AJ Juliani is the Founder/CEO of Adaptable Learning and serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (PLN).
Prior to his current role, AJ served as Head of Learning & Growth at NextLesson, Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District, and Education and Technology Innovation Specialist for Upper Perkiomen School District. Previously AJ worked as a K-12 Staff Developer (Instructional Coach) in the Wissahickon School District where he also taught middle school and high school English/LA.
Juliani’s latest book, “EMPOWER”, is an education best-seller and follows up the award-winning LAUNCH on bringing design thinking into K-12 classrooms. Juliani’s previous books include “Learning By Choice” and “Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom: Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success” available from Routledge Press.
Juliani now speaks at conferences, organizations, universities, schools, and events around the world on innovation in learning, teaching, and leadership.
Juliani spent two summers in South Africa and Swaziland, volunteering at clinics, running kids camps, preparing a community structure to be used for a medical clinic, church, school, and food shelter. Since then Comfort For Africa built a six-building school that has over 300 students!
AJ received his MS Degree from Drexel University in “Global and International Education”. He founded –Project: Global Inform – a project that gives students the power to do something about human rights violations.
Most importantly, AJ is someone who truly believes in the “inquiry-driven” education movement. He has five kids of his own and wants them to grow up in a world that values their ideas. His award-winning blog and website serve as a place to share ideas and thoughts around “Intentional Innovation” and the future of learning.