Brian Aspinall is a teacher, learner, thinker, author, problem solver and question asker. He is a seasoned speaker professionally on the topics of 21st century education, assessment and evaluation and he has delivered given three TEDx talks on education reform.
Brian Aspinall has had a life-long fascination with innovative people and strive to be one himself. In high school he began writing software for local businesses and was featured in the media as someone to watch. His research in coding and computational thinking inspired colleagues to nominate him for the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He won the PRIME MINISTER’S AWARDS FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE, Certificate of Achievement Recipient.
Brian has worked with ministries, union teams, district teams, school teams, corporate teams and individuals by providing thought leadership around new pedagogies and best practices. His passions are rooted in the belief that all students can reach their potential if given a fair chance, and that technology can be the vehicle to uncover human potential.
Brian has given keynotes nationally and internationally. He is passionate about inspiring people to create rich, curious seeking individuals in classrooms built on a community of trust, risk-taking and a freedom to fail. He believes that “maker” is more of a culture than a space and he loves watching leaders, teachers and students engaged in hands-on, kinesthetic activities.
, British Columbia