This Week on AI Global

Join Us for Conversations with Students This Friday

This Week

  1. Visit our new community space at actionableinnovations.global.
    Take our survey, update your profile, and explore our resources.
  2. How do you lead a culture of innovation?
    Thursday, April 7, 2022–8 PM CDT (GMT-5)
    Join Lucy Gray and April Lutz for #AppleEDULeaderChat on Twitter. Come share your idea and learn from others as we explore the topic of innovation in schools.
  3. Join us for Actionable Innovations Conversations with Marymount School of New York Students
    Friday, April 8, 2022–1 PM CDT (GMT-5) — REGISTER HERE (free)

    Join Marymount students for an engaging discussion as they share how they are serving as agents of change in STEM, from a new organization called Girls’ STEMpede, or by coordinating international conferences such as the Youth Climate Conference or the long-running STEMxYouth Summit. The students will be joined by their teacher, Apple Distinguished Educator Eric Walters.
Eric Walters of the Marymount School of New York

Upcoming AI Global Events

Actionable Innovations Conversations with Alex Inman
Friday, April 15, 2022–1 PM CDT (GMT-5) — REGISTER HERE (free)
Alex Inman of Educational Collaborators, a division of STS Education will be our featured guest. During this session, Lucy Gray will interview Alex about his entrepreneurial journey, and his thoughts on the future of education.

While still a tech director, Alex founded Educational Collaborators, an ed tech and professional development company. EC grew to include over 130 consultants and served as one of the leading K-12 partners in the United States for Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, Google, and others. In 2021, Educational Collaborators was acquired by STS Education. Alex continues to run Educational Collaborators as a division of STS Education and serves as their Chief Academic Officer.

Actionable Innovations Conversations with Michael Furdyk
Friday, April 22, 2022–1 PM CDT (GMT-5) — REGISTER HERE (free)

Canada’s Michael Furdyk will be our guest. Lucy Gray will interview Michael about his personal innovation journey. The discussion will also highlight the social innovation/global education community of practice at innovativeteaching.today. Michael will also share some stories of student-led social innovation and work supporting remote communities.

Actionable Innovations Conversations with Nicole Tucker-Smith
Friday, April 29, 2022–1 PM CDT (GMT-5) — REGISTER HERE (free)

Nicole Tucker-Smith (Nicole@Lessoncast.com, @MsTuckerSmith), founder and CEO of Lessoncast, helps schools implement professional learning initiatives focused on inclusive teaching and equity best practices. She will join us to share her work and thoughts on why the debate over school curriculum matters to everyone. Says Tucker-Smith, “Education is facing a crossroads. One path lures us towards wielding the classroom as a weapon for political warfare. The other calls us to hold the classroom as a lever for raising understanding and building bridges across differences.

Truth, dignity, and perspective-taking are not only essential ingredients for learning, without them our students will be starved of the skills they need to step forward in a globalized multicultural economy. When we lack the capacity to view the world through another’s eyes, we cause harm — even with good intentions. I’ve learned this as a teacher and also as a cancer patient.”

Upcoming Events from Other Organizations

iEARN-USA Presents SEL in the Global Classroom
Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT (GMT-4)

In this interactive workshop, educators will learn what Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is, its benefits, and its connection to global competence. Through learning practical strategies and participating in hands-on activities, educators will walk away equipped with resources and prepared to develop students’ social, emotional, and global competence and embed globally-focused SEL practices in their instruction. Find out more and register HERE.

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Inspiring Actionable Innovations is a publication in which educators, organization leaders, and entrepreneurs share resources and explore ideas related to global education innovation. Want to contribute a story? Let us know.

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Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Apple Distinguished Educator Lucy Gray is an educator and consultant. She is also the co-founder of Actionable Innovations Global PLC!

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