Introducing George Couros

Yesterday, I started sharing details from your BringITTogether Conference Committee.  This morning, I’m pleased to let you know that George Couros has also accepted our invitation to keynote at the November 5-7 Conference in Niagara Falls.

It’s not the first presentation that George has made at an ECOO Conference.  I recall sitting in the audience a couple of years ago when Shannon Smith (in person) and George (on conference phone) led a session on leadership in schools.  We’re pleased that George will join us in person this fall.

As I indicated yesterday, follow the hashtag #BIT14 and Twitter user @BIT2014 to get the latest news and to engage in the conversations.   I should also indicate that the conference website: has been made over and details will be posted there as they happen.



George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division and an Innovative Leadership Consultant. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools/organizations all over the world. George is also the creator of Connected Principals, the founder of Connected Canada, as well as the School Admin Virtual Mentor Program (#SAVMP). His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for kids. He uses humour as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. His presentations are known to be both informative and entertaining, yet creating an emotional connection that helps people move to the next level. His mix of research, personal stories, and practical ways to implement new learning help participants feel comfortable in taking risks in their own learning. You can learn more about George at his site


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Plan now to meet George and join other Ontario Educators in Niagara Falls this November.

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