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Alex  Bell

Alex Bell

, United Kingdom

Ambassador

Alex Bell - Director of Portland Education @Alex_Portland Passionate about agency in education: student voice and educator purpose. Experienced Leadership Coach & Creator of “Exciting, Inspirational”* Learning Events Globally ( *Tim Smit: Co- founder, Eden Project, Cornwall, England) LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/alex-bell-frsa-bb9031b9 Twitter: Alex_Portland This is who I am and what I do: http://linkedin.com/in/alex-bell-frsa-bb9031b9 Here is a trailer for a self funded documentary film I’m producing at the moment and am now looking to film examples of innovative pedagogy to finish it in the next 12 months: https://vimeo.com/256825814?ref=em-share Maybe you can help. Here is also a recent project I led in Malawi shared with 21 countries and looking for funding to film more professionally next year: https://vimeo.com/270647696 Maybe you might know how I can access funding for this. Do get in touch via alex@portlandeducation.co.uk or www.portlandeducation.co.uk to share ideas or for us to help each other move education forward in the very best ways we can. Thanks, Alex

About me

Alex Bell - Director of Portland Education Passionate about agency in education: student voice and educator purpose. Experienced Leadership Coach & Creator of “Exciting, Inspirational”* Learning Events Globally (*Tim Smit: Co- founder, Eden Project, Cornwall, England) LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/alex-bell-frsa-bb9031b9 Twitter: Alex_Portland This is who I am and what I do: http://linkedin.com/in/alex-bell-frsa-bb9031b9 Here is a trailer for a self funded documentary film I’m producing at the moment and am now looking to film examples of innovative pedagogy to finish it in the next 12 months: https://vimeo.com/256825814?ref=em-share Maybe you can help. Here is also a recent project I led in Malawi shared with 21 countries and looking for funding to film more professionally next year: https://vimeo.com/270647696 Maybe you might know how I can access funding for this. Do get in touch via alex@portlandeducation.co.uk or www.portlandeducation.co.uk to share ideas or for us to help each other move education forward in the very best ways we can. Thanks, Alex

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

There is so much potential in what educators can do to address all that is wrong with the world right now.

So, it is both exciting and reassuring to be part of HundrED, amongst such a vibrant and innovative community of bold people restless to seek solutions and take action, rather than  merely watching from the sidelines. 

How can education support students to flourish?

There are so many benefits to humanity in the rise of artificial intelligence. 


The huge mistake education needs to avoid, is in perpetuating the pursuit of 20th skills that AI can and will do far better. 

It is vital for us to focus much more of our efforts on the development of uniquely human skills that AI will never match and that the population desperately needs, in order for our species, and the planet we live upon, to flourish. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation meets the two key criteria that education change needs right now.

 It is future focused and solution focused. 

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

www.lyfta.com - Delightfully immersive human stories filmed around the world. Harnessing technology to increase empathy. Just wonderful. 

www.theschoolinthecloud.org - I follow Professor Sugata Mitra’s work with huge admiration. A key reminder that  learning is about fundamentally about relationships above all else. 


www.voice21.org

In order to change the world, our students need to have the right tools to negotiate, listen and have their voices heard. A core aspect of any effective  curriculum. 

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

https://www.globalsocialleaders.com/ggcompetition/

An increasingly significant, free to enter, worldwide competition encouraging young people to work in their community to take action on the UN’s sustainable development goals. 

www.tile.org

351 student-run conversation series in 47 countries. Start a chapter with young people where you live. Think student-led TED. 


www.maloto.org


Standing up for social justice in Northern Malawi.