Meet Your Host, Alan November
Founder, November Learning, Marblehead, MA
An international leader in education technology, Alan November began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at a reform school for boys. Today, he thrives on challenging educators' thoughts about what is possible in teaching and learning. Recognized as one of the nation's most influential thinkers, Alan has delivered keynotes and workshops in all 50 states, across Canada and throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and Central America.
Meet Our Esteemed Keynote Presenters
Alan November selects each keynote speaker and featured presenter based on a personal connection with the ground-breaking qualities of his or her work. There is no request for proposals to find these innovative minds. Varied and valuable, the topics covered by our esteemed guests draw an array of participants for a truly global experience. Get to know more about these powerful practitioners of transformative education – including Alan November himself, BLC’s host.
Professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Michael Fullan, OC is recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform. He advises policymakers and local leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. He is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. From 2004-2013 Michael Fullan served as Special Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario. He received the Order of Canada in December 2012 and holds honorary doctorates from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; Newman University College, University of Leicester; and Nipissing University in Canada.Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council), Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009, and Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward. His latest books are The Principal: Maximizing Impact (in press), Motion Leadership in Action (2013), Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge (2013), and Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Andy Hargreaves) (2012).
Dr. Alec Couros
Professor of Educational Technology and Media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Alec Couros is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use and take advantage of the educational potential offered by the tools of connectivity.
Shannon McClintock Miller
District Teacher Librarian at Van Meter Community School, Van Meter, IA
Student – Founder of Club Academia, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California
Learner, Teacher, Learning Design Mentor, November Learning, Beverly Hills, MI
Curriculum Coordinator for Digital Learning, James-Assiniboia School Division, James-Assiniboia School Division Winnipeg, Canada
The following presenters have been invited to speak at BLC14. This list will be updated as we invite and confirm more presenters.