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Press Release: Schools Must Change to Thrive: Michael Fullan Gives the Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy
Salt Lake City, UT – September 8, 2010 – School Improvement Network and Corwin announce the launch of a new online course from change expert Michael Fullan based on his best-selling book, Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy, beginning September 1.
Motion Leadership is a content-rich online course that dives deep into what it takes for any school leader to put real and measurable change in motion. The course is divided into eight self-paced modules. Through each module, participants join Michael on a journey that explores change leadership—visiting, through video, successful schools and effective administrators that have accomplished significantly profound institutional change that works. Developed in direct collaboration with Michael, the Motion Leadership course is intended for leaders as well as leadership teams as they focus on putting practice into theory.
Throughout the duration of the course, participants will hear directly from Michael in webinars and Q&A sessions and will have the opportunity to develop their own customized action plans. Every license to the Motion Leadership course also includes free and unlimited use of PD 360, the world’s largest community of over 700,000 educators, for 6 months. In addition to receiving rich video content, participants of this course will have the opportunity to earn graduate level units from the fully accredited Seattle Pacific University for less than half the cost of what the average graduate school charges.
Never before has Michael Fullan demonstrated in such great detail with extensive example how change is truly possible through movement and action. He explains, “You have this movement of a critical mass of practitioners who are working together now within the school, across schools, across districts, within whole states and provinces, who because there are so many of them, because it’s so grounded, because it’s so clear when it works, and because we’ve captured it on film and otherwise, it’s going to really have an even bigger impact in the next ten years.”
To learn more or to register for Michael Fullan’s course Motion Leadership: The Skinny on Becoming Change Savvy, please go to www.corwin-sinet.com or call 800-831-6640.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Leadership and Learning Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The School Improvement Network the largest group of experts offering the broadest range of topics and the most classroom examples. Learn more at www.schoolimprovement.com.
Corwin was established in 1990 as an affiliate of SAGE, an international publisher based in Thousand Oaks, California, to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Our mission is to offer practical, hands-on resources to help education professionals do their work better—and, in the process, help advance the field and improve education for all learners. Corwin books and multimedia products range from experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals—school principals, district administrators, specialists, teachers and school counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and college-level students. For more information about Corwin, please visit www.corwin.com.
About PD 360 • Practical, Measurable, and Scalable
PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Over 700,000 verified educators subscribe to PD 360. Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes nearly 1000 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at www.pd360.com.
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