Winner of the GIFEW Global Evolutionary Woman Award in Education 2022, I am a sought-after international speaker, with a mission to empower teachers and parents to create tomorrow’s innovators.
I started her career as a computer scientist and worked at top global hi-tech companies such as IBM and Mercury for several years. Working at the forefront of this cutting-edge industry helped me understand the impact of technology on the future of work.
Additionally, as I watched my three sons' journeys through primary school, I realised they were not being prepared for this future.
While I saw the movement towards STEM as going in the right direction, essential skills such as creative thinking and the development of an innovative mindset, to name a few, were being left out. Having a solid technological background and being a Design Thinking practitioner, I could see that there was a need and a way to bridge this gap.
Therefore, I co-founded “Glittering Minds” and created an innovative school program. This program helps teachers enhance their teaching and amplify their impact and create better education by using Design Thinking as a framework for learning.
I am also an award-winning author. Two of my books are:
“Think Unique - Raising a successful, innovative child”, guides parents on how to raise a child who is innovative and able to thrive in an ever-changing world.
And “Think Unique- Your comprehensive guide to cultivating tomorrow’s innovators through PROJECT-BASED LEARNING” empowers teachers to create tomorrow’s innovators in their classrooms. This book provides teachers with the knowledge and tools required to set up children for success in the 21st century.
“In such a dramatically changing world, our children will need to be creators and problem-solvers. Ortal Green has responded beautifully to this need with a practical and inspiring exploration of Project-Based Learning. This is the book for every teacher who cares about the future. “
Tony Ryan - International Best-Selling Author, learning futurist and Education consultant
“Think Unique is a remarkably written book for educators who desire to bring out the very best in their students. Ortal has clearly demonstrated her brilliance by providing an in-depth understanding of "creativity" and "project-based learning". As a school principal, I can use the techniques and tools written in Think Unique to provide professional development for my teachers on keeping their students engaged and maximizing students' creativity for higher order thinking! Mrs. Green gives readers specific steps to understanding the "Five Stages of the Creative Process" and how to effectively facilitate project based learning. Personally, I found the tools and exercises for developing creative thinking most useful not only for students but adults as well. Ortal's combination of action research, professional experiences, knowledge of the "whole-child" along with her esteem writing abilities makes this book a fantastic read for educators and those who seek to improve creative thinking in students.”
Naim Sanders- principal, adjunct professor, keynote speaker and an author
Want to learn how you can create better education while reducing your workload and stress?
Watch my webinar on "Design Thinking - the Future of Education" here.
I designed a programme that helps teachers create better education through Design Thinking.
If you want to-
✅inspire your students
✅provide your students with a meaningful, rich learning experience
Watch my webinar on "Design Thinking - the Future of Education" to learn about Design Thinking, the new teaching framework hailed by many research papers as the 21st-century pedagogy. Learn how you can amplify your impact and create tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers with Design Thinking.
I also wrote an award-winning book, "Think Unique", which provides teachers with a step by step guide to turning their classroom into an innovative environment where children develop their thinking skills.
Education / Training
I studied computer science and Design Thinking.
I am a curious lifelong learner and as such, I keep learning and growing in many different areas.