Alan November Coming to Fort Wayne

ACELINK is partnering with IPFW's Division of Continuing Studies to bring Alan November to Fort Wayne on October 10, 2005. His keynote address helps to kick off a year-long recognition of the Division of Continuing Studies' 30 years as partners in community and corporate education. Alan will be sharing how educators, business and city leaders, and students can partner together to "Create New Cultures for 21st Century Learning".

Alan November is recognized internationally as a leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been a director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. As practitioner, designer, and author, Alan has guided schools, government organizations and industry leaders as they plan to improve quality with technology.

Alan is well known for applying his humor and wit to inspire us to think about applying technology to improve learning. His areas of expertise include information and communication technology, planning across the curriculum, staff development, long-range planning, building learning communities and leadership development. He has delivered keynote presentations and workshops in all fifty states, in every province in Canada, and throughout the UK, Europe and Asia.

Alan was named one of the nation’s fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Classroom Computer Learning Magazine. In 2001, he was named one of eight educators to provide leadership into the future by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. His writing includes dozens of articles and the best-selling book, Empowering Students with Technology. Alan was co-founder of the Stanford Institute for Educational Leadership Through Technology and is most proud of being selected as one of the original five national Christa McAuliffe Educators.

The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Neff 101. Contact IPFW's Division of Continuing Studies at 260-481-6239 for registration information and other details.

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