Dr. Martin Rayala is the founder of this series of professional development opportunities for educators. He is a former curriculum supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction who has taught at the elementary, middle, high school and university levels. He is co-founder of Design-Lab Schools and created an innovative high school that received a $10 million XQ Super School Award. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association and on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Media Literacy.
I draw inspiration from the brilliant futurist and design scientist, Buckminster Fuller, who asked himself what a person with no particular status, position, power, wealth, or gifts can do to help make the world work for everyone on the planet, in the shortest time possible, through spontaneous collaboration, without disadvantaging any groups or individuals, or compromising the environment?