Conférence en anglais
« If we are truly serious about real change in education, our conversations have to go much deeper than a focus on new technologies or tweaked teaching practices. If we sincerely want to create a better, “new normal” for kids in schools once this crisis is over, one that truly transforms the experience in ways that are urgently required to help them navigate what lies ahead, we need to start by embracing the “old normal” of learning first.
The irony is that schools were not built for learning… »Will Richardson
Most recently, Will is a co-founder of The Big Questions Institute which was created to help educators use « fearless inquiry » to make sense of this complex moment and an uncertain future. In 2017, Will was named one of 100 global « Changemakers in Education » by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 « Edupreneurs to Follow » by Forbes. He has given keynote speeches, lead breakout sessions, and provided coaching services in over 30 countries on 6 continents. (Come on Antarctica!) He has also authored six books that have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide, and given TEDx Talks in New York, Melbourne, and most recently Vancouver. Will has two adult children, Tess and Tucker, and lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy.
Homa Sabet Tavangar is a public speaker and author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (2009). Tavangar also blogs for the Huffington Post; advises educational groups such as Barefoot Books, KidsHealth.org, and PBS Parents; and serves as an advisor for the Lincoln Foundation on corporate social responsibility. She previously worked as a consultant and business advisor for almost 20 years, helping governments, businesses, international organizations, and non-profit agencies address needs related to global competitiveness, organizational and business development, and cross-cultural issues. Born in Iran, Tavangar has lived in the Middle East, East and West Africa, South America, and throughout the United States. In addition to English, she speaks Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Portuguese, and rudimentary French and Swahili. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in international economics, international development, and public affairs from the University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton University.
The Big Questions Institute was created to help educators and others build their capacity to see and accept this moment for what it is, and to peer into the future with skill. We ground that work in « fearless inquiry, » a disposition of deep questioning and truth-telling of our practice and mission. We are educators, coaches, futurists, parents, and passionate learners who have worked with hundreds of schools and communities in six continents over a combined 40 years of service. We will challenge and support you to make better sense of today and to design and aspire to a more relevant, equitable, and sustainable school experience for your students.s’inscrire à la conférence