October 3, 2012
: A popular parent conference
will be held Saturday, October 20, 2012
, highlighted by a keynote speaker talking about preparing students for a wireless future.
The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee will host a free one-day workshop for parents and community members in Burlington at M.M. Robinson High School (2425 Upper Middle Rd.) from 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. There will be community awareness displays on site.
The keynote speaker is David Booth. He is the Chair of Literacy at Nipissing University, and
Professor Emeritus and Scholar in Residence at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, where he works in the arts in education and literacy education.
Booth’s speech will address parents, technology and literacy. He will discuss how parents can best prepare children for a wireless future so they will become literate citizens able to critically and creatively understand the variety of texts they will read in their lives.
A free light breakfast and lunch will be provided. As well, free child minding is available, upon request, at M.M. Robinson High School and interpreters will be provided upon request (using American Sign Language).
For additional information, contact:
Yaw Obeng, Superintendent
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456