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Alan November      

International Leader in Education Technology & Author of NYT Bestseller "Who Owns the Learning?", Founder of November Learning

Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He is the Founder and a Senior Partner of November Learning. November's book, "Who Owns the Learning?" made the education New York Times bestseller list. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.

November was named one of the nation's fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Classroom Computer Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was listed as one of eight educators to provide leadership in the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. His writing includes numerous articles and the best-selling book, "Empowering Students with Technology". November was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.

Each summer November leads the Building Learning Communities summer conference with world-class presenters and participants from all over the world.

Audiences enjoy November's humor and wit as he pushes the boundaries of how to improve teaching and learning. His areas of expertise include planning across curriculum, staff development, new school design, community building and leadership development. November has delivered keynotes and workshops in all fifty states, across Canada and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America, to improve learning through innovative practice.

Speech Topics

Teaching Zack to Think: Developing Critical Thinking Skills

Web Literacy for Elementary Students

Student as Contributor: Digital Learning Farm

Empathy: The 21st Century Skill

Creating a New Culture of Teaching and Learning

Building Learning Communities

Leadership: Managing the Transition

Cultivating a World-Class Work Ethic

Preparing Teachers for Today

Aligning Technology to the Standards

Smart School Design

Motivating Zack

From Smart Toilets to Smart Schools

Writing, Writing, Writing

Saving the Boomerang Generation


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