Save the Date! People for Education’s Annual Conference will take place on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Our 2012 Making Connections Conference was a great success! We’ve tried to capture it for all to see, hear, think about and share.
With just a click of your mouse, you can watch the keynote, the plenary and many of the workshops, and you can read the notes and review the speakers’ power point presentations. Unfortunately, there was no way to actually capture the excitement, connect you with the diverse group of speakers and participants, or have you take part in the hands on sessions. Luckily, you will have another chance at Making Connections 2013, taking place the weekend of Nov. 2.
Until then, enjoy these highlights of Making Connections 2012.
Keynote: Roger Martin
Discover Your Opposable Mind The challenges of the 21st century demand new ways of thinking and new approaches to problem solving. One approach – “integrative thinking” – comes from Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management… [ READ MORE ]
Special thanks to TVO Parents for the video!
Plenary Panel: Who is in charge around here?
Hosted by Cheryl Jackson (TVOParents) Bill 115 has raised some interesting questions about who runs the education system. Who should make decisions about classroom assessments? Who should control education funding? [ READ MORE ]
The Sunday sessions launched a new People for Education initiative to look at how we define and measure success in our schools. Here’s your chance to listen to the speakers, read the summary notes and then join in the discussion.
Uzma Shakir: Director of Office of Equity, Diversity & Human Rights city of Toronto.
Hirad Zafari: President, Ontario Student Trustees’ Association.
Mark Sarner: President & CEO, Manifest Communications.
Andy Hargreaves: Author, professor, Boston College
Charles Ungerleider: Professor, University of British Columbia; Director of Research and Managing Partner, Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group, LLP.
Ann Lieberman: Author, professor, Stanford University
Nancy Steinhauer: Toronto elementary school principal
All photos taken by Aaron Mason.
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