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 BREAKOUT SESSIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS 

 

 Breakout Sessions Group 1

 
#
Facilitator/Org
Title
Audience Level
Description
1A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carmen Oliveira, TDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Finance Meaningful: Beyond the Basics
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know that there are various topics related to financial literacy that go beyond the basics of spending, saving, budgeting, etc. and be able to provide meaningful learning opportunities that focus on compassionate awareness, the importance of the decision-making process in short- and long-term goals, and the connection between financial literacy and well-being. Participants will explore sensitive or challenging topics related to teaching financial literacy and be able to plan around their own bias and experience to guide students to their own understanding of the role financial literacy plays in their lives.
1B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Wright, retired from GEDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Building a Financial Literacy Toolkit: Resources to Support Elementary and Secondary teachers
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with the large variety of lesson plans, covering all grades 4-12 and all subjects, downloadable in both English and French, that are available to Ontario teachers, together with the other many other excellent resources that complement them from sources that include EduGAINs, Junior Achievement, Ontario Securities Commission and others. The lesson plans explicitly reference the relevant curriculum expectations and enable teachers to address very meaningful topics in students’ lives in an engaging manner.
1C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martine Bélanger, FCAC
 
 
 
 
 
FCAC—Canada’s lead Agency for financial literacy:  helping you navigate financial education resource offerings in Canada
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know more about the mandate, the resources and the initiatives put forth by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), the federal government’s lead agency for financial literacy. Participants will also be able to find useful financial education information, tools and programs on the new Canada.ca centralized website and learn how to stay informed about the latest financial literacy initiatives and resources.
1D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Inglis, TDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Literacy for the 99%, not the 1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how to confidently integrate financial literacy education into their classroom practice, while centering it within a framework of social justice.  Participants will learn how financial literacy is embedded throughout the Ontario curriculum across multiple subject areas (language, social studies, history/geography, science, HPE, and the arts), and how to present lessons through an equity lens.  They will be provided with an opportunity to learn and share effective teaching strategies, integrating principles of social justice education, which will ensure all students are included, regardless of socio-economics, race, culture, ability, or gender.  A variety of curriculum-linked, classroom-ready learning resources and links will be shared. Participants will be able to return to their classrooms equipped and ready to integrate principles of social justice with sound financial literacy education.
1E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Johnstone, OBEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opting In, Not Adding On: Getting Comfortable with Financial Literacy
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to integrate financial literacy concepts in their secondary classes authentically, not as an “add-on”. Participants will be provided with the tools and fundamentals required to talk financial literacy comfortably. This session will provide classroom-ready resources to use primarily in the secondary Business Studies classrooms. Some Math and History, as well as general I/S resources, will also be provided.
 

 Breakout Sessions Group 2

#
Facilitator/Org
Title
Audience Level
Description
2A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kris Knutson, TDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Finance Meaningful: Integrating Financial Literacy into the Elementary Classroom
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to integrate financial literacy concepts into elementary curricular areas such as mathematics, writing, and reading in a manner that is relevant to their students’ everyday lives, all the while teaching financial literacy. Participants will be introduced to the alternative classroom structures such as the classroom economy and will be provided with practical strategies and tools for financial literacy integration and implementation.
 
2B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jan Haskings-Winner, TDSB/OHASSTA,  &
Zoe Flatman, TDSB/OHASSTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Literacy HELP (History/Economics/Law/Politics/Civics)
 
CANCELLED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how to integrate financial literacy concepts across the Canadian and World Studies curriculum. They will be able to apply these ideas to their own classrooms. Participants will experience simulations as well as sample activities to enhance their understanding of financial literacy concepts and how to integrate them in their classroom.  This workshop will help move you beyond simple budgeting to a broader understanding of how financial literacy impacts the daily lives of students.  The financial literacy concepts will be connected to the disciplinary thinking concepts such as historical thinking, economic thinking, legal thinking and political thinking.
 
 
2C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manuel Parreira, BoC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fraud: Facing the New Frontiers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will have a better understanding of identity theft and counterfeit money.  As a bonus, attendees will receive information on the Canada 150 bank note printed to celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial.  With the fraud knowledge, participants will be able to deliver the Fraud Prevention Program created by the Bank of Canada, the RCMP and the Durham District School Board which was developed by teachers for teachers.  The kit includes resources to inform students on how to protect themselves from identity theft and information on detecting counterfeit money.  The counterfeit money detection portion can be considered a marketable skill by students for employment opportunities.
2D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coralee Mathews, ERGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Financial​ ​Literacy​ Accessible ​to​ ​English​ ​Language​ ​Learners​ ​and Struggling​ ​Students
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​this​ ​session,​ ​participants​ ​will​ ​know​ ​about​ ​strategies​ ​and​ ​free​ ​resources​ ​available​ ​to​ ​make learning​ ​basic​ ​financial​ ​literacy​ ​concepts​ ​accessible​ ​to​ ​ELLs​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​English​ ​language acquisition.​ ​These​ ​resources​ ​will​ ​support​ ​​ ​local​ ​students,​ ​newcomers,​ ​students​ ​with​ ​limited​ ​prior schooling​ ​and​ ​any​ ​students​ ​who​ ​need​ ​more​ ​simplified,​ ​explicit,​ ​visual​ ​supports​ ​for​ ​learning.​ ​​ ​Participants will​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​STEPs​ ​profiles​ ​and​ ​continuum​ ​to​ ​become​ ​able​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​appropriate resources​ ​and​ ​plan​ ​programming​ ​and​ ​assessment​ ​specific​ ​to​ ​their​ ​students’​ ​needs.​ ​By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the session​ ​participants​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​​ ​strategies​ ​and​ ​resources​ ​they​ ​can​ both use and ​share​ ​with​ ​colleagues. 
2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Maynard, CFEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developing Financial Capability in Students: A Resource Toolkit for Educators
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know that easy-to-use, relevant resources are available online for free, and that they will be able to implement those resources for their students to help meet curriculum expectations that are aligned to their individual subject areas and grade levels (4-12). Participants will explore a range of strategies and CFEE resources (Building Futures in Ontario, Talk with Our Kids About Money, Money and Youth, Entrepreneurship: The Spirit of Adventure, and the Globe and Mail: Classroom Edition) designed to assist them in helping their students acquire financial knowledge and apply that knowledge to make informed decisions about money matters.  The focus will be on improving financial competence through the development of skills and knowledge that are age-appropriate, and relevant to real life challenges of young people. Participants will link these resources to the financial challenges that occur as young people experience life events. All participants will receive free resources to assist their students in that journey.
 
 
 

 Breakout Sessions Group 3

#
Facilitator/Org
Title
Audience Level
Description
3A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beryl Cohen, TDSB/OAEA, and
Katrina Kenny, TDSB
 
 
 
 
The Cost of Consumerism: Do 
the Math and Cheque Your 
Footprint 
 
SOLD OUT
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how to use an inquiry model to assess the cost of consumerism. Special attention will be paid to visual and media arts and mathematics. They will engage in provocations that address environmental and social justice themes and explore how to integrate financial literacy, global competencies and other curricula in the elementary classroom.
3B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Derek Wun, OFSHEEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Practical Approaches to Financial Literacy in the Family Studies/Social Science Classroom
 
CANCELLED
 
 
 
Grades 7-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know the ins and outs of how to incorporate financial literacy into an existing curriculum without having to ‘reinvent the wheel’.  Participants will engage in activities that will allow them to explore the integration of financial literacy into the Family Studies classroom (7-12) and be able to use the same principles when designing their own unique lessons and classroom experiences.
3C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marian Ollila and Lou Comand, EFG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’ll soon be graduating… will I be OK financially?
 
 
SOLD OUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12 (focus on 11-12)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how Educators Financial Group is supporting the development of secondary students’ sound financial literacy skills – at a critical time in their lives:  graduation!  Participants will hear about the key concerns and questions students have, as well as the many tools available to them to help better prepare students for this next stage in their lives, including a workshop, calculators and more.  Participants in the session will come away equipped with an understanding of how to provide a curriculum-based, interactive and engaging financial literacy workshop to help students better understand basic money management, develop their own financial perspective and consider their financial choices. 
3D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Wright, retired from GEDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Building a Financial Literacy Toolkit: Resources to Support Elementary and Secondary teachers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with the large variety of lesson plans, covering all grades 4-12 and all subjects, downloadable in both English and French, that are available to Ontario teachers, together with the other many other excellent resources that complement them from sources that include EduGAINs, Junior Achievement, Ontario Securities Commission and others. The lesson plans explicitly reference the relevant curriculum expectations and enable teachers to address very meaningful topics in students’ lives in an engaging manner.
3E
Jan Haskings-Winner, TDSB/OHASSTA, and
Zoe Flatman, TDSB/OHASSTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Literacy HELP (History/Economics/Law/Politics/Civics)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how to integrate financial literacy concepts across the Canadian and World Studies curriculum. They will be able to apply these ideas to their own classrooms. Participants will experience simulations as well as sample activities to enhance their understanding of financial literacy concepts and how to integrate them in their classroom.  This workshop will help move you beyond simple budgeting to a broader understanding of how financial literacy impacts the daily lives of students.  The financial literacy concepts will be connected to the disciplinary thinking concepts such as historical thinking, economic thinking, legal thinking and political thinking.
 
 
 Breakout Sessions Group 4
 
#
Facilitator/Org
Title
Audience Level
Description
4A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Inglis, TDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Literacy for the 99%, not the 1%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know how to confidently integrate financial literacy education into their classroom practice, while centering it within a framework of social justice.  Participants will learn how financial literacy is embedded throughout the Ontario curriculum across multiple subject areas (language, social studies, history/geography, science, HPE, and the arts), and how to present lessons through an equity lens.  They will be provided with an opportunity to learn and share effective teaching strategies, integrating principles of social justice education, which will ensure all students are included, regardless of socio-economics, race, culture, ability, or gender.  A variety of curriculum-linked, classroom-ready learning resources and links will be shared. Participants will be able to return to their classrooms equipped and ready to integrate principles of social justice with sound financial literacy education.
4B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Lustrinelli, HDSB/OBEA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Opting In, Not Adding on: Getting Comfortable with Financial Literacy
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 9-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to integrate financial literacy concepts in their secondary classes authentically, not as an “add-on”. Participants will be provided with the tools and fundamentals required to talk financial literacy comfortably. This session will provide classroom-ready resources to use primarily in the secondary Business Studies classrooms. Some Math and History, as well as general I/S resources, will also be provided.
4C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kevin Maynard, CFEE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Developing Financial Capability in Students: A Resource Toolkit for Educators
 
SOLD OUT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will know that easy-to-use, relevant resources are available online for free, and that they will be able to implement those resources for their students to help meet curriculum expectations that are aligned to their individual subject areas and grade levels (4-12). Participants will explore a range of strategies and CFEE resources (Building Futures in Ontario, Talk with Our Kids About Money, Money and Youth, Entrepreneurship: The Spirit of Adventure, and the Globe and Mail: Classroom Edition) designed to assist them in helping their students acquire financial knowledge and apply that knowledge to make informed decisions about money matters.  The focus will be on improving financial competence through the development of skills and knowledge that are age-appropriate, and relevant to real life challenges of young people. Participants will link these resources to the financial challenges that occur as young people experience life events. All participants will receive free resources to assist their students in that journey.
4D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kris Knutson, TDSB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Finance Meaningful: Integrating Financial Literacy into the Elementary Classroom
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the end of this session, participants will be able to integrate financial literacy concepts into elementary curricular areas such as mathematics, writing, and reading in a manner that is relevant to their students’ everyday lives, all the while teaching financial literacy. Participants will be introduced to the alternative classroom structures such as the classroom economy and will be provided with practical strategies and tools for financial literacy integration and implementation.
 
4E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coralee Mathews, ERGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Making Financial​ ​Literacy​ Accessible ​to​ ​English​ ​Language​ ​Learners​ ​and Struggling​ ​Students
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grades 4-12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​this​ ​session,​ ​participants​ ​will​ ​know​ ​about​ ​strategies​ ​and​ ​free​ ​resources​ ​available​ ​to​ ​make learning​ ​basic​ ​financial​ ​literacy​ ​concepts​ ​accessible​ ​to​ ​ELLs​ ​in​ ​the​ ​early​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​English​ ​language acquisition.​ ​These​ ​resources​ ​will​ ​support​ ​​ ​local​ ​students,​ ​newcomers,​ ​students​ ​with​ ​limited​ ​prior schooling​ ​and​ ​any​ ​students​ ​who​ ​need​ ​more​ ​simplified,​ ​explicit,​ ​visual​ ​supports​ ​for​ ​learning.​ ​​ ​Participants will​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​STEPs​ ​profiles​ ​and​ ​continuum​ ​to​ ​become​ ​able​ ​to​ ​choose​ ​appropriate resources​ ​and​ ​plan​ ​programming​ ​and​ ​assessment​ ​specific​ ​to​ ​their​ ​students’​ ​needs.​ ​By​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the session​ ​participants​ ​will​ ​have​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​​ ​strategies​ ​and​ ​resources​ ​they​ ​can​ both use and ​share​ ​with​ ​colleagues. 
 
 

    What should I bring?

Although it is not a requirement of the program, it may be helpful to bring technology with you to this conference. Consider bringing a laptop or a tablet to which you have administrative rights. Please make sure that devices are fully charged each day.

Wireless internet access will be available in all conference spaces throughout the duration of the conference. Your hotel room has WIFI internet access.
 
 

           

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