me

I'm a teacher, author and keynote speaker specialized in Technology Enhanced and Collaborative Learning.

degree Msc Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change - Sheffield-Hallam University, UK (2014)
degree Professional Bachelor Teaching - KHLim University college, Hasselt (2000)
head Researcher Researcher and Lecturer at PXL university college Hasselt, Belgium
head Teacher at CVO de Verdieping Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

tag Founder Zelfstudie.be * Owner Kerfuffle VOF
tag Founder Kakuma Project, Innovation project

tag Author "OneNote", Visual Steps, 2016 * Co-author "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice", Routledge, 2017

trophee Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalist, 2018 and top 50 finalist, 2017
trophee HundrED top 100 global education innovations, 2017

award Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Fellow
award National Geographic Certified Educator
award TeachSDGs Founding ambassador

award Member advisory board HundrED * Member advisory board SETT Belgium * Taskforce member Climate & Education Flemish government

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Koen has been speaking at several conferences across 4 continents: GESF Dubai, E2 Toronto, NNSTOY Washington DC, Teach4Belgium Brussels, Qudwa Abu Dhabi, Mesa Vienna, etc. He was announced as one of the best teachers around the world by Bill Gates.

Global Educational Projects

Koen launched several Global Educational Projects involving 1000 educators across 100 countries, focussing on several UN Sustainable Development Goals and new learning approaches. These projects were widely covered by national media and supported by public figures like His Holiness Dalai Lama, Dr. Jane Goodall, Charlize Theron, Greenpeace, UNESCO, National Geographic, scientists, politicians, etc.

KAKUMA PROJECT

educators across 6 continents offering free education to African refugees via Skype.

CLIMATE ACTION

Students across 250 countries focussing on SDG 13 Climate Action.

INNOVATION PROJECT

515 schools across 85 countries focussing on innovation and sustainability.

soon online

Thanks to having brief meetings with public figures like Al Gore, Charlize Theron, the King and Queen of Belgium, Tony Blair, Julia Gillard, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Irina Bokova (UNESCO), Andreas Schleicher (OECD), Koen was able to ship educational resources and find support for his global educational projects.

Press

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VRT NWS

[TELEVESION] Top 10 teacher Global Teacher Prize 2018

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BBC Radio

[RADIO] Interview with Sarah Major during Saturday morning breakfast.

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De Standaard

[NEWSPAPER] Geprezen door Bill Gates, gesteund door Dalai Lama

Hire Koen

  • Hasselt, Belgium
  • koen [at] timmers.me