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K12: Globeducate reveals global advisory board

K-12 bilingual and international schools group Globeducate has formed a global advisory board as it seeks to reach a “new level of dialogue and direction” in its vision.

Outdoor primary science lesson at Nobel Algarve British International School, Portugal. Photo: Globeducate

Globeducate seeks to ensure that its 28,000 students develop skills and abilities beyond the purely academic

The five-member board features educational policy, sustainability, technology and curriculum experts, which will inform the path of the group, which includes 55+ schools and online programs in nine countries.

The board comprises former UK secretary of state for Education baroness Estelle Morris, renowned educator Mick Waters, computer scientist and AI researcher Nuria Oliver, global school improvement expert Trillium Hibbeln and sustainability and net-zero strategy advisor Carlo Giardinetti.

“Global Advisory Board will provide a forum for new ideas and for collaboration”

“Globeducate’s newly formed Global Advisory Board will provide a forum for new ideas and for collaboration,” Globeducate chief education officer Daniel Jones said in a statement.

“We are delighted to be able to count on the support, insights and advice from leaders in the fields of international education, research, governmental institutions, sustainability and digital technologies.

Former minister of Education for the UK baroness Estelle Morris is also the chair of Institute of Effective Education, Member of the House of Lords. Photo: Globeducate

“The board members have generously agreed to give their time to Globeducate on a voluntary basis and will meet with us as a group twice a year as well as visit our schools. They are excited by Globeducate’s work and are keen to lend their support to our mission to enable each student to shape the world.”

Globeducate CEO Luca Uva said the group, as well as the board, are “all excited about where this latest powerful union will take us”.

“This project has been important to us for a long time,” Uva said.

“Now, in this post-Covid-19 period, we find education is at the heart of recovery and we are delighted to be working with these five leading international figures in Educational leadership, policy, curriculum design, technology and sustainability.”

Globeducate aims to ensure that its 28,000 students develop skills and abilities beyond the purely academic, with a focus on tackling unprecedented social, economic and environmental challenges.

“Our teachers, counsellors and partners prepare this generation for jobs that have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, and to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated,” it said.

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