Jaime Casap

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Global Education Evangelist, Google

Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of boards for organisations focused on education, innovation, and equity.  Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.

You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap

Keynote: Iteration and Innovation in Education  

As the world gets more connected, it also gets more complex.  We now operate on a global scale and our job in education is to help learners develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need to thrive in this new environment.  We are preparing them to solve global problems we haven’t defined yet, using technology that hasn’t been invented, in roles that do not exist.  To thrive in this new era, learners need to know how to learn, problem solve, iterate, create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically.  What we need more than anything in education is a culture of innovation and iteration in order to build new learning models supported and enabled by technology to foster student focused learning.

Workshop: Principles of Inquiry Based Learning

For schools to truly be successful, they must first create a school culture that values the naturally inquisitive nature of their students.  Schools need a framework and curriculum that allows students to explore what is relevant to them, all the while mastering the skills needed to thrive in academic environments and beyond.  In an Inquiry School, no student ever asks, “why do we need to learn this?” because they set their own path towards acquiring knowledge.  In this session we will review the principles of inquiry based learning and discuss strategies and actions to bring it to live in your classroom.  We will start with the most essential question, “why does our learning matter?”