John Burns

Keynote Title: Scaling Creativity & Innovation in Schools

Description: Creativity and innovation are sparking everywhere in our institutions. From the early phase through to grade 12, educators are engaging in contemporary teaching and learning practice. The challenge now lies in scaling change so that all members of the learning community reap the rewards.  This session will cover the practicalities of leading whole school change including establishing a vision, identifying transformational practice, building a learning community and deploying a supportive environment.

Bio: John Burns is the Director of Creativity and Innovation at International Schools Services and founder of Level 5, a space for creativity, design and learning based in Shenzhen.  Prior to this he focused on scaling innovation in teaching and learning at Shekou International School and also worked for Apple where he assisted schools and jurisdictions in implementing contemporary practice.  John has also developed apps that have been featured in TV advertisements worldwide and has taught in the UK, Australia, China and Taiwan.