Dec. 6 – “Embracing Diversity: Towards Open-mindedness and Understanding”

Please arrive early to register your attendance with your Student Identification card. The front doors of the auditorium will be closed at 9:00 promptly, in order the choir may begin the presentation.

9:00 – Faculty of Education Choir (Auditorium) – Conductor, Jennifer Hutchison

9:10 – Welcome – Professor Brent Debassige

9:20 – Introduction of Guest speaker: Amani Elrofaie, BEd, MA Candidate

9:30 – Keynote Address: Leroy Hibbert, Multicultural Outreach Coordinator, LUSO Community Services

10:45 -12:00 – Workshop choices: (one workshop choice only)

  • A Principal’s Perspective (1162)– Michael Debb
  • Creating Community Through Art (1100) – Polly Stringle and the I/S Art Teacher Candidates
  • Embracing Musical Landscapes in the Classroom (1054)– Jennifer Hutchison
  • Diversity Conversations: Embracing Diversity of New Canadians in your classroom(2054) – Muriel Abbott, Emily Low &  Phillipa Myers
  • Indigenizing the TVDSB – First Nations, Metis, Inuit (2038)– Ashley Sisco
  • Identity in the Classroom: Engaging diversity through lesson and resource planning(2046) – Amani Elrofaie  &  Kendra Ferris
  • Settlement Workers in Schools (1154)– Rana Farhaneh, Idris Hassan & Doreen Khamo
  • Equity and Inclusive Education – Are we there yet? (2040)Melissa Allder
  • Using Drama to Educate and Promote Inclusivity (2042)– Toni Wilson
  • Windows and Mirrors: Building a diverse book collection for your classroom (2051)- Linda Ludke

1:00 -2:30 – Responding to the challenges of diversity work: Three critical perspectives – Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Paul Tarc

Panelists: Ashley Sisco, Dr. Christopher Taylor, Denise Taylor-Edwards

2:30 – Thank you – Mark Henshawe , SC President

2:40 -3:00 – Certificates of Attendance distributed (main lobby)

Note: We would like to thank all of the students in the International Language School for writing the thank you cards for all Facilitators in several languages.

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