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Hayley Roberts

Hayley Roberts

Los Angeles, United States

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Hayley is an experienced Curriculum Developer and Assistant Principal with a demonstrated history of working in Independent, International and Charter Schools in the UK and USA with linguistically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities.

About me

Hayley is an experienced Curriculum Developer and Assistant Principal with a demonstrated history of working in Independent, International and Charter Schools with linguistically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse communities. She was born and educated in South Wales, UK. She studied at Cardiff Metropolitan University gaining BA Honors in Education and Post Graduate Degree in Professional Studies in Education. She has worked as an Administrator and Teacher for 19 years in schools in the United Kingdom and international, charter and independent Schools in Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and New York. 

As an educator working in International schools across the USA, she had opportunities to train as an inspector for the Council of International Schools and complete the Nord Anglia Education Senior Leadership Program. In 2010, she was invited to join the founding team of curriculum writers for the International Middle Years Curriculum. Here, she learned about project based learning, design thinking and the importance of designing a curriculum that inspires and engages students, whilst addressing the critical needs of the adolescent brain. She wrote a number of concept driven units and 21st century skill focused assessments for the IMYC that have since been used in 50+ countries around the world.

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

The HundrED community is a group of educators who care about the learning of ALL children, regardless of nationality, socioeconomic status, gender, or religion. Their mission to find inspiring innovative educational practices from around the world and helping them to spread, deeply resonates with me. I believe that it is time for education to step onto the global stage and educators should have access to best practices and innovations for their students to ensure that all children receive engaging and inspiring learning experiences. I want to be part of this community so that I can ensure that as an educator, I am aware of these wonderful ideas that will allow learning to be relevant and innovative for the children I work with.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

ThingLink - After meeting Ulla Engestrom, Founder & CEO of ThingLink, I began to delve deeper into this software and explore the opportunities it provides for teachers and students. This software brings the world into your classroom where students can drive their own learning developing research skills, collaboration, geographical knowledge, the list is endless as are the possibilities to enrich the learning inside the classroom with this innovation! ThingLink provides teachers with an opportunity to plan engaging and inspiring learning opportunities where students can truly collaborate and share their learning with the world. This could be used with children in Kindergarten through 12th grade using 360° photos as a launching pad for learning.