When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.Nov. 12 (Wednesday)
Where: UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd.
Cost: $150 for general registration or $75 for a currently enrolled UNT student or employee.
Contact: Register online. Registration deadline is Nov. 1 (Saturday).
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Educational researcher Michael Fullan, an internationally recognized expert on educational reform, will speak about "Leadership for Maximizing Impact in Schools and Districts" at this year's University of North Texas' Education Leadership Conference.
The conference, hosted by UNT’s College of Education, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 (Wednesday) at UNT's Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. About 275 people – including teachers, assistant principals, principals, superintendents and school board members — are expected to attend the conference to discuss education in the state of Texas and how to help students succeed.
Fullan, professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, serves as special advisor to the premier and minister of education in Ontario. He is the author of "Leading in a Culture of Change," which earned the 2002 Book of the Year Award by the National Staff Development Council. Along with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola, he is the author of Breakthrough, which earned the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Conference sponsors are the UNT College of Education, Department of Teacher Education and Administration and the Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning.
The UNT Department of Teacher Education and Administration, which is coordinating the conference, provides doctoral and master’s degree programs in Educational Leadership, as well as principal and superintendent certification programs.
About UNT's College of Education
UNT's College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher's training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education, which consists of four departments — counseling and higher education; educational psychology; kinesiology, health promotion and recreation; and teacher education and administration. UNT's College of Education certifies about 1,000 teachers a year — making it the largest producer of new teachers in the north Texas region. Students are also prepared for careers as researchers, counselors, leaders, physical activity and health promotion specialists, child development and family studies specialists and more.
A photo of Michael Fullan is available for download here.