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10 of the biggest names featuring at the Summit

2 February, 2021

It’s an extremely exciting time to be at the forefront of learning. How can we possibly find the time, the energy to research and have the ability to sift out the right CPD for us? It’s not impossible, but it’s been made a hell of a lot easier!

If you haven’t heard a lot about The World Education Summit, then now it the time to learn. Not only will you have 4 fantastic, filled to the brim days of innovation. This is your chance to interact with some of the biggest names in education. With only weeks to go, the conference is continuing to get bigger and bigger (we can’t keep up!). Everyday there’s a new professional confirmed and an added time slot to our programme! You couldn’t possibly want to miss out?

There are so many education leaders and innovators with top notch knowledge and the ability to take education into the future of learning. But here are ten of the biggest names featuring at the World Education Summit this coming march!  

Sadhguru

Considered among India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, bestselling author, and poet. He has received the Padma Vibhushan, initiated Rally for Rivers – an ecological initiative supported by over 160 million people, been a lead speaker at the UN General Assembly and a regular at the World Economic Forum, as well as speaking at establishments such as the World Bank, House of Lords (UK), World Presidents’ Organization, MIT, and Google. Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit human-service organization, supported by over 11 million volunteers in over 300 centres worldwide. What a wonderful addition to the World Education Summit!

Professor Carol Ann Tomlinson

First and foremost Carol Ann is focused on responding to the needs of ALL learners. She was a public-school teacher in her native east coast of the USA for 21 years, where she taught at every level of learning. You would struggle to find anyone on Earth who knows more about differentiated instruction. Carol has written over 300 hundred publications, won 5 awards and is a prolific best-selling author (with her books translated into over 15 languages). Who better to keep us learning this march at the Summit!

Professor John Hattie

John Hattie has been closely examining what works best in student learning and achievement for the better part of 30 years. He has authored over 38 books, published, and presented over 1200 research papers, supervised over 200 theses students to completion, and keynoted at more than 350 conferences. It is no wonder that Professor Hattie was once called “possibly the world’s most influential education academic” by the Times Educational Supplement. His most recognized work is his Visible Learning research which he will be talking about at our World Education Summit!

Rae Pica

Rae is internationally acclaimed for her blogs, online courses, and her fierce defence of childhood. Her expertise is held in such high esteem that she has advised the U.S President’s Council itself.  A prolific, best-selling author, an award-winning champion of play-based active learning, a true celebrity of early education. She is the author of 21 books on childhood development and physical activity, she has written for the Huffington Post, and serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Keep your eyes peeled for Rae at the biggest education conference this year!

Professor Dylan Wiliam

The first and the last word in formative assessment. Professor Dylan Wiliam is one of education’s most celebrated experts. Dylan has written over 300 books and publications, been the Dean and Head of the School of Education at King’s College London, became a Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, USA and was Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London. In 2010 Dylan also featured in a two-part BBC series, “The Classroom Experiment,” which demonstrated his formative assessment strategies. What a great education professional to have speaking at the Summit!

Dr Avis Glaze

Dr Glaze advises countless governments and educational authorities. She is a multi-best-selling author, and one of the world’s most inspiring authorities on improving the outcomes of all children. Avis is an award-winning, revolutionary international educationalist, and a passionate champion of equity. She was hand-picked by the Canadian government to assist with educational reform in South Africa, she has represented at the UNESCO conference on Inclusive Education and has served as a special advisor to the governments of New Zealand and Scotland. Dr Glaze is the recipient of more than 30 awards for her outstanding contributions to global education. Don’t forget to keep up with Dr Avis Glaze at the World Education Summit!

Professor Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra is a multi-award-winning author and educational theorist. He currently resides as Chief Scientist and Professor Emeritus at the National Institute of Information Technology in India. Sugata became a household name for his 1999 “Hole in the Wall” experiments, where an internet-connected PC was placed in an urban slum in New Delhi for children to use. A true ‘Global Education Superstar’ as titled by The Times.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Dewang Mehta award for Innovation in Information Technology and received the 1-million-dollar TED Prize in 2013. A true privilege to have Sugata feature at the conference!

Dame Alison Peacock

Alison has contributed pedagogically revolutionizing work to the field of educational research. Dame Alison Peacock is the senior leadership expert for all those in need of taking their schools to the next level. Alison’s contributions to the world of education have been deservedly recognised. In 2013, she was knighted by the Queen as Dame Commander of the British Empire for her services to Education. In 2019 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education by the University of Bath Spa and she became one of the first women ever to receive an honorary fellowship from the Queen’s College Cambridge in 2018. It’s amazing that we’ll get to hear from Alison in two months’ time!

Professor Michael Fullan

Michael Fullan is the worldwide authority on educational leadership and whole-system reform. He works with governments, policy makers, research institutes and local leaders around the world, instilling policies and establishing sustainable networks of growth and development. He received the Order of Canada in 2012, his book ‘Leading in a Culture of Change’ won the 2002 Book of the Year Award, ‘Breakthrough’ received 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and ‘Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education’ won the Bellwether Book award in 2009. Do not miss the opportunity to hear from Professor Michael Fullan yourself this coming march!

Dr Carol Campbell

Dr. Carol Campbell is Director of the International Congress for School effectiveness and Improvement. She has glowing success record in top-level advisory roles for the US, Canadian, and UK educational authorities. She is one of the world’s most extensively experienced whole system reform experts and a renowned leadership and educational change maestro. Dr. Campbell is deeply passionate about researching and implementing evidence-based change strategies to improve opportunity, achievement, equity and most importantly learning for students, teachers, and leaders at local, district and national levels. We can’t wait to see Carol at the Summit!

It’s overwhelming the amount of expertise and ambition for learning all these educators have. All filled with knowledge to bring learning to the forefront and centre.

The one thing they all have in common?

You can see them all at the biggest education conference of the year. The World Education Summit, this march. We can’t contain our excitement! Don’t miss out on the chance to listen, interact, and learn from some of the best educators in the world.

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