Ensō Education Institute provides resources and services to educators interested in transforming education, schooling, and learning to meet the exponential social, cultural, and economic changes coming in the 21st century.
Dr. Martin Rayala is the founder of the Ensō Education Institute. 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.
Dr. Cory Rayala is the CEO of the Ensō Education Institute. A lifelong learner and educator, he holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, a Masters of Arts in English from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of the Pacific’s Educational Leadership and Innovation Program. His research interests include design thinking, action research, and educational entrepreneurship.
Brian Collins is the President of the Ensō Education Institute. As a former Walt Disney Imagineer, Brian helped create the magic for virtually all of Disney’s Florida theme parks, writing scripts and spiels for some of the world’s most beloved attractions. At other times in his career, Brian has produced work for a who’s-who list of corporations, as well as small entrepreneurial ventures. A passionate educator, Brian has also served on the faculty as a professor of several schools, including the University of Central Florida. His love and deep understanding of new and emerging technologies, and, most importantly, how they apply to business has helped fuel his unique career. Given that, a “normal” day for Brian might include exploring augmented reality, synthetic environments, blockchain, holograms or some other exotic other “sci-fi” tech that’s out there…or on the way.
Cory is an Education Programs Consultant for the California Department of Education and is in a Doctoral Program doing research on Design Thinking and Educational Entrepreneurship for Social Impact.
We are thrilled to have him take on the role of CEO for the Ensō Education Institute during the Decade of Imagination 2020-2030.
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