AGC’s Founder and Executive Director, Sarah Elizabeth Ippel, met earlier this afternoon at the Bavarian Ministry of Education offices with Education Secretary, Bernd Sibler. Ms. Ippel shared the Academy for Global Citizenship’s innovation and mission to share our model with the world and Herr Sibler shared his vision for the future of education, with a particular emphasis on the integration of digital learning.
These globally collaborative conversations around education were the basis for our founding in 2008 and are critical to the ongoing development of AGC’s vision to serve as a laboratory of innovation in education by scaling these innovations on a national and international level.
To inform the design of this approach to education for an engaged 21st century citizen, Sarah Elizabeth traveled to over 80 countries to examine educational systems. She saw one-room schoolhouses that, through creative use of materials, including learning through experience and allowing students to lead their own learning activities, instilled a love of learning with very limited resources. She also saw large government operated schools that used technology to foster students’ independent learning and academic passions.
Sarah Elizabeth is speaking at TEDxMünchen today, sharing the story of AGC’s development as she takes listeners along on her journey of discovering answers to our global education challenges in the most unexpected places. The theme of this TEDx event is “Lost and Found.”