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Keynote: George Couros

George Couros is currently a school principal at Forest Green School and Connections for Learning, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and he loves working with kids of all ages. He is passionate about distributed leadership within his school, and believes that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.

He is someone who is passionate about all of the things that he does. George believes that we must continuously “sharpen the saw” by taking part in other pursuits, so he am actively involved as a fitness instructor with World Health Edmonton, along with being an ACAC Basketball Official with the Edmonton Basketball Officials’ Association (EBOA). He loves running and sports, and is a HUGE fan of the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, he has two dogs now that are named after a current and former Laker (Kobe and Shaq). Music is also a passion of George. If you are ever interested in hearing what he likes, check out #georgegtunes that I post on Twitter for the world to hear. The more well rounded we are as educators, the more our students will see us as real people that they can connect with in the classroom.

Keynote: Identity Day: Revealing the Passions of Our Students

Description: Focusing on leadership of students and finding their passion, “Identity Day” was formed at Forest Green School in 2010. Through this presentation, you will learn exactly what “Identity Day” is, how it helped to build upon the culture of the school, strengthened relationships, and developed leadership in an inclusive setting. This is not only about our story of hosting Identity Day, but it can be about your story next year. The process is simple yet can be very powerful for your entire school community.

Date & Times: Fri. July 30th 3:30pm-4:30pm LA/ 6:30pm NYC/ 11:30am, Sat. 7/31, London/ 12:30am, Sat. 7/31 Paris/ 8:30am, Sat., Sydney/ 7:30am, Sat., Tokyo
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Keynote’s Website: The Principal of Change

Twitter: @gcouros

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