don buckley is a design thinker, innovator, and educator who uses design to create innovative solutions in education. He is the co-founder of Tools at Schools, Rewind Reset Forward and faculty at Teachers College Columbia University, an author, public speaker and workshop facilitator. don lectures and consults internationally on design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation in education.
Andrew is deeply committed to social change. For 25 years, in New York City and Chicago, Andrew has worked in community schools as a social worker, classroom teacher, lead teacher, and school leader. He is currently Founder and Head of School at Workshop Middle School, an award-winning innovative school in Prospect Lefferts, Brooklyn.
Andrew is also a notable student, teacher, and mentor. He is currently Founder at Workshop Middle School where he was named one of the "Top 100 Innovators in American Education" and one of "10 Education Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022". In 2023, he was honored with a listing in "Who's Who in America" for his work at Workshop Middle School and the Innovative Schools Cooperative.
Actionable Innovations Global is a professional learning community that includes teachers, learners, school leaders, researchers, and other education practitioners interested in making teaching and learning more diverse, connected, sustainable, creative, and significant for everyone involved.
We connect and empower education-focused professionals worldwide through international professional learning and networking opportunities. Our aim is to change the world by providing meaningful and impactful learning experiences for all learners in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We provide forums and publications for others to share their ideas, curate educational resources and host regular conversations about innovative practices in education. Additionally, we design and lead high-quality virtual professional learning experiences and provide virtual event services.