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Michael Fullan      

Global Leadership Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning; Worldwide Leader & Author on Education Reform

Michael Fullan, O.C., is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Deep Learning is mobilized by four elements that combine to form the new pedagogies. They are: Learning Partnerships, Learning Environments, Pedagogical Practices, and Leveraging Digital. He is noted for his expertise on educational reform, and has consulted to school districts, teacher groups, research institutes, and governments.

Fullan is a Professor Emeritus & former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, Fullan is engaged in advising policymakers and local leaders around the world on how to help all children receive an education. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012 "for his achievements in the field of education reform, as a scholar, teacher, writer and adviser to governments in Canada and abroad." He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.

His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward; Breakthrough won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009; and Change Wars was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward. Other titles include The Moral Imperative of School Leadership which examined the moral purpose of educational leadership and the role principals play in transforming schools, and Motion Leadership which outlined ways to connect peers to purpose, gain trust, overcome resistance, and provide transparency.

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Leadership in a Culture of Change

Managing for Change: Union Roles in System Reforms

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