George Couros | The Principal of Change: Stories of Learning and Leading; Author of "The Innovator's Mindset" and "Innovate Inside the Box"

George Couros

The Principal of Change: Stories of Learning and Leading; Author of "The Innovator's Mindset" and "Innovate Inside the Box"

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George Couros

George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovative teaching, learning, and leading, and he has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. Most importantly, he is a proud father and husband. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts is modeled in his writing and speaking. In his 20-plus years in the field of education, he has worked at all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. George is also the author of the books The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity, Innovate Inside the Box, the “Because of a Teacher” series as well as his latest book “What Makes a Great Principal.” George is also host of the popular education podcast “The Innovator’s Mindset.” 

He has keynoted hundreds of conferences, including national conferences on five different continents. His work has been translated into multiple languages due to its worldwide impact.

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The Innovator’s Mindset (Keynote and /or Workshop)

Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

For Teachers
Focusing on What Matters During “Emergency Remote Teaching” (Virtual Webinar)

1 Hour Webinar - Although the teaching in a remote setting looks different, the core principles and what truly matters in education is the same, and in some ways, being reemphasized. In this one hour webinar, George Couros will discuss the importance of relationships, empowering students in learner-driven ways, and embracing our own learning through this way, and provide practical ideas for each strand. Participant questions will drive much of this webinar to ensure that it is timely and serving the needs of the group.

For Teachers
Embracing and Creating Digital Portfolios During Emergency Remote Teaching (Virtual Workshop)

4 Hour (4-hour Homework) option:

In this workshop, George Couros will show the value and the step-by-step process of creating a digital portfolio to actively reflect and create evidence of learning in meaningful ways. This process is extremely beneficial to remote teaching and learning but is also conducive to face-to-face learning environments.

In this workshop, George Couros will showcase and support participants to build their own digital portfolio so that they can build their online presence, digital footprint, and showcase powerful evidence of learning. In turn, educators will be able to successfully lead their students and colleagues through this process by effectively embracing learning before teaching. One of the best parts of this process is participants will walk away with a robust product that shows their learning over this time, as well as moving forward.

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Leading Innovative Learning During Emergency Remote Teaching (Virtual Webinar)

1 Hour Webinar - Although teaching changes in an online setting, the culture we create to encourage and lead our teachers to embrace innovative teaching and learning is the same. How do we model the “Innovator’s Mindset” in our leadership? How do we help others embrace innovation in a time of massive change and uncertainty? Our leadership matters more than ever and George Couros will provide concrete strategies on how to help schools embrace the opportunities in front of us that have been created by our current situation.

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4 Ways to Lead and Create a "Culture of Innovation" From Any Position

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George Couros + #OurVoice | 3 Examples of Digital Leadership

“As the internet has become more central in our lives, we have begun to witness a revival of the importance of being human.” The internet, along with social media, has become...
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Tapping into "Your Most Unhappy Customers"

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates I read the above quote and it really struck a nerve.  I know student voice is extremely...
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Recently in a workshop, I asked the group how many people thought Twitter was “stupid”, to which had seen several hands raised.  I followed up with the question, “How many of...
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