Absolute winner of the competition "Educator of the Year of Russia", winner of the Moscow Region Governor's award "Best in Profession", member of the organizing committee and jury of the competition "Educator of the Year of Russia", regional and municipal competitions, member of the jury of the offline international festival of teachers (the only representative of Russia in the nomination "Educator"), member of the expert group for certification of educators of kindergartens of the Moscow region, member of the Coordination Council in the field of education under the Head of Khimki.
Briefly about myself: a mother of four children, a senior kindergarten teacher, author of numerous publications and co-author of two teaching toolkits, author of an expert blog on Instagram for parents and teachers.
Aljosa joined ISSA in 2019 with over a decade of experience working as a practitioner with Romani and Non-Romani children, their parents and communities. At ISSA he coordinates the Romani Early Years Network (REYN). Before joining ISSA, he was an early childhood educator and counselor in a public preschool, where he served as manager of a unit. In Slovenia, he has collaborated with various Ministries to play an active role in national initiatives related to the education of Romani children.
In 2016, Aljosa was awarded a scholarship from the Open Society Foundations to attend the University of Haifa in Israel. He holds an MA in Child Development and a BA in Early Childhood Education.
Languages: Slovenian, Romani, Croatian, Bosnian, Serbian and English
Ph.D. is currently the Knowledge Advisor at Tools of the Mind -- an educational non-profit company in Colorado, USA. In collaboration with Dr. Deborah Leong, she developed Tools of the Mind Early Childhood curriculum and teacher professional development program based on Vygotskian and post-Vygotskian theories of learning and Luria's theories of brain development. Over 25 years since its inception, Tools of the Mind had been implemented in numerous public and private preschools and kindergartens in the USA, Canada, and Chile and helped thousands of children develop mental "tools" both cognitive and social-emotional. In 2001, the program was given the distinction of an "exemplary educational intervention" by UNESCO's International Bureau of Education.
Dr. Bodrova's work on applying Lev Vygotsky's theory to education started in Russia where she worked in the institute for Preschool Education and continued in the US where she worked as a visiting professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and later as a Principal Researcher at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. Dr. Bodrova had authored multiple articles and book chapters on early literacy, assessment, play, and self-regulation.
Dr. Bodrova holds Ph.D. in Child Development and Educational Psychology from Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences and M.A. in Child Development and Educational psychology from Moscow State University, Russia. Dr. Bodrova's collaboration with her Russian colleagues resumed in 2016 when she became involved in the development of an innovative Early Childhood curriculum ПРОДЕТЕЙ sponsored by the Rybakov Foundation. Co-authored by Drs. Bodrova and Yudina, ПРОДЕТЕЙ is now included in the list of sample preschool programs on the site of the Federal Institute for the Development of Education. Currently, ПРОДЕТЕЙ is implemented in more than 30 regions of Russian Federation and continues to extend its reach across the country.
Ph.D. psychological sciences, professor, author of preschool education programs «PROkids» and «Discoveries», head of the Department of Preschool Education Management of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Psychological Sciences, developer of Federal State Education Standard of Preschool Education, co-author of the Tool for Independent Assessment of the Quality of Preschool Education (NOC DO)
Эксперт по дошкольному образованию, психолог, заместитель директора по развитию начальной школы ОАНО «Новая школа», заместитель начальника Отдела социальных программ ПАО "Татнефть", Почетный работник общего образования.
Lasse is passionate about youth future orientation and he has worked in education and career-planning since 2006. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director at HundrED - a Finnish not-for-profit organization, which seeks and shares inspiring innovations in education. HundrED selects 100 pedagogically sound education innovations from around the world annually and helps them spread throughout their wide network of educators in 100+ countries. Lasse is also a co-founder and current chairman of Mentors of Finland, a non-profit organization that mentors unemployed young people, free-of-charge. The organization helps over 500 young people find work each year.
Psychologist, researcher at the Center for Practical Psychology of Education of the Academy of Social Management
Tom "Teacher Tom" Hobson is an early childhood educator, international speaker, education consultant, teacher of teachers, parent educator, and author. He is best known, however, for his namesake "Teacher Tom's Blog," where he has posted daily for over a decade, chronicling the life and times of his little preschool in the rain soaked Pacific Northwest corner of the US. For nearly two decades he was the sole employee of the Woodland Park Cooperative School, a parent-owned and operated school, knit together by Teacher Tom's democratic, progressive, play-based pedagogy. He has authored two bestselling books, consults with organizations about his "Family Schools program," and inspires early years audiences around the world at major ECE conferences, both virtually and in-person. He also shares his approach through online e-courses for early childhood educators and parents, and via international ECE conferences. In 2020 he co-produced the epic "The Play First Summit '' with Fairydust Teaching, attracting more than 75,000 participants from over 100 countries. This year he is thrilled to be hosting Teacher Tom's Play Summit on his own, www.teachertomsplaysummit.com.
Ms. Natalia Amelina
Professional activity of Mrs. Natalia Amelina, Ph.D., is connected with studying, analyses and development of training materials and recommendations on various trends of ICT use in educational process, including the use of ICT for people with disabilities, ICT in preschool and primary school education, ICT for skills development, ICT for TVET, etc. She has experience of more than 20 years in pedagogics. Mrs. Amelina is an author of more than 30 publications in the field of education.
Working in the UNESCO Institute for information technologies in education for more than 15 years Mrs. Amelina participated in the international projects and being the expert and the coauthor of training materials; she took part and organized many international and national conferences, carried out a large number of meetings and the training seminars on promoting ICT in education.
Dr Tao ZHAN
Director of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) located in Moscow. He received his Ph.D from Shandong University in China in 1987, majoring in number theory and later became a Research Fellow of Humboldt Foundation at University of Freiburg in Germany, and Professor of Mathematics at Shandong University. Before joining UNESCO IITE in 2017 he had served as the President of Shandong University and Jilin University, Director of Educational Management Information Center of Ministry of Education in China. Dr Zhan was also a member of the Drafting Group for Incheon Declaration 2015 and the UNESCO Framework for Action Education 2030. During the COVID-19 pandemic, IITE is working together with partners from different regions of the world to support teachers and students, parents and children in keeping learning during COVID-19. Information of IITE's initiative Keep Learning Together we are on the move: https://iite.unesco.org
1957 Born in Tachikawa, Tokyo
1980 Graduates Hosei University, Department of Sociology
1991 Changes from General Corporate work to Company Management
2000 Assumes Position of Principal of Fuji Kindergarten
2011 Assumes Position of President of Certified Children's Garden, Fuji Children's Garden, School Corporation Minna no Hiroba
Transmitting the importance of Early Childhood Education with much social experience and a position rooted in the community, through the eyes of a parent, and a strong feeling of "Early childhood education is what makes the country". Also, by shaping the Corporate Philosophy of "Making a happy Future", the Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Management attract attention from many angles and have many visitors from inside Japan and abroad. Also attracting attention by being a kindergarten that is becoming a piece of the new value with the construction of the oval building by and "The Place where Children's growth" Kindergarten Operation by thinking-outside-the-box having the family's and community's warm bond basis.
Managing Certified Children's Garden, Fuji Children's Garden, School Corporation Minna no Hiroba, Fuji Kindergarten/Tokyo Certified Nursery "Smile Eggs"/ Childcare "Smile Kids".
Tokyo Private Kindergarten Federation Reconstruction Committee Vice-Chairman, Private Kindergarten Management Meetings (Keidanren Affiliation) Affairs Chairman, Tachikawa Private Kindergarten Association Vice-Chairman, Tachikawa Child and Parenting Conference (Dream building･Tachikawa 21 Plan) member, NPO National Happy Town Planning Organization Director
Many appearances on media (TV, Radio…), many publications in magazines and books, and many interactions, plans and research with companies/university/local government.
School Lunch (700 meals/day) with brown rice・multigrain rice, recommendation of organic foods, making and selling of school farm vegetables. Lectured at LDP Food Education Group, Appeared on Satellite Studio Broadcasting, CNN. Published on Singapore Today and others…
Hobbies: Walking, State-of-the-Art Industry Example tours, Horseback Riding, Hot Spring day trip tours, Farm Stand tours, Reading, Traveling, and long walks on the beach.
For two decades Sarah Lawfull taught in the early years before discovering Forest School and escaping to the woods. Since 2007 she has worked and shared the Forest School pedagogy with school children, teenagers, families, early years practitioners and other educators. She now runs her own coaching and training consultancy, Where the Fruit Is, alongside her role as a director of the FSA.
The realisation that executive business coaching requires the same skills as the Forest School leader, alongside their synergy with early years' professional competencies, changed the course of her life. She is now committed to creating systems thinking through deep nature connection and works to build learning communities in line with the Forest School ethos and principles. Sarah has worked throughout the pandemic on the Nature Premium campaign, advocating for every child and young person to have nature embedded in their education as a statutory right, believing that without a connection to nature future generations will not have the scientific knowledge and innovative thinking to care for this amazing planet.
Jacob Niels Kruse
Educational director in the Danish daycare institution Det lille univers (The small universe) located in Copenhagen. Throughout his 16 years in management he has had a keen focus on changes in organizations, implementation processes, communication between all the individuals in daycare relations and children's mentally and physically environment. Since 2012 Mr. Kruse has had a number of assignments, domestic and aboard, as a consultant with the aim to facilitate reflection processes about new perceptions on everyday life in institutions. Mr. Kruse has strong abilities in strategic and practical management planning, made in corporation with the staff, parents and co leaders.
Mr. Kruse holds diploma exams in Personal leadership, Leadership and employees I &II, Development-change and Innovation in public institutions, inclusion and two consultant degrees. He is currently working on a scientific report on the subject; Parental co-creation of the emergent post Corona future.
DUYGU YAŞAR ADILOĞLU
Duygu worked as an early childhood educator for many years in Istanbul and in New York. She joined AÇEV (Mother Child Education Foundation) in 2009 where she worked with children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is currently working as "Early Childhood Special Projects Director" where she coordinates early childhood projects and develops content for digital media (mobile apps, videos for parents and such). She holds an MA in International Educational Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University and BA in Early Childhood Education and Sociology from METU. She also teaches as a guest lecturer at Hacettepe University in Early Childhood Education Department.
Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Rybakov Foundation
President of Rybakov Foundation, founder of The University of Childhood Foundation
Dr Tao ZHAN
Director of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE)
Executive Director, Reggio Approach Association (Russia) organizer of the free development studio "Green Apple", consultant on the adaptation of the Reggio approach in Russia.
Founder of the Association of Parents of Children and Adults with Dyslexia and the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Children with Learning Disabilities.
Absolute winner of the competition "Educator of the Year of Russia", winner of the Moscow Region Governor's award "Best in Profession", member of the organizing committee and jury of the competition "Educator of the Year of Russia"
Ph.D., Leading Researcher, Child Development Laboratory, Institute of Urban Studies and Global Education, Moscow City University
Ph.D., Deputy Director of the Institute of Urban Studies and Global Education, Moscow City University
Ph.D., Professor of Moscow State Pedagogical University, laureate of the Russian Federation Government Prize in the field of education
Child psychologist, psychotherapist, full member of the professional psychotherapeutic league, expert of ANO "Center for Educational Innovation" Step", curator of the special project "Kindergarten that everyone wants to go to" MMSO
Ph.D., Leading Researcher, Child Development Laboratory, Institute of Urban Studies and Global Education, Moscow City University
Educator of Moscow School of Social and Economic Science (MSSES), project manager of the ANO "Center for Educational Innovation" Step"