Joanne McEachen at the World Education Summit

“The biggest problem facing school systems globally is a systemic disconnect between success and well-being. For school to truly be equitable—to work for all students, everywhere—success in school should look more like success in our lives.”

Joanne McEachen

On March 20 and 21, The Learner First Founder and CEO Joanne McEachen will be presenting at the World Education Summit (WES), a virtual event featuring nearly 500 speakers and with representation from over 80 countries across the globe.

As a part of its “Global Amphitheatre,” a series of sessions amplifying the voices of educational thought leaders, Joanne will share about the relationship between academic achievement and well-being—how to more closely align the two, and how well-being can advance academic achievement by weaving curricular knowledge and content with students’ self-understanding, connections, and competency. We refer to this process as Contributive Learning, which teaches students how to add to the world in their way. Within her session, Joanne will illuminate the role of whole-school communities in bringing Contributive Learning to life.

Alongside fellow authors Dr. Pilvi Torsti and Vishal Talreja, Joanne will also feature in a panel discussion based on “Why We Need a Global Education Vision,” a three-part series recently published in the Diplomatic Courier (Part 1 | Part 2Part 3). In the panel, Joanne and her colleagues will elaborate on their vision for global leadership in education, the development of certain shared, common curricula that address the world’s challenges, and the role of local agency in driving global change.

We hope you will join us at the World Education Summit to hear more from Joanne and other thought leaders globally.

Info for registering for WES can be found here.