Global Teacher Prize 2017 & 2018 finalist
Passionate about Education
In 2018 Dr. Jane Goodall and Koen Timmers announced a new collaboration: the Innovation Lab Schools. We aim to offer a free quality education to 1 Million African chilren. The project involves a new curriculum based on UN SDGs and a global community of 1,000 teachers across 90 countries. Read more
Dr. Jane Goodall announces the Innovation Lab Schools
I'm a teacher, author, keynote speaker and founder of several global educational projects.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Msc Technology Enhanced Learning, Innovation and Change - Sheffield-Hallam University, UK (2014) & Professional Bachelor Teaching - KHLim University college, Hasselt (2000)
Researcher Researcher and Lecturer at PXL university college & Teacher at CVO de Verdieping, Belgium
Author "OneNote", Visual Steps, 2016 & Co-author "Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Standing at the Precipice", Routledge, 2017
Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator Fellow
National Geographic Certified Educator
TeachSDGs Founding ambassador
Member advisory board HundrED * Member advisory board SETT Belgium * Taskforce member Climate & Education Flemish government
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 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.
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.