Lance King is an internationally recognized author, teacher and workshop facilitator who, in the last 27 years, has worked in over 300 schools in 37 countries with many thousands of students, teachers and parents.
He is the creator of the Art of Learning programme taught to over 250,000 students worldwide and is a specialist in the direct teaching of 21st Century Skills. Within the International Baccalaureate Organisation he designed and developed the Approaches to Learning (ATL) framework for both the MYP and DP programmes which is currently being implemented in more than 5000 IB schools in 160 countries. He is a sought-after presenter for his workshops for teachers, students and parents and is also the author of six books on teaching and learning, two of which are now translated into Chinese, French, Vietnamese and Spanish. Lance is married with four grown-up children, lives in Raglan, New Zealand and divides his time between delivering workshops around the world and writing.
Eric Lauzon is an internationally recognized technology leader and author from Canada.
From 2009 to 2013, Eric served as global Chief Information Officer for the IB leading a global team whose mandate was to ensure the strategic, effective and efficient use of technology to drive and support an anticipated 10,000 IB World Schools and 2½ million students by 2020. Widely lauded as an industry visionary for his thought leadership, Eric’s views are regularly sought after by global audiences. Eric co-authored Building a Green IT Team in the Inside the Minds series of books and was a contributor to the One Laptop Per Child programme at MIT. Eric is fluent in 3 languages and having translated all of the Art of Learning student courses into both French and Spanish will be delivering and managing those programmes in French and Spanish speaking countries. He will also deliver the programmes in English. He has three grown-up children, and lives in Montreal, Canada.
Bianca Duceppe is an internationally recognized consultant, workshop leader and she has been working in the field of education for over 22 year.
From 2012 to 2017, Bianca worked for SÉBIQ and served as the IB Relationship Manager for the French IB schools worldwide. Her mandate was to lead the management of all the site visits for 250 IB French institutions and ensure, as a school services leader, that programmes were properly implemented. Prior to this role, she was a school consultant for 8 years in multiple education institutions and specialized in professional development and pedagogical improvement. Bianca is fluent in three languages and she speaks some Italian as well. She will deliver the programmes in French and English. She has a son and lives in Montreal, Canada.
Helen Davis is an educational consultant and associate of The Art of Learning and LALATAT (Learning About Learning and Thinking about Thinking). She has worked in the field of education for over 30 years.
Helen (B.A. (Hons.) English & history, B.Ed., Honours Specialist (English)) retired from the Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario after 32 years of service which included being on the team that brought the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to her school, Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, in 2002, and co-developing the English A: Literature HL course for the school which she then taught for 18 years. She was the IBDP coordinator at KCVI for 8 years during which time she successfully transitioned the IBDP to a new school (Kingston Secondary School) and fulfilled her mandate of expanding the programme by introducing four new IB DP courses, further developing the school’s pre-IB programme, and retaining more than twice the number of students in the IB until their graduation in grade 12. She was an IB examiner for IB English A: Literature HL for four years until her retirement from teaching in 2021. In addition to her work with LALATAT, she is developing critical thinking skills training for companies.
Helen lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada with her husband, younger child, and a very fluffy cat. She enjoys reading, travel, hiking, and live theatre.
Vinschools in Vietnam http://eng.vinschool.com/ is now partnered with the Art of Learning for the provision of a 21st Century Skills programme for all their schools.
Vinschools is the not-for-profit private school arm of the Vingroup http://vingroup.net/ which has opened 22 campuses in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City and has at present over 19,000 students enrolled. Lance King has designed a 21st Century Skills framework for VInschools to mesh with their core values, has written two textbooks for students and has trained 650 teachers in the implementation of their own 21st Century Skills project. We anticipate this will be an ongoing project for the Art of Learning and heralds many similar projects around the world.