Mark Sparvell is an award-winning educator with over 25 years' experience leading improvements for schools, systems, higher ed, and professional associations.
In his current role at Microsoft he partners directly with researchers, education leaders, and organizations globally to identify innovative leading and teaching practices, building community and capacity by leveraging digital solutions.
Mark has taught both pre-service and post-graduate studies in universities in Australia and US.
As Education Leader with Microsoft, Mark led the Global Leader audience strategy and developed the global Showcase School program. In his current role Mark has championed the Thought-Leadership strategy for Education Marketing and led the publication of research into the Class of 2030, Emotion and Cognition in the Age of AI, and the latest, Staff of 2030, and recently, Education Reimagined.
Mark has been the host of the monthly What’s New in Edu? YouTube channel, the Teaching Happiness web-series and a frequent presenter at Executive Briefings, conferences and international keynotes.
Mark is an expert on the role of technology and social and emotional intelligence in education contexts and leads a lively online community on Social and Emotional Learning http://bit.ly/SELinEdu and is an advisor to MINDUP
Mark is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, a member of the BETT Global Education Council, Steering Committee member for KARANGA (Global Alliance for Social and Emotional Skills and writes for Forbes on their Communication Council.