Niko Lewman is a fully qualified and experienced PYP coordinator. He is an IB Workshop Leader and School Visiting Team Member. He has successfully lead and participated in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. He has over 14 years of experience in Finnish, American and International schools and has taught to the Canadian, US, and Finnish National Curriculum and IB PYP. He has been teaching in Thailand, China, Canada, Finland and the USA. Niko has been in charge of scheduling, professional development, and ICT services and solutions. He has a Master of Education degree in Primary Education.
He specializes in: Linux, Student information systems, Cloud solutions for education, Managebac, blended e-learning , curriculum developing, open source software solutions, Curriculum development and review. IBO PYP, MYP and DP program authorization and evaluation. Bilingual programs. ICT curriculum development. EAL/ESL school-wide program development. Teacher coaching and mentoring.
I believe that each learner deserves a stimulating, intellectually challenging, caring and supportive environment in which to learn. I would describe myself as a constructivist, this term means many things to many people, but to me, it means simply that knowledge and understanding cannot be transmitted between people; it must be constructed over time by each individual. It is my desire as an educator to offer all learners; students, teachers, and the whole learning community this environment. I will provide an environment that is conducive to learning by acting as a facilitator for the whole school.
University & Teaching Credentials
I have a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Lapland.
Google Certified Educator Level 1-2
I have successfully lead as a PYP Coordinator and participated as a classroom teacher in PYP, MYP and DP authorization and PYP evaluation visits. I have over 19 years overall experience in teaching and 15 years of international experience, I have been a PYP Coordinator for the over 7 years, vice-principal for 3, and IBEN workshop leader and a School Visiting Team Member for 2 years. I have taught in Finnish, American and International schools and have taught to the Canadian, US, and Finnish National Curriculum in addition to IB PYP.
I am an educational technology advocate and an avid reader. I run minecraftedu clubs and book clubs for students and staff.
Professional Career Goals
I am interested in working in IB PYP World School as a PYP Coordinator or IT Facilitator particularly in Asia, Europe or Latin America.