We are pleased to announce the full conference program for Emergent Learning 2013. Please check back periodically to explore session details, speaker profiles, and the complete schedule.
Keynote speaker Deepak Chopra is a global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine. Chopra transforms the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellness. Known as a prolific author of over sixty-five books with twenty New York Times best sellers in both fiction and non fiction categories. His latest publication is a manual for relating to the brain in a revolutionary new way. Super Brain shows you how to use your brain as a gateway to health, happiness, and spiritual growth.
Songwriter, performer, author, speaker and consumer advocate, keynote speaker Dave Carroll discusses the importance of telling your own story and bringing the act of caring into everything you do.
This dynamic multimedia presentation covers personal branding, social media and the power of voice in "United Breaks Guitars." Dave's ability to extract the essence of a message and craft it into song is a rare gift that is attracting fans of all ages. His warm and often humorous delivery of his story is both entertaining and educational.
Chris Treadwell is an educational leader, administrator, speaker, and author. Winner of two national awards for excellence in school administration, he brings a wealth of innovative, practical leadership experience from 28 years as an educator and education luminary in New Brunswick's schools. He has dedicated his career to developing personalized learning environments designed to meet students' individual academic, physical, social, and emotional needs - to nurture the 'whole child.' Chris has a particular interest in the affective learning domain, and in equipping children with the emotional intelligence skills needed to be successful, actualized citizens in a global society.
Al has taught Technology Integration for the 21st Century to teachers for 10 years. His focus is on ways to help teachers engage, motivate and inspire students, through socially and culturally relevant curriculum activities. His high school is a pilot for the HRSB's 21st Century Learning. At his school students use their pocket technology (phones) as a learning tool and the teachers constantly use these devices for learning activities.
Mr. Messenger has had a distinguished 52-year career in education in Nova Scotia, across Canada and in the United States. He is currently the head of the Nova Scotia Department of Education's International Baccalaureate programs. In that capacity, Mr. Messenger is expanding the program from two to 12 public schools in Nova Scotia. Previously, he was headmaster at Kings-Edgehill School in Windsor and the Halifax Grammar School.
Shaunda Wood is an Associate Professor and Director, School of Education at St. Thomas University. Shaunda has worked in University settings for over fifteen years, teaching Educational Psychology and Elementary Science and Mathematics. She had conducted studies examining how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is best learned especially by women and non-traditional populations and has presented data at numerous international conferences.
This room is designed to facilitate interactive and experiential presentations. Participants may have an opportunity to use the tools that are being demonstrated, experience content from a student's point of view, or participate in an activity.
Derived from the proverb, "birds of a feather flock together," a BoF session is an informal meeting, where the attendees group together based on a shared interest and carry out discussions without any pre-planned agenda. These lightly facilitated sessions provide an opportunity for community members to network and organize around emerging advocacy issues in education.
Are you passionate about about an emerging issue and interested in connecting with a network of like-minded peers? Suggest a topic to the conference organizers by email or Twitter.