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researchED Toronto

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Founder of the U.K. researchED movement, Tom Bennett, will be the headliner of the first researchED conference to be held in Canada on November 10 and 11, 2017 at the University of Toronto Schools.  Among the featured speakers are:

Britain’s “Learning Spy,” David Didau

Principal of University of Toronto Schools, Rosemary Evans

President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Harvey Bischof

Founder of JUMP Math, John Mighton

U.K. author of Trivuim 21c, Martin Robinson

Teen mental health expert, Stan Kutcher

Founder of the MEHRIT Centre, Stuart Shanker

Director of the University of Toronto  Institute for Child Study, Clare Kosnik

Founder of VoicEDCanada, Stephen Hurley

Attached are photos of all of those to be featured, in sequence – from Tom Bennett to Stephen Hurley.

Come and learn what the latest research tells us about the best ways to teach, lead schools, and help children learn.  Listen, learn and speak to the researchers, teachers and academics transforming the best research into teaching practice.  Network, get ideas, be challenged and ask questions at one of the most unique, stimulating and engaging events of the year. Join us as we bring researchED to a new audience in Canada.


Tom Bennett                                   Paul W. Bennett

Founder, researchED                    Chair, researchED Toronto


University of Toronto Schools, 371 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2R7

Day 1: 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Day 2: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


On the initial list of speakers and workshop leaders, from the United Kingdom and Canada, are:

Tom Bennett, founder of researchED, author of Teacher Proof (2013), senior advisor to UK Government on Student Behaviour in Schools

Rosemary Evans, Principal, University of Toronto Schools

David Didau, UK educator, author of What If Everything You Learned about Education was Wrong?, and better known as The Learning Spy.

Martin Robinson, author of Trivium 21c, and education associate, Royal Society of Arts, London, UK

John Mighton, founder of Jump Math, and winner of the Ryerson Education Award 2016.

Harvey Bischof, President, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation

Clare Kosnik, Professor, Centre for Teacher Education and Development, University of Toronto

Stephen Hurley, founder of VoiceED Canada, senior consultant to Canadian Education Association

Dr. Stan Kutcher, expert in adolescent mental health, Sun Life Chair of Mental Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Stuart Shanker, distinguished professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and Founder/CEO of The MEHRIT Centre, Peterborough, Ontario

Paul W Bennett, founder of Schoolhouse Institute and Adjunct Professor of Education, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Sachin Maharaj, Toronto high school teacher and education columnist, The Toronto Star

John C. Myers, Curriculum Instructor, History and Social Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto

Robert Craigen, Professor of Mathematics, University of Manitoba, and co-founder of Western Initiative for Strengthening Education in Mathematics (WISE Math)

Jamie Metsala, Research Chair in Literacy and Special Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

Matthew Oldridge, Mathematics Teacher, Peel District School Board and well-known TED Talk Speaker on Engaging Students in Mathematics

Heather Cumming, Westmount Elementary School, Halifax, NS

Royan Lee, IT consultant, York Region DSB, and curator of Spicy Learning Blog

Vera Franjic, High School English Teacher, Edmonton, AB, better known as Optimist Prime @polymathish

Michael Zwaagstra, Social Studies Teacher and Policy Research Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Steinbach, Manitoba.

Andrew Campbell, Grade 5 teacher, Major Ballachey Public School and curator of “Looking Up” Blog,  Brantford, ON.

Ted Christou, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, and Editor, Canadian Journal of Education, Kingston, ON.

Nathalie Lemelin, Directrice du développement et de l’innovation pédagogiques, Collège de Montréal, Montreal, QC.

James R. Christopher, Head, Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School, North Vancouver, BC.


Nathalie Lemelin

Beyond using technology – Transforming pedagogy and learning spaces

T. Bennett, Dr. Shanker, Dr. Kutcher

Closing Panel - Student Behaviour and Mental Health: Where's the Crisis?

J. Mighton, R. Evans, H. Bischof

Friday Opening Panel - Prospects for researchED in Canadian Education

Vera Franjic

Aiming High in the High School English Classroom

Paul W Bennett, Heather Cumming

Inclusion and Class Composition: Moving from Theory to Research-Based Policy and Practice

Michael Zwaagstra

Content Knowledge is the Key to Learning

Matthew Oldridge

There is No True "Discovery" Math Learning, Or Is There?

Royan Lee

We Shape the Tools that Shape Us

John Mighton

Extreme equality: Using evidence based methods to close the achievement gap in math


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