Dr. Michael Fullan is the Global Leadership Director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) af the University of Toronto, and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Dr. Fullan has been deeply embedded in the work of California’s school and district systems to focus on equitable access, opportunity, and outcomes for all of our students.

In this two-part talk, Dr. Fullan walks us through the new drivers of reform of whole system success, beginning with the connection between well-being has to learning. We revisit his work around systems coherence and the right vs. wrong drivers of systems reform, both of which were pivotal in framing the work of California’s new accountability system and its system-wide approach to support student success. Dr. Fullan's keynote ends with a reflection on the purpose of the education system today.

Michael Fullan, O.C., Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Keynote (Part I)

Keynote (Part II)

Leading Forward 2021

Resource Type

Professional Learning

Type of Audience

LEA Leadership, Paraeducator, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Teacher

Topic Area

Continuous Improvement, Equity, Social-Emotional Well-being


Leading Forward, Systems