Dr. Sascha Heckmann
Sascha Heckmann, EdD is known as an innovative practitioner who has broad experience in a variety of contexts. Heckmann is currently Director at the American International School of Mozambique. Previously, he was the High School Principal at Shanghai American School where he leveraged the Professional Learning Community at Work model as the foundation for innovative and progressive teaching and learning. During his time in Shanghai, Heckmann created the Innovation Institute, a transdisciplinary, project-based learning community that empowers students to personalize their learning through agency. Sascha has worked in a wide-variety of schools ranging from private, international schools, United States public schools, and alternative schools.
Heckmann is the founder of 8 Degrees Up, an educational consulting firm that specializes in supporting schools in making the shift to personalized learning through student empowerment and agency.
Heckmann holds a doctorate of education in organizational leadership from the University of LaVerne, master’s degree in education from California State University, Bakersfield, and bachelor of arts degree from California State University, Fresno.
To learn more about Heckmann’s work, go to www.8degreesup.com, or follow him at @8degreesup.
Keynote: Creating Space for Student Innovation
This session will focus on the shifts schools must consider to empower all students to be exceptional through a personalized, innovative, focused learning experience.