Katija Aladin

Katija Aladin

Education Specialist & Researcher

I'm Katija, from Canada! 

I currently work as a researcher on the HundrED team and find it inspiring to connect with innovators making a difference in education. Since starting my career in education, I have taught early childhood and elementary school in Canada, France and Finland. I am passionate about language learning which led to completing my Masters and researching French immersion teacher identity through the use of metaphors and storytelling. I am passionate about innovative solutions and practices in education that empower children and young people to thrive and be their authentic selves! 

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

I am so excited to be a part of the HundrED team because I am constantly inspired by the motivated and passionate people in the HundrED community. I believe in the mission to encourage creation, innovation and collective knowledge in education. Highlighting the outstanding projects happening around the world is extremely beneficial to altering and improving the way we all view learning and teaching. It is my dream to contribute to a movement that highlights positive success stories on a global scale. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is essential because it initiates space to find creative solutions and work towards quality education for all. Innovation allows for collaboration with a variety of students, teachers and educators across the world to share experiences and knowledge and provide fertile ground for synergy. This coupled with the evolving new technologies make innovation in education exciting and dynamic. As a teacher, I have seen the amazing benefits that innovation brings to my students. I am interested in the practicalities of new innovations and how to help and inspire educators, teachers and students around the world.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

It’s hard to pick!  

Amaze.org

I am really passionate about promoting sexual health education and making it accessible to all young people which is exactly what amaze.org is doing.  

Hello Ruby

With my teaching background, I love what Hello Ruby is doing of incorporating art with technology.  I think that technology skills are very important for students to learn and the creative way it is presented in Hello Ruby is wonderful.