Learning Opportunity

ARES 2023: The Three R's of Rural Education: Resilience, Reconciliation and Rejoicing

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education Scott Morrison Michael Ungar Phil Callaway Emily Milne Clark Banack School Presentations with various speakers

This is a multi-day event.

Day 1Mar 05, 2023 (6:30 pm to 9:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Mar 06, 2023 (8:30 am to 4:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Mar 07, 2023 (8:30 am to 12:00 pm MDT)
$450.00 (Regular)
(includes breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Session Code: 23-LE-182-CARC
Focus: Leadership

Target Audience

Leaders, Administration

About this Learning Opportunity

The traditional “3 Rs” of education have been rewritten to become “Resilience, Reconciliation and Rejoicing.” The previous two years have been especially challenging for schools and families. As government and schools work to support students’ recovery from learning loss, it’s important for all of us to focus as well on well-being and resilience. Simultaneously, we continue our ongoing efforts to foster reconciliation with First Nations partners.  Lastly, we celebrate what’s right about rural education.

Sunday evening begins once again with our Ministers’ Panel. Minister LaGrange and her fellow ministers will provide an update and answer questions. Monday opens with Dr. Michael Unger, a renowned expert in resilience. He will share his insights into how we can support students. The day will end on a lighter note with comedian Phil Callaway. Dr. Emily Milne starts us off Tuesday by sharing her research on working and connecting with Indigenous families. Finally, Dr. Clark Banack will provide insight into the current state of rural Alberta. Of course, we will also have a couple of schools share their success stories with the audience. Sprinkled throughout, we shall be handing out fabulous door prizes sponsored by various school divisions. 

We hope you can join us in Edmonton!

 **Breakfast and lunch included on Monday and Tuesday

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.


Minister Adriana LaGrange--Minister of Education 

Dr. Scott Morrison--Superintendent of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools

Dr. Michael Ungar--Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University

Phil Callaway--Best selling author and host of the daily it radio show, Laugh Again

Dr. Emily Milne--Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Board of Governor's Research Chair at MacEwan University

Dr. Clark Banack--Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose

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