The Learning Partners Advisory Council was established in January 2016 and mandated to provide advice on how best to advance learning excellence and support learners throughout the lifespan, in support of the province’s long-term prosperity and well-being. The Council’s 25 members from across the Island bring diverse and relevant perspectives on education and learning in all settings and from early childhood to the senior years.
The Council invites you to be part of Prince Edward Island’s first #LearnDay on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Holland College’s Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown.
Participation in #LearnDay is free, and refreshments and lunch will be provided onsite.
The day will open with a welcome from the Learning Partners Advisory Council.
Following this, keynote speaker George Couros will share the ideas presented in his book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He will provide powerful examples on why this mindset is so crucial for educators, learners, and communities. Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last long after this keynote.
Following a break, a diverse range of Island speakers will give a series of “lightning” five-minute talks on innovative learning initiatives that are already happening, and leading the way to PEI’s learning future.
The morning will close with some remarks by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, Co-chair of the Learning Partners Advisory Council, on learning and its role in Prince Edward Island’s future. These will be livestreamed.
Following lunch, the afternoon will be devoted to facilitated idea development sessions. Using Art of Hosting methods introduced to PEI at the Georgetown Conferences and last fall's YDay, participants will be supported to express and discuss their ideas to shape learning and education in PEI, and to develop them into actionable plans and initiatives. The day will close with an overview of the ideas and projects initiated.
About George Couros
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning.
He is a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator. A sought-after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement, he has worked with schools and organizations around the globe.
George is also the creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities.