"Where is your horizon?" GECDSB Director of Education Erin Kelly (pictured, left) asked participants during her opening address to hundreds of educators attending the Learning Beyond the Horizon summer conference at Tecumseh Vista Academy August 21-23.
It's been 6 years since the Board has offered this enhanced PD session for staff and there was a great response to the revitalized 3 day event.
Director Kelly told the gathering, "I believe - primarily - that good teachers are good learners." And the speakers and presenters on the conference agenda provide an incredible resource of information and professional enhancement.
Keynote speakers include Tom Schimmer (Instructional Agility: Responding to assessment with real-time decisions); Isabelle Fontaine (Emotional Intelligence and Performance Psychology); and Kevin Lamoureux (A Response to the Truth and reconciliation Calls to Action). A variety of workshops covering an array of topics, fill the remainder of the schedule.