Now accepting 2021 LCEEQ Annual Conference Workshop Proposals
Join In Our 12th Annual LCEEQ Conference
“Global Commitment Through Local Action”
February 8-9, 2021
The LCEEQ Annual Conference is a hallmark professional development activity in the English-speaking Educational Community in Québec. Attendance in the last several years has exceeded seven hundred educators from all corners of the province.
The Impact of Covid-19 is definitely being felt as we prepare for this important annual event. Conferences all over the globe have been cancelled or versions of what was originally designed are being offered in a virtual format. LCEEQ is no different at this time We wish that we had a crystal ball that would let us know what the government and health officials will permit come February 2021. Regardless, we must continue to develop a three-pronged plan.
- Plan A → A regular face-to face format similar to the successful projects offered over the many years of the Conference
- Plan B → A Virtual Conference that would include both invited speakers and local presentations – the number of presentations would likely be less than an in-person format
- Plan C → Establishing a quality programme and then transferring it to a February 2022 date
At this point we are taking the usual steps that we normally follow and will make a final decision on which of the three plans to follow at a later date. Whatever the style of the final outcome, we will need to have quality local presenters like you. Participants have always maintained that a real strength of this annual professional learning session is the quality and diversity of the local presenters. This is your opportunity to share your expertise.
You have a great deal to offer educators across the province – this is the time for action. You are strongly encouraged to submit a presentation proposal. Join an exciting team of invited speakers including:
- Andy Hargreaves, Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and holds Visiting or Honorary Professorships at the University of Ottawa, Hong Kong University, Swansea University, and the University of Stavanger in Norway. He is Past President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, recent Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario and currently to the First Minister of Scotland, and founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory: a group of nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy, and human rights. He is the author of several books.
- Karen Mundy, Professor in the Comparative and International Education Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She is a leading expert on education in the developing world. She has published widely on international development and has worked as an advisor for many international organizations.
- Adam Pirie, Associate Principal at Greentree Elementary School within Golden Hills School Division, Calgary Alberta. He previously worked as an instructional coach and in support of the international student program. Diverse teaching experiences in Alberta, Ontario, and the United Kingdom continue to influence his professional practice.
- Fernando M. Reimers, Harvard Graduate School, Ford Foundation Professor in International Education studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century. He also works in the area of global citizenship education and in how to align education policies with the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
- Homa Sabet Tavangar’s work has bridged topics from global competitiveness to global citizenship; economic development to storytelling; fostering empathy, collaboration, inclusion, leadership and creative problem-solving. She connects timely topics of the moment with the timeless desire to work with purpose and make a difference – whatever one’s circumstances.
- Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a Canadian Inuit activist. She has worked on a range of social and environmental issues affecting Inuit, most recently, persistent organic pollutants and global warming. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work and has been featured in a number of documentaries and profiled by journalists from all media. Watt-Cloutier sits as an advisor to Canada's Ecofiscal Commission. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Consideration will be given to individual and small groups of presenters. Please note that submissions deemed commercial will not be retained. If you are a member of a School Board/Association affiliated with LCEEQ it is important that you inform your organization of your interest to submit a proposal to participate as the Board/Association will be responsible for any financial support (e.g. release time, travel…).
You have a great deal to offer other educators across the province – this is the time for action.