Agencia, Autonomía y Liderazgo Estudiantil

Join a group of educators who seek to promote and inspire innovation.

Do you wonder how to foster student agency in distanced, remote, alternating, and hybrid settings? What are the best ways to empower students in the new reality of schooling, with fewer opportunities to meet with peers, to organize or work in teams? What are the students’ new roles in school and society? How can students help their societies to face the pressing issues the pandemic has brought?

Inspired by experts, we will address the key challenges this new reality has brought, using a design thinking methodology that will help us create strategies for lasting change.

New Realities, New Schooling is a free event; we want it to be as open and inclusive as possible, allowing the participation of anyone in the world who is interested in education and innovation. No matter what our role is in education, we can all contribute to this issue.

What should you expect from your participation in this cycle?

For detailed information on the structure of each week, go to our Methodolody page.

Meet the experts who will inspire our thinking this cycle.

Keynote Speaker

Date: martes, 9 de marzo 2021
Time: 4:30 pm ET (GMT-5)

Marlene Scardamalia

Inaugural Presidents’ Chair and University Distinguished Professor of Knowledge Innovation & Technology at the University of Toronto’s OISE and a Fellow of the Royal Society, Canada.

Marlene Scardamalia dirige el Instituto para la innovación con el conocimiento y la tecnología en el Instituto de Estudios de la Educación de Ontario y es presidente de Knowledge Building International. Dirige una red global de innovación que está transformando colegios para una educación para la construcción de conocimieto.

Sus investigaciones han proporcionado evidencia de que niños y niñas de contextos diversos pueden realmete ser creadores de conocimiento y avanzar el estado del conocimiento en sus comunidades —bien sean estudiantes urbanos estudiando matemáticas, un colegio en el norte lejano documentado la historia local con sus ancianos o colegios ampliamente separados por la geografía y cultura que trabajan ujuntos en entender la física newtoniana. Sus investigaciones han descubierto capacidades muy avanzadas de lo que las investigaciones anteriores en sicología de desarrollo habían indicado posible, en áreas tan diversas como capacidades lógicas infantiles, composición escrita, aprendizaje intencional y creación de conocimiento.

Entre otros proyectos, actualmente dirige “Salvando el planeta, salvando vidas” un experimeto de diseño en que constructores de conocimiento de todo el mundo anfrentan los grandes retos del mundo contemporáneo usando tecnologías avanzadas de colaboración y analíticas de aprendizaje para apoyar y avanzar su trabajo.

Expert Panel

Date: Jueves, 11 de marzo
Time: To be announced

Pieter Toth

Pieter Toth

Teacher, Dundas Valley Secondary School, Canada. 2018 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

Beloved by his students, Mr. Toth always saw himself as the unconventional educator, always on the lookout for new tools to engage his students. As a Business teacher he has unpacked the toolbox and incorporated the tools into the daily ongoings of his classroom. As a mentor, he has inspired his students and empowered them with the belief that they can change the world. (From The Learning Exchange)

Pieter connects student thinking to curriculum expectations. He also finds ways to link what happens in the classroom to the school’s vision of building an empathetic culture of respect and learning through the lens of human rights and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Pieter is a natural at building strong, authentic relationships based on trust and honesty. He takes the time to connect with his students every day, to make them feel valued, encourage them to take risks and go deeper with their thinking and learning in order to make the world a better place for everyone. (From

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