Many new, inspiring trends have hit the world impacting how we lead and how we go about work. Education needs to adapt to these changes, which is difficult if teachers are left out of these new paradigms. The Educators' Lab aims to support the many visionary educators working within our school systems who are helping to improve teaching and learning. We believe teachers with innovative ideas for the classroom should be given the support and resources they need to develop and implement their ideas. In the same way that today’s entrepreneurs will change the way we do business, The Educators' Lab believes teachers are the change agents who will direct the future of education. We hope that by investing in teachers, we can revamp education from within and help schools to better adapt to the changing needs of the 21st Century.
An intrapreneur is someone who acts as a change agent within an organization. You might not have heard of the term before, but as you know, many educators are already working to improve teaching and learning.
The Educators' Lab supports intrapreneurs in education. We offer cutting edge professional developments to enable educators to learn about new and relevant paradigms. We offer incubator programs that provide educators with the tools and resources needed for them to materialize their ideas. We also host a variety of educational events that help improve processes within schools, promote collaboration between different stakeholders, and boost idea generation.
Michelle Blanchet is an educator, speaker, and edupreneur who is passionate about inspiring innovation in the field of education. She has taught economics in both the U.S. and Switzerland. Michelle is a part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Initiative and was a speaker at TEDxLausanne. She earned her Masters from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.
Beatrice works at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum. She is an alumni of the London School of Economics and has worked for the United Nations and the International Federation of the Red Cross. Beatrice is a Global Shaper a co-founder of Powering Education.
Kirsten is an entrepreneur, management consultant and literacy advocate. Kirsten has worked for the Clinton Global Initiative, the Embassy of Canada in Washington D.C., and Generation Y Consulting. She is a founding member and board director of Literacy Without Borders. Kirsten is a member of Rotary International and a Global Shaper. She also serves on the leadership council of the Clinton Foundation 20/30 Network.