By D. Frank Smith
Frank is a social media journalist for the CDW family of technology magazine websites.
To embrace a deeper learning landscape, educators must work together to make digital pedagogy appetizing.
That’s the takeaway from the opening keynote at CoSN 2015 in Atlanta, led by Michael Fullan, an education researcher and a former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Fullan has spent years studying the horizon of education technology in schools all over the world,
… Read more CoSN 2015: An Unstoppable Digital Revolution is Around the Corner
Christina Quattrocchi, staff writer, EdSurge, has written a fabulous article on the 17th annual Consortium for School Networking’s conference.
“While the edtech glitterati nurse their hangovers from SXSWedu next week, Chief Technology Officers, Instructional Technology Directors and Superintendents will meet at the 17th annual Consortium for School Networking’s (CoSN) conference. This year, CoSN will bring together 900 district tech leaders to Atlanta to talk shop over mobile technology, personalized learning, data and privacy, and the new kid on the edtech buzzword block: Deeper Learning.
… Read more Go Deeper with Digital Learning at CoSN
To read excerpts of Michael’s interview with Manoj Chandra Handa’s, please click here.
Oceans of Excellence is a gifted education consultancy based in Sydney, Australia.
… Read more Maximising School and System Leadership: A conversation with Michael Fullan
Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) March 04, 2015
Renowned educational researcher Dr. Michael Fullan has joined the board of directors of Edsby®, developers of an innovative learning management system built for K-12 school districts that engages teachers, parents and students using modern technologies.
Dr. Michael Fullan is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders around the world. Dr.
… Read more Michael Fullan Joins Edsby Board of Directors
NSW educators wanting to improve public school system could learn from Ontario
In Australia, relentless debates over education, arguments over curriculum and disputes about funding models could easily leave observers convinced the sky isn’t far off falling down.
Some of the bad news is true. But the good news is that, with the right strategies in place and some persistence, education systems can not only stave off doom but can, in fact, make substantial progress.
… Read more NSW – Fullan article in The Age
Filmed at the Building Learning Communities conference in Boston, Michael talks about the role of the principal and the three strategies they need to practice to move forward. Fullan says that for principals to have impact they need to participate as lead learners, contribute as system players, and develop push and pull skills to be effective change agents.
… Read more Three Keys to Maximizing Impact: BLC Interview, Boston
In this interview with Anthony Salcito, Michael talks about his new work with Greg Butler and New Pedagogies for Deep Learning.
NPDL is a global initiative launched by Fullan and Greg Butler, in partnership with Microsoft and number of other partners. The goal was to recruit 10 clusters of 100 schools to “identify, apply and diffuse new pedagogies for deep learning accelerated by technology.” In other words: create a global education reform movement.
… Read more Daily Edventures: Anthony Salcito Interviews Michael Fullan
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.
… Read more Education Week’s Tom Vander Ark Interviews Michael on ‘Alive in the Swamp’, July 2013
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.
… Read more Interview with EdSource, April 2013: “California looks to Ontario…”