#LearnDay to shape future of learning

Prince Edward Island’s first #LearnDay is taking place this September, providing an opportunity for Islanders to share ideas on the future of learning.

"Learning is for all of us, and it takes place across all ages and all walks of life, so we want to know what Islanders want to do for their own learning and for learning in all our communities,” said Learning Partners Advisory Council member Bonnie Stewart. “We are bringing people together to share their ideas, build connections and build capacity for long-term learning collaborations across the province.”

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 is organizing #LearnDay, a free, full-day conversation on learning. 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.

A diverse range of Island speakers will give a series of short talks on innovative learning initiatives that are already happening, and leading the way to PEI’s learning future. The presentations will be livestreamed.

Using a methodology like that of 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 those ideas into actionable plans and initiatives.

“At #LearnDay, we are looking for your insights into and aspirations for learning in all settings, from early childhood to the senior years,” said Learning Partners Advisory Council co-chair Bill Whelan. “This is about empowering citizens and their communities to come together with other learning partners to support learners in new and innovative ways.”

#LearnDay takes place on Saturday, September 30 at Holland College’s Centre for Community Engagement in Charlottetown. Registration is now open at

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