The Peel District School Board is revamping its annual parent conference to offer families more opportunities throughout the year to learn with us. For the 2019-20 school year, the Peel board will host the Engage. Educate. Empower. Speaker Series, co-presented by the Peel Elementary Teachers' Local, on three evenings at locations in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. The first event will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at the HJA Brown Education Centre.
"Whether children are starting kindergarten, middle school or transitioning into high school, this speaker series will support parents' learning needs to help their child/teen at home," says Peter Joshua, director of education. "As our partners in education, we hope they will stay connected to their child's learning throughout their entire school experience."
Each evening will focus on a specific topic with a keynote speaker followed by an expert panel who will take audience questions. We will also invite Peel board departments, groups and community partners to share their information in an exhibitor area.
During the keynote presentation, Jesse Miller, a consultant within education and public safety, will share how social media is an essential part of students' connected lives, and the use of mobile technology to tether a child to real-time information and how content sharing may be a concern for many parents, caregivers and community leaders in schools. Miller will help parents and caregivers talk with children of all ages about social media use and trends, and opening dialogues that promote safe communication spaces that help children navigate digital communications and associated internet use.
|Date and Time||Location||Topic and Speaker|
Monday, Nov. 4, 2019
5 to 8 p.m.
HJA Brown Education Centre
5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga
Digital citizenship and online safety
Keynote: Jesse Miller
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Chinguacousy Secondary School
1370 Williams Pkwy. in Brampton
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020
Mayfield Secondary School
5000 Mayfield Rd. in Caledon
Peel board parents and caregivers interested in registering for the event on Nov. 4, 2019 should visit www.peelschools.org/parents/conference. The registration deadline is October 25 and space is limited*.
The speaker series would not be free and/or possible without the support of organizations, such as Peel Elementary Teachers' Local, Parent Involvement Committee and Peel Principals and Vice-Principals Association.
Media contact: Ryan Strang, communications officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2814, [email protected]
*Note: If registration reaches capacity before October 25, we will close the link for registration early.