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Summit 2020: Highlights and Resources
Thank you for participating in #PFEsummit2020!
From our speakers, to our attendees, to our moderators, facilitators, and notetakers, we are grateful to have shared a virtual space with all those who engaged in our Summit this year. For those who were unable to attend, we are sorry to have missed you but are excited to share some plenary sessions highlights that can be enjoyed when time permits.
Our team has compiled a Summit 2020 resource bank. We’ve included resources shared by both our speakers and attendees as well as recordings of plenary sessions.
Highlights from Summit 2020
Please click on button just below to read or download a PDF of all resources our attendees and speakers shared during the plenary sessions.
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To watch all of our Summit videos, please click the button just below. For a brief description and recording of individual Summit sessions, please scroll down to access each one.
Recorded Sessions Library
Day 1: Now's the Time - New Thinking on Public Education
Mark Beckles - Senior Director, Youth Strategy and Innovation, RBC - will inspire us to think big and envision an education system for the 21st century. Whether now or post-pandemic, how do we build a thriving, innovative, change-ready, and equitable system that prepares students to participate fully in our world.
Whether it’s the short-term consequences of continued disruption or the long-term consequence of a generation of students with reduced future opportunities, learning from international experience may mitigate the multiplying effect of social and economic inequity brought on by the pandemic.
Human Rights Lawyer and Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Ontario's Equity Secretariat, Pat Case will give us an overview of rights-based policy and practice, and how it can make a real difference in education.
The Right to Education Framework
Eloise Tan, Research Director at People for Education, will introduce a ground-breaking Right to Education initiative. Focus groups will review and provide feedback on a Right to Education framework. Legal rights in Canada, definitions, specific indicators and frames of reference will be discussed and your feedback in this session will guide the framework’s evolution as a tool to track Canada’s progress on achieving the right to a quality education for all students in publicly funded education.
Day 2: Now's the time - Planning for the Future
Guest panelists from across the learning continuum (early years, K-12, post-secondary, work) come together to share their work and perspectives on moving between educational stages and how competencies build and grow, one stage to the next. How can we work together along the continuum to ensure students have the knowledge, skills, competencies, and experiences needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world?
As we look at the potential benefits to a national strategy on Education, a moderated conversation will take us through the many considerations and potential impacts of a national approach.
Panelists include: Annie Kidder, People for Education, Sharif Mahdy, Students Commission of Canada, and Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, 1st Indigenous Chair for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada.
Day 3: Now's the time - Change IS Happening!
Global examples of large-scale change initiatives in education will be profiled. Participants will be able to pose questions to panelists following their presentations. Karanga Global – Dominic Regester (New Zealand - International); BigChange.org – Eloise Haylor (UK); Remake Learning – Gregg Behr (US); UNESCO – Fernando Reimers (International).
The Future is Bright
Annie Kidder, Executive Director - People for Education, will walk us through our amazing Summit week, provide highlights and key take-aways, and share what People for Education is doing next to create movement on change in education. We’ll share People for Education’s ongoing opportunities for input and the work of our ‘Future of Public Education’ National Advisory Committee with cross-Canada representation.