Highlights from our Making Connections Conference 2017
Academic or Applied?
Choosing the right path
Steve Yee: Principal, Oakwood Collegiate, where grade 9 classes are ‘Enhanced Pathways Academic”
Anthony Miller: Assistant Curriculum Leader of HPE and Student Success, Oakwood Collegiate
Philip Vettese: Assistant Curriculum Leader of English, Oakwood Collegiate
Jim Spyropoulos: Executive Superintendent, Equity and Engagement, Toronto DSB
Moderator: Naeem Siddiq, Ontario Principals’ Council
There are many pathways to a successful adulthood. For some, university is the right post-secondary destination; for others, it’s college or apprenticeship. It is increasingly hard to get a job without some type of post-secondary education or training. How can we make sure that students are keeping as many doors open as possible as they face the future? Are we asking students to make decisions when they’re too young? Do the course choices students must make in grade 8 close some doors too early? Is it time for Ontario to change its streaming policies?
Session introduction from Naeem Siddiq
Philip Vettese, Steve Yee, and Anthony Miller
Remarks from Jim Spyropoulos
Naeem Siddiq shares a story about streaming
Steve Yee (Principal), Anthony Miller (Assistant Curriculum Leader of HPE and Student Success), and Philip Vettese (Assistant Curriculum Leader of English) from Oakwood Collegiate