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Role of the School Leader – November Learning Podcast

This podcast was produced by Alan November, Founder of November Learning, in partnership with Cisco Education and covers select concepts of the role of the school leader in building cultures that support innovation.

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 January 2017

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Five District Case Studies: California’s Golden Opportunity

We are pleased to publish the district case studies are published by Michael Fullan, and supported by the Stuart Foundation. California is committed to improving it’s education performance statewide and we believe there are enough forces aligned to make this result a distinct possibility. The actions and coordinated efforts we are taking are practical and realistic.

The districts are:

  1. Corona Norco Unified School District
  2. Fresno Unified School District
  3. Long Beach Unified School District
  4. Twin Rivers Unified School District
  5. Whittier Unified School District

Corona Norco Unified School District

We conducted four main case studies as part of our Stuart Foundation Grant to examine the concept of Professional Capital in action: Fresno Unified,

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Developing Humanity: Education’s Emerging Role

Developing Humanity:
Education’s Emerging Role

This 3-page article, written by Michael Fullan for Principal Connections, the Catholic Principals’ Council, addresses declining student engagement in traditional classrooms, the lure of the digital world, and millennials’ motivation to help humanity. The new leadership required is emerging at the school, district and system levels, in part through the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) and six factors outlined in the article.

December, 2016

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Learning Forward Annual Conference

Learning Forward’s 2016 Annual Conference held in Vancouver was a seminal event for professional learning in Canada. Carol Campbell and team’s ‘Study of the State of Educators’ Professional Learning’, and Fullan and Hargreaves ‘Call to Action’ garnered huge attention and endorsement. 

Fullan and Hargreaves presentation, Professional Learning and Development, is available here for download.

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Find your own Finland – Google Blog

In collaboration with Google, Michael has written a blog for Google’s Keyword, their central destination for the latest news updates and stories from inside Google.

Google has commissioned research on the Finnish teaching profession by Kantar Public, an independent social research agency, and invited Michael to submit this piece.

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Announcing the Professional Capital Survey—a new digital tool to improve the teaching profession!

The book that Andy Hargreaves and I wrote, Professional Capital, is a new way of thinking about the profession. Professional capital refers to qualities within and among professionals that we can and should invest in with our time, effort, commitment and ingenuity. The human capital of individuals’ knowledge and skill is a precious asset. The decisional capital of effective judgment needs deliberate investment and development over time. The social capital of the teaching profession is about the power of what teachers can achieve together by moving ideas around and taking collective responsibility for everyone’s success.

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Peel District School Board – Letting Go

Michael Fullan OC, with the support of Pearson, films Peel District School Board’s Director of Education Tony Pontes, with administrators and teachers, to capture the results of Peel District School Board. This video is part of the publication, “A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning” (Pearson, 2014), and what Fullan calls Motion Leadership in Action.

 

 

 

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The Quest Conference 2015

Every year the York Region District School Board’s Quest Conference brings together members of the educational community from around the world. Participants consider contemporary educational issues and learn together to improve student achievement and well-being.

In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. Hear from this year’s expert speakers including Michael Fullan, Carol Campbell, Alec Couros, Jennifer Corriero, Will Richardson and George Couros as they explain what deep learning in a digital world really entails.

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Inside-Out and Downside-Up: Global Think Piece

The Global Dialogue Think Piece, by Michael Fullan and Steve Munby,  was written to stimulate participants at the Global Dialogue Webinar  to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by cluster-based school collaboration when used as a vehicle for school improvement. Following the Global Dialogue event that took place on February 11, 2016, Fullan and Munby updated their paper to reflect reaction and input from John Hattie, Viviane Robinson and hundreds of other school teachers and leaders.

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Inside-Out and Upside-Down – Global Dialogue Think Piece

This Global Dialogue Think Piece, by Michael Fullan and Steve Munby,  was written to stimulate participants at the Global Dialogue Webinar  to debate the challenges and opportunities presented by cluster-based school collaboration when used as a vehicle for school improvement.

January 2016

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