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St. Catharine's, Ontario
June 16th & 17th, 2019
- Please click here to read more about our dynamic speakers and our opening night reception and PosEd party.
- We are honoured to be hosting speakers from Australia, Mexico, the United States and across Canada, while welcoming delegates from around the world. We are looking forward to one and a half days of learning, networking and professional growth.
- The conference is aimed at JK-Higher Education educators who are interested in the science of Positive Psychology and its application in school communities. Social emotional learning, resilience training, wellbeing, relational learning and the impact on learning and student achievement are at the heart of positive education. If your school is pursuing these topics, please consider attendingFlourish: Positive Education Conference.
- A pre- & post- conference learning opportunity is available thanks to our partners at The Flourishing Center. Click here to learn more about The Positive Education Certification, a 5 day training institute offered onsite at Ridley College (June 15th – 20th)
- Please share with your colleagues and encourage them to register as soon as possible! Hotel rooms are reserved, but are limited.
We encourage you to forward this information along to fellow educators who would are interested in positive education, and the connection between student wellbeing and learning.
Ridley is looking forward to hosting you for this unique learning experience in June!
CLICK HERE to register!
Monday, June 3, 2019
BMO Centre for Learning
3550 Pharmacy Ave.
Toronto, ON M1W 3Z3
Guest Speakers & Workshops
9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:30
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Join your peers from CIS Ontario schools to connect, collaborate and learn together on June 3, 2019!
Janice Crampton, Executive Director and CEO of AISAP, and the CIS Ontario Admissions & Enrolment Management Conference Committee are busy planning an engaging day of professional learning. Guest speakers and workshop leaders from AISAP (The Association of Independent Schools Admissions Professionals) and EMA (The Enrolment Management Association) will share the latest in enrolment trends and admissions-related issues. There will be something for everyone, including content and job-alike sessions for every member of your school's Admissions Team.
More details, including registration coming soon!
It is with great excitement that we announce the 2019 edition of the Ontario Secondary Schools Spanish Contest (OSSSC). Since 2008, a dedicated group of teacher volunteers has worked hard to give Ontario high school students the opportunity to show off their Spanish skills.
Registration for 2019 is now open.
The goal of this event remains to promote and expand the study of Spanish across the province. Our 2019 slogan is inspired by the fact that all students can learn additional languages for a wide variety of personal, professional, and humanistic reasons: Con el español, ¡yo puedo!
The contest will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Upper Canada College in North York. This year's event, a first on a weekend, aims to attract more schools than ever from a diverse cross-section of regions across the province. The day's festivities include a full lunch, lots of snacks, activities, and an award ceremony. As always, cash prizes will be awarded to our top students in each category: Beginner (year one/LWSBD), Intermediate (year two/LWSCU), Senior (year three/LWSDU), Spanish Plus, and Hispanohablante.
A maximum of six (6) students* per school may be entered, in any or all of our contest categories. There will be a cost of $40 per student, payable on the contest day by cash or cheque. There is no cost for one accompanying Spanish-speaking teacher/volunteer per school to attend.
Full details about the contest are available on our website, www.ontariospanishcontest.com.
Online registration is open until April 15, 2019.
CITE 2019: Teachers of English Conference
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
337 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
ON Canada L6J 3H3
The Conference of Independent Teachers of English (CITE) is excited to welcome teachers to our annual conference to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at MacLachlan College. The theme of the conference "Interweaving the Strands (Startling Discoveries Often Result)" is an invitation to enliven the creative classroom through debate, creative writing, poetry, improv, multi-modal projects, among many other interwoven strands. Our keynote speaker, Paul D. Miller (aka dj spooky), will address ideas and practices of intertextuality and the creative dimension of our mediated world.
Click here to preview the available workshops and access the CITE Conference 2019 website here.
To register for the conference, please click here.