Talk on future of education

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding education. Education is no longer just about books, exams and whiteboards, but setting students up for a successful future in which they are critical consumers of information.

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding education. Education is no longer just about books, exams and whiteboards, but setting students up for a successful future in which they are critical consumers of information.

In fact, we all want Alberta schools to be vibrant places where engaged learning and purposeful living are deeply interconnected. Yet, as Albertans move further into the province’s second century, they find themselves blazing a trail into an unknown future, one filled with unprecedented opportunities and societal challenges.

This is becoming a reality for everyone and we are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to welcome Professor Yong Zhao to Red Deer to talk to parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders about these issues.

Zhao will be speaking on Feb. 8, at the Harvest Center at 6:00 p.m. to share with us his clearly-researched vision of the future. This will be an excellent opportunity for all people to come and learn about the future of education and how it will impact us and our children.

This event is free to ATA members in the Central Alberta Teachers convention area who have registered in advance. Others may purchase tickets for $10 each. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Tickets can be purchased at www.learningourway.ca

Jennifer Kofin

Red Deer