Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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JS/MS Leaders - Collaboration Within Network [clear filter]
Sunday, April 7


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - JS/MS Leaders - Indigenous Education - Breaking Through the Barriers
Bomgiizhik (Isaac Murdoch) is a storyteller from Serpent River First Nation. His passion for the land is well noted and he is currently working towards building a language camp in Anishinabek territory. Bomgiizhik is known for bringing an audience through a colourful historical journey which ties into contemporary issues. Isaac is a highly sought out story teller around North America.

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Isaac Murdoch

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Janet Csontos

Educator, Janet Csontos
Janet is a Toronto educator with mixed European and Indigenous ancestry. She has worked as a sessional lecturer at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, as a curriculum developer, assistant curriculum leader, and secondary teacher in the... Read More →

Sunday April 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Montreal AB


JS/MS Network Dinner - Upper Canada College
Hosted by Upper Canada College

We are looking forward to some down time with you during our Network dinner. Please look for the Junior and Middle School Network Dinner sign in the Hotel lobby. Buses to depart at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday April 7, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday, April 8


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - JS/MS Leaders (with SS Leaders) - Uncovering Your 'Why'
Problems that need solving are all around us - the secret is understanding why they need solving and for whom. Armed with this knowledge, problems can be solved not only by experts, but by the children in your classroom or the adults in your staffroom or the people around your dinner table. The key to unlocking this is empathy. In this workshop where you will discover the ‘why’ behind facilitating empathy for uncovering authentic problems within your faculty as well as the practical ‘how’ of implementing empathetic opportunities for learning and leading.

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Kynan Robinson

CEO, NoTosh Inc
Kynan Robinson is CEO of NoTosh Inc and Chief Operations Officer for NoTosh worldwide. A dynamic, innovative and outcome focused leader with a PhD in Education and over 20 years' experience from the classroom to the boardroom he represents NoTosh across the globe, working directly... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB


Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - JS/MS Leaders (With SS Leaders)- How Schools can use Tech as an Ally to Build Healthy Relationships and Strengthen School Community
Never before has the school day extended to 24/7. With collaborative online homework, all grade and all school chat rooms, parents and teachers emailing, the ‘school house’ and family home have merged. Not only have we lost the physical boundaries between school and home, but the school day continues all day and too often all night online. Students describe a big disconnect between who they are at school, and who they are online, and struggle with an online social media culture that is often the antithesis of school values. In this talk, Dr. CSA will help teachers deepen their understanding of the two worlds and different identities students must navigate. She will present strategies teachers can use for students of all ages to unify students split identities for the better, and tools for teaching students to use tech at school and at home as an ally for healthy relationships and building community. And finally, she will share new ways and research that help educators revision how to best use tech at school.

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Catherine Steiner Adair

Clinical Psychologist, Consultant
Speaks on: Technology, Children and Family, Parenting, Education, Social and Emotional Learning, Health and Wellness, Bullying, Psychology, Non- Fiction, Leadership, Media, Girls and Women ‘s Issues, Body Image, Social issues, Information Age, College Campus, Featured Community... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plaza Ballroom AB
Tuesday, April 9