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We are pleased to announce that THINK Global School was selected by HundrED, a global education non-profit based out of Helsinki, Finland, for the HundrED 2020. This is the third consecutive year that THINK Global School has been selected to a HundrED Global Innovation Collection, which annually highlight 100 of the brightest innovations in K-12 education from across the world.
Each of the innovations were evaluated on the criteria of impact and scalability by members of the HundrED Academy. Selected innovations were reviewed on their merits by teachers, students, leaders, innovators and other HundrED Community members. This year, 2008 innovations were reviewed by the committee of experts, with THINK Global School making the final cut of 100.
According to The HundrED Academy, THINK Global School was chosen due to its unique pioneering status and ability to create a scalable impact, reaching 14 countries. The school is making a difference in the realm of global education by having students live and learn in four different countries a year. THINK Global School’s Changemaker Curriculum, which focuses on social-emotional learning alongside place and project-based learning, is in the HundrED’s eyes the factor that really makes THINK Global School stand out.
This year Head of School Jamie Steckart and Class of 2019 Alumni Alicia Husselin had the honor of speaking at The HundrED’s Innovation Summit which took place at the Nokia Executive Experience Center in Espoo, Finland. Head of School Jamie Steckart participated in a panel dedicated to innovative learning spaces, while Alicia took part in a panel on student leadership and agency. School founder Joann McPike and Marketing Director Lee Carlton also attended the three-day summit, which featured education innovations from across the world — all utterly unique but entwined by their ability to help every child flourish.
Reflecting on the conference, Lee Carlton shared, “I’m always amazed by the quality of innovations I witness at the HundrED and this year was no different. It was really interesting to see how many of the innovations are moving in the same direction as us by placing a focus on experiential learning, student agency, and wellness. It’s further proof in my eyes that TGS has positioned itself well to serve our students’ best interests and allow them to develop as individuals.”
To explore all the innovations showcased at the HundrED, including THINK Global School go to: HundrED.org/HundrED2020