center in Romania as from August 2022.
Paula Barberis specializes in educational innovation. Her main focus is the inclusion of technology with purpose through student centered instructional design. She is currently the director of Learning at Egg Cooperation where she leads the development and implementation of innovative solutions for cooperation-based learning environments. She has over 20 years of experience in education and has been part of leadership teams in widely recognized schools in Argentina such as Carmen Arriola de Marin and St Andrew’s Scots School. She has also been consulting for big scale educational projects in Argentina and abroad, assisting the redesign of their learning landscapes and the effective use of space. Paula is a Teacher of English Literature (UCA), a Set designer (IUNA) and an Education and Technology specialist (UdeSA). She is part of the founding team of Festival Recreo and co-founder at Wintu, a consulting team dedicated to transforming learning practices.
48 years as an award-winning educator. Began as a high school teacher and progressed to be an Elementary and Secondary Principal, and Director of Education in Quebec, Canada.
Now an author consultant, President of Thistle Educational Development Inc. Conference keynote presenter and professional development consultant with several organizations. Certified Visible Learning trainer and contributing author for several educational publications.
Married with three adult children and six grandchildren all living in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Director, Maple Bear LATAM, formerly Development Manager for Latin America at the IBO. University Lecturer in Marketing (UADE), Director of the Certificate in Learning Ecosystems Management (Universidad Siglo 21) and Educational Consultant specializing in leadership and development issues.
Parag is a social technology entrepreneur who started his journey as a medical and public health professional, as well as a trained anthropologist.
He has tackled health and other social challenges such as disaster management during his involvement in developing multi-disciplinary hospitals and social enterprises. He has also worked in understanding terrorism both in India and Afghanistan. He is a Ashoka Fellow and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow – indications of his global efforts to be a positive force for change in the world.
Parag is now leading the global scaling of RealLives – a widely acclaimed life simulator which enhances empathy and other socio-emotional skills for achieving the dream of an empathetic world.
Mary Beth Lutrell
K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at International School of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo, Japan
Experienced Curriculum Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Lesson Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Leadership, Teaching, and Tutoring. Strong education professional graduated from Northern Arizona University.
Principal of Dr. Wilbert Keon School on L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Quebec, Canada, Neil Fleming divides his time between outdoor interests and work. He remains committed to educational improvement through school change and renewal. Learners are at the beating heart of his educational praxis and schools should embody this truth. Neil’s educational journeys have connected him to schools throughout North America, England and Latin America. With Angela, he has raised four adult children who continue to inspire and energize his life. An ardent Argentinophile, he looks forward to further adventures.
Arturo Alejandro Archundia Gonzalez
Alejandro is Professional Development Coordinator at Soluciones Exa/Sensei Learning. He is a writer, actor, psychologist, facilitator, Educateko and Educreador. He has published more than 12 e-books and has been working for many years in training teachers on new technologies and emerging pedagogies.
He pioneered the implementation of the Apple Professional Development in Mexico as well as leading the Apple Professional Learning community in Mexico.
In 2020 he designed a hybrid learning model, currently being implemented with great success in schools all over Mexico. He has developed creativity courses for adults, and as a teacher, he incorporated some unique techniques such as laugh-based therapy and clown´s noses in the classroom. He is currently working on a “Improteacher SPA” methodology, whereby through improvisation, emotions and theater, teachers can design creativity centered learning experiences based on Jacob Kounin´s pedagogy.
Derek is regarded as one of NZ education’s foremost Future Focused thinkers in education.
He works extensively with schools and clusters as they seek to prepare students for their future. He also consults with policy makers and government agencies regarding the future directions of NZ educational policy and practice. In recognition of his work, Derek was designated one of 2008’s “Global Six” by the George Lucas Educational Foundation that recognizes individuals making a difference in education.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Dr. Qian graduated from Peking University. During his 9 years living in the U.S., he received a doctorate degree from University of Southern California and two Masters degrees from University of Hawai’i, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a leadership certificate from East West Center.
Dr. Qian had been Governor for Wellington College China, Headmaster for Peide School, Associate Director for Beanstalk International Bilingual School, Director for International Education at Communication University of China, Division Principal for International School of the Peninsula, Clinical Professor at Loyola Marymount University.
He has published 9 books and given hundreds of talks at education conferences within and beyond China. As an independent researcher, after visiting more than 300 schools and institutions in 12 countries, with his apprentices, he founded UNSCHOOL Lifelong Learning Community, dedicated to realizing education equity through innovation.
Dr. Qian will co-host the hour with YEE Education, a company that strives to enrich student learning experience in China through entrepreneurship education.
Peter has over thirty years of experience as a passionate educator. While completing his Masters of Educational Studies at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, he has enjoyed teaching from Prep to Year 12. Peter thoroughly enjoys working with all students, developing their exceptional talents while providing an outstanding student experience. Most recently Peter served as the Head of Co-Curriculum at Moreton Bay Colleges and previously was the Headmaster of John Paul College in Daisy Hill, one of the largest Co-educational schools in Australia. A Head of Year at Brisbane Grammar School and a Senior Housemaster at Canberra Grammar School, Principal of Hymba Yumba Independent School in Queensland, he is currently Principal of Mancel College.
Dr. Arvi Balseiro
Dr. Arvi Balseiro has been the Head of The Cushman School for the last ten years. She is one of only three Heads of School to lead the 98-year-old school, which is Miami-Dade’s oldest continuously operating private school. Prior to becoming Head, Dr. Balseiro held various educational roles and earned multiple grants and awards from the Florida Council of Independent Schools for her innovative design in curriculum projects.
Dr. Balseiro currently serves on the Board of the Florida Council of Independent Schools, Florida’s prestigious accrediting body for independent schools. In the past, she served on the Board of the Florida Kindergarten Council and MIMO District. She is Founder of TEDxCushmanSchool and TEDxYouthMiami and served as a curator for each for four years. Throughout her 38 year career in education, her priority has always been to make a positive impact in the lives of all her students and those in the external community.
Kristin Anderson is an educator, researcher, founder and CEO of The Brilliance Project. Through her research and consultancy over her 20-plus-year career, Kristin has helped thousands of educators, leaders and aspiring world-changers transform their potential and unleash their personal power through the lens of education.
Kristin has worked within instructional and leadership roles across a diverse range of K-12 settings, and in parallel has completed advanced degrees from Sterling College, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado. As a lifelong learner, she is currently earning her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change.
Hanadi Dayyeh, PhD., is a researcher in the field of Arabic Historical Linguistics. Her research focuses on the evolution of the Arabic linguistic theory and its impact on the teaching of Arabic.
She has led Queen Rania Teachers Academy’s (QRTA) project for developing standards for teaching Arabic as a native language. She participated in the American Education Reaches Out (AERO) project as a member of the World Languages team. She has also chaired the Near East South Asia (NESA) Arabic Advisory group and was a member of NESA’s Professional Development Advisory Committee.
Dr. Dayyeh has several publications. In addition to her published research in the field of Arabic Linguistics, she has developed an Arabic program for learners of Arabic as a World language in grades 1-8. She has also published several children’s stories.
Hanadi Dayyeh has taught Arabic to speakers and non-speakers of Arabic. Currently, she is the Director of Arabic at the American Community School in Abu Dhabi.
Dickson Megera is a development practitioner with a keen interest in Governance, Education and Child Protection. Dickson has 8 years of experience in program designing and implementation working with NGOs and Start up Social Enterprises in Tanzania. Currently he works for Save the Children International – Tanzania.
Dickson is socially conscious and willing to take advantage of technology and modern trend in addressing modern complex development challenges and forge development programs that inspires creativity among East African youth and community based solution to complex development challenges.
Innovative and bi-lingual Headteacher with a passion for Active Student Centred Learning. Designer and leader of ‘The Future of Learning’ project, chosen to be presented at the IB Global Conference. A dedicated promoter and leader of learner Wellbeing being at the heart of the learning process. Experience working at leading International Schools in London and Buenos Aires. A qualified and practiced Project Manager and Fundraiser having worked extensively in the UK’s Third Sector. A seasoned practitioner of theatre with expertise designing and running interactive programmes of arts education and development in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. Deep knowledge of literature, drama and world theatre practices.
Oscar Mauricio Rey Vesga
Born in Bucaramanga, son of two educators, he has grown up amidst conversations on education and the opportunities opened up by learning. A family man, husband, father of three, and passionate about the intersection of education and technology. He holds an MBA and a Master of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the founder of new Cambridge school, and English institute, school head, and a co-founder of RedCol, the largest school network in Colombia.
He accompanied the inception of the British School of Cartagena, was also the principal of Vermont school in Medellin and is now leading Redcol Impact, a division of RedCol seeking to provide access to quality education for all students.
Lucía has a degree in Political Science (UdeSA); a Diploma in Social Transformation (21st Century University), a Master in Social and Educational Interventions (University of Barcelona), a Diploma as a Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance), a Master in Coaching and NLP (Institut Gestalt) and she is currently training to became a Gestalt Therapist (Institut Gestalt).
In Spain, she has worked as a Project Manager at “Alwa” designing and coordinating active, collaborative and experiential learning experiences, working on the training and development of life skills such as critical thinking, leadership, emotional intelligence, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit, among others. She has also worked as an associate professor at the University of Barcelona.
She currently works as a Facilitator in Teamlabs in the “Exploria” project, accompanying the transformation of the San Pablo CEU University towards a more innovative model. At the same time, she works as an NLP-Coach accompanying people and groups in their personal and professional processes.
Javi de Miguel
A strong spirit, guided by the ability to improve, the continuous learning and the search for excellence in processes led him to abandon his more than 8 years long career in the banking world and restart his life by studying the LEINN degree. With a human leadership style, strategic and oriented to the achievement of objectives through the development of people, he accompanies the expansion process of TeamLabs in other countries and its alliances with other organizations. Learning, innovation and development are for him key change drivers to add value.