Global Teacher Prize 2017 & 2018 finalist
Passionate about Education
I'm a lecturer, author, keynote speaker and founder of several global educational projects.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts - Director TAG Inc. [USA] - Master of Technology Enhanced Learning, Sheffied-Hallam University [UK]
Koen started to teach refugees through Skype in 2015. In 2020 he built a school in Kakuma refugee camp in partnership with UNHCR. This was featured in Kief Davidson's - an Academy Award®-nominated director - documentary " Heroes for the Planet "
The project offers free, virtual exchanges between refugees and students from across the world and trains teachers in the camp.
2 Innovation Lab Schools have been built in Tanzania in collaboration with Jane Goodall, allowing students to brainstorm about the UN Sustainable Developement Goals and come up with solutions.
OCT 19| Global Goals in Education
JAN 19| Innovation in Education
OCT 18| Global educational projects
NOV 18| Making learning fun and global
MAR 18| Masterclass
JUL 17| Making learning global
JUN 18| Technology Enhanced Learning
FEB 19| Paperless Classroom
MAR 18| Is Google making us stupid?
NOV 18| Digital Transformation in Education
OCT 17| Social media in Education
Koen launched the Climate Action Project in 2017 uniting 2,7 million students across 147 countries. The project allows students to brainstorm, discuss, find solutions and share findings online. The project is supported by HH Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall and Princess Esmeralda. It is supported by WWF, NASA, UN Environment Programme and ministries of education across 16 countries.
The project is concluded by Climate Action Day, a yearly online event with HRH Prince William, David Attenborough, President Santos, Vanessa Nakate, activists and climate experts.
The project is now part of Take Action Global Inc. (TAG) of which Koen is co-founder. TAG was recently accredited by UN Environment Programme
Thanks to having brief meetings with public figures like Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Charlize Theron, the King and Queen of Belgium, Tony Blair, Julia Gillard, President Bio, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Irina Bokova, Andreas Schleicher, president Santos, Lewis Hamilton, Koen was able to ship educational resources and find support for his global educational projects.