John Burns

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John Burns is the Chief Innovation Officer for International Schools Services (ISS) and focuses on sparking creativity and innovation across ISS learning communities. This includes initiatives related to change leadership, learning environments, educational technologies, and contemporary pedagogies. Past projects have included the design of the LEVEL 5 innovation hubs, implementation of ISS’s idea management platform, and audits across a wide range of international schools.

Prior to this, John led Shekou International School's learning innovation strategy and received recognition as 21st Century Learning’s ‘School of the Year’ and as an Apple Distinguished School. He’s also worked for Apple, assisting schools and jurisdictions with organisational change and has developed apps that have been featured in TV advertisements worldwide.

John has a B.Ed. from Griffith University and a Masters of Learning and Leadership from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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