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Katie Novak

Written by: Katie Novak

"Let's spend less energy admiring the problems we are facing and more time creatively solving them together."

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Global News: The Global EDU Summit had an amazing second day, with speakers sharing knowledge and insights on social emotional learning,  how innovative schools are ensuring equity, what we need to consider as we rethink assessment, and how to support one another (and ourselves!) through this pandemic. 

Did you miss the live sessions? No problem! You can access recordings on demand at SMART360 as of February 1!

The speakers to follow from the first 2 days of the Global EDU Summit

Having so many incredible leaders take part in the Global EDU Summit as both presenters and participants has been incredible. They inspire and motivate us as we continue to find new ways for educators to connect worldwide - especially now when connections and relationships are more important than ever.

We recommend you follow these amazing speakers and continue the conversations we started across many critical areas, including: social emotional learning, professional development, emotional support for teachers, ensuring equity, the innovative use of technology to connect, and more. 

Joshua Freedman

CEO, Six Seconds


"What if a billion people were practicing emotional intelligence? My noble goal is to inspire compassionate wisdom."

Ginny Washburne

Educator and Founder of She Thrives, LLC


"Our inner wisdom is revealed in the questions we have the courage to ask. When we lean into our collective discomfort with curiosity, we inspire innovation."

Dewayne J. McClary

Director, League of Innovative Schools at Digital Promise


"I've learned that if you never try, the fear of failing will deprive you of learning something that could change your life."

Laurie Forcier

Global Content Officer, Learnit


"We believe that by uniting the global learning community, and leading an intellectually honest conversation about the current state and future of learning, we can revolutionize education, and ultimately change the world."

Professor Bill Lucas

Centre for Real-World Learning | Author


"For some, assessment has become a ‘dirty’ word. If we can rethink it and reimagine it, it’s a really powerful word."


Steve Clark

System-based Specialist, Calgary Board of Education


"Providing impactful professional learning take creativity and connection - the better we serve teachers, the better we serve students."


Giancarlo Brotto

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Catalyst


"It's not what you know that matters, it's using what you know to help others do greater things than you've ever done."



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