Adriana Santamaria P
Organisation: SOLE Colombia
Adriana is a communication designer, visual thinker and entrepreneur that believes in empowering people to take ideas into social actions. By approaching every opportunity as a design challenge she has structured roadmaps that integrate users,Read more
Organisation: George Stephenson High School
Amy-Leigh Hope is Curriculum Leader for Design Technology and Art at George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, Newcastle. Amy has been teaching for sixteen years,Read more
Organisation: SOLE Australia Network
Brett is a primary school principal in Melbourne, Australia. With his colleague Paul Kenna, they have collaborated in SOLE action research in their schools since 2010,Read more
Organisation: Sotiropoulos English Language School
Christos has been teaching English since 1993 in a small village 30 km from Chania in Crete, Greece. He started with 30 students in a private school and now teaches English to about 100 students from K-3 to K-12.Read more
Clever International School
SOLE has recently been introduced at Clever International School and was received with great enthusiasm by teachers and pupils.
Children as young as 9 years old are being offered the opportunity to work as a team in search of knowledge,Read more
Located in a rural Montessori middle school, Dasghara in West Bengal is about three hours from Kolkata. It is the the School in the Cloud’s smallest purpose-built research lab to date at just 15ft wide.Read more
Organisation: St. Aidan’s Church of England Primary School
Emma is a primary school teacher from the North East of England. She began using SOLE in the classroom as early as 2009 when she and Sugata Mitra first met.Read more
Organisation: SOLE Colombia
Felipe works in production and logistics with SOLE Colombia. He is an anthropologist with vast experience in the corporate world leading companies in the food sector in Colombia,Read more
Gloucester Road Primary School
Gloucester Road Primary School has embarked on a journey in developing 21st Century learning. The DEEP Curriculum focuses on REAL Projects allowing the development of SOLE to research our big questions.Read more
Happy Clover English Club
Happy Clover English Club is an after school program that focuses on creating an environment for children to learn and use English in a practical and applicable fashion.
The main target is building individual awareness and goals and how that awareness can be applied and integrated into network communities locally and on global scales by working and sharing with others towards common problems.Read more
Organisation: Willaston Primary School, Isle of Man
Helen has been using SOLE in her school on the Isle of Man to build on the Learning to Learn language that is embedded across the school.Read more
Organisation: Rockland Woods Elementary School
Hope’s interest in SOLE was sparked through her doctoral work when a professor showed Sugata Mitra’s TED talk as part of an assignment.Read more
Organisation: Armathwaite Community Primary School
I stumbled across the concept of a SOLE at Greenfields Community School in County Durham while I was running a Philosophy for Children(P4C) course for local teachers.Read more
Organisation: SOLE Spain
Javier Bronchalo is Project Coordinator at Knowledge Constructors and SOLE Spain. He is passionate about education with more than 18 years experience. He is enthusiastic about the idea of the learner as a social constructor of knowledge: the idea that learners achieve more through the active acquisition of information in groups,Read more
Organisation: SOLE for Georgia Homeschoolers
Jenn is a homeschooling mom of three kids, ages 8, 11 and 14. Their homeschooling approach has changed over the years, and they now consider themselves “unschoolers”Read more
Organisation: Pencils of Promise
Joe is the Pedagogy Innovation Specialist at Pencils of Promise, an innovative “for purpose” nonprofit organisation providing quality education in the developing world. He has over 16 years of experience in education,Read more
Juan Pablo Calderón
Organisation: SOLE Colombia
Juan works with the SOLE Colombia community and technology. He is an educator, activist, hacker and maker. He is co-founder of Bogohack, a cutting-edge 3D printing open source hardware company.Read more
Khud uses self-organised learning techniques pioneered by TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra to impact the lives of marginalised children in Pakistan. Our goal is to build an EdTech platform to overcome the challenge of teacher quality and availability (1.25 million teachers are needed in Pakistan).Read more
Lehla is a home educator who regularly made use of SOLE projects when her children were being homeschooled. They are now ‘unschooling’ and their lives are one big SOLE!Read more
Organisation: SOLE Argentina
Mabel is an English teacher and education specialist. She has worked with Dr. Mitra and his team in different minimally invasive education and SOLE projects for more than ten years.Read more
Organisation: SOLE Argentina
Mariano is a psychologist and scientific research methodology specialist. He is also a university teacher and SOLE practitioner and researcher. As a founding member of SOLE Argentina he has participated,Read more
Martlesham Primary Academy
Martlesham Primary Academy are a collaborative learning school that believes in challenging the status quo every day. As Sugata Mitra postulated… ‘What is the future of learning?’ Martlesham believe that SOLE is the key to unlocking the 21st Century learning skills young individuals require today and therein the future.Read more
Organisation: SOLE NYC
Natalia Arredondo is currently undertaking her PhD studies in SOLE. While collecting data for her project, Natalia opened the first SOLE laboratory in America. She is currently the coordinator of SOLE NYC in Harlem,Read more
Nic loves technology, computing, Android, electronic mapping, and GPS. She is a member of the Granny Cloud network.Read more
Organisation: SOLE México
Oscar is a psychologist who has been experimenting with SOLE since 2013. Initially based in a community centre in Tres Marías, Morelos, SOLE has also been implemented by Oscar in different scenarios such as public and private schools for elementary and secondary students,Read more
Paradise School Goa
Paradise School is about giving children the skills for 21st century living, and its director maps the curriculum to the IGCSE curriculum (they will also be aiming for International Cambridge Board accreditation).Read more
Organisation: SOLE Australia Network
Paul is the Principal of Belle Vue Park Primary School in Melbourne, Australia. With his colleague Brett Millot, he has collaborated in SOLE action research in his school since 2010,Read more
Organisation: SOLE Dallas Montessori Education
Poonam is a certified Montessori teacher and experimenting with homeschooling approach over the years.
Poonam believes that the advantages of the SOLE process for the kids as self-learning and work collaboratively in groups,Read more
Project Hello World
Project Hello World, created by non-profit organisation Projects For All, is based on the belief that vulnerable communities across the world deserve connectivity, access to information and opportunities to learn.Read more
Organisation: My Education Room
Having spent over eighteen years as an instructor, department head and director of operations and academics in post-secondary institutions Rick saw first-hand the powerful influence of self-organized/flipped classroom learning environments.Read more
Organisation: Westlake Boys High School
Ritu is currently the Head of Food Technology at Westlake Boys High School. She is an author, a recipient of the Endeavour Teacher Fellowship award managed by Royal Society of New Zealand and has recently finished study at The MindLab following a Next Generation scholarship she received in 2015.Read more
Organisation: The Literary Genius Foundation
Over the course of her thirteen-year career in the United States, Rondeen McLean never forgot her roots in Jamaica and often thought of returning.Read more
Salah spent 15+ years in the financial sector in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Initially 11+ years as a management consultant with Deloitte. He then moved to J.P.Read more
Organisation: SOLE Colombia
Sanjay is the Director of SOLE Colombia. He is an economist, interaction designer, educator and electronic musician. He majored in economics with a minor in arts at the Andes University to later become an art professor in the Education Master’s program of the same university.Read more
Sarah is an experienced teacher who has been successfully using the SOLE approach across the 7-11 age range. Sarah has taught in a variety of settings from inner city London to a town primary school.Read more
Organisation: SOLE Colombia
Sebastián describes himself as an Internet Sociotechnologist. He is an Earlham College Human Development and Social Relations scholar, currently working as a digital culture and community maker consultant.Read more
SOLE Argentina aims to promote the SOLE methodology so that it becomes a well-known pedagogical theory which is shared, implemented and experienced by Argentine teachers on a regular basis. We aim to promote and advance 21st Century skills amongst primary and secondary students and teachers and enable them to fully participate and succeed in an interconnected global society.Read more
SOLE Australia Network
SOLE Australia Network is a group of schools who are interested in developing SOLE as a mainstream classroom teaching strategy. The SOLE Australia Network is led by Paul Kenna, Principal of Belle Vue Park Primary School and Brett Millott,Read more
SOLE Central is the home of the School in the Cloud. It is a global hub for research into self-organised learning environments (SOLEs), bringing together researchers, practitioners,Read more
SOLE Cleveland (SOLE CLE) are an academic group with a focus on scaling SOLEs across the Cleveland, Ohio area.Read more
SOLE Colombia believes that when collaborating in groups, anybody can learn anything. Within groups, people can work to solve their own challenges and transform their community through self-organisation. SOLE Colombia has reached 14 provinces in Colombia,Read more
SOLE for Georgia Homeschoolers
SOLE for Georgia Homeschoolers is currently running SOLEs at Learning for Life homeschool co-op located in Kennesaw, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta). Previously, they were offering SOLE classes at The Learning Village (formerly known as Georgia Enrichment Program for Homeschoolers).Read more
SOLE Greece was established in response to the needs of refugee children stranded in Greece. Over 20,000 children and their families are seeking refuge in Europe and elsewhere after been displaced as a result of conflicts in the Middle East.Read more
SOLE Jamaica, a project run by the Kingston, Jamaica-based Literary Genius Foundation, is creating better early childhood education programs in Jamaica’s underserved communities. We aim to help young learners develop the foundational skills needed for a lifelong love of learning.Read more
SOLE México is a community focused on promoting SOLE with Mexican teachers, schools and education enthusiasts. Our goal is to expand the notion of Self Organised Learning Environments and Minimally Invasive Education through a nonprofit organisation and a social startup in order to have a social-economic approach to education in our country.Read more
John B. Russwurm P.S. 197M is the proud host of the first SOLE lab in America. Located in Harlem, New York City, we inspire students to ask and solve Big Questions while teaching each other the intricate paths of knowledge.Read more
SOLE South Africa
SOLE South Africa, through their flagship program SOLE in a BOX, commits to taking learning innovation to rural and underserved schools across South Africa- One Big Question at a Time.Read more
SOLE Spain’s goal is to bring the country’s teacher-training universities and schools together, to empower students to take control of their own learning. In an effort to scale the SOLE methodology across Spain in the next 5 years,Read more
SOLE UK is a forum for teachers across the UK to post the different SOLE questions they have asked their classes and to share their findings. This is a great place to celebrate all things SOLE and to encourage other schools to have a go at using Professor Mitra’s inspirational SOLE approach.Read more
SOLE-Japan started in Kani, Japan in 2016. It’s a privately run school currently operating on weekends when students have time to come. We run junior high school and high school sessions at our location in Kani City.Read more
Organisation: Greenfield Arts
I have been the Arts and Community Centre Coordinator for Greenfield Arts for one year now and in that time I have seen a vast selection of SOLE sessions,Read more
Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University.
His “Hole in the Wall” experiments, begun in 1999, revealed that groups of children can learn almost anything by themselves given Internet access and the ability to work collaboratively.Read more
TED Lab - George Stephenson High School
The world’s first School in the Cloud opened its doors at George Stephenson High School.
Students designed the interior of this one-room learning lab – which has colourful beanbags scattered throughout and fluffy clouds painted on the walls.Read more
TED Lab - Gocharan
The project’s flagship lab is located in the village of Narayanitala, Gocharan and opened in early 2015.
Many of the insights already gained while setting up School in the Cloud labs in the other locations have been worked into the construction at Gocharan.Read more
TED Lab - Greenfield Arts (Room 13)
Greenfield Arts is the site of the ‘Room 13’ SOLE Lab. Designed to be very different to a normal classroom, Room 13 has an ‘outdoor feel’ – including artificial grass –Read more
TED Lab - Kalkaji
Kalkaji is located in the capital, New Delhi, in a girls’ school close to the site of Sugata’s original Hole in the Wall experiment.
The school only runs in the morning as the premises are shared with the boys who attend school in the afternoon.Read more
TED Lab - Korakati
Our remotest lab in every sense of the word, Korakati is located in the village of Sandeshkhali, 125km from Kolkata (Calcutta).
Setting aside issues of connectivity in such a rural location,Read more
TED Lab - Phaltan
Located in the small, historic town of Phaltan, this lab is approximately 115 km from Pune in the Satara District of Maharashtra in Western India.
It is housed in a site where the Granny Cloud has already been used by the middle school for a year.Read more
Tempo Foundation aims at inspiring, encouraging and developing innovations in Bulgarian education. Implementing SOLE in Bulgarian schools is an excellent example of how innovative educational methods can work even in public school system in Bulgaria.Read more
Yolanda Vergara Sarmiento
Yolanda is a technology teacher at San Jose de Monterrico School. She discovered her vocation for teaching as a student, when she was teaching technology classes at a primary school.Read more
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