Learning Beyond the Walls: Education Done Differently
The York Centre for Education and Community (YCEC), NIA Centre for the Arts, Educational Attainment West, and the Toronto District School Board are pleased to announce the 5th Annual YCEC 2012 Summer Institute entitled Learning Beyond the Walls: Education Done Differently. This unique conference will bring together teachers, educators, community organization leaders and activists, community members, artists, parents, and youth to explore how community organizations and schools can collaborate to best support student engagement and achievement. Teachers will learn about the wide range of opportunities available to schools through collaborative work with community agencies; and community agencies will learn directly from schools about their challenges, needs, and successes – all with the aim of further strengthening school/community connections.
Opening Night on Tuesday, August 21st promises to be an exciting evening of the Arts and Student Voices, organized by NIA Centre for the Arts and Educational Attainment West. The next day of activities (Wednesday, August 22nd) will be held at York University and is a packed day of Keynote Presentation, Community/School Discussion Panel that examines effective practices in school/community programming, plus a number of exciting workshops that examine how to nurture school/community relationships.
Tuesday August 21st 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM, North York Civic Centre
Wednesday, August 22nd 8:30 registration to 4:30 PM, York University, 0001 TEL Building
Mission: To dialogue about school/community connections so that teachers/educators and community organizations/agencies can learn about and effectively engage in meaningful collaboration in the interest of student achievement.
Themes Include: Effective practices in school/community agency collaboration; Supporting parents and Schools in their goals of student learning; Inclusive learning in innovative ways; Using data to ensure equitable educational practices
Keynote: Donna Quan, Deputy Director Academic, TDSB and Victor Beausoleil, Redemption Reintegration Services
Panel: Community/School Connections: Effective Practices in School/Community Programming- Including students, teachers and representatives from community agencies in dialogue with each other
Other workshop topics include: Using Data for Student Equity; Gender and Education; Mental Health Literacy; Innovative Ways of Learning; Race, Class & Academics; Canadian Underground Railroad Interactive Workshop; Digital Life Histories Workshop; and more…
Partners: Nia Centre for the Arts, Educational Attainment West, Toronto District School Board and the York Centre for Education and Community of York University
To register please visit: http://eduprofdev.apps01.yorku.ca/machform/view.php?id=20
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