Keynote speaker 

Dr. Jan Pelletier

Practice, Programs, and Policy through Partnered Research: Lab Schools as Launching Pads

Janette Pelletier is a Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, at OISE/University of Toronto.  She began her career in the early 1980s as a child development researcher, studying sibling relationships, the arrival of
a new sibling into the home, and child-parent attachment.

She moved on to classroom teaching in kindergarten and Grade 1 in English and French Immersion programs while completing her PhD in developmental and school psychology. Jan then made the shift into academia, working as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of young children’s theory of mind and then as a new professor in education and developmental psychology at the University of Toronto.  

Natural Curiosity

Pre-Conference Workshop

Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry

This workshop will model the environmental inquiry process that can in turn be applied with students. Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition supports a stronger awareness of Indigenous approaches to environmental learning. A respectful dialogue between Western and Indigenous ways of relating to nature in this edition challenges us to ask, “How can we help future generations shift from suffering with the burden of ‘stewardship for the environment’ to a life of active participation in, coupled with deep love and respect for, Mother Earth?” By engaging with the four-branch pedagogical framework of Natural Curiosity, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how Indigenous perspectives can support a shift away from acts of stewardship, towards relationships of reciprocity across Turtle Island.

Featuring

Conference Highlights

Speaker Panel:
Richard Messina, Principal of JICS

Dr. Patricia Chorney-Rubin, Director of Early

     Childhood at GBC

Rosemary Evans, Principal of UTS

Moderator:

Elizabeth Morley, Principal Emeritus JICS 

Thursday reception at the

George Brown College Waterfront Campus

Thursday school tours:

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School

Nursery to Grade 6

45 Walmer Road

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2X2

Casa Loma Child Care Centre 

Infants, Toddlers, Preschool

160 Kendal Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1M3

Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre 

Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Before and After School programs for Kindergarten up to age 12 (integrated with Nelson Mandela Park Public School)

440 Shuter Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1X6

University of Toronto Schools
Grades 7-12

Temporary Location during renovations: 

30 Humbert Street
Toronto, ON, M6J 1M5 

Conference Highlights

Speaker Panel:
Richard Messina, Principal of JICS

Dr. Patricia Chorney-Rubin, 

Director of Early Childhood at GBC

Rosemary Evans, Principal of UTS

Moderator:

Elizabeth Morley, Principal Emeritus JICS 

Thursday reception at the

George Brown College Waterfront Campus

Director's Institute which supports the professional development of lab school leaders will be held on Wednesday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM featuring the theme of

School Safety and Student well-being

Thursday school tours:

Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Lab School

Nursery to Grade 6

45 Walmer Road

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2X2

Casa Loma Child Care Centre 

Infants, Toddlers, Preschool

160 Kendal Avenue,

Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1M3

Nelson Mandela Child Care Centre 

Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, School Age, Before and After School programs for Kindergarten up to age 12 (integrated with Nelson Mandela Park Public School)

440 Shuter Street

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 1X6

University of Toronto Schools
Grades 7-12

Temporary Location during renovations: 

30 Humbert Street
Toronto, ON, M6J 1M5 

 


We will make every effort to be as environmentally sustainable as possible at this conference.

In order to produce less waste at this event, if you are able, please bring your own reusable mug, plate/container, and cutlery. Also, the University of Toronto is a bottled water free zone – please bring a refillable water bottle with you each day. Thanks for your assistance to help keep this conference environmentally friendly. 

Thank you to the IALS 2020 Planning Committee!

Chriss Bogert

Dr. Monica McGlynn-Stewart

Elizabeth Morley

Norah L’Esperance

Richard Messina

Tory McCracken

Zoe Donoahue

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