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Leadership, Policy, Well at Home, Well at Work

WEBINAR PANEL DISCUSSION: October 7, 2020

Leading Schools in the COVID-19 Era: What have we learned so far? 

WHEN: wednesday, OCTOBER 7 at 1:00-2:00 pm (EST) 


This webinar is primarily for governments, education professional organizations, school and school district leaders, teachers and education support workers, and anyone interested in understanding current issues for changes to K-12 schooling for the education sector across Canada in the COVID-19 era.

This webinar explores what has been learned so far about leading schools through COVID-19 as we prepare to enter into our second month of school reopening across the country.

Topics to be explored include:

  • how our understandings of the work of school leaders is evolving;

  • the ways in which educators and their professional organizations are navigating ever-changing expectations of schooling during the present time; and

  • how schools can maintain a focus on the social justice and equity issues that have been laid bare as a result of COVID-19 and its impact on marginalized and racialized communities.

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Meet the Expert(s)

Pamela Osmond-Johnson

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership with the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina; Associate Dean, Student Services and Undergraduate Programs

Pamela Osmond-Johnson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership with the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina and is currently Associate Dean of Student Services and Undergraduate Programs. Her scholarship focuses heavily on the work of teachers and teachers’ organizations, in the areas of professional learning and educational reform more broadly.

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Ann Lopez

Associate Professor, Teaching, OISE, University of Toronto

Ann Lopez, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Director for the Centre for Leadership and Diversity, and Provostial Advisor on Access Programs. A former secondary classroom teacher and school board administrator, her research and teaching focuses on equity, decolonizing and anti-racist education.

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Jackie Button

Secondary School Administrator/University Instructor, Halton District School Board/Queen's University

Jackie Button, PhD, is an experienced instructor, course developer, and administrator in higher education at traditional face-to-face universities and online institutions in Canada and Australia. She is currently a secondary school administrator with the Halton District School Board and an instructor with Queen’s University in the Professional Master of Education and Additional Qualifications for Teachers programs.

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