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Pan-Canadian Summit – March 28

Session 1: How might we foster innovation that has a positive impact on student learning?
Presentation: Andreas Schleicher, OECD’s Director for Education and Skills

Session 2: How might we foster collective ownership of continuous improvement in teaching and learning?
Presentation: Michael Fullan, former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, and
Julie Desjardins, Vice-Dean, Training, in the Faculty of Education of Université de Sherbrooke

Session 3: What are the critical changes that we must make to ensure that education is relevant and equitable for Aboriginal students?

Session 4: How might we foster equity for all of our learners?

Closing remarks

International Summit – March 29-30

Seminar 1: Introduction to education in Canada
Presentation: The Honourable Gordon Dirks, Minister of Education, Alberta, and Chair of CMEC
Presentation: Mary Jean Gallagher, Assistant Deputy Minister, Student Achievement Division, Ministry of Education, Ontario
Presentation: Gene Williams, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Education

Seminar 2: Indigenous education and the teaching profession
Presentation: The Honourable Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, New Zealand
Presentation: The Honourable Jackson Lafferty, Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Northwest Territories

Seminar 3: Information technology in the classroom
Presentation: Quebec
Presentation: Michel Lanners, Principal Government Advisor, International Relations, Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth, Luxembourg

Seminar 4: Early childhood education
Presentation: The Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, Ontario and Christine Antorini, Minister of Education, Denmark

Experts’ panel
Opening and welcoming remarks
Reflections on ISTP 2014 — How did we get here?
Framing the issues
Closing session: What have we learned? Where do we go from here?