TORONTO, ON - November 13, 2001 - In a move to help educators from coast-to-coast better understand and utilize technology in the classroom, the Canadian Education Association and Cisco Systems Canada are bringing together Canadian technology and education leaders from both the public and private sectors to deliver the Technology Summit on Education, 2001. The eight-city road show will address the challenges and opportunities posed by technology and features local education researchers, in addition to education and technology specialists from the Canadian Education Association, Cisco Systems Canada, Sun Microsystems of Canada, Adobe Systems Canada Inc., Panduit Canada and Pearson Education Canada.
"To help educators keep up with the pace of innovation and institute ongoing programs to successfully challenge and prepare students, it is important we facilitate a meaningful dialogue with the technology sector," said Penny Milton, Executive Director at the Canadian Education Association. "The Technology Summit on Education gives Canadian educators access to some of the world's most forward thinking and innovative organizations."
The Technology Summit on Education features full-day conferences in eight cities across Canada, including Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto. Attending the free conference will be a broad range of educators, including directors and superintendents of school boards, IT specialists and department heads, high school and college IT instructors, and guidance counselors.
"Technology is having a profound effect upon education. It is not only impacting what we teach, but how we teach and how we learn," said Anne Miller, Education Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems Canada. "The Technology Summit on Education is designed to provide a perspective on the challenges the education sector faces with respect to technology, explore best practices, discuss the potential for strategic relationships with the technology sector, and identify further opportunities for collaborative solutions."
|Halifax||November 13||Nova Scotia Community College Lecture Theatre
IT Campus, 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax
|Montreal||November 14||McGill University
Stephen Leacock Building, Room 232
855 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
(this site will be done bilingually, with simultaneous interpretation available)
|Winnipeg||November 20||Red River College of Applied Arts
Science and Technology
Room A406, (4th Floor) Building A
2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg
|Regina||November 21||Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science & Technology
Wascana Campus Auditorium, 3rd Floor
4500 Wascana Parkway, Regina
|Calgary||November 22||Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Industry Hall Room, Heritage Hall Building
1301-16th Ave. N.W., Calgary
|Edmonton||November 27||Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
11762-106th Street, Shaw Theatre
South Learning Centre, Edmonton
|Vancouver||November 28||Vancouver District School Board
Education Centre, Room 120
1580 West Broadway, Vancouver
|Toronto||December 4||Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
3 Room, Hospitality Meeting Centre
940 Progress Avenue, Scarborough
To learn more about the Technology Summit on Education, 2001 visit the Canadian Education Association web site at www.acea.ca or contact Sandra Conrad at 416-591-6300 ex. 222.
About the Canadian Education Association
Founded in 1891, the Canadian Education Association is a national, bilingual, charitable organization that advances public commitment to education by engaging diverse perspectives in finding common ground on issues that affect the well being of all children and youth in Canada.