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Tuesday Mainstage: Empathize

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Listen and learn : Mainstage

Tuesday, December 1, 10:00–10:30 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Minnie Bredouw  
Nina Jackson  

You’ll get a big dose of inspiration and humor in this talk by Nina Jackson, an education consultant, author and speaker, who believes creativity, curiosity and compassion are the winning tools for any classroom. Find out how she brings these ideals to special education, technology use and mental and emotional health. Minnie Bredouw is CEO of Purpose Project, a nonprofit founded at IDEO. She has spent her career designing programs focused on youth, equity and education reform. She’ll share about this work and why it matters.

Topic: Reimagining learning


Minnie Bredouw, Purpose Project

Minnie Bredouw is the executive director of The Purpose Project, a program incubated at IDEO that helps young people build agency and self-direction. She’s also an educator, teaching at both California College for the Arts and Copenhagen Institute of Design. Bredouw has spent the past decade designing programs focused on youth, equity and education reform, including a multinational reproductive health program for teens; a digital coaching platform to help first-generation college students succeed in higher education; and a program to help transitional-aged youth involved in the justice system learn about their rights to help prevent recidivism. Bredouw has spoken about these topics at the World Bank, United Nations, TEDx, the EdSurge conference and the World Design Summit. Her work has been featured in Bloomberg, Fast Company and by the World Economic Forum.

Nina Jackson, Independent Thinking Ltd

Nina Jackson is an award-winning motivational speaker, education consultant, trainer, author and coach who believes creativity, curiosity and compassion are the winning tools for any classroom. A well-known teaching and learning practitioner, Jackson has particular expertise in special educational, technology, and mental and emotional health. She received the IPDA International Prize for Education, and has contributed to a number of books, including The Working Class, There is Another Way and The Big Book of Independent Thinking. Jackson’s known for bringing warmth, humanity, honesty, humor and fun to her presentations for school leaders, teachers and students.

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