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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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SS Leaders - Collaboration Within Network [clear filter]
Sunday, April 7
 

3:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - Senior School Leaders - Fostering Collective Efficacy
Collective efficacy is about the overwhelming power that school teams have to impact change when they join together to solve problems. Research shows that collective efficacy matters more in relation to increasing student achievement than the neighbourhoods where students come from and their level of household income (Donohoo, Hattie, & Eells, 2018). What educator teams do to create a better environment for student learning has a clear, measurable, and more profound impact on student achievement than demographic variables. Since ‘Collective Teacher Efficacy’ topped John Hattie’s Visible Learning list of factors that matter the most in raising student achievement school leaders (both formal and informal) are asking themselves: How can we foster a sense of collective efficacy? In this session, we’ll identify research-based, efficacy enhancing leadership practices and examine enabling school conditions that help efficacy to thrive.

Speakers
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Jenni Donohoo

Author and Professional Learning Facilitator


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

6:30pm

Senior School Network Dinner - The Bishop Strachan School
Hosted by The Bishop Strachan School

We are looking forward to some down time with you during our Network dinner. Please look for the Senior 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
 

3:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - SS Leaders (With JS/MS 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.

Speakers
avatar for Kynan Robinson

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

4:00pm

Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - SS Leaders (With JS/MS 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.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Steiner Adair

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
 

7:30am

Working Breakfast/Collaboration Within Networks - Closed Session - SS Leaders - Laying foundations for success
The CAIS conference has brought together great theorists and practitioners exploring complexity, connectedness and design. Your experiences in the lightning talks, catalytic conversations and roundtable sessions have no doubt sparked ideas to take back to school. In this session NoTosh will guide you through a pre-mortem on one of your ideas.

What is the pre-mortem? It’s one question: “This is a great idea: now what are all the things that could go wrong with it?” A pre-mortem should lead to a discussion, not a report — leave that to the risk analysis Prince2 types. It should be quick, and a routine that you get into any time a new idea is proposed. It should be verbal — a discussion had in front of the whole team, not hidden in the leadership suite. Only by keeping the format of a pre-mortem light, will you gain the confidence of the team around you that this is not, in fact, a method for killing off great ideas early. Participants for this session will need to come armed with an idea they want to see take shape in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Kynan Robinson

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 →


Tuesday April 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
Mississauga AB