Articles for ‘Toronto’

Audio of Toronto Presentations

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The following links are the audio files for the entire session in Toronto.

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, Don Jamieson, Ph.D.

Hincks-Dellcrest Centre/OISE, University of Toronto, Fataneh Farnia, Ph.D.

DataAngel Policy Research Incorporated, T. Scott Murray

Society for Quality Education, Doretta Wilson

Toronto Public Library, Ken Setterington

Canadian Association of Children’s Libraries, Lita Barrie

York Region District School Board, Sharon List

Canadian Education Association, Penny Milton

Student Achievement Division, Ontario Ministry of Education, Mary Jean Gallagher

Canadian Hearing Society, Joanne DeLuzio and Gary Malkowski

Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf, Kristen Snodden

University of Toronto, Eileen Antone, Ph.D.

Journalist and Broadcaster, Spider Jones

OISE, University of Toronto, David Olson, Ph.D.

University of Western Ontario and Thames Valley District School Board, Lisa Archibald, Ph.D. and Eleni Georgallidis

York University, Heather Lotherington, Ph.D.

Remediation Plus System, Joanne Gross

Discussion Period

Toronto PowerPoints

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Some of the PowerPoint presentations from the Toronto consultation will be posted here as they become available:

DataAngel Policy Research, T. Scott Murray (also presented in Ottawa)

Toronto Presentations

Friday, March 20th, 2009

We have posted a number of video clips from the Toronto Public consultation: (more…)

Canadian Education Association

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Following is a presentation from our Toronto session.  Penny Milton presented on behalf of the Canadian Education Association.  Please watch and tell us what you think!

Penny Milton, Canadian Education Association
The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action

Toronto Discussion Reflections

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Yesterday’s public consultations in Toronto helped to crystallize a number of themes that will influence the content of the NSEL:

Teacher training: The vast majority of teachers across the country receive little to no training in reading instruction in university or college.

Presenters shared with us a range of perspectives on the efficacy of systematic phonics and the balanced literacy approach.


Full slate in Toronto

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Today we are at the 5th of 8 NSEL public consultations and are in Toronto.  We have a fully packed day with 18 presentations scheduled.  With representation from many stakeholders in the areas of language and literacy including the hearing impaired community, Aboriginal community, public libraries, school boards and more.


Toronto, ON - March 18th, The Sutton Place Hotel

Thursday, February 26th, 2009