LEARNing Landscapes <www.learninglandscapes.ca> has just published their twelfth issue entitled, “Teaching and Learning in the Digital World: Possibilities and Challenges.” There are several good articles in the publication from a diverse group of educators. The issue also includes my commentary on The New Pedagogy.
Nesta recently published a report I did with Katelyn Donnelly called Alive in the Swamp, Assessing Digital Innovations in Education.
Alive in the Swamp provides an actionable guide to learning technology that will allow founders, funders, and teachers to make better decisions. It identifies persistent gaps in innovation activity and points to what needs to be done if we are to finally make good on the promise of technology to transform learning.
Michael Fullan may be coming soon to a school district near you.
The man credited with transforming the Canadian province of Ontario into one of the world’s most effective school systems is ready to help California do the same. Fullan, though, would lead the state in a sharply different direction from the forced march that federal officials in Washington, D.C., have led over the past decade.
“I want California to become an alternative model to No Child Left Behind; that would be a great thing to aspire to,” Fullan said last month during an interview in Sacramento.
Fullan’s workshop at the Marriott Harbourfront on April 11th was a great success. Michael partnered with the Ontario Principal’s Association, Nova Scotia Educational Leadership Consortium (NSELC) and Debbie Davidson Consulting to work with over 200 talented and inspired educators. Handouts and the Study Guide are available for download under the ‘Resourses’ tab.
A panel discussion on the future of aboriginal education, a lecture on how technology is changing the face of classrooms and educational activities for children will be part of TVO activities in Peterborough March 2 and 3.
TVO, the province’s public educational media organization, is bringing its On the Road program to Trent University in Peterborough’s north end.
This year, the theme for the On the Road series is Learning 2030, said Jill Javet, TVO vice president of communications and marketing.
The idea is to improve performance overall in schools. International education reform expert, Michael Fullan, has a different idea. Fullan says if schools in New York want to improve they need to foster motivation in teachers and students. Fullan spoke on February 11at the New York State Muscum in Albany. He explained Ontario’s approach on the public radio program, the Capital Pressroom.
Listen to Michael’s February 11 speech at:
As Special Advisor to the Premier of Ontario, Michael Fullan reviews key aspects of the nine year journey working with Premier Dalton McGuinty and sets the stage for the next phase in this newest publication. See Articles, 2013.
Do your school reform efforts frequently sputter or stall? In this indispensable sequel to the bestseller Motion Leadership, Michael Fullan shares the real-life strategies and results of educators who have used motion leadership to propel entire organizations and systems forward. Success stories from around the world illustrate how educators can use a small number of specific actions to generate momentum for lasting change.
Motion Leadership in Action addresses:
- Creating and leading movement in the right direction and at the right time
- Implementing a “ready-fire-aim” mindset
- Emphasizing the importance of collaboration
- Forging relationships while handling resistance and
- Establishing your change stance in order to get better results.
Thank you for the flood of congratulations pouring in concerning the Order of Canada. It is a fantastic honour from a great country and education system. This recognition is shared with the thousands of Canadian educators with whom I have worked directly, and the millions beyond that in Canada and internationally that I have encountered. I take collective pride in what we have and will continue to accomplish in educating students and teachers to make the world better for everyone.
Best wishes for 2013.
Michael presented to 190 participants at MLC Burwood, Sydney on November 6th.
To download the PDF of the presentation slides, please click below: