me

I'm a teacher, author, keynote speaker and founder of several global educational projects.

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

tag Founder Zelfstudie.be & Owner Kerfuffle VOF
tag Founder Kakuma Project, Climate Action project & Innovation SDG Labs

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.

Innovation SDG Lab

Offering free education using a new curriculum based on SDGs and STEM.

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.

Charlize Theron
Actress
King & Queen
Belgium
Al Gore
Former Vice President USA
Tony Blair
Former prime minister UK
Lewis Hamilton
F1 Racing Car Driver
T. Egerton & N. Hoult
Actors
Julia Gillard
Former Prime minister
Priyanka Chopra
Actress and Singer
Andreas Schleicher
Director OECD
Vladimir Klitschko
World champion boxing
Alexander De Croo
Deputy Prime minister
Irina Bokova
Former director UNESCO
Trevor Noah
Comedian
Gina Torres
Actress
Sunny Varkey
Education Philanthropist

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
  • Download hi-res pictures at Press kit