Executive Director, Brightworks School
Aaron Eden has been transforming education since way back when he hacked his own high school experience. He has been designing and facilitating novel learning experiences with and for others ever since. Having started an instructional technology company while earning his Bachelor’s degrees at university (B.A. Anthropology; B.S. Geology) and culminating his formal education with a Master’s degree in Instructional Science and Technology, he has since followed a path of innovation and transformation through multiple industries and all levels of education.
Restorative and co-creative practices lie at the core of Aaron’s work, with a focus on building “containers” supporting peak performance and innovation. The containers are agnostic, ranging from corporate culture, to classrooms, to conferences—with intentional feedback loops supporting continual evolution and building internal capacity.
Aaron recently “edsplored” the world with his wife and three children, has lived and worked internationally, and is currently based on the Central Coast of California, from where he also serves on the board of the Institute for Applied Tinkering, and works with the managing team of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education.