FWCS Welcomes Education Expert Michael Fullan

Record Number: 18869
Displayed from: Nov 04, 2019 , until: Jan 04, 2020

Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomes Dr. Michael Fullan, co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative, for an evening of conversation about the changing role of education and need to prepare students for a world we cannot yet imagine. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, Dr. Fullan advises policymakers and local leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.

An Evening with Dr. Michael Fullan begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The 90-minute presentation includes hearing from Dr. Fullan, followed by a conversation with Dr. Fullan and FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson. Free tickets are available at here. Fort Wayne Community Schools is working with Dr. Fullan and the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning to ensure students are learning through meaningful, authentic partnerships so they are able to apply their knowledge to real world solutions. Dr. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change received the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was named the 2009 Book of the Year by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015.

During his visit, Dr. Fullan will also meet in smaller groups with members of the FWCS Board of School Trustees, principals and other staff members.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.