Rod Allen

Rod Allen is currently the Superintendent for the Cowichan Valley School District  in British Columbia, Canada and formerly the Assistant Deputy Minister / Chief Superintendent with the BC Ministry of Education.  Rod was the architect of British Columbia’s Education Plan, new curriculum and transformation to personalized learning. Under Allen’s leadership, BC became a major contributor to global transformation efforts and within BC he set a clear path and high standards for education transformation – ensuring students have the opportunity to explore their passions and take ownership for their learning.

He established and is currently the Chair of the Innovation Partnership in BC and is actively involved in the Global Education Leadership Program.  Rod is a highly sought after speaker on education transformation.  He has recently worked with the Aspen Institute, the World Bank, and Canadian School Board Association. Rod is also one of the leads for the OECD on developing their Education 2030 Framework.

Prior to joining government he was Superintendent for School District 54 (Bulkley Valley).

As a first-year instructional coach, this conference gave me much to reflect upon as I head into the second half of the year. Hearing from others who have been on my journey was inspiring and energizing.

2017 Conference Attendee

Learning Forward’s Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.

— Angela Silva