This year’s ConnectED Canada conference is being held at the Calgary Science School, May 25-27, 2012.
I’m thrilled to have the chance to work as part of the team for this year’s conference.
This event is a total “re-think” of educational conferences. The organizers describe it like this:
ConnectED Canada will be a yearly educational event that brings together teachers, administrators, students, parents and other stakeholders with the purpose of sharing innovative practices and building a national collaborative network.
Rather than traditional conferences which are usual held at hotels of off-site conference centres, ConnectED Canada will be held in different schools across the country each year . The purpose of hosting the event in a school is to allow participants to experience living examples of innovative practices and classrooms. Hosting it in a school also allows for a student voice to be included – a key element of ConnectED Canada.
Additionally, as opposed to more presentation-driven professional conferences, ConnectED Canada will be built around conversations and discussions. The event will provide time and space for educators, students and parents to discuss various topics, share current practices and ideas and built relationships that will extend beyond the three days.
Join us in Calgary, May 25-27!
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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.