May 13th, 2013
We are very excited to welcome Dr. Michael Fullan (www.michaelfullan.ca) back to our school to film and collaborate with our students and staff. He will be filming our students and teachers as they learn together using technology tools, programs, applications and websites. Over the past four years, Park Manor has become a Digitally Rich Learning Community Without Limits where students are encouraged to use digital tools in ways that accelerates their own learning. Furthermore, students are encouraged to think about the tool or process that helps them learn best and share why with their teachers and each other. We are truly a community of learners that work very hard to become Global Critical Thinkers Collaborating to Change the World.
Congratulations Park Manor!
Park Manor has been featured in three of Fullan’s recent books (www.michaelfullan.ca) shown below and we are very appreciative of his recognition and willingness to collaborate with us on our journey to awesome.
Dr. Michael Fullan’s Biography
Michael Fullan is professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. 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. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December, 2012. He holds honourary 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 Stratosphere: Integrating Technology, Pedagogy, and Change Knowledge (2012), Motion Leadership in Action: More Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy (2012) and Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Andy Hargreaves) (2012). (www.michaelfullan.ca)