NPDLConnect Podcast series
Michael Fullan is a worldwide authority on educational reform.
Michael “walks the talk” by leading our NPDL Partnership – a global endeavor to shift pedagogy and deepen learning in over 1000 schools in 7 countries.
A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education, integrating solid academic knowledge and the undeniable (and often under looked) theoretical richness of everyday teacher practice.
Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012, and holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad, and yet, he is a constant learner, a careful listener, a gifted observer and a defiant voice advocating for the moral purpose of all children learning. His perspective on the why and how to shape a meaningful school system for the learners of today pushes the thinking of thousands of change makers around the world.
In this Podcast, Michael talks us though areas such as Whole system change in Finland, why we should not wait for politicians to start changing schools and the relationship between equity and quality, amongst others!
If you are interested in reading about Michael Fullan, we share a list of his books:
To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Michael right here and now or
NPDLConnect Podcast series
Joanne Quinn leads the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning Capacity Building team, inspiring change through the development of professional capital in 1000+ schools in 7 countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States and Uruguay).
Joanne has a coherent, grounded, innovative perspective of change. She has worked and led at every level of numerous educational systems as a teacher, a principal and systems leader. In our second podcast of this series, Joanne talks about making purposeful and meaningful connections, and the essence of the teaching profession.
Information about Joanne’s latest book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools (co-authored with Michael Fullan) is available here
To Listen: Click the podcast below to hear Joanne right here and now or
We’re really pleased to be able to bring to you our
NPDLConnect Podcast series.
Over time, we will feature a variety of Thought Leaders and practitioners from across the globe.
Our aim is to provoke and challenge your thinking, and inform and support your leadership at classroom, school and district levels,
and address both myths and facts about today´s educational challenges..
Our first podcast features Alan November and is available on SoundCloud
Alan November thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what’s possible in the world of teaching and learning. More than anything, he is a teacher at heart, with a wealth of experience teaching learners of all ages.
Alan is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. While Alan was a computer science teacher in Lexington, MA, he was probably the first teacher in the world to have a student project on line in 1984, a database for the handicapped. 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. You can learn more about Alan and his work here
Click the podcast below to hear Alan right here and now
Excitement is building for our Deep Learning Lab in Toronto May 1-3
One of the powerful features of this event is to be able to connect, communicate and create new knowledge and understanding with colleagues.
We want to extend that opportunity to anyone who can’t attend the event; here’s your chance!
If you could ask our five DLL Thought Leaders a question, what would it be?
What might you ask
Post your questions as comments on our Facebook Page (remember to tag who they are for) an we will attempt to ask as many as possible to our thought leaders over the 3 days in Toronto.
These conversations, and many more, will be broadcast as podcasts here at our Blog.
For more information and opportunities to interact, follow us on twitter @Newpedagogies and #NPDL
Toward District Wide Deep Learning – A CROSS CASE STUDY reviews the initial NPDL journey of three Ontario School Districts: who they are, what they did, and with what outcomes so far.
This report was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.