We are pleased to announce this year's IB Global Conference keynote speakers.
Tina Blythe, Director of Learning and Outreach at Harvard Project Zero (PZ)
Keynote title will be available soon.
Tina Blythe is the Director of Learning and Outreach at Harvard Project Zero (PZ). She has been a researcher at PZ for more than 30 years, where she studies and supports practices for engaging both students and educators in deep learning and thinking, particularly through reflection, collaborative inquiry, and the collaborative assessment of student and teacher work. She is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and directs Project Zero’s programme of online courses. She consults internationally for school, districts, ministries, and other organizations on issues of curriculum, assessment, instruction, and professional development for teachers.
Tina began her career as a middle and high school teacher in urban public schools and afterschool programmes. She is the author and co-author of a number of articles and books, including Protocols in the Classroom: Tools to Help Students Think, Read, Write, and Collaborate (Teachers College Press, 2018); Looking Together at Student Work, 3rd Edition. (Teachers College Press, 2015); The Facilitator’s Book of Questions (Teachers College Press, 2004); and The Teaching for Understanding Guide (Jossey-Bass, 1998).
Rosan Bosch, founder of Rosan Bosch Studio
Keynote title: Designing for a better world starts at school
Rosan Bosch is the founder of Rosan Bosch Studio and internationally renowned for her thought-provoking designs and innovative perspectives on how schools can sustain children as creative thinkers. She has a strategic, design-based approach and has worked with local and national authorities transforming education, from communities in Norway to the government of Argentina.
One of the most well-known projects of Rosan Bosch Studio is the Vittra School at Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden. With its open, imaginative, and dynamic interior, the physical space promotes modern and flexible teaching methods and principles. The design accommodates the school’s efforts to incorporate digital media and approaches to education – and the children’s playful approach to learning. Rosan Bosch Studio uses creativity as a tool for innovation and challenges established cultures and norms. She transforms physical environments into meaningful and significant experiences. The Studio has created celebrated and innovative public libraries and also designed workspaces for the R&D departments of global brands.
Rosan has worked professionally with art, design, and architecture for more than 25 years and founded Rosan Bosch Studio in 2011. She is educated at the University of the Arts in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Spain.
Michael Furdyk, co-founder & Director of Innovation, TakingITGlobal
Keynote title: Social Innovation for Student Engagement: Take your classroom global!
Michael Furdyk is the co-founder of TakingITGlobal, which provides innovative global education programmes that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including MyDesktop.com, which sold to Internet.com in 1999. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.
Michael has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, presented at TED, and was named one of Teen People's "Twenty Teens that will Change the World". Over the last decade, he has keynoted over 100 events across sectors, sharing his social media expertise and insights on youth engagement and educational reform to audiences in over 30 countries. He sits on several non-profit boards, including the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, and on the International Advisory Council for Microsoft's Partners in Learning program.
Sir Clive Woodward, founder & chairman of Hive Learning
Keynote title will be available soon.
Sir Clive Woodward is the World Cup winning Head Coach who led England's rugby players to World Cup glory in Australia in 2003. A former England International and British & Irish Lion himself, during Clive's tenure as Head Coach England moved from sixth in the world to being the number one ranked team, winning every trophy an England team can win.
In 2006, Clive joined the British Olympic Association. As Team GB's Director of Sport, he worked in close partnership with key stakeholders in British Sport to support the national coaches and athletes at the Beijing & Vancouver Olympics. He also delivered Team GB's most successful Olympic Games in the modern era at London 2012.
Clive is currently founder and chairman of Hive Learning – an app which has digitized Clive's coaching methods and is designed to improve the quality of learning in business and sport. He is also the Director of Sport for the Apex2100 International Ski Academy, which aims to become the world's leading high-performance academy for young, aspiring athletes wanting to achieve their goals in alpine skiing.