Saturday, November 3, 2018
Mississauga Secondary School
For the past 17 years, the Peel District School Board has hosted a parent conference with a focus on a particular curricular area (literacy/numeracy) with a similar format each year.
After hearing from participants and staff, we are changing the traditional workshop model to an "un-conference" model, where attendees create their own agenda, and explore all subject areas, as if they were visiting a museum.
This format will allow parents to visit and interact with a number of Peel board educators. The conference will cover all subjects and grade levels.
Conference at a glance:
|8 to 8:30 a.m.||Registration and refreshments|
|8:30 to 10 a.m.||Keynote by Will Richardson (part 1)|
|10 to 11:30 a.m.||Facilitated areas (located throughout school)|
|11 to 11:45 a.m.||Keynote by Pardeep Nagra|
|11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Lunch, sponsored by Peel Elementary Teachers' Local|
|12:30 to 2 p.m.||Facilitated areas (located throughout school)|
|1:30 to 2:30 p.m.||Keynote by Will Richardson (part 2)|
*Vendors will be located on the main floor for the duration of the conference.
Schools on the Brink: How classrooms are being reimaged for networked learning
There has never been a more powerful time to be a learner. Nor has there been a more powerful challenge to traditional schooling. The skills, literacies, and dispositions that children now need to flourish in the world are not captured in current curriculums, teaching methods, or systems and structures that have defined schools for centuries. In response, many educators, are beginning to fundamentally reimagine their purposes and missions. Learn about the schools, districts, provinces, and countries that are leading this profound redefinition of what it means to be fully educated today.
Inclusion as a Foundation of Growth
Pardeep Nagra will deliver a robust, practical talk to parents with strategies and best practices to help nurture student success and well-being. Pardeep will help parents unpack faith and cultural values in further supporting inclusive homes, communities, schools and classrooms. He will draw upon personal and professional experiences, whether it's being a father, marathon runner, former amateur boxing champion, manager of employment equity with Toronto District School Board, or executive director of the Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada, to demonstrate ways to support equity and inclusion in our diverse Peel communities.
Parent Conference Co-Presenter:
Peel Elementary Teachers' Local (PETL)
With more than 7,000 members, the ETFO Peel Elementary Teachers' Local is the second largest teacher local in Canada. As a Local Union, our primary goal is to provide quality service to all public elementary teachers in Peel, as well as offering a wide range of supports and services to our teacher mem bers. Through our commitment to social justice and equity, professional learning opportu nities provided for our members enable us to positively impact student learning in Peel schools. We actively support the communities in which we teach, including providing support for the United Way of Peel, and local breakfast programs, while also sponsoring various activities for youth in Peel.
Parent Conference Bag Sponsor: