HD Lee
Ambassador, Advisory

HD Lee

Brussels, Belgium

Hi! I am passionate about creating positive social change through education. My main idea is for young people to develop personally while becoming a global citizen. I’d love to connect with you if you share similar ideas and projects!

I am a Chinese American educator based in Europe. My life and professional experience has afforded me the privilege to spend considerable time in Asia, North America and Europe. Through my life's journey as well as that of my children, I have become deeply motivated to help young people develop as global citizens who can see the bigger picture in life.

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

I resonated what HundrED is doing from the first moment I heard about their work. It was kind of like love at first sight! I deeply appreciate the research they are collecting and publishing; and YES, I believe in what they are doing. Just as importantly, I want to be part of a community of educators who share the same passion for making the world a better place through education. We have strength in numbers, and the impact we have will multiply exponentially thanks to how HundrED is bringing us together.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education can help youths gain an unshakable sense of self-confidence and enthusiasm for life, which can take us to the highest highs and the lowest lows. We’ve got to be ready for both and benefit from our life’s experiences no matter what! I firmly believe in, and hope to inspire through my work, the skills for creating the life one desires, as well as a intuitive sense for finding and living one’s unique purpose in life.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovations like electricity, the printing press, and the internet can and did change everything. Barriers and limitations are transcended and surpassed thanks to innovation. Innovations in education has the power to precipitate the same kinds of changes. Fortunately, HundrED has set its sights on helping every child flourish in life no matter what. This is something I really believe in!!!

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

The three HundrED innovations I love are:

1. Segni Mossi (because it teaches that creativity can involve the entire person rather than just their hands, and it looks SUPER fun!)

2. PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (because this innovation has the potential to have students become deeply involved with the world around them, and it teaches very practical skills such as technology utilization, organization, communication, and more).

3. Dream Teams for every student (because every one needs a dream team, and it is difficult to think of anything more nourishing to a child’s confidence when he or she has a team of people around her to help her reach the goal she has set out for herself).

4. CommunityShare (because this innovation has the potential to help extend schools way beyond the physical structure of the school itself, which is how education should be. It also has the potential to bring communities together and create a virtuous cycle between the various parts of community and the developing youth).

Sorry, I know that is 4 rather than 3..what can I say? :)

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

More on this later.