By Julia Armstrong

This year was the first time I had attended the OHASSTA conference in a few years and I am so glad I attended!  The opportunity to meet with teachers in our discipline from across the province was a great opportunity to network, discuss common concerns and share best practices.  

While all of the workshops were excellent, I especially enjoyed the Teacher’s Toolbox.  Kelly Armstrong and Kelly Snyder from Peel DSB shared some great examples of ways to improve student engagement.  They shared some examples of how they are designing a variety of alternate work spaces to best meet student’s needs for collaboration and social learning.  Their presentation clearly showed how well things are working in their classes and also gave some practical tips and tools that we could take home and use.  Thank you so much for sharing!

Thank you again to the Executive at OHASSTA for your time and efforts in putting together an excellent conference.  I will be sure to attend next year and will be encouraging more of my colleagues to do the same!

Julia Armstrong is a Department Head of History in York Region District School Board.

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