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George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity”.
Couros is a sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement. He has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com. Connected Principles is an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.
Although George Couros is a leader in innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. He believes meaningful change happens when you connect to people’s hearts. Couros model’s this message through his writing and speaking.
As an educator, this is the best time to be a part of school as the opportunities for learning for both ourselves and our students has increased exponentially. It is our willingness to connect with one another that provides these opportunities. George Couros will highlight some of the trends that are happening in both the world and education. He shares some of the ways that educators are and can create inspiring learning opportunities for a new generation of learners.
George Couros is the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division. He has worked with all levels of school from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school based administrator. He is one of North America’s leading experts on innovative student learning and engagement. His focus is to help organizations create optimal learning environments for innovation within schools.
Couros uses humour as a way to connecting with all of those that he works with. George Couros’ presentations are informative and entertaining, yet create 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.