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Graduate Program in Education Summer Institute
May 6 @ 11:30 am – May 16 @ 2:30 pm

YOUTH EXPERIENCES: Vulnerability and Resistance

Join us for the annual Graduate Program in Education Summer Institute featuring a number of outstanding keynote speakers.

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Keynote Addresses:

Youth cultural agency, community engagement, and political participation:
Puerto Rican experiences in dialogue with current approaches in Latin American research

Professor Mareia Quintero Rivera (University of Puerto Rico)
Friday, May 6
11:30am - 2:30pm
McLaughlin College 117


Ilzhichegayaang: Cultural Resurgence by and with Indigenous Youth in Canadian Education

Professor Lisa Korteweg & Tesa Fiddler (Lakehead University)
Monday, May 9
11:30am - 2:30pm
McLaughlin College 117

The role of culture in socializing children into violence

Dr. Opiyo Olayo (York Catholic District School Board)
Tuesday, May 10
11:30am - 2:30pm
McLaughlin College 117


Social Research and Development: A Perspective for Social Policy and Program Innovation

Professor David MacKenzie (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Tuesday, May 10
2:30pm - 5:30pm
McLaughlin College 117


LUNCH TALK: The Graduate Journey

Professor Megan Aston (Dalhousie University)
Monday, May 16
12:30pm - 1:30pm
McLaughlin College 117


Culture is Ordinary

Professor Jennifer Kelly (University of Alberta)
Visiting Jean Augustine Chair in Education in the New Urban Environment

Monday, May 16
1:30pm - 2:30pm
McLaughlin College 117



Faculty Council @ 519 Kaneff Tower
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Adolescent Literacy Quest Certificate Program: Supporting Adolescent Literacy in Grades 7-10 (Module 3: Questioning)
May 24 all-day

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Questioning: Unleashing the Power of Not-Knowing

This 25-hour module looks at the role of questioning in the development of higher-level thinking in grades 7-10. Using “not knowing” as a catalyst for learning, this module explores the types of questions that stimulate thinking and how questioning can be used as a tool for self-assessment and reflection in the Intermediate classroom.

In this module participants will

  • define and discuss questioning as a teaching and learning strategy
  • compare and critique resources to support questioning in the Intermediate classroom
  • explore the use of questioning as an assessment strategy for, of and as learning to develop independent goal setting and self-assessment for the adolescent learner


General information about the certificate:
Facilitating successful literacy engagements for adolescent learners who represent infinite interests, learning levels and motivations may seem like a quest for teachers who seek focus amidst a labyrinth of ideas, opinions, strategies and resources. This series of five modules is designed to provide participants with insights into the specific topics of inquiry for each module and practical strategies to support student success in grade 7-10 classrooms. Each module applies a collaborative inquiry approach that will increase 21st Century pedagogical content knowledge, improve professional practice by bridging theory and practice, and offer opportunities to personalize professional learning.

For further information and to register online, visit:

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