Caryn Antonini

Caryn Antonini

I'm a mother of two, a parenting expert, linguist, Tedx speaker, and a world traveler with a curious, open mind.

About me

“I was the little kid who would get sucked into the commercials that showed how for just 70 cents a day you could help disadvantaged children around the world. I wanted to so badly to exchange photos and letters with a child in another country. During our family travels as a child, I saw firsthand, many of these children around the world who were lacking basic needs like proper education, healthcare, nutrition and clothing. I wanted to help them all. I also wanted to learn their languages so I could really connect with them.

Today I am helping children around the globe – from the language series I created to the talks I give to help them understand their value in the world. I also speak to parents on how to best raise children in the 21st century for personal and academic success. Kids, language and 21st century parenting are a few of my biggest passions. In my spare time you might find me off on little adventures with my own kids, cooking, traveling, playing tennis, reading or talking, talking, talking…. in one language or another…”

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

I am passionate about language learning, exploring different cultures and helping our future generations develop these skills. Being a part of the HundrED Community is an incredible opportunity that will help me spread the important message of bilingualism and global dexterity on a much bigger platform. It will also allow me to connect with like-minded people so we can share our ideas and collaborate so that our future generations may live in a more peaceful world.

I believe that bilingual children will make the world a better place.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is not only beneficial to a child but to a community as a whole. An education allows children to elevate themselves to become better people and citizens and helps them become productive adults. For children in third-world countries, having an education can improve their lives, lifting them out of poverty and helps them recognize how to conduct themselves. No matter the socioeconomic situation, knowledge is power.

What role does innovation play in education change?

We are living in an age where information technology is rapidly changing. Innovation plays a critical role in education as the playing field is constantly shifting and we must adapt and continue growing and improving in order to make sure our children are best equipped for the future.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

3 HundrED innovations I love:

ImmerseMe - this is an incredible tool as it allows a child to utilize language skills in a practical, immersive and real environment. It's the next best thing to being in the country itself!

Global Oneness Project - I really like this project as a tool for young global citizens to explore different countries, cultures and issues that affect our world.

Onecourse - it is critical that we educate the world's children, especially those without adequate resources, so they can learn, grow and thrive in order to help their own countries prosper. This is an amazing innovation that will not only help them become literate and numerate but also render them tech savvy which is so important in our Digital Age.