General Meetings 2010/2011
November 18: • Keynote: Wayne Martino Faculty of Education Research,
The University of Western Ontario

• Question formation and tailoring research methods • Workshop: Leanne Foster Director, LINCWell, St. Clementʼs

Meetings are catered and take place four times per year at Crescent School, with plenty of parking and accessible by public transit.

• Establishing a question January 13: • Keynote: Trish Cislak Head Librarian, Crescent School • Keynote: Susan Elliott
Middle Years Coordinator of the Wernham West Centre for Learning

• How to conduct a literature search, including tools and sources of literature February 24: • Keynote: Maria Yau
Research Department, TDSB

Erica Sprules Chair - Steering Committee 416-785-3410 ext. 315

Toronto Action Research Group for Excellence in Teaching
Leading and supporting practitioners and educators through the action research process

• What is action research, steps involved in the process, research methods April 2: • Time to work on posters and presentations for the Symposium

Meeting Agendas
Meetings will begin with an inspirational keynote. The majority of the time will be spent working on our action research projects and receiving valuable feedback in the following areas: • Establishing a question • Preparing a literature review • Determining methodology and data collection tools • Completing data analysis • Writing up research • Sharing your action research project We value our professional learning community and the support given to each member. Through each stage of the process, you will be guided and inspired. You will have time to learn about and further develop your research skills in a supportive environment with like-minded educators. Come to as many or as few meetings as you would like to get feedback on your work, suggestions on future directions, and support from action research colleagues.

Symposium Details
The Toronto Action Research Group for Excellence in Teaching cordially invites you to a celebration of action research and professional development.


Member Schools
Appleby College Bessborough Drive Elementary and Middle School Branksome Hall Crescent School Holy Trinity School Neil McNeil High School St. Andrewʼs College St. Clementʼs School The Sterling Hall School Upper Canada College

Monday, April 11, 2011 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keynote: Dr. Shelley Stagg-Peterson Ontario Institute for Studies in Education "Teachers learning together through action research"

Toronto Poster presentations and round table Action Research discussion with educator-researchers to follow Group for Topics of Projects: Excellence • Literacy in ESL/ELL students • Sleep patterns of high school girls • Specific learning outcomes and visible in Teaching thinking
• Incentives to complete community service • Adopting mindfulness practices in schools Leading and supporting • Assertive inquiry and hands-on practitioners and problem solving educators through the action research process RSVP:

The mission of the Toronto Action Research Group for Excellence in Teaching is to foster a collaborative and supportive environment, to provide guidance to all action research members, with the goal of improving pedagogy and determining best practices.