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Friday, April 17

11:00am EDT

Building a solid foundation today for the future
There is definitely a need for new and innovative strategies on how we can address the guidance and management for students of African decent. I have designed a program that will transform, manage and align the educators mindset in understanding the African-Canadian youth of today.


Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #1

11:00am EDT

Each One, Teach One: a 3-Step Framework to Increased Student Success
As educators, we can empower youth to blossom to their fullest expression. In this session, educational partners will learn how to embed the Each One Teach One framework collaboratively within a school environment. Attendees will leave as empowered educators that are better equipped to understand and support the social, mental and educational needs of black youth.

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Jemmelia Morgan

Youth Engagement Worker, Nexus Youth Services
If you’re looking for creative, relevant strategies to increase youth engagement and successful youth programs, Jemmelia is your go-to consultant. For the past 10 years, she has been making waves across the GTA for her successful group programs & workshops that focus on mental health... Read More →

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #3

11:00am EDT

Equity issues in school MakerSpaces
School MakerSpaces have become popular in K-12 across North America. These active centres of student inquiry have been designed in accordance with a blueprint that was produced within communities. The research on community MakerSpaces suggests that members of minoritized groups are under-represented.
What are the roots of under-representation and the potential consequences?
In what ways can MakerSpaces increase employment readiness and enhance knowledge of entrepreneurship for work-bound youth?
What are potential gaps between research and practice?

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #4

11:00am EDT

STEM Underachievement: Implications & Strategies for Engagement
Visions of Science serves youth living in low-income and racialized communities across the Greater Toronto Area to increase their STEM literacy and career aspirations. This presentation will discuss perceptions of achievement and their resulting implications as well as share learning models that facilitate achievement for those traditionally ́ 'underachieving' in STEM.

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Eugenia Duodu

CEO | Chef de la direction, Visions of Science Network for Learning Inc.
Dr. Eugenia Duodu is the CEO of Visions of Science Network for Learning, a charitable organization that empowers youth from low-income communities through meaningful engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).She devotes her time to community and global outreach initiatives and participates in various boards, organizations, and councils... Read More →

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #5

11:00am EDT

Teaching Black Resistance
This workshop will provide an introduction for how to teach about histories of Black resistance at the elementary level using arts and STEM based activities.  It will present what FreedomSchool - Toronto has researched to be the 7 tenets of Black liberatory education in Canada, and will discuss their importance in supporting Black student excellence.

Friday April 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Room #2

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