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Workshop 7 [clear filter]
Saturday, April 18
 

2:10pm EDT

The Engaged Black Parent
Through the community consultations for Towards Race Equity in Education Black students, parents, and teachers shared that parents are critical to ensuring race equity in education. However, Black parents shared that they do not always have the knowledge to successfully navigate the public school system. The Engaged Parent series of information sheets was developed to fill this information gap. This session will introduce participants to the issues Black students face in Ontario’s public education system and share these tools and strategies that parents and caregivers can use to support their children in the public education system.


Saturday April 18, 2020 2:10pm - 2:25pm EDT
Room #2

2:10pm EDT

Black Student Achievement and School Leadership
School leadership is a valuable partner in facilitating high levels of achievement for black students. Engaging Critical Theory is helpful in unseating assumptions, pedagogical practices, and structures that re-inscribe and reinforce white supremacy. Leadership that engages the humanity of the black student impacts engagement and will change the achievement trajectory.

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Saturday April 18, 2020 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room #4

2:10pm EDT

Leadership for Equity & Social Justice
Leadership preparation programs for social justice can transform the culture, curriculum, pedagogical practices and school priorities, to address the barriers towards equitable outcomes for marginalized students (Theoharis, 2007).  This research paper explores educational leadership in the context of diversity, leadership for social justice and the barriers faced by educational leaders who advocate to reduce inequities to give voice to the marginalized.  The proposed research will add to the body of knowledge pertaining to leadership preparation programs.  It will be conducted using a critical theoretical framework and the method of data collection will be interviews.



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Audrey Littlejohn

Teacher, OISE


Saturday April 18, 2020 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room #3

2:10pm EDT

One Planet, Two Worlds: Poverty Reduction and S.T.E.M. access (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the era of the 4th industrial revolution
In an increasingly technology driven world people in poverty have limited access to STEM and financial education resources and opportunities which is widening the gap between the Rich and Poor. Today, Curtis Carmichael shares his life story of how he went from the streets of Toronto to breaking the cycle of poverty after receiving access to the tools of mental wellness, financial literacy, economic empowerment, business ownership and S.T.E.M. Though we live in the same world, we don’t share the same lived experiences as those in poverty. Using a powerful conversational approach, Curtis’s life as a national educator & activist will inspire audiences to find their role to make a difference in the lives of 21st century children & youth living in impoverished communities across Canada and beyond.



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Curtis Carmichael

Director, Keynote Speaker, STEM Educator, Team Canada Duathlete & Activist, Code Ninjas Brampton, Coding and STEM Centre
Curtis Carmichael is a graduate of Queen’s University and Ontario Tech University. He is a professional speaker, STEM and Hip-Hop educator, cross-Canada cyclist, activist, social entrepreneur and the Director of Code Ninjas Brampton, a coding and STEM centre teaching kids ages 5-14... Read More →


Saturday April 18, 2020 2:10pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room #1
 


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