Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Symposium - A grand success!

On April 30, The Sterling Institute hosted its last event of the 2011/2012 season, the TARGET Symposium. It was an incredible afternoon, full of rich dialogue surrounding best teaching practices for students. Ten groups presented action research that they have completed, which ranged in topics from mindfulness, assessment, and sleep habits to financial literacy. Karen Grose, the Toronto District School Board's System Superintendent of Program, spoke to the group of academic leaders, heads of schools, and teachers about the ever-changing educational world in which we work. She illustrated how important it is that teachers move from 'sage on the stage' to collaborating and creating knowledge with students. At the end of the inspiring afternoon, it was clear that there are many brilliant minds conducting research in their very own classrooms, working to change the paradigm of teaching and learning. 

To look at the posters from the Symposium - click here