The Tale of Humankind is an initiative to engage & inspire Youth Leadership for their direct participation in the achievement of Global Goals. This is a platform to start conversation & moving from ideas to action. We are connecting changemakers all over the world.
Episode 4- Dr. Jennifer Williams ; Education Leader & Co-founder, TeachSDGs
In this Episode 4, Our Guest is Dr. Jennifer Williams from the USA. Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Jennifer Williams has dedicated herself for nearly 25 years to the field of education through her roles as an education activist, professor, school administrator, literacy specialist, and classroom teacher. She speaks, writes, and consults on practices that develop global perspectives and social good through creative uses of technology, and her research interests include innovations in teaching and learning, equity and diversity in education, and social action. Jennifer is inspired every day by teachers and students that are catalysts for making the world a better place! Current works-founder, Executive Director, Take Action Global Co-founder, TeachSDGs Professor, Saint Leo University: College of Ed / Grad Ed Education Evangelist, Adobe Education Field Coordinator, EmpaticoBoard of Directors, International Literacy Association Co-founder, Edcamp Tampa Bay, Edcamp Literacy, Edcamp NigeriaYou can know more about Dr. Jennifer Williams at https://www.jenwilliamsedu.com
Episode 3- Shantanu Gupta; Author & Political Analyst, Founder, Yuva Foundation
In this Episode 3, Our Guest is Mr. Shantanu Gupta from India. Shantanu Gupta is an Indian author and political analyst. He has authored six books including Education Policy in India: Voice Choice and Incentives, The Monk Who Became Chief Minister which is a biography of the 22nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Yogi Adityanath.
He has worked with a leading policy think tank, the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), for policy research and advocacy for the education domain. Before that he worked for UNICEF’s Integrated District Approach (IDA) project in Lalitpur, a remote district in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh. Working very closely with the local government to improve the service delivery for education, health, sanitation, and women & child welfare programs. He has worked as a management and consultant for about a decade across several countries including India, Switzerland, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel, and United Kingdom before leaving the corporate career for his passion to be in the social sector. He is a postgraduate from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex (UK) in Governance and Development and has done his research projects on E-governance, Local Governance, and Public service delivery with eminent professors and development professionals. Before this, he has completed his Post Graduate Certification in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is the Founder & Director of the Young United Voluntary Action (YUVA) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the bring happiness and prosperity to the people through economic, political, and social freedom. YUVA Foundation aims to bring holistic development to India through youth lead reforms in education, livelihoods, and governance.
Four Thematic Areas of YUVA Foundation
YUVA Paathshaala – Skilling Youth
YUVA Sansad – Bringing Political Awareness in Youth
YUVA Ek Khoj – Researching Reality by Youth
Swastha Bharat – Healthy and Peaceful India
Find YUVA on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YUVAFoundationIndiaThis show is co-hosted by Shivika Aggrawal. Shivika is a Socio-civil engineer. As an Aavishkaar fellow, she is undergoing training to learn unique study models which aim to nurture curiosity, creativity & critical thinking through science & maths education.
Episode 2- Anil Swarup- Former School Education Secretary, Government of India
In this Episode 2, Our Guest is Mr. Anil Swarup from India. Anil Swarup is an Indian author and retired Indian Administrative Service officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre and 1981 batch. Swarup in his 38 years of career has served in various capacities and later went on to become the Secretary to the Government of India. Before joining IAS, he worked as an Indian Police Service officer for one year. Swarup joined IAS in 1981 and is the recipient of the Director's gold medal for "best officer trainee" of his batch at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). Mr. Swarup is the author of the book "Not just a Civil Servant" which was launched in February 2019. Post-retirement, He founded the "Nexus of Good" Foundation.
About Nexus of Good Foundation (https://nexusofgood.org.in/)In today's day and age, information is power. We are also getting bombarded by the volume of information. Anil Swarup, former secretary of the government of India and author believes that we all inherently know what is “good”. Yet we allow the “din of the devil” to drown the “good". This brought the inception of the Nexus of Good movement. Good should come together and speak up to prevent evil from flourishing. Join the #nexusofgood movement by identifying, appreciating, propagating, and replicating good work. Sharing a positive story every time one sees something good will take the movement ahead. Goodness should not go unnoticed is the goal of the movement. This show is co-hosted by Shivika Aggrawal. Shivika is a Socio-civil engineer. As an Aavishkaar fellow, she is undergoing training to learn unique study models which aim to nurture curiosity, creativity & critical thinking through science & maths education.
S-1 Episode 1- Bronwyn Joyce, Global Educator (Founder & CEO, Education Elevators)
In this Episode 1, Our Guest is Bronwyn Joyce from Australia.
Bronwyn Joyce is an Edupreneur whose vision is that educators should be empowered innovators and students should be the change makers of the world. Specialising in Curriculum Innovation and Critical and Creative Thinking. Bronwyn brings the world into classrooms. With 16 years experience teaching in classrooms, she has taught some of the toughest children in her town. Having a Masters in Special Education Bronwyn specialises in inclusion in mainstream classrooms and differentiating the curriculum. Her expert areas are autism and challenging behaviours.
Bronwyn in addition to teaching and consulting uses the connection of social media to mentor and globalise teachers and classrooms internationally. She has travelled the world speaking about the importance of preparing students to be future ready. And is an advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Goals. Bronwyn believes we live in a world where we should be learning together. Her Our Global Classroom Education Network mission statement is simple – One World, One Classroom.
A recipient of iEARN's National and International Scholarships these acknowledgements have seen Bronwyn present in Qatar and Argentina as well as Brazil. With experience working with teachers in schools Bronwyn has successfully lead workshops in India, as well has lead and implemented Global Projects with schools in China.
Education Elevators will educate educators on student lead learning, inquiry strategies and the importance of student voice, while providing pathways and forums for students to amplify their voices on the big issues affecting the world.