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George Couros

George CourosGeorge Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school - from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book "The Innovator's Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity." He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.

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 learners. His belief that, meaningful change happens when you first connect to people's hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, "The Principal of Change" or through Twitter at @gcouros.

Keynote - The Innovator's Mindset

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.


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Tim Elmore

Tim ElmoreTim Elmore is an international speaker and best-selling author of more than 25 books, including Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future, Artificial Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenges of Becoming Authentic Adults, the Habitudes® series, and 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid. He is founder and president of Growing Leaders, an organization equipping today's young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. Connect with Tim at @GrowingLeaders @TimElmore.

Keynote - Beyond Graduation: 7 Life Skills Students Need to Succeed

As a school leader, you're committed to preparing the emerging generation for real-life opportunities and challenges. However, the struggle can be finding an effective way to instill the leadership and life skills that make this possible. Dive into the trends we are noticing with Generation Z and 7 ways that we can prepare them to be successful in life.


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