JONATHAN BERGMANN

USA

21st Century Literacies Learning Innovations

Jon Bergmann is one of the pioneers of the Flipped Classroom Movement. He is leading the worldwide adoption of flipped learning through the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI) flglobal.org. He is working with governments, schools, corporations, and education non-profits. Jon has coordinated and guided flipped learning projects around the globe. Locations include: China, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Canada, South America, and the United States.
Jon is the author of nine books including the bestselling book: Flip Your Classroom which has been translated into 13 languages. He is the founder of the global FlipCon conferences which are dynamic engaging events which inspire educators to transform their practice through flipped learning.
He spent 24 years as a middle and high school science teacher before becoming the lead technology facilitator for a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Jon is a master storyteller, captivating audiences around the globe. He has a knack for taking complex things and simplifying them through story and humor. Jon hosts a radio show, The Flip Side, He also has a popular YouTube Channel with over three million views.
In 2002, Jon received the Presidential Award for Excellence for Math and Science Teaching; and in 2010, he was named Semi-Finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year. He serves on the advisory board for TED-Education. In 2013, was named one of Tech & Learning's 10 Most Influential People of the Year, and was also a finalist for the Brock International Prize for Education and winner for the 2013 Bammy Award presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

JENNIFER PEI-LING TAN

SINGAPORE

Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation), Research Scientist (Creativity, 21st Century Literacies and Learning)

Dr. Jennifer Pei-Ling Tan is the Assistant Dean (Knowledge Mobilisation), Research Scientist (Creativity, 21st Century Literacies and Learning), and Co-Convenor of the Creativity and 21st Century Competencies Research Task Force at the Office of Education Research, NIE, Singapore.
Having spent the early years of her professional life in the assurance and business advisory field with firms such as Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, Dr. Tan brings a unique combination of business, strategy and management skills to bear in her current role as an applied educational researcher and innovator.
She now has more than 15 years of professional experience working with schools, governments and industry partners to design, implement, and evaluate technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives, across public and private, national and international K-12 and tertiary education sectors in Singapore and Australia.
She holds a strong research portfolio in competitive funding and government-commissioned project. Dr. Tan�s expertises in learning innovations, research methods has led to a number of invited keynotes and speaking engagements in Singapore and internationally, in both academic and industry settings.
These include education innovations for 21st century learning outcomes (IGE, 2013), the potential of big data and learning analytics for transforming teaching and learning (WISE, 2013), and assessing and fostering collaborative creativity and criticality in learners (MOE, 2014; AHS, 2015; NAS, 2015).
private investment firm where she led a small team of educationists to develop, implement and evaluate a suite of curriculum and teacher professional development products aimed at fostering creativity and well-being in learners in low-income Asian countries.
She has served as Global Research Manager at the International Baccalaureate Organisation, a leading not-for-profit education foundation committed to developing internationally-minded and well-rounded young people. Her area of work includes global evaluation studies to examine the impact of IB educational programmes on student learning outcomes and teacher pedagogical practices.
From 2004-2010, as Research Fellow and Manager of the Creative Workforce 2.0 Program at theAustralian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) in the Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Tan managed several government-contracted and industry-funded projects to implement and evaluate a range of techno-pedagogical and curriculum innovations aimed at promoting creativity and new literacies in students.
In her various roles, she has worked with learners and teachers from a wide range of socio-economic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds, including various marginalised groups such as academically at-risk learners in Singapore and Australia, young refugee and rural migrants from Africa, India and People's Republic of China.
She is deeply the passionate about improving learning and life outcomes of all young people through transformative education.

Dr. David Franklin

USA

Proper Assessment of Student Learning

Topic he is speaking on:Proper assessment of student learning and the attributes of a strong, 21st century school leader.
An Experienced School Admin, twice Principal of the Year, Professor of Ed, Ed Tech Pro, Curriculum Designer, School Board Member, Blogger, Speaker & presenter!
He is the CEO of The Principal's Desk, an experienced school administrator. Dr. Franklin has presented at national and international education conferences and conducts school and district professional development sessions.
He has Administrative and Teaching experience in primary and secondary schools . He is an experienced Adjunct Professor for several universities .
In working together with teachers, parents, community members and students at both the elementary and secondary levels, he has been able to focus learning on site developed goals and created an atmosphere of learning among his students that generated a significant increase in API; increase attendance rates; created Professional Learning Communities focused on academic achievement; implemented a site-based ELD Plan; developed and implemented a strong and successful Response to Intervention model; and increased instructional technology used in classrooms.
He was selected as an ACSA Principal of the Year for the Alum Rock Union Elementary District as well as one of the California League of Middle School's Educator of the Year. Recipient of Mt. Diablo Administrator of the Year award,2014.
Additionally, he works with several universities teaching and designing education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of teacher education, educational leadership, research methods and leadership ethics.

AMIT GOYAL

INDIA

Innovation Specialist EdX India

Amit Goyal, in his new role as the edX India Country Head, will spearhead growth and drive momentum in India with a key focus on strategic alliances and corporate partnerships. Additionally, he will develop and deepen corporate and institute partnerships seeking innovative education options, such as blended learning environments, and cutting-edge technologies
Prior to joining edX, He was with Samsung India Electronics where he managed the education solutions business, creating new products and enabling learning and assessments on secure mobility platforms for enterprises, institutes and universities.
He was also the Vice President of Platform Strategy for Datawind Inc., the makers of Aakash Tablet for Ministry of HRD- Govt. of India and was responsible for adding world-class edutainment content on the cheapest PC tablet in the world. In addition to his strong industry experience,
Amit Goyal, edX India Country Head, added, "I am extremely delighted to be working with edX, I truly believe in its mission and vision of empowering learners and professionals of India. I am proud to take this mission forward as we collaborate with India's educational institutions and corporate networks to strengthen the profiles of edX learners around the world."
He holds a Master's degree in Business from Oxford Brookes University-Oxford, U.K. and a bachelor's degree in IT from BVP, India along-with various business and networking certifications.

RACHNA SHARMA

INDIA

Vice Principal, Silver Oaks - The School of Hyderabad

Rachna is Vice Principal at the Silver Oak School, Hyderabad. She has been in the field of education for the last 18 years. She works towards "inspiring young minds" and derives immense satisfaction by transforming young students into inquisitive learners. The joy of transforming impressionable minds into reflecting and learning young adolescents is unparalleled and gives her a sense of fulfilment. She strives to create learning environments where action-learning happens, with both hearts and minds, so that the learners grow with greater self awareness, independence & empathy for the world around them.
She believes in constant learning and continuous upgrading of skills for sustainability in a fast changing environment. She has attended various workshops in India and abroad, including from Harvard and Berkeley Universities. She has been a military leader's spouse and champions the need for adaptability, learning agility and self reliance. Being a mother of an adult daughter and an adolescent son keeps her rooted to the challenges that our youth and their parents face each day.

MELANIE KELLS

CANADA

Canadian International School Bangalore., St. Thomas University (CA)

"Learn to do by doing" is the motto of 4-H, a youth organisation that Melanie was actively involved in from age nine to twenty-one. It is her philosophy of teaching, too. She believes that modelling what you would like others to do is the best way to achieve results, whether with students or colleagues. She make mistakes, she admits them, and she hopes that her students would do the same.
Teaching, living, and experiencing the cultures of the Canada, United Arab Emirates, China, South Korea, and India since 1997 has allowed Melanie to teach science in a meaningful and purposeful way. Melanie currently lives in Bangalore, India with Shane and their children, Spenser and Braelyn. Since August 2011, she has been the Dean of Studies at Canadian International School Bangalore and has helped to implement a one to one iPads learning environment for students in grade 6-12.

SEETHA MURTY

INDIA

Director Education- Silver Oaks International Schools ( Hyderabad Bangalore Visakhapatnam )

"Destiny of a country begins in its classrooms", is the belief Seetha Murty brings into the learning programs of Silver Oaks International Schools.
She joined Silver Oaks Hyderabad as Principal in 2005 and emerged as Director Education.Having worked in Delhi, Mumbai and Shillong, she comes with diverse experiences and multiple perspectives on Indian education system and the Boards.
With the unique advantage of having taught from pre primary to Grade XII in CBSE Schools across India, she is thorough with National curriculum Framework and it's interpretations by different boards in all subjects at all year levels. Exposure to multicultural, social and geographical fabric of India, enables her to understand the context of schools, aspirations of parents and the needs of students.
By introducing International Baccalaureate program in Silver Oaks, she leveraged the potential of teachers and students to be high performers with a clear profile of character and competence.
Curriculum and Instructional design, teacher training, academic administration, team building and strategic management are her skills. As a leader, she inspires students, teachers, parents and the community professionally and personally. Times of India recognized her as one of the top 3 leaders in the state, in the Lead India Contest.
With Masters in Education and Masters in Political Science, Courses with Harvard and Stanford Universities, many IB workshops, and continuous study on past, present and future of education, she calls herself as the Principal Learner at Silver Oaks.
In recognition of her abilities, IBO selected her to be trained as International educator and she now trains Heads and teachers of International Schools in the Asia Pacific Region. She also inspects International Schools in their PYP standards and practices.
She travelled to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, to give talks, presentations or conduct training programs at IBO conferences and IB Schools. Visit to schools in Australia motivated her to create a research centre in Silver Oaks and encourage research based teaching and learning through cognitive methods.
As a speaker at three TEDx events, writer, blogger and passionate Himalayan trekker, she makes life a colorful canvas. Taking inspiration from Gandhiji's maxim, "you be the change you wish to see in the world", she creates Silver Oaks Schools as eco systems for inspired learning.