ONTARIO, Canada (March 4, 2015) – Renowned educational researcher Dr. Michael Fullan has joined the board of directors of Edsby®, developers of an innovative learning management system built for K-12 school districts that engages teachers, parents and students using modern technologies.
Dr. Michael Fullan is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders around the world. Dr. Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012 “for his achievements in the field of education reform, as a scholar, teacher, writer and adviser to governments in Canada and abroad.” He was the author of Great to Excellent: Launching the Next Stage of Ontario's Education Agenda, which outlined a new vision for education in the province of Ontario as Special Advisor to the Premier, and holds honorary doctorates from several universities.
“Our focus with Edsby is to provide education organizations with a powerful and unique platform that enables them to achieve tremendous gains in teacher, student and parent engagement,” said John Myers, President of Edsby. “As a leading researcher who writes widely about the importance of coordinated leadership in affecting meaningful educational change, and who works with education organizations around the world, Dr. Fullan will bring valued insights to our team and the evolution of Edsby.”
Edsby is a cloud-based platform that uses latest web and mobile technologies to connect teachers, students and parents in exciting new ways. Among its features are social learning, school news, group collaboration, assessment management, timetables and calendars, course planning, report cards, attendance and more. It enables deep customization to districts’ unique assessment and reporting standards, allowing them to implement educational policies consistently. Edsby also integrates tightly with districts’ existing data and application infrastructure, speeding deployment and easing ongoing administration.
About Michael Fullan
Dr. Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council), Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year. Professional Capital was also awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer prize as the thought book of the year for 2015. His current best seller is The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact.
Edsby is a modern, purpose-built Learning Management System (LMS) for K-12 that enables school districts and private schools to connect their teachers, students and parents using the technologies that have become pervasive in people’s lives. Edsby is developed by CoreFour, a team that has been building scalable, reliable software systems for education organizations around the world for almost 30 years using the latest technology and standards. Edsby is a registered trademark of CoreFour Inc. Learn more at www.edsby.com.