Parent and community engagement to support Student Success
For Immediate Release
March 11, 2009
GUELPH, Ontario — School administrators, trustees, teachers, parents and community representatives are invited to attend a day long conference, Parents and Communities as Partners: Engaging in School and Student Success being held in April 28 at the Delta Guelph Hotel and Conference Centre.
The conference is designed to show how to develop school and school board strategies that will engage parents and the community in the education system. With keynote speakers who are experts in the field of parent involvement, and workshops on best practices for school councils and engagement practices, the conference supports the Ministry of Education’s focus on improved student success.
Keynote speakers include Dr. JoBeth Allen, Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, and author of the book, Creating Welcoming Schools, and Dr Debbie Pushor, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Saskatoon who is the author of the paper Parent Engagement and Student Success 2007.
The opening features a welcome from Deb Matthews, Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services and a presentation by Annie Kidder of People for Education. The workshops will focus on best practices for school councils.
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