23 March 2018 – EOS Education’s 5th Annual Conference – We’re going on an ADVENTURE…
On 23.03.18 we are going on an adventure to explore what it means to THRIVE. George Couros, Ed Stafford and others* will inspire and challenge us to consider how our schools, pupils and staff can THRIVE and not just survive.
Don’t miss out… book your place on the ADVENTURE now!
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”. He is one of education’s most sought after speakers, and speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of connectedprincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.
George Couros offers engaging and empowering keynotes, workshops, and professional development programs. His insightful blend of research, personal stories, and practical advice for implementing new learning helps others feel comfortable in taking control of their own personal and professional growth. Having served at a variety of levels as an educator and administrator, George shares his personal experience and wisdom to equip educators and leaders to take risks that result in innovative learning opportunities for students.
“Great messages from George Couros. I’m laughing, I’m crying, I’m learning and thinking. Thank you.”
“Uplifting, amazing, motivating presentation George Couros. Be the game changer and change the lives of your students!”
“George Couros… your words will be forever in my heart. You are an amazing speaker. I will be a better educator,wife,mom. and daughter due to this message.”
“ I think George Couros’ keynote was the best I’ve ever experienced.”
Explorer, TV Presenter, Writer, Speaker
Ed Stafford walked into the history books when he became the first man to walk the length of the Amazon River. His epic adventure took two and a half years and everyone thought it was impossible. His achievement is, as explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes put it: 'Truly extraordinary… in the top league of expeditions past and present'.
Ed Stafford is passionate about encouraging others. He is honest and real about the challenges he faced in the Amazon: alligators, snakes, severe floods, electric eels, jaguars and the hostility of local tribes confronted with a tall foreign man in their midst. Ed's story has powerful lessons about seemingly impossible challenges, resilience, risk, working with others, respect for other cultures and the natural environment and, of course, motivation and staying positive when things are relentlessly tough. Ed’s style of delivery ensures that messages about success in the face of adversity, the determination to achieve targets and riding out tough times are delivered in a very entertaining way with a large dollop of self-deprecating humour.
'One of the boldest jungle journeys ever undertaken.' Bear Grylls
'Totally, completely and utterly mad.' Michael Palin
Ed filmed and blogged about his expedition from the heart of the jungle and engaged followers through social media during his long expedition. On his return, Ed's footage was made into a Discovery Channel documentary and was sold to over 100 countries. His acclaimed book, Walking the Amazon has been translated into Mandarin, Ukranian, Polish and Spanish and has been published in the USA. In this book, Ed writes on completing this journey: ‘It was over. Nine million-odd steps; over 200,000 mosquito and ant bites; over 8,000 kilmometres walked over 860 days, 733 of them with Cho [Gadiel ‘Cho’ Sanchez Rivera], about 600 wasp stings; a dozen or so scorpion stings; 10 HD video cameras; six pairs of boots; three GPSs and one Guinness World Record.’
News that Ed had succeeded against all odds caught the imagination of the world’s press immediately: his story featured in over 900 articles and on news channels worldwide. Among many accolades Ed was named 'Britain's most intrepid hero since Scott of the Antarctic' (Daily Mail) and 'A true hero' (The Times).
Ed Stafford was awarded European Adventurer of the Year 2011. The Guinness World Records formally recognized Ed Stafford's achievement and Ed also received an award for outstanding bravery from Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Transglobe Expedition Trust.
Following his epic walk of the Amazon, new challenges and opportunities were to follow. Ed filmed himself surviving on an uninhabited island for 60 days – a tough project testing Ed in many and often unexpected ways. The resulting series ‘Naked and Marooned with Ed Stafford’ was shown globally on Discovery Channel during 2013 and Ed’s book about his experiences was published the following year. He continues to work on acclaimed television projects: Ed’s subsequent survival series ‘Marooned’ was shown worldwide on Discovery in 2014/5 with a second series warmly greeted by Ed’s fans in 2016. During each episode of ‘Marooned’ Ed is left alone in remote, harsh and difficult extreme environments for ten days learning to survive (and attempting to thrive) and filming the survival adventure himself. In 2015, Discovery Channel aired an acclaimed new series ‘Into The Unknown’ with Ed as he explored remote locations around the world seeking unexplained markings that have been revealed on the landscape through satellite images. Ed continues to work on exciting and challenging projects. Ed used his jungle expertise to help climbing legend Joe Simpson follow his father’s footsteps during WWII. Ed and Joe’s story was shown in a two-part TV series on Burma’s Secret Jungle War on the BBC in May 2016.
Ed intends to use his adventures to inspire adults and kids alike to stretch their horizons and believe that they can do so much more.
To find our more about Walking the Amazon visit: http://www.walkingtheamazon.com
Image credit: Keith Ducatel