20/20 Conference: A Clear Look at the Past, Present & Future of Safety in Education
CSSN wishes to invite students, ages 12-18, to examine the safe school landscape, from past to present, and consider what we must know moving forward. This conference will focus on the three areas that have shifted drastically in the last two decades, and areas in which we believe important changes are yet to come!
Technology & Digital Citizenship
Diversity & Inclusion
Health & Wellness Education
9:00 am- 9:30 am – Breakfast/Registration
9:30am-9:40 am- Introduction, CSSN staff
9:40am-10:15 am – Digital Citizenship – Kimron Corion
10:15am-10:45 am – Digital Citizenship- Caroline Isautier
10:45am-11:00 am- Break
11:00 am-11:45 am- Health & Wellness- Jacqueline Chan
11:45 am-12:30 pm- Health & Wellness- Matt John Evans
12:30pm-1:30 pm- Lunch
1:30 pm-2:30 pm- Diversity & Inclusion- Jason Colero
2:30pm-3:10 pm- Diversity & Inclusion- Koryn Stanley
3:10pm-3:15 pm- Conclusion
Get to know the 20/20 Student Stream speakers!
Technology & Digital Citizenship
Candidate-Master of Digital Media, Ryerson University, Storytelling Entrepreneur at Ryerson University’s Transmedia Zone and Co-Founder of IamGrenadian.Com.
Digital technologies are all around us and while this is not necessarily good or bad, improper use of these technologies can lead to negative repercussions for young people.Since we can’t stop its proliferation, this interactive workshop aims to provide students with the tools to master digital technologies and not be directed by them. Students need to be able to contend with the biases of digital media, to be able to be aware of them and make conscious choices as digital citizens. The concept of digital citizenship aims to help teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately.
Caroline Isautier is a senior digital media evangelist with a 20-year background managing offline and online marketing communications campaigns and web platforms in France and California.
She holds training sessions, management seminars, and conferences on how digital media impacts organizations in order to help them adapt and survive this wave of innovation from the US West coast.
Likewise, as a netizen and parent of teens, she sees how digital media impact our societies at a personal level. She educates young people and adults on how to manage- and not suffer from- these new communications tools.
Health & Wellness
Jacqueline has a Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Bachelors in Psychology. She is an aspiring child psychologist interested in utilizing relaxation strategies and research to enhance the mental and emotional well-being of diverse children. Her research experiences on the Model Schools Paediatric Health Initiate has cultivated her interests in child and adolescent development. She has practiced chi gong for over a decade from early exposure from family.
Riding on the wave of mindfulness and wellness education, in this interactive workshop, she will be speaking about the practical applications of Qi Gong. Qi Gong is an exercise that is practiced by the young and old alike. Through discussion, we’ll brainstorm ways to deal with stress, and talk about when it’s important to “stop, breathe, and then make a decision.” Through deep breathing as well as gentle arm stretches, this hands-on interactive workshop will give students an introductory look at alternative ways to manage stress, reduce anxiety, and ultimately be more peaceful and happier.
Matt John Evans
Matt is an educator and an actor who has worked with youth programs across Canada. Matt was the Executive Director of Ontario Students Against Impaired Driving, a school leadership program that has promoted safety to millions of teens since 1987. Matt is also an actor and has been in the movies: “Black Swan”, “Things To Do”, “Beowulf & Grendel”, and “The Birder”. Has won five Best Actor Awards from the Western Ontario Drama League. Matt received is Degree in Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University, studied Education at the University of Winnipeg, Acting at George Brown College, Youth Engagement Queens University ( YATI).
Diversity & Inclusion
Jason started with the Toronto Argonauts in 1985 as a ball boy/locker attendant working for the visiting teams on game day. While working with the Argonauts, he attended York University part-time and graduated with a BA in Psychology in 1995. He later received a Post Secondary Diploma in Corporate Communications. In 1999, the Toronto Argonauts named Jason as the Manager of Community Relations. He founded and facilitated the Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program, presented by Tim Hortons. The program has visited over 600,000 students, is the recipient of numerous awards and is listed on the Ministry of Education website. Jason is also the Director of the Level the Playing Field Program which has successfully started football in over 10 Toronto high schools. In 2016, for his work with the Huddle Up Program in the community, he was a recipient of the prestigious Commissioner’s Award, awarded to an individual or individuals who have demonstrated dedication and made a significant contribution to Canadian Football. Currently, Jason is the second longest standing Toronto Argonaut.
Punita’s dedication to social justice has allowed her to work in the educational, NGO and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked with diverse learners, developed educational programs and implemented development projects in Canada and abroad.
Koryn is passionate about empowering youth and giving them the confidence to create change. Her experience spans from working with newcomer youth to giving girls safe spaces to feel comfortable with their identity.
Venue: Allstream Centre
- 20/20 Conference: Student Stream
February 24, 2017
9:00 am - 3:15 pm