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Friday, March 17 • 8:00am - 9:30am
General Session and Keynote - George Couros

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This Keynote is held in Oasis 4 and is streamed live in Primrose B, PSCC, Pasadena Room, Renaissance Hotel, Horizon Ballroom 1, Hilton Hotel, Woodstock Ballroom 2, Hard Rock Hotel, and Grand Ballroom III, Riviera Hotel.

All conference attendees are invited to the General Session and Keynote Friday morning. We will be honoring CUE members and friends through our annual CUE Awards Ceremony. Join us as we present the Platinum Disk, Teachnology Leader of the Year and Site Leader of the Year awards.


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 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 as to 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.

George 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, technology facilitator, and 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 on 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 modelled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, The Principal of Change (georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter @gcouros.

(George will also be available to sign books at the CUE Gear Store Friday, March 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 am.)  

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George Couros

Learner, Speaker, Author, Couros Innovations LTD.
George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovative teaching, learning, and leading, and has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. In his 20... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
Oasis 4, PSCC 277 North Avendia Caballeros Palm Springs, CA 92262