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Candace Saar

Candace Saar is the Director of Professional Learning for the Galileo Educational Network at the University of Calgary. She has worked with educators and school authorities throughout Alberta, across Canada and internationally to demonstrate how students of all ages become confident, self-directed learners when they are invited to do authentic and challenging work. These findings and those emerging from the ongoing research work of the Galileo Network, have been presented to educators throughout Alberta, Canada and internationally. In addition to her research in the area of educational leadership, Candace teaches courses on assessment, curriculum design and leadership as part of the program of graduate studies and was the recipient of a University of Calgary Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. Her research interests and leadership in the area of secondary school change add a valuable dimension to the research and professional learning offerings of the Galileo Network at the University of Calgary.