Evo Hannan

MYP Design

Dwight School Dubai

Evo Hannan is one of the Middle East’s leading innovators in education. Innately driven by his desire to create positive change and a passion for design, Evo has utilized his 19 years of educational experience to channel into passion projects which have made an impact across the globe. His Innovation X model curriculum helps institutions develop a sustainable culture of innovation, and is often referred during conference talks and mentoring sessions, particularly at Awecademy where he is currently a mentor. Through his experience in education and his network, Evo is working with teachers around the world to promote professional development and well-being to reduce burnout, and create a better work life balance through his Teacher Society network. A global speaker on reform and the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Evo has been selected as a key speaker for OGC2020 conference in Traralgon, Australia, which focuses and creating solutions to serve the SDGs. He is also a TEDx speaker, Innovative Teacher of the Year award nominee, and the blogger and vlogger behind ‘The Innovative Teacher’.



27 February 2020 | 12:45 - 12:55 | Agents for AGENCY

As educators, we strive for the very best for our students, promoting characteristics that will help them become future ready. There are many ways which have been adopted by schools to serve this need, including 21st century skills and the 4C’s. What if students could identify what’s best for their growth? What if we allowed students to set their own goals, free of any judgement. Could this lead to a greater sense of achievement and a rise in motivation? Agents for AGENCY is high energy and innovative talk that will demonstrate and highlight some of the key reasons why agency has become such a buzz word in the global education arena, and ways in which to best implement a program which reaches out to students of all abilities.

Future Leaders

27 February 2020 | 13:30 - 14:30 | INNOVATION X – A New And Simple Way to Approach Innovation in Education

With so many different priorities to focus on school systems are often overwhelmed, avoiding any change to reduce additional pressures. Is there a sustainable way to help schools develop a culture of innovation? Innovation is a large topic that encompasses many different factors, which is why sometimes teachers don’t feel that they want to learn more about it. As someone who has been working within the innovation arena in education for over 18 years, I will be sharing my latest work on innovation that will aid teachers, students and leaders to start on the journey to developing a culture of innovation for personal development and in their schools.