QUEST 2009; The Quest for Improved Student Achievement: Designing and Building Cultures for Deeper

Venue: Richmond Hill

Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 18, 2009
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QUEST 2009; The Quest for Improved Student Achievement: Designing and Building Cultures for Deeper Learning 18 to 20 November 2009 Richmond Hill, Canada Exploration of the current education reform research, theory, and proven practice, providing participants opportunities to reflect, discuss, and respond to strategies that shift culture to deepen learning and increase student achievement. Now in its 14th year, the QUEST Conference series has become internationally known for outstanding keynote, panel, and workshop presentations provided at a most reasonable registration cost. Up to 1000 presenters and participants from across Ontario and Canada, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, and Finland - from around the globe - have united at Quest for the common purpose of improving the achievement of all students. QUEST 2009 - "The Quest for Increased Student Achievement; Designing and Building Cultures for Deeper Learning" - will provide participants with many rich opportunities to explore the current research, theory, and proven practice of world leaders in education reform, and consider strategies for ensuring optimal learning conditions for all students. Confirmed keynote speakers include Michael Fullan (Canada), Tony MacKay (Australia), Alma Harris (England), Allan Luke (Australia), Sir John Jones (UK), and Douglas Reeves (United States), whose powerful messages and insights will be complemented by an outstanding selection of workshops and smaller group forums. Participants will reflect, discuss, and respond to powerful and dynamic second-order change and engagement strategies that shift organizational culture and build capacity to promote excellence and innovation across schools and systems to deepen learning and increase student achievement. We also encourage everyone to visit our http://www.leadingedgelearning.ca QUEST Professional Learning Community site. Once again, this on- line PLC will provide an important forum for ongoing dialogue. Your support in sharing the upcoming QUEST Conference registration information with interested colleagues and organizations that are part of your professional network is greatly appreciated. Enquiries: harald.grammenos@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

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