I-Think Celebration of Thinking 2019
Over 1,000 students are embarking their problem solving journey with Integrative Thinking to develop their skills in collaboration, critical thinking and creativity. Each classroom will be helping Peacebuilders Canada solve a challenge while deepening each students understanding of well-being, community building and restorative practice.
Peacebuilders use restorative practices to support the well-being of school communities as they navigate through conflict.Restorative justice and restorative practices are informed by Indigenous legal traditions that have existed on Turtle Island (North America) for thousands of years and continue to be practiced today. Restorative practices enable the individual who caused harm, the people who were affected by it, and the larger community to work together to understand why something happened and how to create a meaningful resolution. Instead of punishing each act of wrongdoing, restorative approaches focus on repairing harm and restoring relationship. Peacebuilders learned about restorative practices from the Carcross/ Tagish First Nation (Yukon).
The students will be showcasing their thinking and recommendations. Students in Grades 9-12 will be showcasing how Integrative Thinking has made learning relevant across subject areas.
Friday, May 3, 2019
4:00 – 4:10pm Welcome
4:10 – 4:20pm Opening Remarks: Joseph Wong, Vice Provost, University of Toronto (Board Member)
4:20 – 4:40pm Deep Learning with Students and Parents
4:40 – 5:30pm Student Showcase
5:30 – 5:50pm Leadership Panel on Real-World Problem Solving featuring Dominic Randolph (Board Member), Manon Gardner (Associate Director, Toronto DSB) and Jacqueline Newton (Superintendent, Halton DSB)
5:50 – 6:00pm Closing Remarks from Roger Martin (Board Chair)
Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management, 105 Saint George St.
There is underground parking at Rotman and street parking in the area. We recommend taking public transit, as we are close to several routes. We are approximately a five minute walk south of St. George subway station, a 10 minute walk north of the 506 College streetcar and one minute north of the 94 Wellesley bus.