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).
The Learning Forward Conference avails leaders throughout the country an opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue and effective practices for the purpose of supporting educators and improving student achievement.— 2018 Attendee
I want to express my gratitude for assembling a top-quality learning experience for myself as a curriculum/professional learning director and for my adult professional learning team in my district. It was what we needed when we needed it.— 2018 Attendee