Teachers, School Administrators Begin Annual Convention

School board members and administrators from across Manitoba are in Winnipeg today for the start of a three-day convention hosted by the Manitoba School Boards Association.

The annual convention, “Leadership for 21st Century Learning,” will kick off with a keynote presentation from Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and Me to We. Kielburger’s address, “The World Needs Your Kid: How One Person Can Make a World of Difference,” will allow educators to share in the excitement that was We Day.

On Friday, the day will begin with an address by association president Robert Rivard, and also includes resolutions debate and elections for the association’s president and two vice-presidents.

The convention will conclude after lunch on Saturday with an address by Marc Kuly, a teacher in the Winnipeg School Division who uses storytelling to bring together diverse groups of students, challenging them to tell their stories and in the process motivating them to take charge of their lives and education.

Delta Winnipeg is hosting the annual event, which also includes an awards ceremony and showcase this evening.


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