ABEL Presents: Mobilizing 21st Century Teaching and Learning
First in Series of Leadership and Learning Opportunities
Friday, February 19, 2010
York University, TEL Building
8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.



Unleashing Passion:Leading in the 21st Century

As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educational leaders is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means for mobilizing positive educational reform in the local context.

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Today's changing world challenges us to re-envision what we do in our schools and classrooms or risk a growing irrelevance in our students' lives. At the core of this challenge is how well we realize the potentials of today's emerging technologies in our own professional and personal learning practice as educational leaders. Participants will discuss how schools have changed and how they need to change to meet the demands of a modern world and remain relevant in the lives of the students they teach.



Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd: Collaborative Action Plans

Preparing students for the 21st Century calls for collective action of all stakeholders and this session looks at the steps needed to build momentum and garner buy-in from the entire school community. Participants will discuss ways to plan collectively and strategically for the future, develop a collective professional development plan for 21st Century skill building, and make sure all students have equitable access to a 21st century education.


Sticky Notes from ABEL Groups

Action Plan Statements from ABEL Groups

Barriers Discussions from ABEL Groups