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Summer Learning for Ontario Administrators
The Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) in partnership with L'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO), Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario (CPCO) and VoicEd will be offering a radio broadcasting mini-series, providing easier accessibility to listeners across Ontario.


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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Andrew Miki, the founder of Starling Minds, a platform dedicated the mental health of education professionals (and more). Today, we talk about setting our minds off in the right direction as we begin a new school…

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In this episode, we are joined by education leaders from across the province to speak to the importance of connecting with Indigenous students, culture, language and land in new and powerful ways. Today’s guests:

Nick Bertrand – Education Officer at…

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Today, a panel of school leaders explore questions around how we re-open our schools with a focus on welcoming Black Students, Staff, Families and Communities. On today’s panel:

Yonnette Dey – Interim Superintendent, Peel District School Board…

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Today on the Rise and Learn Principal Chats, we welcome two school leaders and two students to unpack the importance of honouring, nurturing and raising student voice in our schools and classrooms.

Today’s panel includes:

Michael Wetzel -…

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In this first episode of the 2021 Rise and Learn Series, Stephen Hurley is joined by new association presidents, Antonella Rubino (CPCO) and Lisa Collins (OPC). The conversation moves from challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to some of the…

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Principal-coach, Joël McLean joins Stephen Hurley for a conversation about wellness among school leaders, particularly as we move into a very precarious start to the new school year. Joël shares some powerful strategies and approaches to finding time…

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Today, host Stephen Hurley is joined by:

• Stephanie Circelli: Secondary Principal in the London District Catholic School Board
• Ray John, Indigenous Cultural Lead for the London District Catholic School Board
• Andrea Pugliese: Principal at the…

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Ruth Coulter (OPC), Jacqueline Fleming (ADFO) and Catherine Rosenberger (CPCO) are joined by James Nottingham, co-author of “Challenging Mindset” and Senior Consultant for Challenging Learning, Carmen Bergmann.

The three principal associations in…

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Stephen Hurley is joined by Kym Stadnyk, Jan Murphy, Sarah Rogers, each of whom has been involved with a new joint partnership between CPCO, OPC and ADFO, as well as Toronto Victim Services.

Healthy Relationship: Navigating Cyberbullying and…

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In this first Rise and Learn episode the three Association presidents: Ann Pace (OPC), Blaine McDougall (CPCO) and Jean-Pierre MIchaud (ADFO) join host Stephen Hurley to talk about the work of their respective organizations, administrator wellness in…

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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.