Dramatic educational innovation and revolutionary ideas are often the spawning ground for great learning spaces. Get inspired by two unique visions for the future of education and explore how pedagogical development changes the way we think about learning environments of today and tomorrow.


This session is generously supported by Gratnells, Ltd. and Gratnells Learning Rooms.
  • Wednesday, October 25
  • Speaker Bio
9:30 AM to
11:00 AM

Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

Learning Objectives

What changes are needed in our schools and education systems and how can they be brought about? Sir Ken argues for radical changes in how we educate all students to meet the extraordinary challenges of living and working in the 21st century.

  • Learn how education wastes more talent than it saves.
  • Discover the three core objectives of 21st Century education.
  • Learn why we need to move from an industrial to an organic approach to education.
  • Discover what educators, parents and employers should do and how policy makers should help.

About Sir Ken

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Called “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, Sir Ken has received numerous awards and recognitions for his groundbreaking contributions. He was included in Thinkers50 list of the world’s leading business thinkers and has been named one of TIME/Fortune/CNN’s Principal Voices. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. His 2009 book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New York Times best seller and has been translated into 21 languages. A 10th anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published in 2011. Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, was published by Viking in May 2013 and is also a New York Times best seller. His latest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education (Viking, 2015), written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style, includes groundbreaking research and tackles the critical issue of how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system.

Google Education Evangelist

  • Thursday, October 26
  • Speaker Bio
9:30 AM to
11:00 AM

Iteration and Innovation in Education

Learning Objectives

  • Learn why computer science education is an important element of the future of education and be able to describe the current state of CS in education.
  • Be able to describe the three factors regarding the use of technology that are impacting education.
  • Discover the most critical skills needed in the workplace and the strategies for bringing these skills to their classroom/school/district.
  • Learn to construct an innovation strategy they can bring to their classroom/school/district.

About Jaime Casap