March 21, 2018

1,200 Peel board parents become students for day at 17th annual parent conference, co-presented by Peel Elementary Teachers' Local

­­Free conference provides practical ways parents can help boost student success

More than 1,200 Peel District School Board parents from schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga will become students for a day at the 17th annual parent conference on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Mississauga Secondary School.

Dwayne Matthews​, a life and education strategist, will keynote Empowering Modern Learners: 2018 Parent Conference to help parents think modern learning, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Participants will also choose from more than 50 workshops designed to provide parents with tips and resources to help their children succeed in school.

"In many ways, we're educating students for a world that we've not yet imagined. Together, we'll create a learning environment where modern learners are inspired to learn, collaborate, create and connect with the world," says Peter Joshua, director of education. "The conference will provide resources in all subject areas—with an Empowering Modern Learners lens. Whether children are starting kindergarten, need support developing study skills in middle school or are transitioning into high school, the conference supports parents' learning needs."

This free parent conference would not be possible without the support from the following sponsors:

Registration is now closed for this conference.

If you were unable to register, the keynote presentation will be live-streamed through Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/Peelschools. You can also follow along using the hashtag #EML2018 on Twitter.

For more information, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/conference. Mississauga Secondary School is located at 550 Courtneypark Dr. W. in Mississauga.

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Media Contact: Ryan Strang, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2814, ryan.strang@peelsb.com

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