Keynote Presentation - 8:30 a.m.
Dwayne Matthews is a life and education strategist. He converges and shares knowledge on modern learning, disruptive technology, and the evolution of work. Dwayne has been international educator at one of the top five private schools in South America and the junior chairperson at a Toronto District School Board school. He was also a member of the core strategic planning team at The FDR International School in Lima, Peru.
Dwayne worked to review trends in education that were driven by technological advancement, assisted in the customization and implementation of new curriculum, and was part of a small team that created the school's mission statement and strategic plans. His teaching philosophy focused on thinking frameworks as a means to transcend the rapid evolution of education paradigms.
Dwayne's career path over almost two decades has afforded him an incredibly unique perspective on future technologies and its effects on education. His passion is speaking about how they can be simplified and leveraged in a rapidly evolving world.
Learning in the 21st century: Why it's different, why it matters and how to help children thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world
The traditional model of school is going through drastic changes as a result of the information revolution. Navigating the changes in schooling today is extremely difficult for parents and caregivers. Where are the textbooks, spelling tests, math sheets and nightly homework? These aspects of school acted as an indirect form of communication between teachers and parents, which informed parents on the progress of the student.
This missing communication leaves parents feeling out of touch, frustrated, resentful and very insecure about how to help their children. It also leaves parents wondering, why the model of school is changing and how can they help prepare their children for the future.
Dwayne will discuss some of the drivers behind the changes and how this global transition will create massive never-before-seen opportunities for parents and children that are prepared to go out to meet this new world head on.
21st Century Learners Workshop:
This workshop will provide parents with powerful insights about the global drivers for the evolving curriculum, and strategies to transform student thinking to meet these changes. This workshop will help parents learn about society-changing technological advances and the effects they will have on your child's future. Participants will also uncover the four main
strategic ideas that will change the way you and your child focus on school and learning.