April researchED conference to be sponsored by OSSTF/FEESO

Image announcing the dates of the next researchED Ontario conference In April

Canada’s second researchED conference, researchED Ontario, will take place at Mississauga Secondary School on Saturday, April 14.

ResearchED is a grassroots movement from the UK that encourages teachers and education workers to rely on evidence to inform their practices and to expect schools to implement only initiatives and programs that have been empirically proven to be effective. To that end, researchED brings together researchers and teachers and education workers to share data, studies and informed practices.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Professor Daniel Willingham, psychologist at the University of Virginia and author of Raising Kids Who Read, Why Don’t Students Like School? and When Can You Trust The Experts?.

ResearchED founder, UK government behaviour csar and author of TeacherProof, Tom Bennett will also present on world-wide studies on student behaviour.

Other recognizable presenters include:

  • Pedro de Bruyckere—Educational scientist (PhD) at Arteveldehogeschool, Ghent, Belgium and author of The Ingredients for Great Teaching and Urban Myths about Teaching and Learning
  • Carl Hendrick—Head of learning and research at Berkshire’s Wellington College, co-director of the Telegraph Festival of Education and author of What Does This Look Like in the Classroom?.
  • Martin Robinson—Technology and Education expert and author of Trivium 21st Century: Preparing students for the future with lessons from the past.

OSSTF/FEESO is sponsoring the event and will be funding delegates to the conference on the usual FTE basis, with most Bargaining Units receiving one delegate. Educational Services Officers and other members with an interest in professional practice will be the likely attendees.

Those who wish to attend the conference but are not selected as their Bargaining Unit delegate will be able to register through researched.org.uk at a modest cost.

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