Ontario Library Association Superconference
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Live from Toronto, it's coverage of the 25th Annual Ontario Library Association Superconference, held in January 2019. Insights, ideas and provocations from school librarians from across Canada.

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In September 2019, CBC Podcasts launched a first-of-its-kind pilot program in the audio education space. ‘Podcasts in Class’ is a way for teachers to bring podcasts into their classrooms, with custom-made lesson plans, slides, handouts, homework, and…

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Leah Kearney is an educator with the Toronto District School Board, currently on secondment as Instructional Liaison at TVO. Our conversation covers a great deal of ground, inspired by Leah’s passion, insights and expertise!

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Rina Hadziev is Executive Director an organization established in April 2014 with the goal of supporting and assisting public libraries in delivering accessible library materials to Canadians with print disabilities in equal measure to that which is…

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No conference would be possible without a large team of committed volunteers, giving their time to make the experience positive and seamless for delegates. We caught up with OLA Super Conference volunteer and part-time library sciences student,…

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Beth Lyons is teacher-librarian at Larkspur Public School in Brampton, Ontario, and President-Elect for the Ontario School Library Association. It was great to sit down and talk libraries with Beth

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Monica Rettig (@monicarettig) is a librarian at Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario. An advocate for accessibility and helping students navigate the many services offered by today’s university library. (And she’s a former student of Stephen…

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The very first conversation from this year’s OLA Super Conference! Ruth Gretsinger (@originalmissg) is a teacher-librarian in the District School Board of Niagara. An advocate for libraries, children’s books and The Forest of Reading.

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Tim Boudreau (@timboo_drow) is a Teacher-Librarian at Lougheed Middle School in the Peel District School Board. Tim is the winner of this year’s Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) award.

Tim is also the host of the…

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Trevor MacKenzie is an educator, an author and an international advocate for Inquiry-based learning. He’s the author of two books on the subject. “Inquiry Mindset “with coauthor Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt and Dive into Inquiry are widely available in a…

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Rebecca Hurley is a teacher-librarian in the Erie Grand District School Board and her sister, Lisa Kao holds a similar role with the Peel District School Board. We caught up with Rebecca and Lisa on day one of the Ontario Library Association…

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.