Ignite Parents is a Pathway to Success – Relive the Experience

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Back in April the Avon Maitland Parent Involvement Committee presented its 2nd Edition of Ignite Parents. It was an evening to celebrate the pathways to success and an evening of enlightening but short presentations aimed at helping parents gain a better understanding of their student’s education.

This year's event was held before a packed house at the Listowel Golf Club. Expert presenters and experienced students joined forces to talk about all of the Pathways to Success. They focused on such topics as apprenticeships, college, university, school to work, tech and skilled trades for men and women as well as student re-engagement. These passionate presenters shared real life experience on how they are using innovative and creative ways to engage students in their learning and selecting their own Pathways to Success.

Each presentation was created using the Ignite format meaning it is only 5 minutes long and included 20 slides all timed to automatically advance after 15 seconds. This format can be a challenge, but the information was presented in an energy filled show that truly served to "Ignite Parents".

If you missed the evening or attended and want to experience it all again, here are the videos from Ignite Parents 2013.

Take Your Passion and Make it Happen: Mark Roth

Willing to be a Welder:
Students Riley McLeod, John Farrell and Joel McLeod

Eventually You Find a Hair Stylist You Like:
Cathie Riddell with student Emily Cook

If I’m “smart” enough... Scott Bannerman

The Universal Truth: Students Aidan Fullerton and Rachel Brommer

Finding My Way to Success: Student Senator Greg MacDonald

Designing Tomorrow Today: Ken Bailey

Every Path has Puddles:
Susan Young/Jo-Dee DesJardine with student Marco deBruyn

Experience Sets the Table: Nick Keller with student Curtis Schurink

The Work Experience Project: Frank Stretton with Deb Hotchkiss,
Kim Garness & Sara Cunningham

Dualing Credits: Marcel VanLeeuwen with student Matt Van Veen

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Harriet Mathews,
Minister’s Student Advisory Committee

Parents are always hearing about the importance of being involved in their student’s learning, both at home and at school. Sometimes though, it’s not always easy to figure out how best to help them. Ignite Parents is a chance to learn more and learn how to support your son's or daughter's education. When we work together as partners in education; parents, students, teachers, our schools and communities; we all benefit. Together we share a common goal, the education of our youth. Now that’s inspiring!

Watch for details next year on Ignite Parents 3