ABOUT

We are education practitioners that create tools and training for schools and teachers on five continents to break free of the Industrial Model of schooling.

Vision: Learning organized around real-world problems that require the flexible application of each subjects’ concepts and skills with an eye toward identifying and developing kids’ passions.

Rationale: The world is changing in three major ways:

  • Nature of work: from routine work to innovation and creativity
  • Nature of human interaction: from individual, homogenous to diverse, globalizing teams
  • Nature of our relationship to the planet: from take, use, discard to conserve, renew

Younger generations are living in a new reality. Therefore schools need to change to:

  • Prepare young people for jobs of the 21st Century
  • Prepare young people to tackle the problems of the world
  • Channel and cultivate their motivation

Lots of experts are explaining these demands but few give educators a comprehensive roadmap. That’s what we do. We developed a 5 stage framework for transforming schools to meet the demands of the 21st Century. It’s specific without being prescriptive. It’s comprehensive without being overwhelming.

Email: julie@edtosavetheworld.com for more information.

Disclaimer: The opinions and ideas expressed by Juliet, Krista and Julie in Education to Save the World are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of their employers.

Julie Stern

Julie Stern

julie@edtosavetheworld.com

Julie Stern is the author of Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary, which are Visible Learning Aligned Resources. She is the thought leader behind the ​global ​workshop series, Making Sense of Learning Transfer, and is a certified trainer in Visible Learning Plus. Her passion is synthesizing the best of education research into practical tools that support educators in breaking free of the industrial model of schooling​ and move toward teaching and learning that promotes sustainability, equity, and well-being​.

She is a Verified Master Trainer and has Coaching and Change Management Certificates from the Association for the Supervision of Training and Development. She has received training from Phi Beta Kappa International on Curriculum and Assessment and worked closely for many years as a Specialist for Dr. Erickson’s Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Certification Institutes. She is a James Madison Constitutional Scholar and taught Social Studies for many years. She was also the Director of Public Policy and Curriculum Innovation, leading the revision of curriculum in all subject areas grades 6 – 12 at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC. She has a Master’s Degree in International Education from The George Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Loyola University New Orleans

Juliet Mohnkern

Juliet Mohnkern

juliet.mohnkern@gmail.com

Juliet Mohnkern is the Founding Director of High Tech High Middle Mesa in San Diego, CA. Originally from Connecticut, Juliet has taught and led in schools in Boston and Washington, DC. She moved to San Diego to attend High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education where she earned her MA in School Leadership. During her graduate work at High Tech, Juliet was the school leadership resident and interim director at High Tech Middle Chula Vista.

Juliet loves learning and explored her passions through undergraduate work in Classics at Boston College and graduate work in Ethics, Peace Studies, and Global Affairs at American University. Juliet finds joy in working with young people – especially middle schoolers! – to uncover their potential, explore ideas, and create meaningful work. 

 

Krista Fantin Ferraro

Krista Fantin Ferraro

krista.fantin.ferraro@gmail.com

Krista Fantin Ferraro is a History teacher and department chair at Thayer Academy in Boston. She was previously the Deputy Director of Public Policy and Curriculum Innovation as well as a History teacher at Chavez Schools where she repeatedly led her students to winning the DC We the People Constitutional competition.

Trevor Aleo

Trevor Aleo

aleotc@gmail.com

Trevor Aleo is a high school English teacher in Prince William County, Virginia. In addition to leading grade level teams at his own school, he’s drafted curriculum at the district level, created instructional resources for the VDOE, and presented at local, state, and regional conferences. He believes education should help people become better meaning makers, problem solvers, and story tellers and is dedicated to facilitating learning experiences where that can happen. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Teaching from James Madison University and is an active member of NCTE as well as its Virginia affiliate, VATE.

Trevor writes about his educational journey at insearchofschole.com.

Kayla Duncan

Kayla Duncan

kbf.duncan@gmail.com

Kayla is a personalized instruction coach for Forsyth County Schools located northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. She has the opportunity to lead cohorts through a human-centered design process which allows schools to create their vision for what education can be based on their strengths and community values. Before becoming an instructional coach, Kayla taught elementary physical education and middle grades mathematics. She believes education is about helping each student reach their full potential by encouraging ownership, striving for mastery, and transforming the status quo. Her favorite question is “what if?”. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education from Western Governors University, and is pursuing her Educational Specialist in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia. She is a member of GACIS and an active participant in the Learning Forward Academy.
Erin Leininger

Erin Leininger

Erin Leininger is the Middle School Curriculum Coordinator at International School Manila. She is a Doctor of Education Leadership and the co-author of the book Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners. She has taught diverse groups of adolescents in national and international contexts, including California, Rhode Island, Kuwait, China, and the Philippines. She is passionate about the science of teaching and learning and is dedicated to fostering collaborative, innovative, and reflective learning environments for both teachers and students. She also holds a certificate of International School Leadership from the Principals’ Training Center, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish Literature.
Liza Fagan

Liza Fagan

Liza Fagan began teaching science in 2007. She currently works at Nansha College Preparatory Academy in Guangzhou, China as the Science Head of Department and teacher of both Chemistry 1 and AP Chemistry. A native of Massachusetts, Liza graduated from Scripps College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry and earned a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from American University in 2009. She joined Teach for America after college and was placed in Washington, DC, where she taught various levels of chemistry for eleven years. She believes in the transformative power of education and views the classroom as a space for students to develop confidence, a passion for learning, and the ability to collaborate and communicate to build deep understandings of complex concepts. She pushes her students to constantly ask “How do we know that?” and “Why?”. She was a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2015 and is an active member of both NSTA and AACT.
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