Registration is almost full for 2015 NOII Symposium – May 8 & 9

By April 12, 2015symposium

If you are planning to attend the 2015 NOII Symposium taking place on May 8 & 9th, please register now as remaining spaces are very limited. This year’s theme is Purpose and Passion: Making it Real — come prepared for an engaging two days of sharing, networking and learning from colleagues across BC and the Yukon – as well as from researchers and thinkers from around the world.

2015 NOII Symposium
Purpose and Passion: Making it Real
Friday, May 8th – 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday, May 9th – 8:45am – 12:30pm
Register online: 

Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel
5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC
Book Hotel Room Reservations online

 This year’s event will feature a number of speakers, including:

  • Scott Benwell, Superintendent, Vancouver Island North School District (#85)
  • Bob Blacker, Write to Read Project for First Nations Communities
  • Jo-Anne Chrona, Curriculum Coordinator, First Nations Education Steering Committee
  • Maureen Dockendorf, Superintendent of Reading, Ministry of Education
  • Sherry Elwood, Superintendent, Comox Valley School District (#71)
  • Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent, Langley School District (#35)
  • David Istance, OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
  • Ben Jensen, CEO, Learning First, Melbourne, Australia
  • Anthony McKay, CEO of the Centre for Strategic Innovation, Melbourne, Australia
We are excited to be joined by 24 students from Grades 6 to 10 who will be acting as embedded journalists during the symposium and whose voices will add an important dimension to our discussions. We are also pleased that there will be 15 school teams sharing the focus of their inquiry work – from Vancouver Island North to Burnaby, Comox Valley to Okanagan Falls – and many places in between. Also joining us will be 10 educators  from England who are part of the Whole Education Network. Their schools are part of a pilot initiative using the spiral of inquiry and they are coming to learn with us and also to share what they are doing in their schools to create greater equity and quality. Finally, there will be lots of opportunities for networking, connecting and sharing passion and purpose through a series of flash chats. Space is limited, so register soon!

Any questions? Contact Donna Weaving, Network Coordinator,

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