“Thank you all for helping to put together such an exciting evening, which focused on critical understandings of Canadian education. Everything was so thoughtfully organized, and it was a great turnout with fantastic moderator and audience questions. Many thanks to all!” – Dr. Jane Griffith
January 30th, 2018 – WHY THE ARTS MATTER
Demonstrates the value and dynamism of arts education. Kathleen Gould Lundy, an arts educator, leads a group of teachers who, through dramatic performances, illustrate innovative teaching techniques that inspire and engage students.
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All sessions take place at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse 106 Trinity Street Toronto
Reception 6:30 p.m.
Presentations 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m.
The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse is wheelchair accessible. TTC stops at Trinity and King East. On street parking.
On November 14, please join us at the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse for the first talk in our education series.
This first in a series of four panel sessions is an in-depth discussion of the aims of public schooling. Distinguished historian Paul Axelrod sets the context by recalling the origins of public schooling in Canada.
The panel includes:
Annie Kidder, Executive Director of the advocacy organization, People for Education
Jonathan Kakegamic, Principal of First Nations Junior and Senior School of Toronto
Steve Alsop, Professor of education, science, and environmental sustainability, York University
Refreshments at 6:30 pm. Session starts at 7 pm.
Refund Policy Not applicable.
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Our second panel, on November 28th, is an informative discussion on how design, architecture, and the construction of schooling spaces affects and reflects social values, community life, and the interests of neighbourhoods.
This panel includes:
Brenda Webster, Architect (Manager of Planning – Waterfront Toronto) Panel Chair
Shannon Kyles (Mohawk College), “School Architecture Through the Ages”
Josh Cole (Queen’s University), “Baby Boomers and the Building Boom: Post-war School Construction in Ontario”
Martin Kohn (Kohn Shnier Architects), “Designing Schools for Today and Tomorrow”
On the passing of Councillor Pam McConnell, the Foundation would like to offer sincere condolences to her family. Pam was an advocate for public education and a good friend to the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. She will be missed.