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Posted: Friday, September 19, 2003

Partners in Practice

Trent University School of Education hosts inaugural conference for educators

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Bondar

Trent University Chancellor Dr. Roberta Bondar will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Partners in Practice Conference to be held at Trent University Saturday, September 20, 2003.

The first-ever conference for educators was organized by Trent University’s new School of Education and Professional Learning in partnership with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board, Ontario Principals’ Council, Ontario Catholic Principals’ Council, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation of Ontario (OSSTF).

Both practicing teachers and administrators and teacher candidates from Trent University’s School of Education and the Queen’s-Trent Concurrent Education program will attend to share and celebrate best practices in the teaching profession. Dr. Bondar’s message will draw on her experience and interest in education and life-long learning, providing an inspirational and motivational start to the day.

After the keynote address, participants will break out into sessions to learn about reading strategies, conflict management, special education, problem solving in the classroom, designing math activities and much more. A full schedule of topics and speakers can be found at


Media are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. For more information, please contact Marlene White at 748-1011 ext. 1468.

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