CSBA Congress 2011-Day 2

Good morning to our delegates from across Canada! We’re blogging from CSBA Congress 2011 in Ottawa.

Day 1 proved to be an extraordinary day of professional development. See our previous post for a summary of yesterday’s workshops.

A highlight: delegates were truly inspired by our opening keynote-“Out Of Our Minds: Learning To Be Creative,” in which Sir Ken Robinson challenged trustees and commissioners to re-think the traditional structures of our school system and explored this essential question: Why is it necessary to promote creativity?

Trustees and commissioners across Canada started their day today at CSBA Congress 2011 with an inspirational video “Go Publique” produced by the Québec English School Boards Association.

Today’s agenda:

  • Mike Lipkin: One Life, One Meeting
  • Timothy Workman: Advanced Learning Technologies-An Enabler to People-Driven Change Initiatives
  • Dr. Ian Manion and Dr. Kathy Short: Children Youth Mental Health Panel
  • Tom Chau: Pediatric Rehabilitation Engineering

Workshops from the provinces:

  • Québec: Community Engagement
  • Saskatchewan: Engaging Your School Community
  • Québec: Digital Engagement and Transparency-21st Century Community Outreach
  • Ontario: Integrating Technology to Create a 21st Century Learning Environment and a Positive Culture of Change
  • Saskatchewan: The Okiciyapi Partnership
  • Ontario: Urban Aboriginal Education Project: Honouring Community Collaboration, Seeking System Shifts
  • Tait Team Solutions: An Introduction to Restorative Justice

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