Queen’s Conference on Education (QCE) aims to provide and promote an engaging and accessible weekend of professional development for undergraduate students interested in becoming educators. QCE intends to bring delegates from universities across Ontario to learn more about education issues and teaching strategies based on workshops and keynote addresses made by professional administrators and educators. It is our hope that old questions will be answered and that new questions will form as a result of the workshop topics and general conversation during the weekend, and that all delegates will have the opportunity to interact with peers who are also interested in teaching in the future.
QCE is an annual not-for-profit event that brings together students from universities across Ontario (e.g. Trent, Brock, Nipissing, and Western) to explore issues related to teaching and education. While delegates’ interests are vast- ranging from early childhood education to adult education, from special needs to English as a Second Language, and from arts to science to music etc., they share a common passion for education and love of learning, in which QCE hopes to provide a space for effective collaboration and professional development.
Over the course of three days, delegates take part in keynote addresses, professional development workshops, discussion panels, breakout discussion groups, a teaching resource fair, a Friday night social, and a closing banquet. This conference provides a perfect outlet for students to engage in an important dialogue surrounding education and to collaborate with peers and develop strategies for success in our future. The conference aims to provide a medium for discussion as well as resources and knowledgeable speaker in order to deliver an informative, rewarding and engaging weekend.