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Edvance Annual Gathering 2020

October 29th, 2020

“Opening Doors"

Christian schools play a fundamental role in shaping the values that inform how students encounter and contribute to the world locally and globally. We live in an age where both the importance and the risks of our local human connections are being scrutinized more than ever, and our communities feel vulnerable in the face of significant global tensions. How do we navigate issues such as health, race, and identity with a sense of shared purpose and honoured differences such that community and character blossom? How can we pursue the call to love our neighbour with local action and global awareness without feeling overwhelmed? What doors can the school open with students to encourage courageous encounters with and for the world?

Cultural commentator David Brooks and educators Dr. Mary Ashun and Dr. Steve Sider will explore these questions—helping us to understand our cultural moment and urging us to open doors with our students that can lead to local, and even global, flourishing.

Join us as we gather online on Thursday, October 29, 2020 to delve into these important issues with these three exceptional presenters. Schools are encouraged to stream the event in a central place so that their entire staff can attend together.


Agenda for Thursday, October 29, 2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Session One: "How Schools Prepared Me For Life" featuring David Brooks

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Session Two: "Another Torn Veil: Having the Courage to Boldly Go Through..." featuring Dr. Mary Ashun

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Session Three: “Whose Education Counts? A Personal Reckoning of Who is my Neighbour” featuring Dr. Steve Sider

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Session Four: "How Your Classroom Changes the World" featuring David Brooks

Friday, October 30, 2020

Edvance will provide additional materials so that you can gather again with your staff on Friday, October 30, 2020 for a day of professional development to take the discussion from Thursday’s sessions deeper.


Registration Pricing - School Rates

*Rates are based on your full staff list; all staff members have access to the event under the school’s registration. Your school will be provided with link and password for your entire staff to join the event either individually or together at your school.

**For individual registration rates, please contact Edvance at events@edvance.ca