An inspiring group of educators will answer this question at a
groundbreaking workshop hosted by the Canadian Education Association
TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Over three hundred delegates from across
Canada will be gathering in Calgary on Oct 21-22 to identify the
barriers that prevent change from taking hold in Canadian public
The growing workshop attendee list includes representatives from seven
ministries of education and 12 faculties of education, as well as the
participation of influential pan-Canadian education organizations such
as the Council of Ministers of Education Canada, and the Canadian
Teachers' Federation along with several of its provincial affiliates.
Also included are directors of education from 15 cities, as well as
impressive contingents of teachers, principals, and francophone
educators who will be sharing their crucial viewpoints.
Founded in 1891, CEA is a network of passionate educators advancing
ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education.
Throughout its history, CEA has consistently served an important role
as pan-Canadian convener of education leaders, and our key workshop
question - What's standing in the way of change in education? - has clearly struck a chord.
"With so many diverse viewpoints working together to collectively
identify the barriers and long-held assumptions about learning and
teaching that prevent changes from taking hold in our public education
system, this will not be your typical workshop", says CEA President and
CEO Ron Canuel. "This is about checking your political agendas and
affiliations at the door, working hard, and thinking differently."
Alberta's education sector is also well represented at this event by
Alberta Education, Alberta Teachers' Association, Alberta School Boards
Association, the College of Alberta School Superintendents, the
University of Calgary, and 13 Alberta school divisions, including both
the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School
Alberta's Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Jeff Johnson, will
be delivering opening remarks to conference delegates at 8:50am on
Monday October 21 at Calgary's BMO Centre.
For more CEA Calgary Conference information, please visit:
Connect with CEA and let us know what you think is standing in the way
of change in education:
Twitter: @cea_ace (https://twitter.com/cea_ace)
Calgary Conference hashtag: #CEACalgary2013
Visit CEA's blog to read what educators from across Canada think is
getting in the way of change in education: www.cea-ace.ca/blog
SOURCE: Canadian Education Association
For further information:
CEA Director of Communications (bilingual)